Unique Historical Entertaining Scenic Relaxing
Clutha River Boat Cruises in Central Otago is a unique way to celebrate a special day out or a momentous occasion.
Hosted by Steve, a self-confessed gold nut, whose passion for the area is virtually unrivalled, a tour can be selected from the extensive range already on offer by the Company or they can be fully tailored to meet a client’s requests catering for everything from corporate functions, through to parties and school trips.
It’s a fun way to entertain clients, farewell colleagues, celebrate the end-of-year, or do something very impressive to highlight a birthday, anniversary or family re-union.
The Clutha River Boat cruise company also features Heritage, Educational and Wine Tours departing from Alexandra, and travelling down the mighty Clutha on either the ’Nevache II’, a pontoon craft that provides a quiet, stable and exceptionally smooth ride or aboard the wonderful new addition to the fleet, ’Mata-Au’ a tri-hull with its expansive deck space and music system that is suitable for large parties and is capable of seating up to 34 people
Both of the fully-licensed vessels which are used, are easy to board, have unrivaled viewing for great photographs and provide spacious and comfortable seating suitable for all ages.
Opting for a Heritage cruise enables Steve to share his passion for the area’s vibrant gold history while for the younger folk, Steve can provide educational trips with fully supported and interactive learning sheets, providing an experience that the kids will talk about for years. Or maybe a unique approach to the Central Otago wine-trail is desired, with a Cruise and 3 Vineyard Tour an option with a difference that enables Central Otago Wines and lunch to be sampled and enjoyed, either on board or in a local restaurant.
And if the great outdoors is your passion Steve will design a tour to suit your desires, providing fully equipped fishing trips, camping or pick-up and drop-off for trampers along the river trail.
Clutha River Cruises has great catering options available for the journey, from gourmet antipasto platters to sumptuous BBQs to taste as the stunning Roxburgh Gorge is cruised, travelling past many historical points and past the remains of huts which were built into the natural rock by gold miners in the 1860s.
The only operator on the mighty Clutha River, as featured with Marcus Lush on the New Zealand Channel ONE "South" programme, a Clutha River Cruise provides the chance to step back in time, journeying into the historical ambience of the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge and discovering the area’s vibrant gold mining history.