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Self Drive Electric Boat Cruise - Kerikeri River - 2 hours

Kerikeri, NZ - Show on map
The NZ Electric Boat Co

Self Drive Electric Boat Cruise - Kerikeri River - 2 hours


  • Explore the beautiful Kerikeri river on a self drive electric boat
  • Our guide can lead the way or you can use a map provided to explore the river yourself
  • A choice of different boats, perfect for families, couples, singles and parties.

Enjoy the relaxing, tranquil pleasures of the Kerikeri river, one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and one that needs to be seen by boat. Relax in the sunshine as the scenery glides silently by, perhaps even visiting a waterfront pub or cafe along the way!

What's Included?

  • Hire an electric boat for two hours
  • A member of staff will provide a safety briefing and show you how to operate the boat
  • Our staff can lead the way in the safety boat or you can explore using the supplied map
  • Lifejackets are supplied, please let us know if child sizes are required
  • Suitable for all ages, an extra step can be provided to assist the elderly in boarding
  • Extra hours and option to start or finish at The Stone Store wharf can be added

Providing you with a unique opportunity to explore the tranquil Kerikeri river in silence and serenity, and maybe even getting up close to birds and wildlife, an electric boat hire for you and your family and friends is an ideal way to spend a couple of hours in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. With a range of high quality, silent electric boats for hire on the beautiful Kerikeri river you will be able to choose your transport of choice, and with no license of any kind required, this experience is suitable for just about all ages and abilities. Travel from The Stone Store to Waipapa Landing, or go half way and come back, but make sure you give yourself plenty of time to relax and enjoy the river, stopping as and when you like to see everything there is to see. Full training can also be provided, as can a guide to help you navigate the river, or simply grab a map and go exploring of your own accord.

Session Length

  • This experience is two hours in duration
  • Additional hours can be added for $85 each on Akaroa, $80 on the English River Launch and $50 on the mini catamarans


The operating area is limited to the Kerikeri River, Rangitane river and Waipapa stream. No fishing or swimming from the boat.


  • No experience necessary, even small children can steer the boat!
  • Our mini catamarans are not suitable for children under 5 years old but the other boats are suitable for all ages
  • The Classic English River Launch has a high step to get in and a low canopy without standing headroom, if you will have difficulty with this then please book Akaroa instead
  • The canopy on Akaroa folds down for easy access and we can provide an extra step for easy boarding on request
  • Listed prices are for two hours starting and finishing at Waipapa Landing
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The person steering must remain within drink-drive limits for alcohol consumption. Others must not be excessively intoxicated


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Each boat has a maximum capacity of people and weight. Please book enough boats for your whole group. We can accommodate up to 15 people across three boats subject to availability. The mini catamarans can take up to two adults and an extra child or two can squeeze on. Akaroa can take up to seven people and the English River Launch can take up to six.


Friends who are not joining in can watch the river from the beer garden at the waterside pub and see you go past during your trip.


Please bring suitable clothing in case of a rain shower. We may postpone if the wind is too strong in the river but not usually for rain. Our boats all have a canopy but you can still get wet if the rain blows in from the side.

Dress Code

Don't forget sun glasses, sun cream, drinking water, windproof/rainproof jacket. Even on a hot day if can be chilly if there's a breeze blowing down the river so bring suitable clothing.

Other Info

We do our best to provide the boat you book but we reserve the right to substitute another boat which can take the booked number of people. Please see the FAQ and full terms and conditions on our website for more info.

This experience takes place in Kerikeri, NZ.

For 7 people
2 hours
1 General

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