Party Boat Hire Auckland Harbour

Experience Auckland's best private charter and party boat...

Cruise the idyllic Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf while celebrating your next private function with Ocean Groove Cruises...

Flexible Packages

Choose from one of our Auckland harbour cruise packages or customise your own by selecting from our large array of entertainment and catering options.

Exceptional Service

We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations. Above all, our courteous crew are happy to fulfill all special requests where possible.

High Quality

Our unique event and function space is ideal for many special occasions. Enjoy a beautiful Harbour Cruise while celebrating with up to 50 of your closest friends and family.

Party Boat cruises for every occasion

Ocean Groove cruises are based in the iconic and beautiful Westhaven Marina, known best as Auckland’s city of sails. We specialise in providing high quality party boat hire with an array of options to suit your individual budget and special occasion.

Our Auckland harbour event space is one of Auckland cities leading event venues, catering for up to 50 guests per cruise. Choose your cruise based on our hourly charter rate or select from one of our popular cruise packages, designed specifically for show-stopping harbour weddings, birthday parties, stag parties and hen parties.

Not cruising for pleasure? No problem. If you are looking for a unique corporate event idea for your clients or staff, look no further than Ocean Groove Cruises. Our boat cruises provide the perfect function space for product launches, team building and entertaining clients.

As a superior Auckland party boat provider, we pride ourselves on supplying the best entertainment to ensure that you have an incredible on-board experience. That’s why we’ve partnered with top Auckland event venues and entertainment providers. When you book with Ocean Groove Cruises you can choose to be entertained by our on-board karaoke, drag queens, exotic dancers, bare butlers, live music and much more.

In addition, did we mention that we also provide award winning catering? Choose from our incredible selection of finger foods and platters, designed specifically with our guests in mind.

We guarantee that our party boat will get your guests in the spirit. View our cruise options to find out more. 

Popular cruise & charter hire packages

Cruise the Auckland harbour while enjoying our high quality party boat. Our private event space is ideal for show-stopping birthday parties, hen parties, stag parties, and Christmas parties. While also a unique function space for corporate events and beautiful harbour cruise weddings. In other words, if you are looking for an Auckland city event venue that offers a licensed bar and plenty of entertainment, look no further than Ocean Groove Cruises. We look forward to cruising the beautiful Westhaven marina with you, your friends and family.

Stag Party Cruises

Hen Party Cruises

Wedding Cruise

Corporate Events

On-board amenities and entertainment

Add entertainment to your harbour cruise by selecting from our large array of options. Whether you need a DJ for your wedding or a bare butler for your hen party, we can help you find the right entertainment option for your event. 

Award Winning Catering

Our Award Winning Catering Partner can provide exceptional platters, finger foods, canapés and BBQ Packages. Perfect for any occasion and budget. 

Auckland wedding cruise photographer

Photographer

Our resident photographer is available on all our cruises to capture your special moments. Let us take care of the photos, while you focus on having fun. 

Auckland Party Boat Dancing

Large Dance Floor

Get your groove on while dancing the night away on our large upper storey dance floor. Experience an incredible evening with strobe and laser lighting while celebrating your special occasion. 

Auckland Karaoke

Karaoke

With a choice of over 5000 karaoke songs with on-screen lyrics, you and your guests will have so much fun singing to music while cruising the Auckland Harbour.

Auckland Cocktail Bar

Licensed Bar

We offer a full licensed bar stocked with a selection of spirits, beers, wines and plenty of soft drinks. We also have an extensive cocktail menu and we are happy to provide mocktails also. 

FAQ

Most frequently asked questions

A deposit of $500 is required to secure your booking. The balance is due 10 days prior to your cruise. Some charters may require a bond or have berthing charges. Event tickets need to be paid in advance. 

BYO alcohol is not prohibited, but we are licensed to serve your favorite beverages from our fully stocked cocktail bar. 

We do allow BYO food at an additional surcharge of $250. To use our on-board BBQ facilities you will incur a fee of $100.

Ocean Groove Cruises are surveyed to carry up to 50 people.

To ensure both parties have first hand knowledge of strategies in the case of a cruise cancellation.

• A booking fee of $500 for all cruises is payable to secure a specific date for the client. The preferred date will not be held unless the deposit is paid.
• Your deposit, once paid is a promise of intent to cruise Ocean Groove Cruises Limited.

If the client cancels the cruise, the company will:
• Retain the booking fee of $500 to cover loss of sales due to unavailability of that specific date and preliminary hours of work in organizing the cruise. 
• Keep 50 % of all monies paid and your booking fee in total, if you cancel within 10 days of the cruise departure date.
 Be entitled to 100 % of all monies paid and your booking fee in total, if you cancel within 24 hours of the cruise departure date.

If the cruise is cancelled by the company because of adverse weather, urgent maintenance or any other unforeseen circumstances, the company will:
• Refund the full deposit and / or all monies paid.
• Offer an alternative date to the client should suitable dates be available at the time of cancellation.

 In the event of adverse weather at a later stage an offer will be made to continue with the function in the marina berth.

We are happy to supply catering based on all lifestyle and allergy requirements, including vegan meals, gluten free options and dairy alternatives. Therefore, please make us aware of all dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Package Deals are available on request. Our package deals include cruising time, meals and drinks. For guests using our package cruise options, a coupon system is used to buy drinks; each person is given a number of coupons on board. Most drinks can be purchased with this coupon. Only cocktails and shots are excluded.

We depart from Z pier, Westhaven Marina, west of Auckland’s Central Business district. View our map to locate us.

We offer 3 hours of cruising at a rate of $500 per hour or 4 hours of cruising at a rate of $450 per hour. 

5 hour cruises start at $2,250 and full day cruises (9 hours) start from $4,500.

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