Catering while you cruise
Browse our selection of award winning finger foods, platters, Canapés and BBQ packages
Award winning Auckland Catering options
Whether you’re cruising with us for your Auckland hen night, Auckland stag party, corporate event, wedding cruise or any other private function. We can provide you with some of the best food in Auckland. Select from our large array of platters and finger foods to share with friends and family. Alternatively, choose from our BBQ and canape packages for larger gatherings.
In case you are worried about special dietary requirements, allergies or lifestyle choices. We have dinner cruise options that cater for all. On our menu you will find vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options. You can also let us know your requirements in advance so we can create something special for you.
At Ocean Groove Cruises we pride ourselves on providing excellence. That’s why our Auckland Harbour party boat only partners with the best. Our catering options are locally sourced, cage-free and sustainable wherever they can be.
We think that’s pretty special and we are sure you will think the same!
If you would like to order from our catering menu, we require a minimum of 10 days’ notice. This provides our incredible Auckland city catering partner the time they need to prepare. Alternatively, you can choose to BYO food and use our on-board BBQ facilities for an additional $100. If you choose to bring your own, you are responsible for cooking your food and serving your guests. While our incredible team continues to serve you from behind the bar.
Please note that if you decide to bring your own food you are required to bring your own cutlery, plates and serving utensils.
Thinking about a unique stag party in Auckland or need a fun hen party idea? Why not get in touch with us in advance and our talented bar staff can whip up a special cocktail or mocktail in the guest of honours name! That is pretty unique.
Catering Menu: Grazing platters and finger foods
- Fresh Fruit Platter (v, df, gf) $57.50
Boxes are designed to serve 8 – 10 guests
- NZ Cheeseboard $155
A Selection of Premium New Zealand Cheese, served with stone fruit and walnut chutney, seedless grapes, dried fruit, crackers, and fresh bread.
- Vegetable Garden Box (v) $125
Crudité Carrots, Celery, Fennel, Vine Tomatoes, Eggplant Dip, Balsamic Mushrooms, Beetroot Hummus & Mixed Breads
- Mediterranean Antipasti Box $155
Selection of Mediterranean antipasti delicacies including, grilled and marinated vegetables, olives, cornichons, pepper dews stuffed with cheese, prosciutto, salami, chorizo and pate, a selection of dips, crostini, and freshly baked breads.
- Ploughman’s Box $150
A traditional selection of cold cuts including ham of the bone, rare roast beef, and chicken, served with aged cheddar, pickles, chutneys, fresh and dried fruit alongside freshly baked breads.
- Slider Box (20 pieces) $140
- Sandwiches & Filled Rolls Box (20 pieces) $125
(v, df, or gf box available on request)
- Sweet Treat Box (v) (30 pieces) $110
Assorted Mini Cakes and Sweet Treats
BBQ Packages (Minimum 30 guests)
Each package includes a chef on board for a 3-hour cruise. Additional costs may apply for longer cruise options. Talk to us about having your BBQ package delivered hot and ready to eat for smaller groups.
Add on additional platter boxes to graze on while you embark or sweet treats for dessert.
- BBQ Package 1 $45pp
Gourmet Sausages: Beef & Guinness + Pork & fennel, Blackened Corn Slaw, Cashew, Lime & Chili Dressing (v, df, gf), Mixed Leaf Salad, Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette (v, df, gf), Selection of Dinner Rolls, Whipped Butter (v) (gf on request)
- BBQ Package 2 $50pp
Gourmet Sausage. Select one of the following: Beef & Guinness, Pork & fennel, Cumberland, or Lamb Merguez (df) Grilled Sirloin Steaks (150g) w/ horseradish cream (gf) Mixed Leaf Salad, Honey & Balsamic Vinaigrette (v, df, gf) Green Beans & Sugar Snap, Orange & Hazelnut Glaze (v, df, gf) Selection of Dinner Rolls, Whipped Butter (v) (gf on request)
- BBQ Package 3 $58pp
Satay Marinated Chicken Thighs with Peanut Sauce (gf, df) Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs, Chili Jam (df) New Season Potatoes, Onions & Sherry Vinegar Aioli (v) Green Beans & Sugar Snap, Orange & Hazelnut Glaze (v, df, gf) Tomato Salad, Honey, Lemon & Thyme Feta, Olives, Crispy Capers & Oregano (v, gf) (df on request) Selection of Dinner Rolls, Whipped Butter (v) (gf on request)
Food Packages (20 - 50 guests)
- Platter Package (1) $460
For 20 – 30 guests on a 3-hour cruise -NZ Cheeseboard -Mediterranean Antipasti Box -Ploughman’s Box
- Platter Package (2) $865
For 20 – 30 guests on a 4 - 5-hour cruise OR up to 50 guests on a 3-hour cruise -NZ Cheeseboard -Mediterranean Antipasti Box -Ploughman’s Box -Vegetable Garden Box -Breads & Dips Box -50 Corn Fritters w sweet chilli (serve cold or heat onboard)
- Picnic Package $521
Up to 20 guests on a 3-hour cruise -1 Vegetable Garden Box -20 Assorted Club Sandwiches -15 Mini Croissants with Tomato Cheese and Basil (v) -15 Mini Savoury Muffins -20 Fruit Skewers -20 Assorted Cookies and Slices
- Lunch Package (1) $528
Serves 20 guests on a 3-hour cruise -1 Ploughman’s Box -20 Assorted Mini Tortilla Wraps -20 Roast Chicken, Mango & Cashew Skewers -20 Savoury Danish -20 Assorted Cookies and Slices
- Lunch Package (2) $618
Serves 20 guests on a 3-hour cruise -1 Mediterranean Antipasti Box -20 Assorted Mini Tortilla Wraps -20 Mini Bahn Mi Sandwiches -20 Assorted Sausage Rolls (to be heated onboard) -20 Corn Fritters w sweet chilli (serve cold or heat onboard) -20 Assorted Cookies and Slices
Canape Party Packages
- Party Package (1) $930
30 Guests / 2-3 Hours / 240 Canapes 30 Smashed Green Pea Tartlets w Sun Tomato & Lemon Oil (v, df) 30 Beef Tataki w Pickled Asian Vegetables, Ponzu Dip (gf) 30 Corn Fritters w Caramelised Onion & Crispy Bacon (v on request) 60 Seasonal Bruschetta (3 Assorted Flavours) 30 Grilled Tiger Prawns w Nam Prik Nam Dipping Sauce (gf) 30 Baked Goats Cheese & Black Cherry Tarts (v) 30 Homemade Mini Crumpets with Brie & Quince Paste (v)
- Party Package (2) $1180
30 – 40 Guests / 3 Hours / 210 Canapes + 3 Platter Boxes 30 Smashed Green Pea Tartlets w Sun Tomato & Lemon Oil (v, df) 30 Beef Tataki w Pickled Asian Vegetables, Ponzu Dip (gf) 30 Corn Fritters w Caramelised Onion & Crispy Bacon (v on request) Grilled Tiger Prawns w Nam Prik Nam Dipping Sauce (gf) 30 Seasonal Bruschetta 30 Sweet Potato Fondant w Ras El Hanout Spiced Lamb Loin & Spiced Yoghurt 30 Baked Goats Cheese & Black Cherry Tarts (v) -NZ Cheeseboard -Ploughman’s Box -Vegetable Garden Box