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Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises

788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6, Canada
+1 604-525-4465
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A Fraser River cruise with retired teacher friends

It was a drizzly day in June but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of 9 teacher friends. We sat... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Karen H
New Westminster, Canada
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if you want to see the surrounding area along the Fraser River then this is the way to go, some... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Board the MV Native, an authentic paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty Fraser River! With live narration of facts and fiction about the Fraser and its history, you'll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the ever-present sights and sounds of wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great blue heron, eagles and with luck, salmon and sturgeon. The lush Coast Mountain Range provides a breathtaking backdrop of BC from a "River point of view." The paddlewheeler Native and the 40 passenger catamaran Beta Star have a busy spring-through-fall schedule, which includes day trips from New Westminster to Steveston, Fort Langley and the back-county wilderness of Pitt Lake. We also offer shorter lunch cruises, fun-filled Wine-and-Dine sunset cruises and Friday/Saturday Pub Nights. New for 2015 are Fraser River North Arm Luncheon Cruises on the catamaran Beta Star and we will be starting our popular Pitt Lake Cruises earlier in the season and running them later than in previous years. Also watch for our amazing boat-bus Harrison Lake cruise on the Beta Star to be featured in August! With a group booking the Native is available all year round for cruises, weddings, special events, and private functions. Valentine's Day, Christmas Cruises and New Years Eve are a big favourite on the paddlewheeler Native as well! Check our website for our schedule plus other up-coming special events and theme cruises. For 2015 we are featuring a 15% discount on some of our scheduled cruises.
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788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6, Canada
+1 604-525-4465
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

It was a drizzly day in June but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of 9 teacher friends. We sat on the top deck, which was protected from the rain with plastic curtains. We were offered blankets, which was accepted by several of us. The...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 13 July 2016

if you want to see the surrounding area along the Fraser River then this is the way to go, some views are better than others industrial areas vs rural farmland, going east the views are great, nothing beats a nice river cruise on a summer...More

2  Thank mulgrew
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We took the Saturday tour up the Fraser River to Pitt Lake. While the weather didn't co-operate we still had a lovely time. The narrator was great and entertaining. Learned lots about the area from him. Lunch was enjoyable and all in all it was...More

Thank Cmpcga
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We were enticed by the Travel Zoo offer of the Fraser River Tour with a buffet luncheon. This is not quite as dramatic as the paddle boat cruise of Burrard Inlet however both cruises are fully narrated. Find this tour on the waterfront in New...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

A damp start to the day with not a great view. There were 25 of us booked onto the trip. The commentary was light and informative. The boat was small so it did not take long to get to know everyone I was surprised by...More

Thank perfick
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We would recommend this cruise to anyone who enjoys the beauty of God's creation. Hesselgrave Tours chartered the Sunset Dinner Cruise. Lovely scenery and loved seeing the sunset and, on our return, the full moon. The food was delicious. My husband and I are so...More

1  Thank Annabelle B
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Just spent a lovely two-and-a-half hours on the Father's Day BBQ cruise. Sailed down the Fraser River to the other side of the Port Mann Bridge and back. Very relaxing and very good service. The boat was quiet, food was tasty, scenery beautiful. It's not...More

1  Thank SazS123
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the paddle wheeler excursion on the Fraser River. Leaving at 9AM and returning late afternoon, this was a day filled with interest. So many things to see and learn about: the history of the area, the river and shipping activities, the natural,...More

Thank Africabeckons2014
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Obviously directly influenced by the weather! Watch the forecast, and then get your tickets on-line! Limited menu, as you must expect on a small vessel . . . Prices are reasonable. . . Drinks a bit high. . . BUT, it is a captive crowd!...More

Thank Rick-Pappin
Helga L, Manager at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your input.

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Last night we went on the paddlewheeler pub night cruise. We had a FANTASTIC TIME! The weather was beautiful which was a great start. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and sangria were delicious! I highly recommend the sliders. Not usually one...More

Thank erjh2016
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Response from PeterGrant76 | Reviewed this property |
Their website site has full info but during theach summer season watch Travel zoo Web sitemail for attractive discount offers.
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Response from OldGoat17 | Reviewed this property |
My wife uses a walker, if the tide is out, it is a very steep climb. As was the day we were there. If you are able to hang onto the rail and have someone help (The staff was helpful in assisting) you can probably handle... More
6 June 2016|
Response from CdnCher | Reviewed this property |
For our purposes, the food was good. We had appies - sliders (good), nacho's (good). There was a salmon dinner that I saw others have, but didn't partake. It was not a buffet, but you could order individual apps.