Thank you for inquiring about our Abalone Cruises birthday party cruise for your 21st.
This cruise is a great way to mix and mingle with your friends and family, while enjoying a few drinks amongst the beautiful surrounds of Aucklandís night lights and Waitamata Harbour.
We offer the best value for money on our charters and our motto remains, "the best service at the best price"
Make your 21st a night to remember with an Abalone Cruises birthday party cruise.
All our Vessels are licensed premises and therefore normal bar and house rules apply.
We reserve the right to end the charter at any time for drunken or disorderly behavior with no refund.
We only accept 21st birthdays that are a family orientated event with plenty of parents and adults present.
If we find this is not the case on the night we will not proceed with the charter on the night.
You are responsible for the repair of any damage incurred by the patrons on board. A $500.00 bond will be taken and
returned to you at the end of the charter providing there is no damage.
No under age drinking is permitted on board any of our vessels and all patrons that are drinking must be over 20 years of age.
OUR VESSELS AND FACILITIES
Our party vessels are large roomy two level vessels with indoor / outdoor areas perfect for viewing and ideal for both
summer and winter cruising.
We have emergency life jackets for everyone on board along with modern safety systems in case of an emergency.
On board our vessels we have fully licensed bars with modern music systems and disco lighting with a designated dance floor
for dancing. We offer all the comforts of home with comfortable seating as well as clean easy to use marine toilets.
We have a BBQ on board, hot water for tea and coffee, and a microwave for heating food items as well as a Gas stove / Oven.
If you wish to view our vessels you can do so by arrangement or check out the Our Vessels page on our website.
OUR NAVAGATIONAL COURSE
All our cruises are designed with your safety and comfort in mind.
We have several routes we follow depending on the weather conditions on the day.
The skipper on the day will choose the smoothest most comfortable course for your cruise.
The courses we travel include all the most popular sites around the Auckland harbour, such as the Americas Cup Village,
Herald Island, Mission Bay, Takapuna Beach, the Auckland Harbour Bridge which looks spectacular from the water at night. All our courses are designed to incorporate the best view of Aucklandís night lights and the Waitamata Harbour while ensuring a smooth comfortable ride for all our passengers.
COST AND DURATION
A $500.00 bond is required for 21st birthdays.
We will take a cash payment of $500.00 on the night that will be refunded at the end of the charter providing all our conditions are met and no damage has occurred.
The cost of this cruise is $270.00 an hour for a minimum of 4 hours.
An extra charge applies for over 55 passengers.
Our normal cruise time is 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
Cruises can be done earlier in the evening or day however we do not offer cruises that start later than 7:30pm or evening cruises that exceed 4 hours.
The vessel will be available for boarding 20 minutes prior to departure time.
We can make the vessel available 40 minutes prior to departure by request for loading food and to decorate the
vessel if required.
A $350.00 deposit is required to secure a booking and full payment is required before the cruise departs
Payment can be made by direct credit, cash, or company cheuqe. (Sorry no credit cards)
Payment details can be found on the confirmation form you will receive when you make your booking.
We suggest you do this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as our dates do full up fast and are allocated on a first
in first serve basis.
We have a fully licensed bar on board for your use with a selection of beer wines and spirits available.
Our bar is cash only as we do not have eftpos facilities, however you can run a tab for your group and pay at the end of the evening.
We do not offer a BYO option for 21st birthdays.
Our bar prices can be found on the Menus and Bar prices page of our website.
All normal bar and house rules apply while on board the Vessel.
We will not serve intoxicated or under age patrons and will end the charter if people on board become too intoxicated.
We have a free fully computerized sound sytem on board with a variety of music for your use.
We also have facilities for you to plug an Ipod into the vessels sound system if you wish.
You are welcome to bring your own music system or a DJ, however when bringing your own sound system please remember room is limited.
Under our bar license there must be a substantial amount of solid food on all our charters.
We have a range of menus available both budget and up market which can be found on the Menus page of our website.
Our menus are of good quality, are great value for money, and are highly praised by all our customers.
If you have any vegetarians on board or special dietary requirements please let us know.
You can also BYO food free of charge however we do stress that when using our BYO option, clients must ensure the food
supplied is good solid food and that there is plenty of it.
This is a requirement under the terms and conditions of our bar license.
DEPARTURE POINT AND PARKING
We depart from Z pier Westhaven or other wharves by prior arrangement.
Pay and display parking is available a Z pier at a cost of $14.00 for 24 hours.
We do have bus permits available FOC for groups who get dropped off or picked up by bus.
If you wish to be picked up or dropped off at any other wharves apart form Z pier, a wharf fee of $50.00 per drop off and
pick up applies.
WEATHER AND CANCELLATIONS
We have several courses we follow which are sheltered areas for all the different weather conditions we encounter on Auckland harbour.
We very rarely ever cancel our charters due to weather.
The only time we would cancel is in extreme cyclonic weather conditions.
If we cancel a charter due to weather or any other reason you can change to another date or receive a full refund.
However if you cancel the charter for any reason after the deposit has been paid, the deposit is non refundable.
HOW TO BOOK
Simply give us a call or flick us an e mail with the date times and amount of passengers for your charter.
Let us know your food and drink requirements and anything else you need.
We will then send you a confirmation form with all the details attached including payment details.
Once we receive your signed confirmation form back, with your deposit, your charter will be booked and confirmed.
Abalone Cruises offer good quality products at an affordable rate.
All our trips have been designed after years of operating charters on Auckland harbour.
We have been in the industry for many years and are proud to say we are good at what we do.
We offer many products, so if this trip is not for you, or you are looking for something a little different, please feel free to browse our website and see all the other products we have to offer.
We are happy to look at any special requests or price any different places you may want to go.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries.
Thank you for your inquiry and we hope to see
you on one of our cruises soon.
Ph: 09 579 9574
E mail: abalonecruises.co.nz