KIWA II Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is KIWA II located?

KIWA II is located on Berth 40, Z Pier at Westhaven Marina, Westhaven Drive, Auckland NZ.

2. How many people can cruise on KIWA II?

KIWA II can take up to 65 guests onboard to ensure everyone enjoys a fantastic harbour cruise. KIWA II is an excellent choice for corporate entertaining, party cruises, weddings, birthdays and client/staff functions.

3. How much is it to hire KIWA II?

We have a selection of Cruise and Catering packages available and the cost of your charter will depend on the selection you choose. Please click here to do an online estimation of the cost of your charter.
Once you have made your booking and paid a non refundable deposit of $500 per charter, the cost of your charter will not normally be subject to any change. Prices are accurate at the date of publication.

4. Do I have to pay a deposit when I book?

Yes. To secure the date you want to book, we do require a non-refundable deposit of $500 to confirm the booking. This needs to be paid within 5 days of the booking being made by direct deposit to our bank account.

5.Are we allowed to BYO alcohol?

No.  KIWA II has a fully licensed bar facility and bar staff onboard. Please click here to see our beverage menu.

6.What are your rules regarding the bar and service of alcoholic beverages?

The Liquor Licensing Authority states that no intoxicated persons shall be served alcohol from the bar. The captain may use his/her discretion to prohibit intoxicated person/s from boarding the vessel or may remove such person/s once they are on board.

In the interest of the safety of our guests and staff, we reserve the right to refuse service to guests who are intoxicated. Where we feel that the majority of guests on board are heavily intoxicated we will shut the bar and refuse service of all alcoholic beverages (non alcoholic beverages will still be available).
If we feel that the safety of our staff or guests is being compromised by the behavior of any passenger/s on board we will at the captain’s discretion and without prior notice return to shore immediately.

7.Does KIWA II have a catering facility?

Yes. We have a full selection of Cruise and Catering packages available. Please click here to look at our packages or feel free to contact us if you have any specific catering needs that are not shown on our menus. We will do our best to cater to your needs to ensure you have a great time!

8.What is the cost for catering?

The cost for catering depends on the cruise and catering option you select and the number of guests you will be having onboard. Please click here for an online estimation of cost for the cruise and catering.

9.Can we do our own catering?

 No. We have a selection of cruise and catering options available and you can select the cruise and catering package that is meets your requirements.

10.What charter dates are available?

Please click here to check what dates are available or feel free to contact us on 021 778 597 if you require further information.

11.What will the total estimated cost be?

Please click here for an online estimation of cost for the cruise and catering or feel free to contact us on 021 778 597 if you require further information.

12.Is there parking available for us to use while we are on the cruise?

Yes. Parking is available in the Z pier carpark at a cost of $2 per hour (pay and display). Or alternatively you can park for free at Pier K – X in the visitors parking bays and walk to Z pier (about a 3 minute walk).

13.Can we supply our own music on KIWA II?

Yes. KIWA II has a surround sound system that you can plug your iPod or iPhone into.

14. Can we play DVD’s on KIWA II?

Yes. KIWA II has an entertainment system onboard for your use.

15. How do I put photos onto a playable DVD to use on KIWA II?

You can use a program called “Microsoft Windows DVD maker” to create your own DVD from your photos or videos.

1). Open Windows DVD maker, click on "Next".
2). Add your Photos or Videos for your DVD. Then click on "Next".
3). Select your Style, you can try different style and preview your DVD at this step.
4). After you decided all the settings, insert a blank DVD disc into your DVD-ROM (It has to be a DVD writer), Click on "Burn".