Waikato Explorer – a river boat breakfast

What a peaceful way to start the day. BNI Legends combined business with pleasure recently, having their weekly meeting aboard Waikato Explorer, skippered by our BNI colleague, Darren Mills.

What a peaceful way to start the day. Members of BNI Legends combined business with pleasure recently, having our weekly breakfast meeting aboard Waikato Explorer, skippered by our BNI colleague, Darren Mills.

Making our way to Waikato Explorer was easy. Park in the main Hamilton Gardens car park and follow the sign down the river path ...

Making our way to Waikato Explorer was easy. There was ample parking in the main Hamilton Gardens car park and we followed the sign down the river path …

...and there she is.

…and there she was.

Adam from Hogs Breath Café, Jethro of JG Landcare and Alan of Coffee News took a seat.

Adam from Hogs Breath Café, Jethro of JG Landcare and Alan of Coffee News took a seat. They didn’t have to wait too long for their yummy Kerr and Ladbrook breakfast – and the coffee was fantastic.

Others enjoyed being able to stretch their legs.

Others enjoyed being able to stretch their legs.

All of us enjoyed such an up-close-and-personal view of the river.

All of us enjoyed the up-close-and-personal view of the river.

Hasn't Darren got the work place with the best view of us all? No wonder he loves going to play - I mean work - each day.

Hasn’t Darren got the work place with the best view of us all? No wonder he loves going to play – I mean work – each day.

Weekend scheduled cruises on Waikato Explorer leave Hamilton Gardens at 12.30pm and 2.30pm every Saturday and Sunday. Charter options can be arranged any day of the week on request. The boat is licensed to take up to 87 passengers and has the capacity for up to 50 seated diners. With a fully-licensed bar and a range of menu items, the Waikato Explorer is well set up as a venue for all kinds of events, from club outings to specialty cruises to major events such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. It was certainly an enjoyable and novel venue for our BNI business networking meeting. With the river filling a little since the autumn rain came to the Waikato, Darren is able to venture further afield these days. He mentioned Narrows Landing today. Looks like we’ll have to explore our beautiful Waikato River again soon!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Waikato Explorer – a river boat breakfast

  1. Jamie Smith says:

    It was certainly a great morning. Cheers Darren and the crew from Jamie and Curtain Design.

  2. Kay M Gregan says:

    Hi there Kiwi Communicator…this is a fabulous way to have a BNI meeting, love the photos and story, thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you for your kind comments, Kay. One of the things I love about BNI Legends is the way that we enjoy the products and services of various members on social and networking occasions. Lovely to have first experience when making a recommendation.

  3. Iggy says:

    Great! And right in the city of Hamilton. (My birthplace!)

  4. Ana says:

    We need to add that to the list of things to do next time we visit.

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