Happy Hour Cruise

Happy Hour Cruise

Happy Hour Cruise

Grab your mates and head out to Lochmara for Happy Hour fun!

Duration: Approximately up to 2 hours.

This late afternoon cruise is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours if you have limited time, or just want to get some mates together for a catch up in the idyllic setting that is Lochmara. Take a boat cruise to Lochmara Lodge taking in the surrounding Queen Charlotte Sounds on your way. Then get your table outside in the sunshine to enjoy the warmth and good times with friends. Free use of the kayaks and paddle boards. Happy hour rates apply at the bar.
The Lochmara water taxi departure times are:

  • Picton To Lochmara: 3.15pm
  • Lochmara to Picton: 5.00pm

Please note other times may be available subject to availability and will show when clicking ‘book now’

Pricing | Adults $60 pp | Children $30 pp (5-15years)
Under 5yrs travel free

Click ‘book now’ to secure your booking and any add-on activities you wish to book.


  • Boat Cruise to Lochmara on the Lochmara water taxi
  • Possible marine mammal and sea bird viewing en route to Lochmara
  • Free use of the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
  • Safe swimming beach with children’s play equipment
  • See the native Kākariki Parakeets, Kunekune pigs, and eels being fed
  • Book the Underwater observatory tour for a hands-on experience at the seaside touch tank, guided access to the underwater observatory, and a potential stingray encounter subject to whether the wild stingray wish to see you or not!
  • Explore Lochmara's 11 acres of native bush trails, sculptures, conservation projects, and wildlife
  • Licensed Cafe/Restaurant providing a range of food, dietary requirements, and a children's menu
  • Please note we are not a picnic venue
  • Art gallery within the Café and Lochmara Reception
  • Queen Charlotte Track (QCT) panoramic lookout hike being 3.5 hours return. A QCT pass is required at $15.00 per adult from our office, or walk on our own tracks at no extra cost

Add On Activity

When clicking ‘book now’ you can add on the following activity options:

Due to the timing of your day trip add on activities may no be available.

Please chat with one of our friendly office staff if you wish to try and add an activity on.

We are open from September through to June each year. Peak season is December to April (including Easter), and our premium season is 20 December to 31 January. All prices shown are valid through to 7 June 2023 and are shown in New Zealand dollars. All prices include 15% GST and prices are subject to change. You can view our Cancellation Policy here.