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Overview
See magnificent scenery, lakeside homes, a historic dam, and rare birds on this Lake Wakatipu cruise from Queenstown. Experience lots of great photo opportunities that you wouldn’t see otherwise, and choose from being on the unobstructed sundeck, or the heated cabin. No need to worry about bringing supplies with you, as the boat has a onboard bar, with a good selection of beer, wine, and soft drinks.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
50 Beach Street
50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New ZealandPlease come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
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  • Pass by Lake Wakatipu
    Pass by The Remarkables Ski Area
    Pass by Frankton Trail
You'll end at
50 Beach Street
50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New ZealandPlease come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Get great photo opportunities on this Lake Wakatipu Cruise
  • Learn as you travel through live commentary
  • Perfect for wildlife fans—look out for rare birds
  • Stay hydrated—the boat has an onboard bar
Important Information
Departure Point
50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 90 minute Queenstown Lake Cruise.
  • Restroom on board
  • An Honesty Bar is available
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Honesty cash bar available.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 61 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GSmith wrote a review 19 Mar
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Max was great and shared a lot of information about queenstown. Worth the money for a 90 minute cruise.
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donna b wrote a review 17 Mar
Balclutha, New Zealand43 contributions9 helpful votes
Great fun and our skipper was very informative and funny; had many laughs cruising the lake and looking at Queenstown and some extremely amazing and beautiful buildings. Enjoyed being able to buy a couple of beers to sit back with and relax. Many different areas on boat to enjoy
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Wow thanks for the fabulous 5 star review. Great to hear that you thought it was fun and the Skipper wasn't too bad either. Nothing better than having a drink on a boat sitting back and relaxing.!!
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Joli_Papillon wrote a review 16 Mar
San Francisco, California42 contributions12 helpful votes
This 1.5-hour tour of Lake Wakatipu had running commentary by the captain. The lake is absolutely beautiful and seeing Queenstown from the water was a treat. For a low-key activity with gorgeous scenery, it was worth the time and money spent.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely review - the lake is beautiful and also the scenery, I never get sick of looking at it even though I have been here for over 26 years. I still stop my truck to take photos although they are never as good as the real thing.
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happyherts wrote a review 14 Mar
Hertfordshire, UK69 contributions74 helpful votes
We was hoping to see the remarkables from a better viewpoint and lots more scenery. The views of the remarkables were good but no different from what can be seen from shore. The rest of the tour was just seeing lots of houses and the Hilton hotel and a couple of ducks not quite
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Are you kidding me!! The Remarkables are just stunning from the bow of the boat - did you get your photo taken with them in the background? probably not. Regarding the bird life, it's like anything to do with nature you cannot guarantee if you will see our rare birds or any of the other birdlife that live mainly down where we go. You forgot to mention our amazing commentary that tells you all about Queenstown, the historic dam, the willow islands. Did you look over the side and see how crystal clear the water was allowing you to see the bottom of the lake, did you learn about how pure our water is that you can drink it straight out of the lake! We have been on a lot of cruises overseas and we still rate ours as the best, as do over 1,000 5 star review people think. We do our best to give people a great experience but of course you can't please everyone.
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MPC28 wrote a review 14 Mar
Cardiff, United Kingdom84 contributions17 helpful votes
My husband booked this trip which we both throughly enjoyed - Wayne's commentary was brilliant! The trip hadn't started well when I managed to get stung by a wasp on the way to the jetty - Betty to the rescue. She directed my husband to the nearest pharmacy, asked Captain Wayne
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GSmith
Auckland Central, New Zealand
30
Relaxed cruise on the lake
Max was great and shared a lot of information about queenstown. Worth the money for a 90 minute cruise.
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donna b
Balclutha, New Zealand
369
Fun afternoon
Great fun and our skipper was very informative and funny; had many laughs cruising the lake and looking at
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Joli_Papillon
San Francisco, California
4212
Great way to experience gorgeous Lake Wakatipu
This 1.5-hour tour of Lake Wakatipu had running commentary by the captain. The lake is absolutely beautiful and
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happyherts
5774
Dissapointed
We was hoping to see the remarkables from a better viewpoint and lots more scenery. The views of the remarkables
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MPC28
Cardiff, United Kingdom
4217
Fabulous Fun & Big Thanks to Betty
My husband booked this trip which we both throughly enjoyed - Wayne's commentary was brilliant! The trip hadn't
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Richard E
Thame, United Kingdom
25256
Simply the best!
We can’t recommend this cruise enough, from the moment we met Wayne we knew this was going to be a good trip, the
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scotsmont
Melbourne, Australia
375
Fantastic Cruise
We loved this cruise. Captain Wayne was informative with a great sense of humour and great laugh. The cruise
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Rosie
Exeter, United Kingdom
17721
Good sight seeing cruise of the Wakatipu Lake
My husband and I booked this cruise after finding a good price online. We arrived this morning, shortly before our
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Robert G
Adelaide, Australia
135
Great cruise and commentary
Great value cruise of lake, out of Queenstown. Very informative commentary as cruise progressed. Not big vessel,
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randjtaylor330
14826
A wonderful look at the lake
A great way to see the new housing estates along with history of the area. The camera is an essential piece to
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