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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown provided by Million Dollar Cruise

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
4.5
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from $49.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71002P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
90 minute Queenstown Lake Cruise. • Restroom on board • An Honesty Bar is available
Exclusions
Transportation to/from attractions.
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
Inclusions
90 minute Queenstown Lake Cruise. • Restroom on board • An Honesty Bar is available
Exclusions
Transportation to/from attractions.
Departure details
50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    50 Beach Street
    50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
    Queenstown
    Queenstown Golf Club
    Kawarau River
    The Remarkables Ski Area
    Frankton Trail
  • You'll end at
    50 Beach Street
    50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
1,011 reviews
Excellent
805
Very good
167
Average
23
Poor
8
Terrible
8

Jane W
Auckland, New Zealand81 contributions
Great 90 minute cruise
Jun 2021 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed this cruise on the lake. Wayne was a great captain. We loved his interesting commentary and his happy disposition. Would recommend!
Written 9 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Riverslea
Hamilton, New Zealand29 contributions
STUNNING LAKE WAKATIPU CRUISE
May 2021
MILLION DOLLAR CRUISE is an entirely different experience from the EARNSLAW trip, and provides guests with close to shore views of magnificent homes and stunning features such as the clarity of the crystal clear water where in shallow areas you can see the stones beneath the hull. This cruise also provides great photo opportunities.

Owner operator Wayne gave a very informative and interesting commentary throughout the 90 minute cruise and I feel this should be on the MUST DO list for all visitors to this exquisite destination.
Written 30 May 2021
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Betty P
thanks Riverslea for a fantastic review - the water is pretty stunning isn't it specially where it is shallow and you can see the bottom of the lake.
Written 30 May 2021
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Michael E
2 contributions
Excellent
May 2021 • Couples
Comfortable, relaxing (a little cold) well informed with history of the area with a little humor, Wayne the captain smashed it 😉
Written 26 May 2021
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Betty P
thanks Michael for your 5 star review - sorry to hear it was a little cold as we usually have our fantastic heater on. Good the hear that Wayne smashed it.
Written 30 May 2021
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alupka
Kerikeri, New Zealand20 contributions
politically incorrect commentary on somewhat dull cruise
May 2021
This cruise just goes around the Frankton basin so you won't go into the larger Lake Wakatipu. The commentary is about the history and houses of Queenstown. The captain is a throwback to the 70s where his opinions were formed and haven't really changed much. The jokes are maybe funny for a particular type of kiwi of a certain generation and nobody else. I imagine over the years he's had to cut out his even more offensive material. There are times when he could switch off his microphone when he is talking to passengers rather than give us a running commentary. The physical views - well you can see them pretty much everywhere around Queenstown. Some Chinese tourists clearly didn't understand his instructions about going down the ladder backwards but he made them the butt of some of his "witty" remarks. If you're at all a citizen of the world you don't need to hear this, give it a miss.
Written 18 May 2021
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Betty P
will speak to Wayne regarding some of this otherwise the majority of people enjoy our cruise and Wayne's commentary, although it is rather a personal attack!! Its hard to please everyone all of the time. And yes we do go around the Frankton Arm and that is what we advertise ,nothing about going out on the main lake although we do before we turn to go down the Arm.There are other cruises that do that as we all have different routes.
Written 21 May 2021
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Peter_Bloor
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand21 contributions
Cruise and commentary
May 2021 • Couples
With time on hand and the Earnslaw up in dry dock we adhered to advice from Tripadvisor and booked a cruise on the Million Dollar Cruise.
The cruise was great with refreshments and food available to purchase on board.
Although the weather was not ideal the cruise was flat and Max, the captain, knew his stuff from the historical side of Queenstown down to current knowledge. His knowledge of the lake and the depths and navigable areas was impressive.
This trip is worth the effort both cost-wise and enjoyable.
Written 18 May 2021
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Betty P
Thanks Peter good to hear that you enjoyed our cruise. Max is Wayne's son and has been working for us since we started which has been a great help.
Written 2 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TarshaandKristian
Auckland Central, New Zealand62 contributions
Pure Magic!
May 2021
This is our second time on the Million Dollar Lake Cruise, we also went in Summer, and now in Autumn. We now want to have a turn in every season, it is AMAZING! We would highly recommend this cruise to anyone, and everyone. The commentary is really informative, and entertaining, definitely not too much. The time on the water is just right, and the boat is very clean and well kept. There are a range of options of where you can sit, which is great. What see is pure magic, the captain knows all the perfect places to take you, and will even capture a photo for you with The Remarkables in the background.
We are looking forward to our next cruise with the Team at Million Dollar.
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Betty P
thanksTarsha, great to hear you thought our cruise was pure magic!!
Written 21 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa P
North Shore, New Zealand1 contribution
Million Dollar views
May 2021 • Family
Had a great time, boat was clean and comfortable. Skipper very friendly and informative, shared lots of local knowledge and history. Great value for money.
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Betty P
great to hear you had a good time on our cruise LBPKiwi.
Written 21 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike
Christchurch, New Zealand41 contributions
Fantasic Trip, Well Worth Doing
This is a great trip around the Frankton Arm exploring the nature and also a bit of commentary on the history, real estate and the locals. Wayne is “old school” and calls a spade a spade. Some earlier reviewers have interpreted that as sexist or rude; but in this ever increasing world of snowflakes, cancel culture and PC’ism, I call it a breath of fresh air. Bloody fantastic trip and look forward to taking it again next time we’re in town. Thanks.
Written 1 May 2021
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Betty P
Gee thanks lax24r, I just had to reply to a review that did say exactly what you said regarding being rude etc, he does have a quirky sense of humour that perhaps not everyone gets and can cut things a bit fine sometimes, but yes he does call a spade a spade. So pleased you found him a breath of fresh air. Made me feel a bit better regarding the other review. See you next time.
Written 21 May 2021
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Telly
Rolleston, New Zealand70 contributions
A must do!
Wayne was an awesome tour guide! Very friendly and entertaining! Also very knowledgeable! Boat takes you around to the Frankton side of the lake, showing what beautiful scenery there is on offer! Beautiful photo opportunities and the beat spit for this is on top of the boat! Snacks and beverages are available but must have cash. A great way to spend 90 minutes!
Written 29 April 2021
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Betty P
thanks ........ not going to even write what you call yourself!!!Im sure you are not. Thank you for the 5 star review so pleased you found Wayne an Awesome tour guide, friendly and entertaining.
Written 21 May 2021
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mchughs2016
Osaka, Japan49 contributions
Amazing trip
Apr 2021 • Couples
Super friendly captain and guide. Great value trip.
Great to see all of the different parts of the lake .
Written 17 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Betty P
thanks Mchugh, so pleased you found our captain Friendly.
Written 21 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Million Dollar Cruise
miss_rodger
miss_rodger
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Fabulous day on the water
We had a fabulous morning on the water with Wayne. Awesome commentary with history and fun facts. Loads of photo op
Expedition641333
Expedition641333
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Amazing voyage
This was a wonderful trip and Captain Wayne was a truly awesome captain and tour guide. His thorough knowledge of t
randjtaylor330
randjtaylor330
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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 take
padprod
padprod
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Great cruise of the lake
Rally enjoyed the cruise on the lake. Although fairly small by tourist cruise boat standards there was plenty of ro
BobK499
BobK499
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Best value for money in Queenstown
This a brilliant and inexpensive way of spending 90 minutes cruising the lake and hearing all about Queenstown’s hi
GBtravellinggirl
GBtravellinggirl
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Excellent little cruise
We were only in Queenstown for 48 hours and wanted to see as much as possible. This 1.5 hours cruise cost 39 NZ dol
pipperidge
pipperidge
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Informative, fun and relaxing
We took the boat trip on a cold and windy Spring day but that didn't dampen any spirits on this boat trip. Our cap
Bill291
Bill291
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A great way to relax on the lake.
We decided to take this 90 minute trip on Lake Wakatipu and it was everything that it we expected and more. A very
Trup
Trup
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Great fun! Just do it!
I had been a bit hesitant but my wife really wanted to do this --- so I agreed to go. Why did I hesitate?!? This wa
JacquiePal
JacquiePal
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Great time had
Thanks Max. We had a wonderfully casual but informative time with you. Facilities were exceptionally clean. Everyth
beejoy73
beejoy73
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Peaceful and picturesque!
We had an amazing boat trip. Our captain was great and we got to learn a lot about Queenstown while taking in the b
Quirke21
Quirke21
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Great
We were trying to save money on our trip as Queenstown is very expensive so we decided on this tour. Well it was gr
NicoleSydney25
NicoleSydney25
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Easy for older crowd
The skipper was delightful and very knowledgeable and great to listen to his knowledge of the history of the local
Annemaree R
Annemaree R
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Filled In The Afternoon
Great captain and very good commentary. Only one staff member on board. Self serve drinks was a bit unprofessional
Jenny1171
Jenny1171
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Really good
We had a really good time lovely boat ( just been painted by wife ) 😂 good Information about houses & bridges etc
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