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Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 8.55am for a 9am departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way, and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself.

    You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. You’ll dock on the Hidden Lakes wharf and have your nature guide take you for a 15-minute walk into the first of the Hidden Lakes. This is another wonderful place for photos. It’s an easy walk with no hills on the track. It’s a leafy trail, so you’ll want to have comfortable footwear.

    Upon return to the "Faith" you`ll have your morning tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off.

    As you cruise out of the South Fiord your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows, and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the "chapters" of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 12 noon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local taxes
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked this trip last minute. You know when you travel in New Zealand that you will have landscapes in your memory forever. Then you have « Faith in Fiordland ». Not only the landscapes that you are able to see while on the boat, but the crew is as important. These are
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    Response from MYFaith1935, Public Relations Manager at Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hey!! Loved having you onboard with us - thank you so much for choosing to come along. We'll be sure to keep Faith going strong, and keep her ready for when you visit us next :-) So happy that you chose to take a last minute trip!! Wishing you all the very best for 2020, and hope we get to see you again sometime. Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    I don’t ever leave trip advisor reviews as normally can’t be bothered but this experience was so good I had to. Best value money activity in te anau by miles & run by 2 absolute gents - loved the bespoke experience and extra touches - thank you so much! 20/10 Jamie & Bex *****
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    Response from MYFaith1935, Guest Relations Manager at Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Ha ha!! This is gold!! Thanks for being bothered!! Still laughing!! You're both awesome - loved having you onboard with us!! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future I hope :-) Wishing you both all the very best for 2020, and your future adventures. Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    This was one of the best experiences we had on the South Island. The boat, scenery, and crew make this experience so unique. Not only do you learn about the boat's history during a picturesque cruise on the lake, you take a secluded nature walk with George to learn about
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    Response from MYFaith1935, Guest Relations Manager at Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hey!! Lovely to hear form you both, thanks for taking time to write your review!! Very cool of you to take a moment to share what you enjoyed with others. It's such a powerful way to share your recommendation as independent perspective, rather than us telling people that they should come with us :-) We love it when we have just couples onboard. It's a pretty special experience to have Faith all to yourself - loved seeing you enjoy her. Thanks for joining us, was really special to spend time with you both. Wishing you all the very best for 2020, and your future traveling adventures. Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    A little late in posting this review - visited Te Anau in April this year. Last minute decision to join Adam & George on the magnificent Faith. Steeped in history (& thats just George) we sailed within the Fiordlands where George took us on a short and easy bush walk to the
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    Response from Faith1935, Public Relations Manager at Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau
    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Hey!! Lovely to hear from you!! It's very thoughtful of you to write such kind words here :-) Thank you very much for taking a moment to share what you enjoyed with others looking for an impartial overview of what we provide onboard. We really enjoy treating people onboard, it's our special way to create lasting memories in a special part of the world :-) Hope you're all keeping well, and that we might get to see you another time!! Thanks again for having joined us, Adam, and George :-)
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    Loved this! George and Adam are both super friendly, morning tea is very nice, the ride on the Faith was smooth and relaxing. Beautiful ship and beautiful views, took lots of great photos. Hubby even get a chance to play with the sails. Thank you so much for taking us and giving
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    Response from Faith1935, Guest Relations Manager at Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau
    Responded 23 May 2019
    Hi Annie!! Lovely to read your review, thank you for taking time to share with others what you enjoyed most!! Very happy to hear that you felt well aboard too - she's a very comfortable ship isn't she?!! We loved having you with us - thanks for being a part of the experience like you did, it's lovely to see people enjoying the magic of being aboard an older sailing ship :-) Hope you're having great rest of your trip, wishing you all the very best :-) Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    About the operator
    By: Faith in Fiordland
    187 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Headlumps
    Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
    2121
    Scintillating Sailing ⛵️
    What a marvellous evening with George and Adam on the 1935 Built Faith. The boat has got a fascinating history, (
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    253rl
    Basel, Switzerland
    11243
    Great experience.
    Thanks George and Adam for the pleasant journey, the hidden lake was impressive as well as the walk in the forest.
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    Flyer458168
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    41
    A wonderful afternoon
    My daughter and I spent a lovely couple of hours out on the lake on this beautiful old boat. It was the most
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    candcmc
    20
    An absolute delight- don’t miss out!
    Touring New Zealand for 2 months, this was one of the unforgettable highlights. Relaxed, friendly and informed
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    801mikey
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    10
    Family friendly
    I took my 2 kids on this cruise thinking it would be a great way to spend an afternoon with my family, I was not
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    734lsmith
    Te Anau, New Zealand
    40
    Fabulous, Fascinating, Fantastic
    Of all the trips to do in Fiordland, this one tops my list. It is the complete package. And it matters not a bit
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    KarolinaW0591
    Palmerston North, New Zealand
    252
    10 stars out of 5!!!
    There aren't enough stars to rate this wonderful trip!George and Adam were amazing. They looked after everyone so
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    SingidunumAussie
    Melbourne, Australia
    10
    Five stars are not enough
    As my title says, five stars are just not enough to describe how amazing this 3 hour cruise really is. This lovely
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    296sues
    Brisbane, Australia
    12822
    A must do!
    We arrived in Te Anau not knowing what to expect... visit to the lovely Southern Discoveries information kiosk and
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    nicolasdS9749XE
    10
    Quite a ride
    We booked this trip last minute. You know when you travel in New Zealand that you will have landscapes in your
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    Katiebell2466
    21
    AMAZING!
    I had such a great time on the Faith. The boat has such an interesting history and Adam and George are able to
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    678taniag
    Tauranga, New Zealand
    31
    Magical
    On a rather chilli day we set out to what was an amazing afternoon on the lake guided by 2 lovely gentlemen (Adam
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    liyjf2
    London, United Kingdom
    40
    Superb experience - great value for money & rainy day activity
    I don’t ever leave trip advisor reviews as normally can’t be bothered but this experience was so good I had to.
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    teodorai272
    Delft, The Netherlands
    111
    Amazing trip on a stormy day!
    We had a great 3h boat trip on a very rainy day, but that didn’t stop George and Adam from doing the tour even if
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    sam_cobbold1994
    Te Anau, New Zealand
    85
    Amazing Evening on the Faith
    I booked the Faith for the 6pm sailing on a week day. I had just recently arrived to the area and saw a poster
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