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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

  • Motor yacht cruise on Lake Te Anau with live commentary on board
  • Be pampered by a uniformed crew and walk with nature guides
  • Enjoy afternoon tea with light refreshments
Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht
From US$84.23
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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht
From US$84.23
Get around Lake Te Anau with ease on a small-group tour that combines an elegant cruise and guided nature walks in Fiordland National Park. At the wharf you’ll board a historical motor yacht for a relaxed cruise with afternoon tea. After a bush walk amid the South Island’s famed scenery,  your crew sets sail for the return. This cruise is limited to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience.
What to Expect
You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 1.55pm for a 2pm departure on the ship, Faith. 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 afternoon 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 5pm.
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Great Trip with lovely hosts

At our B&B we found the flyer for the trip with a old, special sailing boat. Its looks quite nice and special. And at the end it was great idear After a warm welcome from Anja and Adam we have a nice trip to their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MPRichter
Reviewed 21 May 2018
Boat trip with a difference!

Had the fabulous pleasure of an afternoon cruise on Lake Te Anau in the historic ship 'FAITH' under the watchful steerage of George and Adam. They shared entertaining stories of the area and the ship's restoration, topped with a short walk to the Hidden Lake...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ALHampshire
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Must do trip in Te Anau

After a chance conversation with a couple sitting on the next bench at the lake front we spent e delightful and informative afternoon on the M V Faith an 83 year old Scotish motor vessel. With drinks in hand we motored along the lake to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne W
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello!! So lucky to have had you onboard - very happy that you had that chance conversation!! Thanks for help make this a wonderful cruise, really enjoyed chatting with you, and wish you all the very best for your next adventures!! Cheers, Adam, and George...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Just amazing

4 adults 1 toddler, 1 baby For what might seem like a standard activity to do when in Te Anau the trip on board Faith crewed by Adam and Anya blew us all away. Firstly the ship is beautiful which can only be appreciated fully...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TobyGeorge17
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi team!! Weren't we lucky to have Faith all to ourselves!! Really did feel we could have cruised twice as long and still have had plenty to chat about :-) Thank you very much for your delightful reviews, its very thoughtful of you to have...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Don’t miss this experience

Wow , what an experience!! The trip was filled with history,great hospitality,fabulous tasty afternoon tea and the old girl sailed silently across the lake enhancing the feel of the beauty and powerful silence that the lake offers. Nature walk was informative,quiet apart from the birds...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JulieH5818
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Julie!! How lovely to find you here!! What an incredible day we had - weren't we lucky?!! We both really enjoyed chatting with you and seeing your enthusiasm for everything we had to offer. You've written such a special review - it's really very kind...More

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