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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht provided by Fiordland Historic Cruises

Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
16
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    16
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Join this tour for an elegant cruise on the historic motor yacht "Faith" on Lake Te Anau. This relaxed 3-hour experience includes a guided walk in the Fiordland National Park, a delightful afternoon tea and refreshments, and cruising home under sail. You have 3 uniformed crew hosting you while on board, and 2 nature guides to show you the delights of New Zealand scenery. This option is restricted to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45349P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
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Judy
Dunedin, New Zealand30 contributions
Jan 2022
Cruising on lake Te anau was such a lovely experience. We were made most welcome by George and Marie ton arriving and throughout the afternoon. George gave us an informative chat about the history of the boat and an interesting commentary on the bush walk to the hidden lake. Marie gave an interesting explanation of the engine. We were offered a wide range of refreshments and an individual platter of fresh, lovely presented food. I would highly recommend this trip.
Written 18 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! Lovely to read your review, and your kind words about our team taking good care of you :-) Really happy to hear that you had a good time onboard, and appreciated the little touches. Thank you very much for taking time to write this review, it’s always a treat to read them!! Wishing you all the very best, Adam, George and Maree :-)
Written 20 January 2022
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Jane A
Wellington53 contributions
We had a really lovely time sailing on Lake Te Anau on "the Faith" for 3 hours. It's a beautiful old restored boat, that is scenic in itself never mind the fantastic scenery in and around the lake. The crew were professional, very friendly, informative and George especially, a delight. Afternoon and drinks were very generous and tasty. Highly enjoyable, highly recommend and worth every penny. Thanks guys!
Written 4 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Faith1935
Hey!! Thank you so much for your glowing review!! It's a real treat for us to be able to read what you've enjoyed, and is a wonderful pat on the back for our little team. We really appreciate your support by choosing to come cruising with us, and particularly grateful that you've made the time to leave these kind words here for others to read. So glad you had a good time with us, we loved cruising with you!! Wishing you the very best for your future adventures, and looking forward to seeing you when you're down this way again!! Thanks again, Adam, George, and Maree :-)
Written 5 January 2022
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Kerry W
12 contributions
George and Marie made us most welcome on this well maintained historic yacht. George gave a wonderful insight into the history of his boat, from accomodating Winston Churchill to serving in the 2nd world War and its journey across the world to New Zealand.

Along the journey on the lake we were taken to waterfalls and sailed round the islands were we then disembarked and were taken through the lush green forest were George educated us along the way on the plants and fauna that inhabited the area. We visited one of the largest of the hidden lakes which was spectacular.

We were made very welcome on this trip, we were treat with delicious canapés and drinks. George encouraged us to explore the boat were we could admire the effort that has gone into restoring the yacht.

We would absolutely highly recommend this unique and personable trip.
Written 2 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Morning!! What a lovely review!! Thank you :-) I love that you’ve appreciated the variety of things to enjoy in your 3 hours with us. It’s a wonderful mix isn’t it?!! Thank you for your recommendation, it means a lot to us. Wishing you all the very best for your next adventures, and look forward to seeing you again!! Cheers, Adam, George and Maree :-)
Written 20 January 2022
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Metalheart
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
Adam and George do just the most amazing job of making everyone feel welcome. They are truly great hosts. And such a beautiful boat. It was just a perfect relaxing afternoon on a beautiful lake in the awesome wilderness of Fiordland.
Written 31 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! What a lovely review!! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking a moment to share this like you have :-) It’s always a bit of a treat for us to read reviews, it’s very special to read what you’ve enjoyed most :-) We’re onboard right now, and it’s another perfect, relaxing afternoon on our beautiful lake. Very spoilt!! Hope you’re keeping well, and that you’re enjoying new adventures!! Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written 2 July 2021
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Linda L
Nelson, New Zealand62 contributions
Mar 2021
What an amazing experience. Loved every minute of it. We motored to South Fiord - I even got to steer the boat which was totally amazing!! On the way there we had a cup of tea, (there was wine etc on offer too) and we were also told the history of the boat. We got really close to a waterfall (very deep lake) and then went for a walk to the Hidden Lakes. I also got to steer the boat part of the way back - they even put up the sails but there wasn't enough wind. It was a memorable and magical experience, George and Adam were knowledgeable, friendly, amazing hosts - they went out of their way to make sure we all had a lovely time. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 18 April 2021
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Faith1935
Hey!! I love that you loved driving the boat!! She's a pretty special vessel, and to stand at the helm knowing what she's done, the places she's been and some of the people that have stood at that wheel also is pretty awesome - you're right :-) Which is why we always aim to put the sails up - it's a real treat to be able to see her in her full glory, regardless of the amount of wind we have on the day :-) Loved sharing this with you, thank you so much for your support, and appreciating your time onboard. Thanks for your recommendation, very thoughtful of you!! See you next time!! Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written 3 May 2021
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Dennis S
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
Mar 2021
Even if the weather had not been as brilliant as it indeed was this was a real highlight of our short holiday in the south.
From the time George and Maree in their "naval" attire personally welcomed each individual, the cruise was so enjoyable and beyond any expectations we had.
George was a knowledgeable and humorous on board host who could not do enough for customers ,particularly when offering refreshments and the most brilliant canapes We also had a nature walk to the Hidden Lake and George then showed that he had a real interest in the flora and fauna which he was able to pass on.
Not often my wife and I give a maximum score as we have on this occasion.
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Written 13 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi!! It’s very thoughtful of you to have written this review, and with such kinds words. Thank you very much for choosing to come with us, and being part of memories that have been created onboard during Faith’s time in Lake Te Anau. Maree and George do a wonderful job don’t they?!! We’re so lucky to have some pretty special personalities on our little team. It’s great to see George still passionate about learning more about the National Park at his stage of life, he’s unstoppable!! Very happy that this stood out for you in your time down South, and thank you again for your support - and maximum score :-) Wishing you both all the very best, and cheering for you on your next adventures :-) Kind regards, Adam, George and Maree :-)
Written 15 March 2021
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Deb F
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had the most wonderful cruise on Faith the historic yacht. Our hosts George and Adam went out of their way to make it a truely enjoyable experience. So knowledgeable about Faith’s history and about the wonderful Te Anau lake we sailed on. Will definitely do it again. Such value for money.
Written 4 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! Thanks so much for your kind words, makes us very proud to hear you had a lovely time with us :-) We love spending time onboard Faith, being in the National park, and sharing time with lovely people - thank you for being part of making our day with you really enjoyable too!! See you next time!! Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written 10 March 2021
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Granny0001
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
Thank you George and Adam (owners of Faith) for a magical afternoon steeped in history on your historic motor yacht FAITH. Lots of interesting stories to be told. Cruise to secluded Hidden Lakes where we were treated to a pristine walk through beechwood forest at Hidden Lakes. On return the food tantalised our taste buds washed down with Refreshments of the alcoholic variety and or tea/coffee.
Recommended for young and old. NOT TO BE MISSED when you visit Te Anau.
Written 29 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! Our pleasure, lovely to read your review :-) Thanks heaps for taking time to share with others reading here what you enjoyed about spending time with us onboard Faith. It always makes us smile reading reviews left here - it’s like a little gift from you to us, it’s very much appreciated and gives us a little lift :-) Hope you’re having some cool new adventures, wishing you all the very best. Thanks again for your support and your kind words, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written 16 February 2021
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cruizee
26 contributions
Oct 2020
This has to be one of the best experiences in NZ! It combines nostagia, history, genuine hospitality from the crew, amazing scenery and much more! We had the pleasure of sailing with Adam and George who looked after us from start to finish, the sail across the lake savouring a chilled glass of wine to secret and secluded bays in the South Arm was a treat, the bush walk to Hidden Lake so special with George pointing out various things of interest in the rainforest. On return to Faith, Adam had afternoon tea waiting for us and we enjoyed a leisurely sail to another bay across glassy waters. All too soon the bow of Faith was pointing homewards and our ethereal time aboard had come to an end. For anyone wanting a unique experience with warm genuine people who really love sharing their boat and the paradise that awaits on the opposite shores of the Lake, don't miss this! We have travelled extensively over the years and this rates as one of the best tours we have done....ever! Thank you Adam and George from Glen & Jill.
Written 4 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Glen and Jill, Wow!! What a lovely review!! It makes me excited reading this, even as I’m onboard Faith right now!! We have a perfect day here for it, just as you describe. So happy that you had a great time with us, it’s a pretty special way to do life isn’t it?!! I hope you’re both keeping well, and that you’ve had adventures since. It’s a special time to live in NZ and be able to travel freely with low numbers of people to compete with. Once in a lifetime perhaps!! Wishing you both all the very best, hope you’re keeping well. Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland
Written 11 March 2021
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Bewdley Lad
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
An amazing experience, super friendly crew with plenty of local knowledge. Such a pleasure to sail on a piece of world history.
Highly recommend you make this trip a part of your Te Anau experience
Steve and Cath Pierce
Written 28 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Steve and Cath!! Was so lovely to have you both onboard, thanks for your kind words here. I’m writing to you now from the aft table of our special ship, while Maree and George take care of our lovely passengers. It’s a beautiful day here, so we’re all feeling pretty spoiled to be out here on the lake. Hope you’re both keeping well, and that you’ve had a great rest of your time down here. Hoping that we get to see you again one day soon :-) Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written 2 November 2020
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A must do trip
What a fab trip. George the owner and Skipper, Marie, were so friendly and knowledgeable. The boat, Faith, was
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Champagne experience on Lake Te Anau
An evening on M/Y Faith is a fantastic Te Anau experience. She has a great heritage and George and Adam tell a grea
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Amazing experience- Must do this!
This cruise experience is the best you will ever do! The hosts, George and Adam are delightful, their passion for t
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Don't Miss this Cuise!
We had an awesome cruise on Faith. The crew were most welcoming and imparted their knowledge in a natural and relax
DavidBurke
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Completely Memorable
We departed Te Anau wharf on the 6pm evening scenic cruise. From the moment we step on board the Faith we are made
Peter R
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A great day in Te Anau
My trip today on the sailing vessel Faith in Te Anau was fantastic. The crew of Anne Marie and George is fantastic
Travellingkavs
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Highlight of our trip
From the moment we hopped on, to the moment we got off we had an incredible time on Faith, the crew were amazing wi
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A must do experience.
This trip was one of the highlights of our time on the South Island. It was a stunning, but cold Te Anau day, but w
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Memorable
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning trip on “Faith.” It was a fun ride on a beautiful vessel with kind and interesting
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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!
My daughter and I had the opportunity to sail on the Faith at the end of April. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute
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Unmissable experience aboard a grand old lady
I wish I could give this experience six stars! It was an absolutely wonderful morning aboard the beautiful Faith, w
421kirstyh
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Great afternoon
Thank you for such an awesome afternoon we enjoyed every minute of the trip and the canopies were absolutely delici
Reinhard G
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An experience to be repeated
This is something I would repeat immediately again! Due to the covid situation here in NZ we were the only guests f
Maytravel567
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All aboard Faith
This was an unexpected highlight of our visit to Te Anau. This simple cruise across Lake Te Anau aboard Faith was m
John B
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Great experience
Just returned from a morning trip on the MY Faith. Fascinating time on Lake Te Anau on a blustery day. George and A
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