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Te Anau

Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 5.55pm for a 6pm 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 sheltered coves of Lake Te Anau. You’ll enjoy watching the crew drop anchor in a remote bay of the captain’s choice. As you relax on 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. We have choices of wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic options. 

    After you’ve lifted the anchor 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 7:30pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Photography, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • National Park fees
    • Drinks
    • Canapes
    • Local crew
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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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    In a majestic setting which can be found around every corner in the South Island, George and Adam took our experience to a whole new level on their beautiful vessel, Faith. Their knowledge of the lake and George's passion for the local flora and fauna were evident on a wonderful
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 26 May 2019
    Wow!! Thank you!! What a special review!! What a special way for us to read about the way you've enjoyed our cruise :-) Very thoughtful of you to have taken the time to write with such passion and detail. We love sharing Faith and her scenery with you, and are always thrilled when it's received so well. Thank you very much for being a part of our adventures, it's truly lovely to have met you, and to have created memories with everyone onboard. Sending you our kindest regards, Adam, and George :-)
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    We had an evening aboard the Faith with Groege and Adam. These two guys are the most lovely people ever! Thank you for keeping our glasses full and for keeping us entertained with your knowledge of the boat. The food on board was first class and it was a beautiful setting to
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 24 Mar 2019
    Hello frequent fliers (sailors)!! How lucky are we to have spent time on the weather with you like we have?!!. You've both become a part of who we are on the water, and feel very lucky to have you as repeat customers/ friends :-) Thank you for your awesome support, your delightful personalities, and your genuine excitement for life. It's a wonderful energy to be around, and perfectly suited to the atmosphere we celebrate onboard. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, keep up the awesomeness!! Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    George & Adam were the perfect hosts on this memorable cruise & their passion for this historic vessel, Faith, shone through in abundance. Whilst the setting on the lake is very picturesque, the history of the Faith is equally alluring. No hesitation in recommending this
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 24 Mar 2019
    Hey!! Thank you so much for your awesome review!! I know it can take a moment to sit down and write reviews, especially while you're still on holiday, so thank you for taking the time to do this. It's really helpful for others to read an impartial overview of what we provide - so thank you for writing so eloquently :-) Loved having you aboard, thanks for helping make our day on the water a fun one!! Hope all is well, and that you`re having an amazing rest of your holiday!! Cheers, Adam :-)
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    Couldn't have enjoyed this more. We sailed on the afternoon of New Year's Eve under perfect blue skies on a lake like a millpond through outstanding scenery, with excellent food and drink included, but what really made this trip special was the above-and-beyond service and
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 8 Apr 2019
    Hey!! This was a fun afternoon wasn't it?!! NYE is always a cool time of the year, and we really enjoyed being able to spend it with you both :-) We did have a lovely evening, and while we're not involved with the DC 3 project as we once were, it has since flown which is great news for the owner!! Thank you very much for your kind words and thoughtful review!! Sending you a big hello from Fiordland, and hope you`ve had some cool adventures since your time with us :-) Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    Are you reading this? Good. Because I need you to promise me that you will do this cruise if you visit Te Anau. Why? Here are just a few reasons: George and Adam are a delight. The scenery may be incredible, but these two really set this experience above all the others. They
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 14 Jan 2019
    Collin!! You’re awesome!! Thank you, loved having you both onboard!! What a compelling review - very kind of you to shout from the rooftops for us :-) Sending you both our warmest wishes, and a very happy New Year. Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    About the operator
    By: Faith in Fiordland
    182 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Te Anau, New Zealand
    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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    Palmerston North, New Zealand
    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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    Melbourne, Australia
    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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    Brisbane, Australia
    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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    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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    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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    Tauranga, New Zealand
    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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    London, United Kingdom
    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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    Delft, The Netherlands
    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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    Te Anau, New Zealand
    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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    London, United Kingdom
    Once in a lifetime experience on Faith
    This was one of the best experiences we had on the South Island. The boat, scenery, and crew make this experience
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    Joe R
    A brilliant experience
    It has actually been just under 2 years (Nov 17) since we went on this trip with George and Adam, however not
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    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Awesome boat trip and bush walk
    Don’t miss this! Such a treat. Gentle, personable guides on a beautiful trip with breath taking views, a chance to
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    Just amazing!
    Last minute decision as our Milford Sound trip was cancelled but I’ so very glad that we did! We had an absolute
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    Heeswijk-Dinther, The Netherlands
    great boot and lovely people
    It was a last minute decision to go but the best dicision!! We loved the tour through the fjords and the scenic
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