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3-Hour Fishing Charter Experience at Franz Josef Glacier provided by Franz Josef Wilderness Tours

3-Hour Fishing Charter Experience at Franz Josef Glacier

3-Hour Fishing Charter Experience at Franz Josef Glacier
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from $164.11 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Lake Mapourika holds great stock of New Zealand Brown Trout and Wild Sea-Run Salmon. The calm waters and scenic views will keep all anglers entertained. Our unique comfortable tour boat makes fishing and excellent activity rain or shine.
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.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Lake Mapourika’s calm reflective waters are home to many fish such as Trout and Wild Salmon. Enjoy fishing on our comfortable full covered tour boat, with toilet facilities and warm refreshments onboard. Experience the beauty of Lake Mapourika while trolling silently past 900-year-old Kahikatea trees and Native Birdsong while you wait for a nibble on the line! Fishing techniques include trolling, harling and spinning. You may keep your catch if it’s legal and in season, otherwise, we will catch and release. All fishing equipment is provided, and no experience is necessary.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7653P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Fishing Equipment
Exclusions
Fishing License
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand Please meet at the Lake before the trip departure.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Coffee and/or Tea • Fishing Equipment
Exclusions
Fishing License
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Lake Mapourika Recreational Area, Waiho 7886, New Zealand Please meet at the Lake before the trip departure.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Popular mentions

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Jan D.
3 contributions
Most exciting trip
Mar 2021 • Couples
Amazing fishing tour, had a lovely time! Managed to get a salmon and an eel, super exciting! A mandatory experience in Franz Josef
Written 14 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review! Glad you found our trip exciting and we'd love to have you back sometime! Kind regards Bronwyn & Dale
Written 15 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aoteaora
Picton, New Zealand16 contributions
relax, soak up the scenery
Mar 2021
a beautiful lake / a wonderful guide. A fishing cruise with Dale is a must do when visiting the West Coast
Written 3 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
BronBurrows
Hi there Thanks for the review :) All the best! Bronwyn & Dale
Written 4 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mel
Franz Josef, New Zealand3 contributions
Best and most beautiful lake fishing tour!
Feb 2021 • Solo
Definitely one of the best lake fishing tours I've done so far. Dale really knows what he's doing in terms of fishing for trout or salmon in lake Mapurika. He gave me tips and tricks that I'm still using very successfully.
He also tells you all about that beautiful glacier country area including the kiwi sanctuary which connects right to the lake.
I caught 2 salmon with him and he got it ready for us to eat right away on the boat. We had the choice of grilling it on the bbq but I refer it sashimi style. All ingredients and facilities supplied.
Seriously, if you are wanting to have a fun, successful and especially beautiful fishing trip anywhere on the West Coast you should give the Franz Josef Wilderness tours a go.
I promise you won't be disappointed!
Written 18 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
BronBurrows
Hi Mel Thanks for taking the time to write us such a detailed review we really appreciate it! Sounds like you had an amazing trip and enjoyed the goods of the lake with fresh sashimi! We hope to see you out with us again sometime! All the best Bronwyn
Written 22 February 2021
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ExpatNZ14
11 contributions
A FANTASTIC WEST COAST EXPERIENCE
Jan 2021
A must do charter if coming to Fras Josef. Lake Mapourika is a stunning place - full of history and amazing views.

Our family could not have selected a better fishing guide and company than Frans Josef Wilderness Tours.

Dale and the staff were amazing from start to finish. Our charter with Dale was an absolutely fantatstic, amazing and memorable experience. We concur Dale is a legend!

The fishing trip was the perfect note to end several days of adventure in Frans Josef. We had never fished. This was the perfect introduction. Dale was patient. We had several great laughs along the way. He was great teaching our son - and was just as excited with every slamon he caught as the previous one.

Dale is incredible knowledgeable about the area - we felt truly blessed to have him as our guide. We enjoyed the fact that we were able to learn to troll and cast for Salmon and Brown Trout. Where else can you catch fresh salmon and have it prepared for you to eat - immediatetly!

Lake Mapourika is truly amazing. We will book again next time we are on the West Coast - truly great value and time very well spend. Thank you!
Written 1 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Scott, Thanks for the amazing review, it was a real pleasure taking you all out on the lake and I can't wait for next time! Lets hope we can nail that monster Brown soon! All the best and tight lines! Dale
Written 2 February 2021
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Jo S
12 contributions
Relaxing end to the day.
Jan 2021 • Couples
A really relaxing end to the day, we hopped on the 5pm fishing trip, it was only 2 of us and we had the boat to ourselves with Dale the skipper.
Dale was fantastic, knowledgeable and easy going. He sliced up our first catch for fresh Sashimi for us, delicious! He also filleted our other catch for us to cook up for lunch the next day. Thanks Dale!
Written 16 January 2021
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BronBurrows
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Dale a review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon on the lake with us. You can't beat fresh Sashimi on board the Hanna-K! Safe travels, Teana
Written 24 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Simon W
8 contributions
Absolutely Awesome Day’s Fishing!!
We had such a cool time fishing on Lake Mapourika! Dale was our awesome host & was a legend for picking us up & dropping us off from our accommodation in Franz Josef. He was a wealth of knowledge for the area and had some great chat, fishing gear and even better boat for fishing off. We caught 4 salmon and one big brown trout trolling and spinning off the boat. He cooked up the trout for us, and made sashimi with the first salmon which you can’t get any fresher, sending us home with the rest. The White Heron on the lake are also real bonus treat to see and the 3 hours went by too fast. Thanks again for the tour Dale!! 11/10 recommendation
Written 4 January 2021
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BronBurrows
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Dale a 11/10 recommendation! 5 Fish, wow! Nice work. You can't beat some fresh sashimi onboard! Great to gear you enjoyed your time out on the lake with Dale. We hope you see you again soon! Safe travels, Teana
Written 6 January 2021
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Natasha W
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Awesome afternoon
Had the best afternoon fishing and sightseeibg. A group of us booked and were not disappointed. The skipper Dale was a legend, and went above and beyond by picking us up from our accommodation and dropping us back so we could have a few drinks safely. We all caught a fish and went home with 3 salmon and 1 huge trout. Dale provided everything we needed and we all found it a highlight of our trip. Would definitely book again if we were ever back in Franz Josef.
Written 4 January 2021
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BronBurrows
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Dale a review! Thats awesome you all managed to catch a fish and enjoy few cold drinks while doing so! We hope to see you back here fishing again! Safe travels, Teana
Written 6 January 2021
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Joshua
Lower Hutt, New Zealand2 contributions
Awesome day out!!
Dec 2020 • Couples
Absolutely can’t recommend this enough, Dale the skipper was excellent and very knowledgeable! Not just about the fishing but about the land and glaciers around.

Caught some keepers too which was great! Dale cut up the salmon my partner caught and we had delicious fresh salmon right there on the boat for lunch!

Awesome day!!
Written 27 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Franzjoseftours
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Dale a review! How good is fresh Salmon straight from the lake! Great to hear you had an awesome day with us. Safe travels, Teana
Written 28 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Franz Josef Wilderness Tours
691emr
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Serenity in spades
If you want to experience the beauty and awe of this pristine part of the West Coast at a relaxed pace, look no fur
NZEarlybird24
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Charming introduction to the area
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was really knowledgeable. He was also friendly, relaxed and fun t
Toni2199
Toni2199
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Amazing kayaking with great view.
The guides are really friendly and funny. The best part of the trip was when we drive through the creek. The weathe
Nicky S
Nicky S
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Amazing!
So calm so serene very professionally run. Kylan and Dave awesome operators. Highly recommend this company.
Minniememoirs
Minniememoirs
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10/10
Awesome experience - beautiful scenery and great facts. Highly recommend for anyone passing through or heading to t
EmmaAlison1
EmmaAlison1
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Franz Josef must-do
Fantastic afternoon spent kayaking on Lake Mapourika with our brilliant guide, Kylan. We loved the informative walk
Seve2902
Seve2902
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Diamond in the rough
Great experience at great value. Dale the captain very knowledgeable and accommodating . So glad we went on the t
GeorgiaS1620
GeorgiaS1620
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Slice of heaven
100% recommend doing while here in franz. Stunning views and you learn lots about the history of Franz Josef. Highl
Albert d
Albert d
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Wonderful scenery, comfortable boat fun knowledgeable crew
Wonderful cruise on the lake with everything you would expect, excellent views and reflections in the lake, nature
kenmrand
kenmrand
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Wonderful peaceful afternoon on the lake taking it all in.
Dale took my husband and I out at short notice, he has so much knowledge about the surrounding area and easy to cha
Inspiration687477
Inspiration687477
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Kayaking with Kylan
Kylan was amazing and made us feel very comfortable with everything. He was great at teaching us the ropes for kay
NeilFitz69
NeilFitz69
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A great way to actively relax in Franz Josef
This was a great excursion from start to finish. Kilian, our guide, was happy to provide helpful information by pho
N3151ZTneils
N3151ZTneils
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A serene natural experience
This is a wonderful way to experience the lake. The secluded inlets and shores are beautiful and so serene. We were
feist88
feist88
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great guides and well organized
we had a great time in the water and our guide , Debbie was very professional and knowledgeable . it was raining in
Cruiser772604
Cruiser772604
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Franz Josef Lake Mapourika Adventure!
Loved this experience! Surrounded by the natural raw beauty of Lake Mapourika. Stunning! Incredible history to be l
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