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1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka provided by Lake Wanaka Cruises

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
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About
This is the most popular cruise when time is limited, the Ruby Island Cruise is a great way to explore the outstanding scenery of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand in just over 1-Hour. Guests will enjoy a self guided tour of the island with many incredible photo opportunities on this small-group tour. The grade is easy and suitable for children and seniors as well.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • 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: 1h 15m
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56970P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Island walk
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Wanaka Lakefront, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Put 100 Ardmore St Wanaka into your GPS and then go to the lake front (waters edge). Parking is available along the lake front but you may have to wait to get a park if they are all full. Park anywhere in town and wander over (we are a very small town).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Island walk is not compulsory
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guided Island walk
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Wanaka Lakefront, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Put 100 Ardmore St Wanaka into your GPS and then go to the lake front (waters edge). Parking is available along the lake front but you may have to wait to get a park if they are all full. Park anywhere in town and wander over (we are a very small town).
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Island walk is not compulsory
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 49 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from 1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
Qualmark Covid Safe Certificate
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wanaka Lakefront
    Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    Put 100 Ardmore St Wanaka into your GPS and then go to the lake front (waters edge). Parking is available along the lake front but you may have to wait to get a park if they are all full. Park anywhere in town and wander over (we are a very small town).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Often called the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby is small but very photogenic. The eclectic mix of exotic and native plants adds a foreground to the colors of the lake and the mountains behind.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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matautraveller
Otago81 contributions
Ruby Island Cruise worth doing
Nov 2020
Really impressed with this trip out to Ruby Island and the walk around the island to hear and see the history of this unique part of Lake Wanaka. Lovely boat, with guide Tim pointing out features around the lake on the way.
A great way to see the shore and get a different perspective of the area.
Written 7 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rob T
Sassenheim, The Netherlands8 contributions
Boat trip to Ruby Island
Because of the season we had a private catamaran for the tree of us. #jippie Beautiful weather and a friendly crew. In one word: nice
Written 21 February 2020
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TimC4750
We love the small group trips.Cheers for that.
Written 23 February 2020
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Courtney K
1 contribution
Scenic cruise around Wanaka with a welcoming crew!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Beautiful cruise around lake Wanaka. An absolute slice of heaven and perfect venue to enjoy a drink. Pavla and Adam were super warm and welcoming, And shared their local knowledge. I travelled alone and instantly felt included in the fun group. It was a smooth journey with stunning vistas.
Written 23 January 2020
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Arcris M
Rolleston, New Zealand1 contribution
Awesome Ruby Island Cruise
Really great cruise especially my family we're the only one that was booked. Interesting history about Ruby Island and really great first time experience on a that kind of watercraft. Special thanks to Kyle (hope I got the name right I was looking around the catamaran but I heard the briefing loud and clear) our skipper/tour guide. We will pretty sure try other type of cruise next time we are here.
Written 3 June 2019
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Karen B
Dunedin, New Zealand96 contributions
Great short trip
May 2019
I took my grand daughter (8) on this trip while we were staying in Wanaka. The skipper was great with her and while on Ruby Island taught her about rose hip and edible plants. The walk to the top of Ruby Island is a gentle slope and great photos opportunity. Easy access on and off the boat which has a built in ramp
Written 1 June 2019
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TimC4750
Thanks Karen. We enjoyed the trip with you as well. We would love to see you again if your back this way.
Written 5 June 2019
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PhotoSandy
Charlestown, RI194 contributions
Short but lovely ride on Lake Wanaka with island walk
A short ride on Lake Wanaka to an island where we could walk a trail to a gradual summit with beautiful lake and Mountain View’s. Easy loop walk. Appears to be a well run but one-man operation. Well worth the trip since we had limited time in Wanaka.
Written 31 March 2019
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RichelleESA
Dunedin, New Zealand21 contributions
Ruby Island Cruise and Tour
Excellent trip, lovely crew so friendly and helpful, rough water as it was so windy but the skipper was very skilled. They let us know the trip would be delayed and said we could re-schedule if we wanted but we didn’t. I would definitely do this trip or another with this company again as it was so much fun and the crew were excellent. Thanks for a great day celebrating our daughter’s 21st! Everyone singing happy birthday on the island and the complimentary beers from Tim on the way back were extra special thank you!!
Written 8 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Really happy we could make a special day even better!
Written 12 January 2019
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Sophie B
Whangarei, New Zealand6 contributions
Perfect
we had such a lovely time, the weather couldn't have been better, the scenery was magical, the boat was beautiful and the staff incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. they went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable experience, we will be back to do another of their cruises for sure.
Written 22 November 2018
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GingerRose63
Launceston, Australia679 contributions
Great sceney
Did the 11am cruise. Weather fantastic. Views great. Skipper pleasant friendly and knowledgeable. Vessel roomy and rides well. Went to Ruby Island. Short walk on island lovely views whilst on island. May be a bit difficult if you have mobility issues. Gangplank to get on boat , but easy apart from that. Refreshment and snack available on boat.
Written 4 November 2018
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Denise C
Newcastle, Australia8 contributions
Niccceeeeee
Jun 2018 • Couples
Thank you for a gorgeous friendly cruise this afternoon both of us had a great time Staff are great, couldn’t ask for a nicer afternoon. Perfect.
Written 15 June 2018
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JenniferL6852
JenniferL6852
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Enjoyable and relaxing with beautiful scenery
Great cruise to relax. Had an educational session about the history of the Stevenson Island and how weka was wiped
MiemieB2
MiemieB2
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Birthday trip
Was a great experience and really enjoyed it. Was a great trip to celebrate my birthday. Really enjoying it
KBet23
KBet23
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Great little lake cruise
Great little trip across some of Lake Wānaka. Informative guide. Great way to spend a couple of hours in stunning s
Melskip1
Melskip1
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Amazing Half day experience
Our family was lucky enough to do this cruise while we were in Wanaka. From the start Tim made us all feel at home
TaniaB2608
TaniaB2608
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Truly Amazing
We could not have asked for better, 5 hours later and we are still buzzing. It was so relaxed, Jim and his offsider
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Fab couple of hours.
Well!!! What a way to enjoy a few hours relaxtion. Did a lake cruise with my wife, an aunt and uncle and one of my
Stellarwella
Stellarwella
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Cruisey cruise with views!
This was a relaxing cruise on a fine day with calm water and great views. There was just the right amount of passen
laura j
laura j
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Awesome experience
This was an awesome experience ! From Wanaka township it is not possible to appreciate the full scale of Lake Wanak
AndyP3619
AndyP3619
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Happy Hour Cruise
Great cruise around part of the Lake on a large craft with a glass of wine and cheese board. Very comfortable even
Flyer47960151972
Flyer47960151972
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Family outing
Great trip. I made it up the track at the island. We had our 2 yr grandchild with us. Tim was very informative. th
Kazza314
Kazza314
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A must-do when at Wanaka
A wonderful cruise. Skipper/owner/guide Tim is friendly, knowledgeable and very pleasant to be around. The cruise w
AJTroth
AJTroth
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Highly recommend
Wow what an awesome cruise. Magnificent views with wonderful captain & crew. My husband & I enjoyed every minute of
Wideopenspaces123
Wideopenspaces123
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A must do!
Awesome cruise - we have used Tim and Dual Image for the last 2 years for our 'end of year trip' for the year 13's,
Themadgies
Themadgies
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Great trip, would recommend 100%
Fantastic morning out with Tim and Pavlov (hope we spelt that right). Amazing service, super friendly people, beaut
MrZippy_NZ
MrZippy_NZ
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Doing something a little different
Highly recommended. Best half day out I've had for a long time. Our guide, Chris, was great. Made us feel very valu
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