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Queenstown Water Taxis

Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1124
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Very convenient and a great way to see the surroundings!

The water taxi is a very convenient especially for us as we are staying at the Hilton Resort and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kgreenwood
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Melbourne, Australia
Wish I Had The Experience

As the title suggests, I wish I could tell you the great experience I had. Because I didn’t. Called... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
zanderlopez01
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Queenstown Water Taxis is a great way to see exclusive scenery surrounding Lake Wakatipu, only accessible via water taxi. Charter your vary own boat with an expert guide to make the most of your Queenstown experience, transport to hiking trails, biking trails, golf courses, lakeside dining & much more. Travel in style, "TAKE THE LAKE"
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“hilton hotel” (9 reviews)
“car taxi” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1124
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water taxi is a very convenient especially for us as we are staying at the Hilton Resort and it's only a 15 minute ride into town. We have taken the water taxi several times and the drivers have been extremely friendly and very happy...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

As the title suggests, I wish I could tell you the great experience I had. Because I didn’t. Called ahead to the company about a few hours before. The man on the phone was very pleasant. Booked a water taxi from the Bay View Jetty....More

1  Thank zanderlopez01
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Josh is a great Water Taxi Driver and great host. "Thank you for choosing to take the Lake" We miss you Josh from Caroline & Rebecca from Sydney Girls :) your mates

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Great views on sunset and Josh made the trip a lot of fun with his happy attitude and local knowledge :)

1  Thank Alana B
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ThunderTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the 5-stars! We're glad you managed to catch the sunset whilst on the Water taxi's - it really is one to remember!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

During our stay in April we even got the $5 per person rate (half the normal rate). We used it to travel to the Queenstown Golf Course. Great way to travel.

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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We love taking golfers over to Kelvin Heights, it is internationally regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world, and it is our absolute pleasure to drop you right at the doorstep. Thanks

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is a unique yet amazing type of transportation for tourists. Josh, our favorite driver, is very welcoming. The transfer cost is a bit pricy with $10 each one way.

Thank Mariam A
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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Mariam We also thing Josh is fantastic, very accommodating to our customers. Thanks for traveling on our service while visiting Queenstown, very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thanks

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My family and I took the water taxi several times to get to and from our hotel to Queenstown. The cost was a bit pricey at NZ$10 each way, but the views along the lake made up for the cost along with the convenience of...More

Thank Nelson A
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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Our water taxis service is defiantly the most scenic and convenient way to travel from The Hilton Resort, thanks for you feedback, we hope you enjoyed your short stay in Queenstown

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Bad service, rude staff. They only take cash. What vendor only takes cash in 2018? Worse, they have a credit card machine at the kiosk next to the water taxi in town and refuse to take credit cards. Also, there is no ATM / cash...More

1  Thank Eric E
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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Eric Thanks for your feedback, as mentioned the kiosk beside the water taxis is a separate business. Sorry to hear you did not make the taxi on time and as a result were not able to fully experience our service, if you are ever...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a cottage/ bach just beside the lake at Frankton, and walked round the Queenstown Trail to the bridge over the river, and on to the Hilton Hotel. Had a coffee and delicious carrot cake, then caught the water taxi to Queenstown....More

Thank iMunros
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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks for choosing to 'Take the Lake" We totally agree with you, this is a fantastic service to utilise our amazing local walking, and biking tracks, all while enjoying a short scenic cruise on the lake. Thanks

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Great for getting from the Hilton to central Queenstown, and back. Just $10 per person, each way. You pay the driver. Fast and efficient with a scheduled timetable, but you can get a bit wet at times if you sit right at the back -...More

Thank RichPWade
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Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Rich Thanks for your feedback, you are right our drivers multi task :) Glad you enjoyed our service and thanks for the recommendation

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Ozwitch
6 January 2016|
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Response from Haley K | Property representative |
Yes the water taxi can pick you up from villa del lago, you just need to get reception to call them and let them know you are wanting picked up from that jetty. its $10 each way
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