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Glacier Country Lake Tours

#2 of 2 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Franz Josef Features Animals
64 Cron St., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0230
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US$86.09*
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Lake Mapourika Scenic Cruise from Franz Joseph
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Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
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Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.
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“bird life” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
64 Cron St., Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0230
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Fantastic fishing, great company, experienced guide, magnificent vistas, pristine lake, relaxed atmosphere. Catching the fish was a bonus.. I would highly recommend this experience. Very modestly priced.

Thank Mark O
Glacierkayaks, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Mark, We are glad to hear your enjoyed your fishing trip with Dale! Thanks for the awesome review and all the best with the rest of your travels. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Very pleasant morning outing starting out with fresh coffee in the boat. Our guide was super great and had allot to talk about more than just about the lake. My two college kids were with me and they were well entertained too which is like...More

Thank Everett F
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Everett, Thanks for the great review and I'm glad to hear your son managed to track down the eels! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Cheers, Dale

Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. We were staying in Franz Josef and wondered what to do on a rainy cold afternoon. We chose this tour and we were delighted! We learnt much about the NZ birds, the ancient woodland and maori...More

Thank Denise M
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hey Denise, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for sharing your experience! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We recently visited the Franz Josef office and were able to book a fishing afternoon on the lake. The staff are friendly and the husband and wife team that run this tour are phenomenal. The flexibility of time and availability was great as we had...More

Thank Katelyn P
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hey guys, Thanks very much for the shining review! It was great having you guys out on the boat and we really look forward to next time! Regards, Dale

Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a wonderful lake cruise on the Lake with Dale in calm and clear conditions. The mountains were spectacular and the serenity memorable when the engine was turned off and all we could hear was birdsong. Dale took us all around the lake explaining...More

Thank sandymGuildford
Glacierkayaks, Owner at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Hi Guys, Thank you for the great review! The serenity out on the lake is absolutely amazing and it is just amazing to be out there. Enjoy the rest of your holidays. Regards, Dale

Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were in Franz Josef last week and my wife and I were able to book the evening cruise on Lake Mapourika with GCL Tours. It was a great tour and Dale does a wonderful job giving you the history and background of the lake...More

Thank Bryan W
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hey Bryan! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Dale is definitely good at what he does! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers! Mike

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wanted to write a review to say a massive thanks to dale for a great evening a couple of weeks ago. We all really enjoyed our sunset fishing tour! We were able to have a BBQ and a few beers whilst fishing on the lake....More

Thank rbeanse
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hey Rosie & Sam! Thanks for your review. Dale loves what he does, but it makes it even better when people are as stoked as you. Cheers! Mike

Reviewed 31 March 2017

In the beginning the lake was caverd in fog but it turned into a beautiful sunny morning. The lake is so calm this is perfect for photos of the glacier reflected in the lake. The skipper is great and professional. The tour is also nice...More

Thank Los_Nicolos
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hey There! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. It's amazing when the fog clears .... such a cool effect! Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had wonderful two hour boat tour with the very knowledgeable Dale. Lake Mapouika is an idyllic spot with calm water and a lot of bird life. A must on a nice day. Thank you Sarah and I had a great time.More

Thank Crofts52
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Hi you two, Thank you for your lovely review and the recommendation to other travelers! We are very happy to hear that you fully enjoyed the trip with us on beautiful Lake Mapourika and all its features. Happy further travels! Izzy and your Glacier Country...More

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Owner and skipper Dale has a well designed boat that provides comfort and protection from the changeable weather.There is a toilet on board and tea and coffee was supplied . We enjoyed learning about the local birdlife , flora and fauna.We saw spectacular reflections in...More

1  Thank William T
Glacierkayaks, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Hi William! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for sharing! Dale is fantastic at what he does, probably because he loves it so much. He had great time with you as well. Cheers! Mike

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