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Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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+64 3-752 0230
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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

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a delightful afternoon fishing and catching fabulous views from the boat. Dale was extremely informative about the lake, the mountains and the fishing, made the afternoon very enjoyable. 3 of us on the boat and we all caught a salmon each! Dale prepared one...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

6 stars! Thanks very much! We love the sashimi and glad you enjoyed it also. Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave a review! Safe travels! Maddie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had great morning with Dale cruising around Lake Mapourika. Very relax time Dale informative about the lake & region. Highly recommend this cruise for the lake, scenery & the guide.

Thank Leanne2865
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Leanne, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Dale. All the best with the rest of your travels. Maddie

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Great trip out on the lake. Dale is s super knowledgeable guide and put us on fish and fun the entire trip. Boat is great platform to fish and sightsee as the enclosed cabin is super comfy and the fishing platform is covered. Dale was...More

Thank Derek M
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Derek, Thank you taking your time to leave us an awesome review, it was pleasure having you and your family out on the lake. The brown sure was a beauty! We hope you really enjoyed the rest of your time on the coast! Kind...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the cruise knowing the following day was going to be raining and grey. And the forecast was right ! We were lucky to have the boat to ourselves with the guide and spent a very pleasant 2 hours relaxing, learning about the lake...More

Thank Michael G
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi Michael, Thanks for the great review! Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with Dale. All the best with the rest of your travels. Regards, Maddie

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were trying to decide what to do on a very pleasant day in Franz Josef. We booked the lake cruise and walk and we are so glad we did. Dale our skipper and guide was great, very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. The...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a detailed review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Dale, he does make a good cuppa! :) Safe Travels, Maddie

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We were disappointed on arriving at Franz Josef after a 500 km long drive from Queenstown to realize that our pre-booked Helicopter trip to the Glacier was cancelled due to the bad weather. Searching in the net we found one alternative way to have a...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Sojan, We are glad we could swoop in and save the day in the event of the poor weather. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Dale, thanks very much for the review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels....More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

My wife and I took this tour back in February and loved it. It was a cloudy day so we had Dale and the boat all to ourselves. What everyone has already posted is true. Dale was great with Maori tales and a flower for...More

Thank Michael K
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

HI Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your private tour with Dale and awesome to hear that we were your highlight! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 22 February 2018

What a great way to spend an afternoon on the lake with an informative guide His knowledge of the trees, birds and culture was very interesting We ever watch him make a flower from the flax Take a bottle of wine, bickies an dip, sit...More

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GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Janet, We love your thinking, no better way to take in the views! Thanks for the great review! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

Reviewed 15 February 2018

2 hours long and well worth the trip. Dale’s knowledge and insite is excellent and makes the cruise highly informative.

Thank VCranton
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hey, Thanks for the 5 star review, we are pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the Lake with Dale. Enjoy the rest of your travels, Maddie

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Various trips available. We did a kayak and walk combination. Kayaking in sturdy double kayaks. Spraydecks etc good quality. Brilliant guiding by Brett both on the water and on the walk. Lots of interesting info both about nature and legends. Highly recommended!

Thank KickiN59
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

HI there, Thanks for the awesome review! I will pass on the kind words to Brett. Cheers, Maddie

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