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Daily scheduled cruises on Lake Wanaka aboard our 55 ft power catamaran. Trips include island beach landings and nature walks. Boat has upper and lower enclosed areas for comfort.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 307 104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you really want to see what Wanaka has to offer jump on a Lake Wanaka cruise. If you have time get out to Moahau Island. This is the real gem of Wanaka the island with the lake on top and you will see some...More

Thank francferg
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks. Yes at 26 tons Dual Image doesn't bob around like a cork. Thanks for your interesting review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank GingerRose63
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Adam was so courteous and helpful, and accommodating to the changing weather. He was a great guide and the epitome of what NZ boat drivers should be - concerned about safety and the visitor experience. We will definitely be back for a longer one next...More

Thank cheryla825
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Cheryl. I have passed your kind words on to Adam.

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic views and friendly, knowledgeable crew Tim and Adam took us over to Mou Waho Island on their luxurious catamaran. We were the only 4 people on the trip and, as it turned out, the only 4 people visiting the island this morning! The views...More

Thank LynneCable
Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Lynne. Many thanks to you and your family. We thoroughly enjoyed your company!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

We took the two hour Stevensons Island cruise with Adam, and had a life-changing two hours on scenic Lake Wanaka! Adam was so knowledgeable and friendly, and made our afternoon one to remember. The views were breathtaking, and Adam knew all the best photo spots....More

Thank Frances B
Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hi Frances. Thanks soo much! Well done Adam and I'm sorry that I missed meeting you.

Reviewed 15 June 2018

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.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This cruise was a very wonderful surprise In wanaka which we added to our journey. It was a marvellous cruise to ruby's island and beautiful scenery. The host was very informative and very hospitable. Will definitely do this again next time.

Thank Linda Jane J
Reviewed 24 April 2018

What a wonderful way to experience the beautiful waters of Lake Wanaka. If you have time be sure to take this or one of the other cruises on offer by Lake Wanaker Cruises a terrific way to spend and couple of hours or more. We...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Wow. What a great in-depth review. Thanks so much for your very valuable feedback and we would love to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

What a great time we had on this tour to Ruby island. Our host Tim and Sandy the man at the helm made us so comfortable with their friendly manner. We had a superb time on Ruby Island with Tim, historian, botanist and all round...More

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Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks Tom.We enjoyed your humor along the way. Safe travels.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This cruise definitely exceeded our expectations In terms of the service we received, the quality of the boat as well as the scenery on the lake. We took on this cruise last minute at the 3pm for Stevenson island. The skipper, being local, was sharing...More

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Tim C, Owner at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Paul. Cheers for that. I'll pass your sentiments on to the crew, they really appreciate feedback.

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Vincent D
17 August 2017|
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Response from TimC4750 | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your question. We understand that plans can change so provide 100% refund for all scheduled cruises if you have to cancel prior to sailing. (The trip cannot be refunded after sailing time). Hope that helps... More