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About Lake Wanaka Cruises
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.
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Tania B wrote a review May 2021
Havelock North, New Zealand8 contributions8 helpful votes
We could not have asked for better, 5 hours later and we are still buzzing. It was so relaxed, Jim and his offsider were brilliant. (I am so sorry I missed your name) You both were very knowledgeable of the history and area. It really was perfect, from the picturesque snow capped mountains to the stillness of the lake. Once we reached the island, there was a picture perfect photo opportunity with every turn. Hearing the native birds and just taking in the environment was amazing. Thank you guys so much for offering this cruise, we would highly recommend this to anyone.
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises
Responded 14 May 2021
Thanks so much for your kind words Tania. We enjoyed having you aboard Dual Image and sharing Mou Waho Island.
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Phillip B wrote a review Apr 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand174 contributions47 helpful votes
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 cousins. We all enjoyed this cruise. Skipper Tim pilots the boat and Bronie provides a great commentary. Then Bronie takes you up to the top of the island for more great views and photo opportunities. Then back on board for a drink and biscuit with the return sailing back to Wanaka. A really professionally and friendly run cruise. A big thanks to Tim for upgrading us from the one hour cruise.
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises
Responded 14 May 2021
So glad we could share the beauty of Mou Waho Island with you and your family Phillip.
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Estelle wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand52 contributions10 helpful votes
This was a relaxing cruise on a fine day with calm water and great views. There was just the right amount of passengers to make it convivial without overcrowding. The guide Bronnie was very friendly and knowledgeable and put a lot of effort into making people comfortable. There are also great views from the top of the island, but the walk can take a while if your mobility is limited. So if that’s you, it might be better to relax with a cuppa and a cookie on the beach instead.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Thanks very much for your feedback Stellar. We hope to see you again some time.
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laura j wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions5 helpful votes
This was an awesome experience ! From Wanaka township it is not possible to appreciate the full scale of Lake Wanaka and this cruise opens up vistas, not possible from the shore. Mou Whao is a predator free island with very endangered Buff Weka and Mountain Weta living safely here along with a variety of native birds and plants. A good path leads up to a beautiful glacial tarn. There are spectacular views from the rocky bluff above this. Tim was an excellent guide and we never felt rushed but allowed time to appreciate this special environment. The catamaran was very comfortable and we were well plied with hot drinks and cookies!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises
Responded 17 Mar 2021
Thanks Laura. It was great to meet you. Many thanks for sharing in your knowledge.
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Andy P wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
Great cruise around part of the Lake on a large craft with a glass of wine and cheese board. Very comfortable even if slightly rough and good information from crew.
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Really glad you enjoyed the trip Andy. All the best thanks.
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