We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Tours from Lake Wanaka Cruises tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
All photos (54)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great cruise”(4 reviews)
“hour cruise”(6 reviews)
“biscuits”(4 reviews)
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
Ways to Experience Lake Wanaka Cruises
from US$40.20
More Info
from US$108.30
More Info
from US$53.80
More Info
from US$33.40
More Info
Reviews (59)
Filter reviews
59 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgreat cruisehour cruisebiscuitsscenic walkknowledgeable crewlovely boatsmall groupdifferent perspectivehighly recommend this tripmou waho islandcouple of hoursbeautiful sceneryskippertimstevenspassengersruby
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 59 reviews
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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank tomranda
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

Thank Paul C
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.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

4 hours on the Lake, excellent, luxury boat, quiet and very comfortable. Tour of the lake and a 30 minute walk on a lovely island along the lake, Adam our Captain/Driver was excellent, he also took us on the walk. Coffee, water and snacks available,...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

My 7 month old grandson and another couple were the only people on this beautiful cruise across Lake Wanaka-Mount to Stevenson Island. The two crew were so helpful and chatty. The crossing was beautiful as the lake was calm and the sun was out. The...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This was a 3.5 hour trip leaving at 9am. Because this is an early cruise, there was only one other group on the island when we arrived. Adam who skippered and acted as our guide was very knowledgable on the island birds and flora. The...More

Thank Bijal S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Wanaka
Lakeside Apartments
561 reviews
.16 km away
Wanaka Hotel
625 reviews
.19 km away
The Moorings
487 reviews
.19 km away
Bella Vista Wanaka
389 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 91 restaurants in Wanaka
Big Fig Wanaka
623 reviews
.08 km away
353 reviews
.19 km away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
578 reviews
.13 km away
Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka
1,273 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 140 attractions in Wanaka
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
215 reviews
.06 km away
The Picture Lounge
7 reviews
.22 km away
Wanaka Farmers Market
8 reviews
.13 km away
Wanaka Fine Art Gallery
9 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Vincent D
17 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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