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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.
Certificate of Excellence
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Mou Waho Island Cruise and Nature Walk from Wanaka
4 reviews
US$110.48 per adult
Happy Hour Cruise
US$40.99 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic trip! My 2 friends and I were very fortunate to have had the whole boat to ourselves which was guided by the very knowledgable and friendly Pavla and Adam. We enjoyed the wonderful scenery on our walk on Mou Waho Island which we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank _josiecurtis29_
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback Josie. We love to hear from our guests.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I took this cruise to fill in time. There were only 10 people on the cruise which was great as there was more room for us although the boat is very big. Wonderful scenery and the Captain was fantastic. We even had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went with our eleven year ol daughter. Chris was amazing fun host from the get go. Boat trip was bumpy in the wind but fun and safe. Small group of 8 meant we had personal experience. Island was awesome and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent trip, lovely crew so friendly and helpful, rough water as it was so windy but the skipper was very skilled. They let us know the trip would be delayed and said we could re-schedule if we wanted but we didn’t. I would definitely do...More

Thank RichelleESA
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Really happy we could make a special day even better!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to Stevenson’s island. Adam and Pavla were amazing, friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing and we enjoyed being able to sit in the sun and enjoy a cold beer as we cruised along. Were very lucky with the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chookstar26
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We had a lovely cruise on a beautiful day on lake Wanaka to Stevensons island..Lovely looking back and seeing Wanaka from the water too.The cruise captain was very friendly and also Knowlagible about the island and fauna...i would recommend doing this cruise..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grannieannie65
TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great to hear. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

we had such a lovely time, the weather couldn't have been better, the scenery was magical, the boat was beautiful and the staff incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. they went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable experience, we will be...More

Thank A1385YNsophieb
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

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

Reviewed 5 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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TimC4750, Manager at Lake Wanaka Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

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

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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