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Lake Wanaka Cruises, Wanaka

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Lake Wanaka Cruises offers daily cruises on a catamaran with upper and lower enclosed areas. Trips can include nature walks and landings on island beaches. Private charters are also available for any of your special occasions. The operator may also offer discounts for groups. To find out more about all options and any deals, please be sure to go to the website. A visit to Lake Wanaka Cruises represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Wanaka trip planner to plot your vacation.
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Lake Wanaka Cruises reviews

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  • Awesome cruise - we have used Tim and Dual Image for the last 2 years for our 'end of year trip' for the year 13's, very much enjoyed both times - we'll be back! 
    Awesome cruise - we have used Tim and Dual Image for the last 2 years for our 'end of year trip' for the year 13's, very much enjoyed both times - we'll be back!  more »
  • Our small group of staff and partners chose Lake Wanaka Cruises for a pre-dinner activity for our Xmas work function and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff went out of their way to ensure.....  more
    Our small group of staff and partners chose Lake Wanaka Cruises for a pre-dinner activity for our Xmas work function and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff went out of their way to ensure.....  more »
  • Last night in beautiful Wanaka - perfect farewell on the Happy Hour cruise. The staff were so considerate in everything from hospitality to taking photographs for us. Would recommend this as a top... 
    Last night in beautiful Wanaka - perfect farewell on the Happy Hour cruise. The staff were so considerate in everything from hospitality to taking photographs for us. Would recommend this as a top...  more »
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  • Stevensons Island Cruise and Nature walk was awesome. Beautiful cruise on the lake, and a short walk to a picturesque lookout on Stevensons Island. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat itself is very clean. Would love to come back one day.
  • had a great cruise with Tim and Bronnie, the boat was great and there was plenty of space to take in the amazing views of Lake Wanaka. Tim took us for a walk around Ruby island and taught us about the interesting history and local vegetation. I highly recommend this cruise as it gets you out on one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. Regards Wayne
  • Initially booked Ruby Island cruise but due to the heavy rain was rescheduled to the Stevensons Island cruise, thanks for accommodating! The boarding area is near Lake Wanaka Cruises as per Google maps between lake waterfront and the dinoursaur Park, spot this sign near the carpark. Lovely cruise to the island with a short walk up to an amazing viewpoint. Nice commentary provided by the guides.
  • We arrived at the pier on time at 3pm only to find that the boat has already left without us. Had informed the captain 15 mins prior that we were still looking for parking. Edit: I called the next morning and asked to reschedule our cruise, only to be called a liar because “the skipper’s contact isn’t public” even though we had physically gone up to the boat to speak to the skipper! This is the most unprofessional and inhospitable behavior I’ve come across in my two weeks in NZ, yikes 😬 By all means come for a boat ride (we saw probably 40-50 people crowded on their small boat) but don’t expect anything more. We really enjoyed the classic cruise in Queenstown so I’d def recommend that instead.
  • Lovely vessel and friendly staff. Very hard to hear when a full vessel as no PA microphone system to hear guides and no commentary provided. Disappointing cheese platter as we managed to fight a number of children for our one cracker and one piece of small cheese each. The kids sat and surrounded the cheese boards. Also not nearly enough cheese provided per person regardless. Marketing image shows a couple with a cheeseboard which is what we thought we were getting each. Good selection of beverages though.

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