Te Anau Sailing trips & boat tours

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Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

1. Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

Your tour will begin when you arrive at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau 5, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard “Faith”. You'll then receive a personalized briefing about safety onboard the ship and what to expect during the cruise.  Once onboard, you’ll be free to roam around and your crew will offer you a drink and a chat during the 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf. During this time, you’ll learn about the history of your cruise ship, the vessel’s journey from Scotland in the 1980s and its Royal Navy service during WW2. Upon arrival at the Hidden Lakes, experience a guided walking tour of Fiordland National Park of roughly 45 minutes, and learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the wharf, enjoy a selection of canapés and desserts in the calm of the cove. Finally, sit back and enjoy the journey home or visit the engine room to take a turn behind the wheel.

Te Anau: Evening Scenic Cruise

2. Te Anau: Evening Scenic Cruise

Glide over scenic lake Te Anau with this Fiordland Historic Cruises group tour. Enjoy the snow-capped peaks reflected in the pristine lake while sipping complimentary drinks and savoring tasty canapés. Anchor in an idyllic sheltered cove, and explore the historic ship Faith. Listen as your local crew shares the facinating story of the ship with you. Learn more about the stunning scenery you’re seeing. Take some time to bask in being in some of the most remote and untouched land in New Zealand. Get plenty of room, as this company caters to small groups of passengers. Hear personalized commentaries from the crew. Get the chance to help raise the sails and steer this classic ship over the lake.

Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Scenic Cruise and Walk with Morning Tea

3. Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Scenic Cruise and Walk with Morning Tea

Begin your tour at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard. After a safety briefing and check-in, you'll be free to explore the ship. Enjoy some light refreshments on the scenic 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf.   Upon arrival, leave the ship for a guided 45-minute walk through the Fiordland National Park. Learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the ship, enjoy a delicious morning tea with a selection of canapes and desserts in the peaceful cove. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the journey back to Lake Te Anau.

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What people are saying about Te Anau

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 95 reviews

We took this tour on one of the last days of a two-week trip trough the North and South Islands. We did many things on this trip including bus tours, 4WD tours, jet boating, hiking, etc. Upon reflection, this experience was my absolute favorite. Yes, the area was beautiful. Yes, the boat and its history was fascinating. Yes, the food and drinks were tasty. What made this trip so magical was the enthusiasm and genuine kindness of the Captian, Adam and his first mate, Jackie. You could tell Adam was proud of his boat, and he was glad to have people back on it post Covid. Jackie lead our nature walk, and she was very good to share her knowledge. I also really enjoyed getting to know the other quest on the tour. It was truly a fantastic experience, and I am thankful we found it.

The whole trip exceeded what we were expecting. It was small and personal. Hosts were very enthusiastic and their goal was to ensure that we had a full and exceptional trip. They were passionate and very customer focussed which made this trip a highlight. Thank you

Excellent trip; my family enjoyed the slow cruise over the lake. Walking tour was perfect, not too short not too long. Morning tea food was delicious. Great hospitality.

Great experience with genuine people who show real care and enthusiasm for what they do - and they do it bloody well

Great Trip with Captain Alan to the hidden Lakes, great food and wine, nice surprise on way home !