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Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika provided by Glacier Country Lake Tours

Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika

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2 adults
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Important Information
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Courtesy Transport (if required)
  • Local Guide
  • Complimentary hot drinks
  • On board toilet facility
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Franz Josef
  • Fishing Licenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 24 Hr. Fishing Licenses must be purchased additionally at our office on 64 Cron St. before your tour. Cost of: $34 NZD
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sean Carlon wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My two oldest boys and i decided we needed to do a bit of fishing while in Franz Joseph recently. We found these guys online and booked an afternoon on Lake Mapourika. Very easy company to deal with from minute one. Our skipper Jake had an excellent local knowledge and was
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Jake and the team such a kind review! We're please to hear you managed to hook a trout whilst out on the lake with Jake! Enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ! Kind regards, Teana
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Jake Evans wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had such an amazing time on this boat trip. Dale is so welcoming and knowledgeable, as much coffee and hot chocolate as I wanted which was a bonus. The scenes were stunning even though we were clouded over, it was the information and the serenity of the lake that really made
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave Dale such a kind review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed all the free hot chocolate whilst on board the Hanna-K! It's great to hear you made the most of a cloudy day in Franz Josef! Safe Travels, Teana
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Kiwifire66 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia46 contributions14 helpful votes
My son want to go fishing on a boat during our recent trip to NZ, seaching I found these guys and from the first email they were fantastic. It had been raining all through the night before our monring excursion, we went ahead and had a ball. the short drive and getting on the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
Responded 16 Oct 2019
Hi, Wow! Thanks for leaving Dale such a detailed review, we really appreciate it! Even though the weather wasn't in your favor its great to hear you enjoyed your time on the boat with Dale. 5 fish, nice work! Thank you for choosing to come out Fishing with us! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around NZ! Kind regards, Teana
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susanL7308PL wrote a review Mar 2019
Chandler, Arizona101 contributions14 helpful votes
The rain made fishing pointless. Would have been nice to have an option to reschedule or do just a scenic cruise. But it was fun. With young kids they should have a second guide to help them fish as the skipper can’t help. Thankfully another guy was there to fish and helped
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Response from GlacierLakeTours, Owner at Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
Responded 5 Apr 2019
Hi Susan, Thank you for you review. I was glad to hear that one of your boys caught a fish! The rain can sometime improve the fishing but can make navigating and driving the boat a little more demanding requiring the skippers attention. In terms of rescheduling, we did reschedule your tour for you several times to assist with your plans, so I am disappointed to hear that this was something that took away from your tour with us. I hope you have more luck on your next fishing adventure and safe travels. Regards, Dale
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BAN1957 wrote a review Oct 2018
Broadbeach, Australia3 contributions
Spent a delightful afternoon fishing and catching fabulous views from the boat. Dale was extremely informative about the lake, the mountains and the fishing, made the afternoon very enjoyable. 3 of us on the boat and we all caught a salmon each! Dale prepared one of them as
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Fishing Charter - Lake Mapourika
Responded 1 Nov 2018
6 stars! Thanks very much! We love the sashimi and glad you enjoyed it also. Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave a review! Safe travels! Maddie
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About the operator

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By: Glacier Country Lake Tours
An unexpected highlight to our travels on the south island.
We were three senior couples looking for a leisurely excursion around FJ Glacier. This cruise and rainforest walk w
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Cheshire Girls
Fantastic trip thanks so much Dale, for a wonderful experience great knowledge and interesting stories. I would hig
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Brya M
A wonderful way to spend a few hours!
We had a great time onboard the boat with our skipper, Jake. The cruise was so relaxing and serene out on the wate
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Excellent cruise with Jake and Stephanie!
This is a small group cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had Jake and Stephanie on our cruise and they were
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John F
We had an amazing lake cruise with Jake
We arrived late afternoon and went on the early evening cruise. The lake was like glass and it was really still an
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Our shipper was a great guy
We had lost of fun on the cruise and walk. Especially the shipper was a nice guy joking around and telling a lot ab
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Excellent Lake Adventure
Superb scenic lake cruise with Skipper Dingy. Learned so much about this glacier kettle lake, its birds, trees, fis
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Bloody FANTASTIC, you WILL NOT be disappointed!
Into Fishing? Not into Fishing? It doesn't matter! Hop on board the Hanna K with Jake and go find yourself a fish!
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Wonderful kayaking and hike experience
We came by Glacier Country Lake Tours when our glacier helicopter hike was canceled. But it shouldn’t be a backup p
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Excellent tour, beautiful lake and forest
Excellent way to spend 2 blissful hours cruising afloat the serenity of Lake Mapourika! Our guide and boat driver J
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Late afternoon cruise on Lake Mapourika
We were unable to get on the 2pm cruise and Dale kindly added a cruise at 5pm for us. He provided a bespoke and inf
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Fantastic trip!
It was pouring down, apparently happens a lot around here, but we were offered excellent rainwear at the office. Cr
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A great trip even in the rain!
A really great way to spend two hours by doing the cruise and rainforest walk,,,,Dale is extremely knowledgeable a
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Lee and Ilsa (and the in-laws)
A great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the township and helicopters. The lake is beautiful and the glassy w
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Lake Mapourika cruise and walk
Wonderful tour of the rainforest, with time to catch your breath and listen to guide Dale sharing his vast knowledg
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