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1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka provided by Lake Wanaka Cruises

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1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

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You'll start at
Wanaka Lakefront
Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New ZealandPut 100 Ardmore St Wanaka into your GPS and then go to the lake front (waters edge). Parking is available along the lake front but you may have to wait to get a park if they are all full. Park anywhere in town and wander over (we are a very small town).
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    Lake Wanaka
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Often called the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby is small but very photogenic. The eclectic mix of exotic and native plants adds a foreground to the colors of the lake and the mountains behind.
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You'll end at
Wanaka Lakefront
Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New ZealandPut 100 Ardmore St Wanaka into your GPS and then go to the lake front (waters edge). Parking is available along the lake front but you may have to wait to get a park if they are all full. Park anywhere in town and wander over (we are a very small town).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wanaka Lakefront, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided Island walk
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Island walk is not compulsory
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rob T wrote a review Feb 2020
Sassenheim, The Netherlands8 contributions
Because of the season we had a private catamaran for the tree of us. #jippie Beautiful weather and a friendly crew. In one word: nice
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at 1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
Responded 22 Feb 2020
We love the small group trips.Cheers for that.
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Courtney K wrote a review Jan 2020
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Beautiful cruise around lake Wanaka. An absolute slice of heaven and perfect venue to enjoy a drink. Pavla and Adam were super warm and welcoming, And shared their local knowledge. I travelled alone and instantly felt included in the fun group. It was a smooth journey with
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Arcris M wrote a review Jun 2019
Rolleston, New Zealand1 contribution
Really great cruise especially my family we're the only one that was booked. Interesting history about Ruby Island and really great first time experience on a that kind of watercraft. Special thanks to Kyle (hope I got the name right I was looking around the catamaran but I
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Karen B wrote a review Jun 2019
Dunedin, New Zealand98 contributions30 helpful votes
I took my grand daughter (8) on this trip while we were staying in Wanaka. The skipper was great with her and while on Ruby Island taught her about rose hip and edible plants. The walk to the top of Ruby Island is a gentle slope and great photos opportunity. Easy access on and
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from TimC4750, Manager at 1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
Responded 4 Jun 2019
Thanks Karen. We enjoyed the trip with you as well. We would love to see you again if your back this way.
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PhotoSandy wrote a review Mar 2019
Charlestown, Rhode Island202 contributions61 helpful votes
A short ride on Lake Wanaka to an island where we could walk a trail to a gradual summit with beautiful lake and Mountain View’s. Easy loop walk. Appears to be a well run but one-man operation. Well worth the trip since we had limited time in Wanaka.
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B5724TIcindym
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Great cruise sit up the front.
This was great and better than I thought it would be. Lindsay and Adam are great hosts. They have great stories and
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Claudietta_1986
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Great way to experience Lake Wanaka
We have chosen to rely on Lake Wanaka Tours because it is a local company that offers the possibility of combining
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emmejota2000
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Weka's gone wild
Relaxing trip on boat, with great views, to the island. We were greeted by a weka when we got off and then did a s
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Roman Č
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awesome trip!
really nice trip and friendly guides :) Morning cruise with coffee/tea to the island, after 1,5 hour wolk to the to
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JC0826482
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Beautiful views you won’t see otherwise
Highly recommend this great tour with friendly, knowledgable crew. Beautiful views over Wanaka and surrounding isla
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tonycA2920BE
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Nice mellow enjoyable cruise
We sipped our beer and wine, nibbled some cheese, fruit, and crackers and watched the lovely scenery as we slowly c
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935malt
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Got the additional cheese
We had a nice little group of 7 on our cruise and with skipper Adam and first mate Prava unlike Gilligans trip we m
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LLM55
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Just Ok
For the price, a little disappointing. It is not a "must do". The cheese board was limited at best - and only on
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Geneviev00
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Lovely peaceful cruise and nature walk
My husband and I booked this cruise in the hopes of having a peaceful trip onto the lake as well as some time in na
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Go586989
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Stevensons Island Cruise & Nature Walk
What a great way to spend a couple of hours exploring the outer region of beautiful Lake Wanaka. The catamaran mad
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Eros
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Lovely cruise
We had a very enjoyable hour on Lake Wanaka sipping wine and eating cheese and biscuits. Friendly captain and sail
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BazJackSalisbury
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A Relaxing Cruise. Great Crew
This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. The couple who run the boat are very friendly and helpful. A slo
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keithkB3948GZ
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booze cruise
Fun short trip, windy that day. Crew was awesome. Cold beer and wine. Would take again. Loved the cool island in th
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Thomas_Velden
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Great family trip
Excellent cruise, spectacular views, great walk and even better company. We had skilled captain Adam and his knowle
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Colleen O
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Nice cruise
Pretty views on the tour of lake wanaka & nice folks who run it. Cheese board & wine enjoyable. Bbbbbb
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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