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Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064-3-249-8005
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Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour scenic South Fiord...

Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour scenic South Fiord cruise including a relaxing bush/nature walk to discover the Hidden Lakes. Cruise Te Anau is the only company offering personalized boutique cruises on beautiful Lake Te Anau, (New Zealand's 2nd largest lake). With a maximum of 12 people per trip you are assured of the untouched tranquility of the beautiful South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. Cruises Depart Daily 10am - 1pm - 5pm - Bookings Essentual.

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An unexpected delight

Our motel recommended this cruise and it turned out to be an outstanding recommendation. Peter, the captain, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. He obviously takes great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SusaDogue
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Asheville, North Carolina

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Asheville, North Carolina
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132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our motel recommended this cruise and it turned out to be an outstanding recommendation. Peter, the captain, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. He obviously takes great pride in operating a "small" non-commercial operation. The three-hour cruise was reasonable priced, slow paced, and extremely interesting. The cruise went from Te Anau across Lake Te Anau to the lower fiord of the... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

It was a last minute decision. We called and we got a 3-hour trip to lake Te Anau Southern Fiord. Peter, the skipper guided us to the hidden lakes in a 30-minute walk though the forest. We enjoyed warm coffee and tea after the walk. Delightful experience!

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Thank RMD9414
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Peter (the skipper) is a very relaxed, personable man who put everyone at ease on this small excursion. We rang up on a Saturday morning to enquire, and although he had no bookings at the time he was very happy to take just the two of us. In the end there were 8 of us (12 max.) cruising slowly up... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect. But it was worth the trip. Very friendly captain/guide. The lake and mountain views are brilliant. If I had more time and brought appropriate gear would have been good to go hike through the walkways etc call ahead if you want to try personalise it more with the captain. Very easily accessible from the township.... More 

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1 Thank Wesley W
adelaide
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Peter has a small boat and looks after his guests extremely well. There are NO crowds and its very peaceful and interesting. Peter is very informative and takes care to give you a good time on this lake. We had a cruise and a walk to another small inland lake - followed by tea and scones on the way home.... More 

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1 Thank skyetime
Te Anau, New Zealand
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This trip is a once in a lifetime experience, Peter is an excellent host. I had the best time ever, almost can't think of a better way 2 my spend the 3hrs

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We are so pleased that we took this trip, Peter the skipper obviously is passionate and very knowledgeable about the lake the flora & fauna in the surrounding area.We cannot recommend it highly enough.A truly fantastic enjoyable afternoon.

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Thank sibertswold
Shepparton, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We cruised with Peter on the Carousel in 2010 and had a great time so when visiting in December 2014 with friends from China we arranged an afternoon charter cruise. The cruise was great with the highlight being catching 2 fish. We would recommend Cruise Te Anau to anyone seeking a really nice personal experience.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The Discovery Cruise is a 3-hour cruise across Lake Te Anau and into the South Fjord. The captain is not too subtle in expressing his view that this cruise is at least a match for Milford Sound. He is right! The Discovery Cruise provides stunning scenery, a short walk into the Hidden Lakes, and all without seeing another boat!

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I will say that in the end Cruise Te Anau did provide the service offered, however, not in the manner advertised. The initial boat ride to the start of the milford track was fine, on time, and nice enough. However, the captain was a bit moody and the boat was in need of maintenance, though not dangerous in any way.... More 

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