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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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Description: 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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Simply delightful

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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adelaide
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Te Anau, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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Shepparton, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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
1 review
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 27, 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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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For the service they offered, way too overprized. Boat ride from Te Anau to the start of the track was fine, even though the captain had his grumpy moments. Pick up from sandfly point at the end of the track was a joke. Pick up was delayed to begin with. Then there was only room for 6 people in the... More 

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Now this is a lake tour with a difference. None of your in your face loud commentaries down a poor PA system, none of your gratuitous tour guide's over the top humour, but a leisurely, relaxed and memorably enjoyable three-hour cruise with Peter. The boat can only take 12. We were actually only 4 but for twelve there would be... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We arrived very early in the season and fairly late in the morning decided it would be nice to see the area from the lake. The receptionist had to telephone the operator to find out if the tour was running that day; it was. The tour ran for just the two of us. Very enjoyable, Peter looked after us superbly,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Peter, the boat captain provides a very interesting perspective and itinerary that only a smaller operation and vessel could execute. Cruising to the first part of the South fjord and then a brief walk to the hidden lakes was a very enjoyable afternoon activity.

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