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Cruise Te Anau

Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064-3-249-8005
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Owner description: Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour scenic South Fiord cruise including a...
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Owner description: 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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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
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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
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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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

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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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Te Anau cruise was one of the highlights of our month’s holiday in New Zealand and definitely the best value we had from any of our trips. I am glad we didn’t make the mistake of using Te Anau just as a base to ‘do Milford Sound’ – it’s a lovely friendly town and deserved a longer stay. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Thank you to Peter, he was very informative of the area. Made us feel relaxed. The scenery was nothing like I'd seen before, absolutely stunning. The little trek to see the lake, truly wonderful. He even made us a cuppa tea & muffing!! Even met a true hunter!! Thank you for a great cruise. Will certainly recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I am a NewZealander who lives in Texas.My wife and I and two children ages 2 and 6 did the discovery trip and it was amazing. Captain Peter was outstanding and very attentive and knowledgable.My kids had a blast and even got to drive the boat which made them feel pretty cool.As a NewZealander living overseas my appreciation for my... More 

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