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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau provided by Fiordland Historic Cruises

Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Group size:
16
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Group size:
    16
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45349P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Drinks
  • Canapes
  • Local crew
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Photography, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Drinks
  • Canapes
  • Local crew
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Photography, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Photography
    85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
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  • 1
    Lake Te Anau
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the sheltered coves of Lake Te Anau. You’ll enjoy watching the crew drop anchor in a remote bay of the captain’s choice. As you relax on the "Faith" you`ll have your afternoon tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off. We have choices of wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic options. 
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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29 reviews
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David G
Auckland, New Zealand62 contributions
Jan 2022
An evening on M/Y Faith is a fantastic Te Anau experience. She has a great heritage and George and Adam tell a great story about the history and their efforts in getting her to Te Anau. It is fitting that Faith is now in a World Heritage Park.

The evening involves a trip across the lake, canapes and a few beverages, and some good banter with George and Adam, and other guests. The crew were very welcoming, professional and informative an

Highly enjoyable, highly recommend and great value. Just do it!
Written January 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! What a cool review!! George and I really enjoyed cruising with you too, and we’re glad that the banter worked well for everyone!! It’s a special place to operate, you’re right. We’re so spoiled to call Te Anau home, and be able to show you our backyard like this. Thank you very much for your kind words, and for taking the time to write like you have to share with others what you enjoyed most. Looking forward to seeing you next, and wishing you many happy adventures before then. Thanks again, Adam, George, and the team from Fiordland Historic Cruises :-)
Written January 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

leslee2012
New Plymouth, New Zealand89 contributions
Jul 2020
Beautiful, interesting, remote. A super boar trip into a wonderful part of NZ. The boat was even special part of the Dunkirk rescue group starting during the 2nd world war starting its life in the UK now lovingly looked after by a group of southerners who offer a stunning trip on lake Te Anau out to landfall for a fun fact fulled walk. The scenery is not to be missed. With great info full talk with lots of local knowledge. The staff were lovely people who made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much bother from blankets walking poles, glass of bubbly or a beer plus hot chocolate and very tasty canapés. This trip on a heritage boat is easy walking is a must do. Numbers are limited for a personalised experience and boy did it deliver.
Written July 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey dear friend!! This is the most lovely review - how special of you to write so eloquently, and with so much care. Thank you so much to take time to leave your thoughts for others to read, and sharing what you enjoyed so much. The world is a better place for the effort you put in :-) Thank you again :-) See you soon!! Adam, and the team at Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written July 21, 2020
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Headlumps
Leigh-on Sea, UK50 contributions
What a marvellous evening with George and Adam on the 1935 Built Faith.
The boat has got a fascinating history, ( Even Winston Churchill has been on board)
Bubbles and beer flowing all evening with delish canopes.
This is a must do trip while in Te Anau.
You won’t be disappointed 👍🏻
Written January 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! I reckon anyone reading your review will be here in a flash :-) Thanks for writing so generously, and so kindly, very thoughtful of you :-) Wouldn’t it have been great to see some photos of Churchill onboard?!! We’re still looking for them, and will share them when we track them down. Thanks again for your support, lovely to have been able to cruise with you. Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written March 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nogluten2013
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful trip on a graceful older lady. With the sun going down while we sipped a cool glass and nibbled on canapés. The gluten free option was delicious.

The crew are friendly and engaging with lots of history of the boat and area.

We loved the opportunity to soak up some silence in a sheltered bay, and making our way across the water. And of course exploring the interior, helping raise the sails and even checking out the engine.
Written February 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! What a lovely review, thank you so much for sharing your experience in such a special way. We love taking care of everyone who comes aboard with us, and making sure that we cater to everyone’s dietary requirements is just part of the service :-) We’re onboard right now, and it’s beautiful out here!! Hopefully we get to cruise with you again sometime, let us know if you’re coming down this way and we’ll have to make a new experience for you. Till then, thanks again for your support and review, it means the world to us. Cheers, Adam, George and Maree from Fiordland Historic Cruises :-)
Written April 25, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maytravel567
Waikato Region, New Zealand13 contributions
Feb 2021
This was an unexpected highlight of our visit to Te Anau.
This simple cruise across Lake Te Anau aboard Faith was made wonderful by our crew, Adam and George. They were welcoming, enthusiastic, friendly, fun and so knowledgeable about the boats history.. it was delightful. The canapés and wine was so special aboard the ship. Other surprises along the way..which I won’t spoil for you...DO IT! It’s an absolute must
Written March 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi!! What a cool review!! You’ve written so well to describe what you’ve enjoyed, and left plenty for people to be intrigued by!! We love sharing little surprises, they’re an extension of our love of what we do, and being able to share cruises with really lovely people. We consider ourselves to be very lucky to do what we do, and be able to bring you along with us :-) Thanks again for your kind words, it’s very thoughtful of you. Wishing you all the very best, Adam, George, and the team at Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written March 10, 2021
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Tracy M
New Zealand90 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
A totally unique and enjoyable activity in Te Anau. George and Adam were fantastic hosts. We enjoyed watching the sun set with some bubble and tasty Canapés. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the history of this special vessel too and appreciated all the small touches and attention to detail. Highly recommend this trip. Great for couples or a larger group.
Written February 17, 2021
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Hi!! Thanks heaps for taking a moment to write so thoughtfully. We do tend to be fussy with our small details, so we’re very happy to hear that they’re well received :-) I think the elegance of the 30’s encourages this is a very undemanding way, and we’re proud to be able to continue the tradition of classy elegant living. So glad to hear you had a lovely trip with us. Thank you very much for your support, it means the world to us while we’re working hard to survive during the global challenges we’re facing. We’re getting along, and being very creative to do so, but without our passengers we’d be in a very different spot. So, thank you again!! Wishing you all the very best, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written March 10, 2021
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Overthehill177
Te Puke, New Zealand35 contributions
This cruise experience is the best you will ever do! The hosts, George and Adam are delightful, their passion for the local scenery and history was amazing. They were more than happy to take us out, even though there were only the 2 of us and their hospitality perfect. The bubbles and canapés were delicious and I cannot recommend this trip highly enough. A definite must do in New Zealand.
Written December 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! This gave me a big smile reading this!! Thank you :-) Really heartening to know that you’re enjoying what we’re offering, it’s always reassuring. We’ve always prided ourselves on going out for a minimum of 1 passenger. We see our efforts as an average over the whole year, which ensures people don’t miss out. Thanks heaps for taking time to share what you’ve loved with us, and with others reading this too, very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you next, Adam, George, and the team from Fiordland Historic Cruises :-)
Written January 10, 2022
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KiwiChick1977
Te Anau, New Zealand10 contributions
What an amazing trip as a Te Anau local my Mother and I went for the afternoon trip and walk to Hidden Lakes was 7 customers all up on the trip. Loved every bit George and Adam were amazing with their hospitality and knowledge. The food was also amazing and enjoyed the bubbles lol. Highly recommend. Cheers guys.
Written June 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! We have to look after you, bubbles are a great addition to cruising around the National Park :-) Really enjoyed having you both onboard, thanks heaps for your support, and choosing to come along. 7 is a perfect sized ground for still feeling like you have the whole boat to yourself isn't it?!! While we limit cruises at 16, there is still heaps of room to explore, or sit in the peace and quiet and enjoy time to yourselves. Really appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts, and what you liked, very thoughtful of you. Wishing you the best for your future adventures!! Cheers, Adam, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
Written July 21, 2020
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kerrynwood2
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
What an amazing cruise! Adam and George were hospitable, friendly and so welcoming. We had a selection of lovely canapés and sparkling wine. Faith has an amazing history and George and Adam have a vast knowledge of her history and ports of origin. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough! A must do in Te Anau, we will be back! Ideal for couples.
Written March 5, 2022
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howlett365
Devizes, UK117 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
George & Adam were the perfect hosts on this memorable cruise & their passion for this historic vessel, Faith, shone through in abundance. Whilst the setting on the lake is very picturesque, the history of the Faith is equally alluring. No hesitation in recommending this opportunity as a must-do when visiting Te Anau.
Written March 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey!! Thank you so much for your awesome review!! I know it can take a moment to sit down and write reviews, especially while you're still on holiday, so thank you for taking the time to do this. It's really helpful for others to read an impartial overview of what we provide - so thank you for writing so eloquently :-) Loved having you aboard, thanks for helping make our day on the water a fun one!! Hope all is well, and that you`re having an amazing rest of your holiday!! Cheers, Adam :-)
Written March 25, 2019
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Amy B
Amy B
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Absolute must do!
We had the most wonderful time on this cruise. It was a last minute booking thanks to our motels recommendation and
422nikih
422nikih
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Not to be missed
This was a lovely afternoon on an amazing boat. George and Marie were attentive and friendly hosts and the food wa
lorettat414
lorettat414
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Absolutely amazing trip, a bucket list must do
From the moment you stepped on board to the time you disembarked the experience was delightful, authentic and beyon
DiA549
DiA549
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Top notch
Top notch cruise. Professional friendly crew. Very well organized. Attention to detail superb. Boat was a classic a
Roam03343095489
Roam03343095489
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Fabulous Experience
What a primo trip we had on Thursday 10 March. Skipper and Crew/Owner were delightful hosts. No stone was left unt
meganfR2060XW
meganfR2060XW
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Awesome trip on Lake Te Anau with captain George
Fantastic trip with George and Marie on MY Faith... Would highly recommend this trip if you want to experience the
Kiwibmo
Kiwibmo
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Highly Recommend -perfect trip out on Lake Te Anau
Great authentic cruise. Amazing experience with very friendly and accomadating crew. Beautiful food. Felt like you
Connector813853
Connector813853
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Sensational Sail to remember.
We did the 6pm Cruise and George and Adam were absolute gentlemen from the get go. Dapperly dressed in Naval unifo
elizabethgG2191SU
elizabethgG2191SU
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Excellent quality trip.
Wonderful hosts, who engagingly explained the history and workings of the 'Faith', wonderful walk through the fores
Cheeki11
Cheeki11
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Chill out time
I think 45 5 star reviews explains this cruise, good chilled out time with Adam and George. Great bit of history on
dandcf2022
dandcf2022
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Ticks all the boxes
Highly recommend. Booked online the night before-easy. Lovely way to take a ride out on the lake with two fantastic
RyanR3781
RyanR3781
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Beautiful and relaxing!
The whole cruise was an amazing experience from being greeted on to the boat to the cruise itself, the whole experi
558Judy
558Judy
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Faith in Fiordland
Cruising on lake Te anau was such a lovely experience. We were made most welcome by George and Marie ton arriving
gande00
gande00
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A must do trip
What a fab trip. George the owner and Skipper, Marie, were so friendly and knowledgeable. The boat, Faith, was
MarfaArfa
MarfaArfa
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Well worth your time and money!
We had a really lovely time sailing on Lake Te Anau on "the Faith" for 3 hours. It's a beautiful old restored boat,
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