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

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka

1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
49
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • 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 15m
  • 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: 56970P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided Island walk
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Wanaka Lakefront, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Put 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).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 49 travelers
Inclusions
  • Guided Island walk
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Wanaka Lakefront, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Put 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).
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 49 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from 1-Hour Ruby Island Cruise and Walk from Wanaka
Qualmark Covid Safe Certificate
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wanaka Lakefront
    Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
    Put 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).
    See address & details
  • 1
    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 return to the starting point
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RST-Queenstown
Queenstown, New Zealand13 contributions
Apr 2022
I had a great cruise with Tim and Bronnie, the boat was great and there was plenty of space to take in the amazing views of Lake Wanaka. Tim took us for a walk around Ruby island and taught us about the interesting history and local vegetation. I highly recommend this cruise as it gets you out on one of the most breathtaking lakes in the world. Regards Wayne
Written May 1, 2022
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TarshaandKristian
Auckland Central, New Zealand94 contributions
Jan 2022
Bronnie and Tim, thank you so much for an amazing cruise. We absolutely loved cruising out to Ruby Island with you both. Bronnie took us an a short walk, taught us so many incredibly interesting facts about the history of Ruby Island, and she was an amazing photographer, too.

We highly recommend this trip to everyone. We both get seasick, but had no trouble at all. The boat is super clean, and the team super friendly.

The only thing that we wished for was that the cruise not to end. We think it would be fabulous to cruise right around Ruby Island, even if it needs to cost a little more.

Thanks again, Bronnie and Tim. This really was such a fabulous adventure for us both.

Tarsha and Kristian 🌺
Written March 14, 2022
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TimC4750
Thanks Tarsha. We enjoyed your company and would love to have you both aboard again when you are back in town. All the best.
Written April 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

matautraveller
Otago81 contributions
Nov 2020
Really impressed with this trip out to Ruby Island and the walk around the island to hear and see the history of this unique part of Lake Wanaka. Lovely boat, with guide Tim pointing out features around the lake on the way.
A great way to see the shore and get a different perspective of the area.
Written November 7, 2020
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Courtney K
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Solo
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 stunning vistas.
Written January 23, 2020
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RichelleESA
Dunedin, New Zealand21 contributions
Excellent trip, lovely crew so friendly and helpful, rough water as it was so windy but the skipper was very skilled. They let us know the trip would be delayed and said we could re-schedule if we wanted but we didn’t. I would definitely do this trip or another with this company again as it was so much fun and the crew were excellent. Thanks for a great day celebrating our daughter’s 21st! Everyone singing happy birthday on the island and the complimentary beers from Tim on the way back were extra special thank you!!
Written January 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Really happy we could make a special day even better!
Written January 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GingerRose63
Launceston, Australia706 contributions
Did the 11am cruise. Weather fantastic. Views great. Skipper pleasant friendly and knowledgeable. Vessel roomy and rides well. Went to Ruby Island. Short walk on island lovely views whilst on island. May be a bit difficult if you have mobility issues. Gangplank to get on boat , but easy apart from that. Refreshment and snack available on boat.
Written November 4, 2018
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Laura S
3 contributions
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and walk. The staff provided one on one service and the catamaran was luxurious. We enjoyed a wee trip around Ruby Island with our guide telling us lots of local stories.

We were even given a jump start to restart our car which was hugely appreciated.
Written March 6, 2018
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Rob T
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
Written February 21, 2020
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TimC4750
We love the small group trips.Cheers for that.
Written February 23, 2020
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Arcris M
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 heard the briefing loud and clear) our skipper/tour guide. We will pretty sure try other type of cruise next time we are here.
Written June 3, 2019
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Karen B
Dunedin, New Zealand96 contributions
May 2019
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 off the boat which has a built in ramp
Written June 1, 2019
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TimC4750
Thanks Karen. We enjoyed the trip with you as well. We would love to see you again if your back this way.
Written June 5, 2019
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fanga607
fanga607
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Beautiful sunset views from the boat
Great cruise, Tim does an outstanding job. Wine and cheese served were delicious, a lot of different ire’s to enjoy
vickiwV592WE
vickiwV592WE
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1 hour cruise
Had a wonderful time on this cruise. Amazing views from the catamaran. The crew were lovely & friendly. Even took s
metoottoo
metoottoo
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Great trip
Amazing people. Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful with our boy who has ASD. The weather wasn't great bu
barch04
barch04
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Simply awesome!
Awesome experience that I can’t recommend highly enough!!! Dual Image is a great boat and the ride out to Mou Waho
DeborahS3411
DeborahS3411
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Exhilarating Experience, Beyond Expectations
Beyond Expectations! A most exhilarating experience from the time of boarding the water taxi with thorough commenta
JenniferL6852
JenniferL6852
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Enjoyable and relaxing with beautiful scenery
Great cruise to relax. Had an educational session about the history of the Stevenson Island and how weka was wiped
MiemieB2
MiemieB2
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Birthday trip
Was a great experience and really enjoyed it. Was a great trip to celebrate my birthday. Really enjoying it
KBet23
KBet23
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Great little lake cruise
Great little trip across some of Lake Wānaka. Informative guide. Great way to spend a couple of hours in stunning s
Melskip1
Melskip1
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Amazing Half day experience
Our family was lucky enough to do this cruise while we were in Wanaka. From the start Tim made us all feel at home
TaniaB2608
TaniaB2608
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Truly Amazing
We could not have asked for better, 5 hours later and we are still buzzing. It was so relaxed, Jim and his offsider
PhillipB294
PhillipB294
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Fab couple of hours.
Well!!! What a way to enjoy a few hours relaxtion. Did a lake cruise with my wife, an aunt and uncle and one of my
Stellarwella
Stellarwella
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Cruisey cruise with views!
This was a relaxing cruise on a fine day with calm water and great views. There was just the right amount of passen
laura j
laura j
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Awesome experience
This was an awesome experience ! From Wanaka township it is not possible to appreciate the full scale of Lake Wanak
AndyP3619
AndyP3619
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Happy Hour Cruise
Great cruise around part of the Lake on a large craft with a glass of wine and cheese board. Very comfortable even
Flyer47960151972
Flyer47960151972
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Family outing
Great trip. I made it up the track at the island. We had our 2 yr grandchild with us. Tim was very informative. th
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