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Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters

Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters
The South Island's only charter lake sailing experience. Bare-boat and Skippered charters for an adventure of a lifetime. Explore Lake Wanaka Under Sail aboard our 7.7 metre Yacht for Ruby Island and Beyond 2.5-3hrs, half-day, full-day or overnight. Connect with Friends, Family Fun, or a Romantic Getaway. Price includes up to four people. Book Now!
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

Great fun. Randall was awesome he let the kids get totally involved and explained everything to us. Not a lot of wind but went ashore at Ruby Island. Great outing.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank carljamesmeyer
mtnspiritorg, Owner at Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Thanks so much for your review C. Much appreciated! Randall

Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

It was my best day in Wanaka, even I did skydiving and flying a plane as well as dog sledding, but I was literally a genius to come up with this idea to do this course, me and my “pirate crew” Randall had a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tzshyu
Reviewed April 3, 2019

We booked a "intro to sailing" course with Randall, and had no idéa what to expect at all. First day was hardly no wind, so a good day to learn the basics of sailing. Second day was full on. Strong winds, pushing us to our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GunnarHafmar
Reviewed March 14, 2019

We had a fabulous time with Randall - can't recommend him enough! We had never really been sailing before, so we signed up for the learn to sail course. Randall is extremely knowledgeable. He grew up on the water and it shows. He made us...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Not much wind on the day (the following day was the opposite), but we had a great time on the water. Randy is very experienced and made us feel at ease from the word go.. Wanaka is really all about the huge lakes, do yourself...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

My wife and I are relative newbies to sailing, however we both wanted to get our feet wet without over investing or committing to a ton of time or money. We found the perfect option with Randall's half-day introduction course. Randall was very patient and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

So pleased that we had the chance to see magnificent Wanaka from the water! Randall is a high experienced and knowledgeable skipper, and he couldn't have done more to make us feel comfortable on his beautiful sailboat. We especially appreciated Randall's narration as we learned...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tourismeducator
mtnspiritorg, Owner at Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Great! So that means you'll be back? I hope so. Thanks for the kind words. I always have fun imparting my knowledge of the lake and surrounds. It's such a special place, I want to do it justice, through history, and even the geology. I...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

Had an absolutely lovely time on the afternoon sailing excursion with Randall. It was great to be involved in setting and taking down the sails, being at the helm and steering the boat. If you interested in yachting, Randall is very informative and easy to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mtnspiritorg, Owner at Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Many thanks for your kind review. One of my hidden goals is to help people connect to the place, the waters of Lake Wanaka, and to soak up the experience so they come back rejuvinated. The name "Wanaka" in Te Maori means, "Place of rejuvenation...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Randal provided an excellent half day skippered cruise. He was knowledgeable , friendly and natural. He let us take turns at the helm. We both returned glowing after a glorious day out on the great Lake Wanaka. Thank you Randal.

Date of experience: February 2019
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mtnspiritorg, Owner at Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thanks to you for choosing Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters! It was my pleasure to show you Lake Wanaka. I hope to see you again. Warm regards, Randall

Reviewed February 11, 2019

My girlfriend and I took a few days' off of a roadtrip throughout NZ to visit Wanaka, and were able to get out on the lake with Randall and Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters. Randall was very knowledgeable, clearly knows the lake well, and made us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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mtnspiritorg, Owner at Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thanks a lot for your review. The beauty of my job, if you can call it that, is I get to meet people from all over the world, and tailor the trip depending on the weather and people's interests and abilities. Sometimes we anchor for...More

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