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“Best night we had in Q Town”

The Luanda Experience
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Owner description: The Luanda Experience is Queenstown's fun lake cruise. We offer lake cruises daily on Lake Wakatipu from Earnslaw Park in downtown Queenstown.The Luanda Experience is a Queenstown lake cruise with a difference. The boat is fitted with funky 70's styling, an awesome sound system, a games and movie room, BBQ facilities and the all-important fully licensed bar.With four levels of fun the boat is an all season, all weather activity. Enjoy a beer on the two open sun decks or get cosy inside by the bar or in the downstairs snug.Take in the incredible views of Queenstown by day or by night with our lunch cruise or evening cruise.We also specialise in private charters, groups and parties. With up to 40 passengers and over four levels, the Luanda is the perfect venue for your next workplace function, celebration or pre-nuptial party!
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Best night we had in Q Town”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had a group of 10 and did this tour with a grabone. We all agreed it was by far the highlight of our night life experience in Queenstown (5 day trip). 4 awesome levels, great party areas. Cheap drinks and awesome sound system. Beautiful to take a spin around the lake. We had such a great time, would be worth doing outside the grabone.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“KEV'S TURN'S 60”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Well we were looking for something a little different to do for Kev's special birthday, well this ticked all the boxes, what a fantastic boat, the crew were just great, the burger's hit the spot and so did the wine. The views from the boat were to die for,
I would recommend this for anyone wanting just to have a look around but even more so if you have something special to celebrate, and do as we did dress the seventies theme this makes for so much more fun, what a special way to celebrate Kev's special day !!

Visited September 2013
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Cruise”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

I went on a lunch cruise, which was awesome, ticked every box. A great host & Captain introduced us to the boat & made us feel at home, while we were given a free drink & set sail around lake Wakatipu. We had a great burger with all the trimmings cooked freshly for us, very tasty and sat back and enjoyed the relaxing cruise with the stunning vistas and background music. The staff are incredibly informative, and offer information when requested, but allow you to just sit back and enjoy the views when you want to. Absolutely great cruise, and incredible value for money, can't wait for my next trip on the Luanda! Thanks guys.

Visited August 2013
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LuandaExperience, Sales and Marketing at The Luanda Experience, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for the 5 star review. We are extremely pleased to hear such fantastic feedback and the boys on the boat will be stoked that you enjoyed the trip and kiwi hospitality. Look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.
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“Fantastic 90 min cruise :)”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Very nice and well guided lunch cruise :) you will have a very nice view on the mountain at the same time that you have your lunch and a drink. The guide and the captain of the boat are very frendly and they will give you all the information and question you will have about the lake and around. :) Thank you.

Visited August 2013
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LuandaExperience, Sales and Marketing at The Luanda Experience, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post your review. It's always great to hear positive feedback on the cruise and good things about are brilliant staff. All the best and we hope to see you back on the Luanda one day soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Brilliant way to start a holiday”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We arrived on an early flight into Queenstown and were wandering around wondering what to do before our hotel check in. We decided a cruise on the lake would be a great thing to do, and checked out a couple of operators. We chose the Luanda due to the price and inclusions - specifically it was $35 each for an approx 90 minute cruise and a BBQ hamburger. The ship was decked out superbly (loved the top viewing deck where we sat in beanbags sipping bubbly), and would be brilliant for a stag do, or a party cruise. The captain(s) were knowledgable and funny - was a relaxing and enjoyable way to start our holiday and would strongly recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Queenstown.

Visited June 2013
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