We( 6 of us) did the morning 11Am tour. The entire group for the tour ( 26 people), were first taken by bus to the Tasman glacier car park about 10 mins drive away from the Hermitage hotel. The drive itself was through spectacular views of Mt cook and surrounding peaks. Unlike the previous day, this day was bright and sunny, with clear skies giving perfect and complete views of Mt cook. From the car park the Tasman lake is a 20 minute walk though a track having gravel and large stones. Hence need to have comfortable shoes. This is the terrain all over mount cook. ( We did the Hooker valley track later in the day, which was similar). At the banks of the lake we were fitted out with life jackets and divided into two groups with 13 to one boat. We were seated in the front of the boat, which was good as we could hear our guide clearly over the din of the engine. The boat tour was for about 45 mins. There were numerous blocks of ice floating around. We were taken near one large ice berg, blue in colour in the reflecting sun. Our guide broke pieces of the iceberg and gave it to us to eat !! The boat stops around 500 mts away from the glacier wall for obvious safety reasons. Throughout the trip we could hear loud cracking noise of ice breaking, however did not see any falling into the lake. We had many photos taken. The guide was good and explained in detail on the glacier and its surroundings. Those wanting to see this must do so, sooner than later. Apparently the glacier may have fully melted in another 20 yrs or so !!. We reached back the Hermitage activity centre by around 2:00PM. The guides both in the bus and in the boat were very good and enthusiastic. A well spent three hours and a must do activity while in Mt Cook.