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Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: Southern Discoveries

Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Activity provider: Southern Discoveries

From US$ 37.36 per person

Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu to discover hidden gems and incredible scenery. Take in panoramic views and enjoy a relaxing lunch on board.

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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  • Take in incredible views of Lake Wakatipu in the Southern Alps
  • Visit Bob’s Cove to see its remarkable turquoise water and native bush up close
  • Listen to informative and entertaining commentary by the local skipper
Full description
Cruise farther and see more on this 1.5-hour Queenstown scenic cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Remarkables, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak and Mt. Earnslaw from the comfort of the Spirit of Queenstown – an environmentally friendly and luxurious cruise boat. Take in panoramic views from the open top deck. Enjoy refreshments, snacks and lunch served in the café on board. Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu as you enjoy entertaining commentary provided by the local skipper.
  • Scenic cruise
  • Wine and cheese board (if option selected)
  • Food
  • Drinks - Spirit of Queenstown is fully licensed, food and drinks are available onboard

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Meeting point

Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre. Office is located right by the water on St Omer Wharf at 110 Beach St, Queenstown 9300.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Smoking is not permitted on board
  • Be sure to wear non-slip shoes, and bring a warm jacket, sunscreen and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 367 reviews

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Lovely cruise taking in the wonderful scenery around the lake. Crew were very welcoming and knowledgeable. We chose this cruise because it seemed more extensive than the other similarly priced trip - we were not disappointed. A really wonderful way to appreciate this beautiful part of South Island. Excellent value for money too.

December 14, 2022

Queenstown, New Zealand, in autumn is thrilling with leaves changing colour. Lake Whakatipu is often calm, but can be choppy in the light breezes. We changed our departure time from 3:15 to 1:15 p.m. and we were pleased with the earlier departure from the local jetty, as sunlight was fading after 3 p.m. The "Spirit of Queenstown" was moved from its overnight docking wharf to mid-wharf on the main, long wharf, a few minutes nearer to the CBD. Dozens of families were eagerly waiting in a long queue --- and most of them headed up to a higher deck with a wind-shield. As my wife and I had pre-purchased "wine and cheeses", we chose to go directly into the main covered lounge with its large picture windows and selected a window table and seats. There was adequate room for those who chose to sit in the main Lounge, with few sitting at the central tables. The catamaran was quite stable in the choppy lake water and the captain slowed down when changing direction across choppy waters.

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May 1, 2021

Great cruise on the Milford Sounds. Ship was big & spacey. Food to buy looked really good & tasty. Free tea, coffee & water. Crew were very friendly. Got very close to waterfalls , one in particular where some adventurous people got wet from the spray. Dolphins followed us on our cruise which was wonderful. Views were awesome. Highly recommend this cruise.

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March 20, 2021

Product ID: 41361