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Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters on Lake Mapourika - just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were trying to decide what to do on a very pleasant day in Franz Josef. We booked the lake cruise and walk and we are so glad we did. Dale our skipper and guide was great, very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. The...More

Thank Mally451
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We were disappointed on arriving at Franz Josef after a 500 km long drive from Queenstown to realize that our pre-booked Helicopter trip to the Glacier was cancelled due to the bad weather. Searching in the net we found one alternative way to have a...More

Thank SojanIpe
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Sojan, We are glad we could swoop in and save the day in the event of the poor weather. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Dale, thanks very much for the review. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels....More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

My wife and I took this tour back in February and loved it. It was a cloudy day so we had Dale and the boat all to ourselves. What everyone has already posted is true. Dale was great with Maori tales and a flower for...More

Thank Michael K
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

HI Michael, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your private tour with Dale and awesome to hear that we were your highlight! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 22 February 2018

What a great way to spend an afternoon on the lake with an informative guide His knowledge of the trees, birds and culture was very interesting We ever watch him make a flower from the flax Take a bottle of wine, bickies an dip, sit...More

Thank Janet3009
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Janet, We love your thinking, no better way to take in the views! Thanks for the great review! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Maddie

Reviewed 15 February 2018

2 hours long and well worth the trip. Dale’s knowledge and insite is excellent and makes the cruise highly informative.

Thank VCranton
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hey, Thanks for the 5 star review, we are pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the Lake with Dale. Enjoy the rest of your travels, Maddie

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Various trips available. We did a kayak and walk combination. Kayaking in sturdy double kayaks. Spraydecks etc good quality. Brilliant guiding by Brett both on the water and on the walk. Lots of interesting info both about nature and legends. Highly recommended!

Thank KickiN59
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

HI there, Thanks for the awesome review! I will pass on the kind words to Brett. Cheers, Maddie

Reviewed 12 February 2018

It was raining hard, but we had booked ahead and so luckily had Dale all to ourselves. He had the rain gear ready for us and was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. The trail was rough, which seemed more realistic than a well-worn one--like...More

Thank Leslie V
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi Leslie, Thanks for your detailed review, great to hear you enjoyed your tour. We do pride ourselves on giving people a true West Coast experience - good to hear the rain didn't stop you! Enjoy the rest of your travels, Maddie

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Having been held at bay by the weather, we were absolutely over the moon to discover the kayak tours at the local lake were still running. Our group was nice and intimate (three couples) so our guide Laura put us in “tandem” kayaks... for want...More

Thank Ed G
GlacierLakeTours, Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Ed and Leanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to write an amazing review for us. I have passed it onto Laura and I am sure she will be thrilled to hear that you had an great time with her. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Jesse was our guide for the two hour plus trip on the beautiful lake. Great local knowledge and an engaging style of delivery made for an interesting experience. We saw four white herons which are comparatively rare now so that was extra special. There were...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great day on the water, fun and relaxing, beautiful scenery, we will be back for more....thanks guys 10/10

Thank kwhitcombe
GlacierLakeTours, Front Office Manager at Glacier Country Lake Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks guys we are glad you enjoyed your tour! Cheers,

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