• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a 1.75-hour catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Head to the western shore, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.


  • 1-hour and 45 minute sightseeing cruise on Lake Wakatipu, from Queenstown
  • Marvel at breathtaking views of Mt. Earnslaw, Bob's Cove, Cecil Peak, Mt. Nicholas and the Remarkables mountain range
  • Listen to informative and entertaining commentary provided by the local captain
  • Travel by catamaran with large viewing windows, warm indoor seating and spacious outdoor decks with panoramic views
  • Visit the captain in the open wheelhouse if you choose
  • Refresh with a hot or cold beverage or snack available for purchase in the onboard cafe

What You Can Expect

Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Glacier-carved Lake Wakatipu is renowned as New Zealand’s longest lake, and its depths reach 1,300 feet (400 meters). This leisurely cruise boasts dramatic views of the surrounding Remarkables mountains, which provide a constant backdrop to the sparkling blue waters.

Board your catamaran at the downtown pier in Queenstown in the morning or early afternoon. Enjoy nearly two hours on Lake Wakatipu, which you may recognize as the film setting for the Lothlórien scenes in The Lord of the Rings

You may not see any Middle-earth elves here, but your captain highlights the wildlife and native flora. Peer out the large viewing windows, lounge on the outdoor decks or join the captain in the wheelhouse to learn about atmospheric pressures that cause the lake’s water level to rise, which Maori legend says is the heartbeat of a giant who lies asleep in the lake’s depths.

The vessel crosses to the western shore, stopping en route at Bob's Cove. Soak up magnificent views toward Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps. You can purchase beverages and snacks at the onboard cafe before returning to the starting point in Queenstown.

Customer Reviews

Kristle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing awesome views smooth sailing very interesting information tour guide the complimentry coffee i enjoyed nice assortment of snacks and drinks highly recommend would definitely do a repeat.

Daniel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice and wonderful site seeing

Mollie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a wonderful way to see the lake and The Remarkables, We didn't do the farm tour, but if we had kids with us I wold definitely suggest that. Good info given by the captain

Judith T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This trip was fantastic! I will for ever remember every beautiful image! Great boat and the staff and skipper were great! I Highly recommend this tour!

Lynette L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very relaxing. Excellent commentary and staff. The catamaran was well maintained and very clean.

Diane M

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side but still a very enjoyable trip

Jessica K T N

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

The view was good

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