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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

Highlights
  • Motor yacht cruise on Lake Te Anau with live commentary on board
  • Be pampered by a uniformed crew and walk with nature guides
  • Enjoy afternoon tea with light refreshments
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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht
From USD 82.53
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Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht
From USD 82.53
Overview
Get around Lake Te Anau with ease on a small-group tour that combines an elegant cruise and guided nature walks in Fiordland National Park. At the wharf you’ll board a historical motor yacht for a relaxed cruise with afternoon tea. After a bush walk amid the South Island’s famed scenery,  your crew sets sail for the return. This cruise is limited to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience.
What to Expect
You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 1.55pm for a 2pm departure on the ship, Faith. You`ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way, and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself.

You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. You’ll dock on the Hidden Lakes wharf and have your nature guide take you for a 15-minute walk into the first of the Hidden Lakes. This is another wonderful place for photos. It’s an easy walk with no hills on the track. It`s a leafy trail, so you’ll want to have comfortable footwear.

Upon return to the Faith you’ll have your afternoon tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off.

As you cruise out of the South Fiord your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows, and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the chapters of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 5pm.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Brilliant afternoon.

This was the second time we have been aboard the MY Faith with George and Adam. It was the most perfect afternoon. The ‘old girl’ is just marvellous, the service was great, the food delicious and the trip itself fantastic. The bush walk to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BalcombeKiwicat
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey you two!! How lovely to see you here, thank you for your kind words :-) How lucky are we to have been cruising twice together now - thank you so much for coming back a second time!! I think your return visit is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Time on What Was Originally a Last-Minute Filler

While looking for something to do before a late afternoon trip to the caves, my wife booked our family of four with two teens on the morning tea cruise. George was fantastic, including with the two teens who noted this was one of their favorites...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 377travisc
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey!! Lovely to hear from you!! Thanks for taking a moment to share what you loved with everyone else here. A glowing review from your teens makes us proud to continue offering our experiences to all ages - pass them our appreciation and thanks. Trust...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it!

Captain George and mate Adam were excellent hosts. The boat, the MY Faith, is a 1935-era “motor yacht” that served as a mine layer during WWII. It’s perfectly restored. Story has it that Winston Churchill spent time on the ship after the war. Our hosts...More

Thank brianinphilly10
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello!! Thank you for your review!! I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time with us. It's always lovely to hear what you enjoyed the most, thanks for sharing!! Cheers, Adam, and George :-)

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Simply Fantastic

It's the unexpected pleasures that give the greatest joy and our experience with MV 'Faith', George and Adam was so, so delightful. The dear old lady of the sea is stunning. Taking the helm and helping set the sails was loads of fun. The leisurely,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Randall B
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Randall and Diane!! How lovely to hear from you both!! How are you? Thank you very much for your email earlier, I'll be sure to reply to it next :-) Truly enjoyed meeting you both, and to cruise with you a second time in...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Great Trip with lovely hosts

At our B&B we found the flyer for the trip with a old, special sailing boat. Its looks quite nice and special. And at the end it was great idear After a warm welcome from Anja and Adam we have a nice trip to their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MPRichter
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey!! Thank you very much for your review, it’s very kind of you :-) Loved having you onboard with us, and look forward to seeing you again some time perhaps :-) Thanks for sharing what you liked with others reading this, it’s very thoughtful of...More

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