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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

Highlights
  • Customize your cruise: choose where and how to sail on the lake as you go
  • Tea, coffee, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are also available on board
  • Don’t worry about rowdy strangers crowding the boat on this small-group cruise
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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
From USD 83.44
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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
From USD 83.44
Overview
Enjoy majestic views of the Fiordland wilderness without hiking up mountains or even breaking a sweat on this luxury sunset cruise. Enjoy champagne and canapés on the deck of this impeccably-preserved 1930s sailing yacht and marvel at the rolling hills and dense forest stretching from the shores of Lake Te Anau through to the horizon. Relax and watch the sun set over the Southern Alps.
What to Expect

You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 5.55pm for a 6pm departure. 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 sheltered coves of Lake Te Anau. You’ll enjoy watching the crew drop anchor in a remote bay of the captain’s choice. As you relax on 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. We have choices of wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic options. 

After you’ve lifted the anchor 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 7:30pm.

Reviews (10)
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Reviewed 6 April 2018
Make sure you do this cruise!

Don't miss the chance to take a cruise of the Faith in Fiordland. This is an absolutely outstanding example of how good a tourist experience can be. George and Adam exceed expectations. It made an instructive contrast to the package tourism Queenstown now seems to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank farmfresh
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hello!! How lovely of you to write such a concise and direct review!! We might have blushed a little reading it, but you're right - this is definitely an off the beaten track experience. We love to be able to provide a relaxed atmosphere, and...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018
PLEASE PLEASE DO THIS YOU WON'T REGRET IT

We had a fantastic time, a great laugh but relaxing atmosphere. The scenery was amazing and the boat itself was beautiful we had a chance to have a good look around below the deck and it has been restored beautifully. But what made the whole...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank pepsidavies
Tigerpilot30, Public Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello!! What a compelling title for your review!! Thank you!! Really happy that you had such a good time with us - thank you for making it easy to host you both :-) We're just about to go sailing today, two lucky people at 2pm...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Amazing Views & Great Hospitality

George and Adam were amazing hosts and the views from the boat were incredible. The boat itself was beautifully restored and a lot of fun to explore and learn more about. If you are ever in Te Anau, this is a must!More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank James R
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hey!! Great to hear from you!! Very thoughtful of you to leave a review - thank you :-) We're pretty spoilt to have a backyard like this, and a lovely ship to explore it with. Loved having you aboard - thanks for helping make it...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile
Number one must do in Te Anau

What a pleasure!!! We were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves and the pleasure to have the company of George and Harry. Absolutely amazing experience on board a historic ship with people who you can tell take immense pride and pleasure at what...More

Thank Spindo84
Tigerpilot30, Public Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hey!! Thanks for an awesome review!! We love that you don't consider us a tourist boat, it's what we've always hoped to avoid. We consider this more of a cruise with friends, and really enjoy the one on one with our guests. So happy you...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile
Highly recommended

We had a fab trip on Faith with Captain George and Adam. Highly recommended, they even went ahead with the Chamagne Cruise when it was only myself & partner who booked! George & Adam were brilliant & we had fantastic canapes (vegetarian ones made especially...More

Thank Daydream670211
Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hey you two!! Lovely to hear from you!! Didn't we have a lovely wee exclusive cruise together :-) We remember our chats with you fondly, and would wish to spend another cruise with you both. Thanks for taking time to share your experience with others...More

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