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Fiordland Historic Cruises

Te Anau, New Zealand
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About Fiordland Historic Cruises
Elegant Historic Cruises the Motor Yacht "Faith" on Lake Te Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand. Exceptional food served on board, drinks included, a guided walk, and a local crew happy to show you their untouched Kiwi backyard. Maximum of 16 people aboard to ensure a quality experience.
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Janne A wrote a review Nov 2021
Ocean View, New Zealand112 contributions34 helpful votes
We had an awesome cruise on Faith. The crew were most welcoming and imparted their knowledge in a natural and relaxed manner. Hospitality was fantastic -we went on the morning cruise and were offered bubbles on leaving Te Anau. We docked across the lake and walked through a beech forest to the First Hidden Lake. We were given a knowledgeable description of the environment and on returning to Faith we were provided with yummy canapes. On the way back to Te Anau, Adam provided us with an impromptu performance on his bagpipes. All you have to do is ask! We highly recommend this trip- it was so enjoyable and one of the best cruises we've had for some time.
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DavidBurke wrote a review Nov 2021
Alexandra, New Zealand6 contributions7 helpful votes
We departed Te Anau wharf on the 6pm evening scenic cruise. From the moment we step on board the Faith we are made feel absolutely welcome and part of the Family. George and Adam showed my wife and I around the fully restored 1930 sailing ship with its ornate timber finishing's. The period sailing costumes warn by the 2 operators really set the tone for this adventure. The motoring across the lake was calm and smooth. We were offered some light refreshments and canapes which were delicious. We tried to get the shell we say the, old girl to sail when the sails were raised for our return but there was not enough wing and a 1930 sailing ship does not have foils. On the return Adam stood up the front of the ship and played the Bagpipes. Where else in the would could this happen We can not speak highly enough of George and Adan and the Faith. This adventure made our 4 days in Te Anau completely memorable. Thank you both very much.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Peter R wrote a review Nov 2021
Unterseen, Switzerland7 contributions2 helpful votes
My trip today on the sailing vessel Faith in Te Anau was fantastic. The crew of Anne Marie and George is fantastic. Anne Marie is a great skipper who knows the lake and it’s three freshwater fjords very well. Our arrival at a jetty on the south fjord signalled the beginning of an easy but interesting walk through the rain forest to Hidden Lake. George’s knowledge of the area and its flora is impressive. The Hidden Lake is a beautiful spot. Our return to the Faith saw us served up refreshments and individually served canapés which were very very nice. I would recommend this fantastic, friendly and impressive lake cruise to any visitor to Te Anau. This trip is worth every cent of the price.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Metalheart wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions4 helpful votes
Adam and George do just the most amazing job of making everyone feel welcome. They are truly great hosts. And such a beautiful boat. It was just a perfect relaxing afternoon on a beautiful lake in the awesome wilderness of Fiordland.
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Response from MYFaith1935, Owner at Fiordland Historic Cruises
Responded 2 Jul 2021
Hey!! What a lovely review!! Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking a moment to share this like you have :-) It’s always a bit of a treat for us to read reviews, it’s very special to read what you’ve enjoyed most :-) We’re onboard right now, and it’s another perfect, relaxing afternoon on our beautiful lake. Very spoilt!! Hope you’re keeping well, and that you’re enjoying new adventures!! Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
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Travellingkavs wrote a review May 2021
Hastings, New Zealand131 contributions45 helpful votes
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From the moment we hopped on, to the moment we got off we had an incredible time on Faith, the crew were amazing with the kids! George took us on a gentle walk to the hidden lake and sharing his knowledge of the plants in the area made it even more fascinating. The hidden lake was beautiful, we definitely could have chilled out there longer but needed to get back for morning tea which was delicious!! Adam showed the kids how to raise the sail, the crew truly are so good with kids. If you can only do one thing in Te Anau do this! Couldn't recommend highly enough.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from MYFaith1935, Owner at Fiordland Historic Cruises
Responded 19 May 2021
Hey lovely family!! I’ll never forget this cruise, was so nice to realise that we’d hung out together in the past!! Very cool to share this experience with you, and hopefully we get to see you again this winter :-) We really love having kids onboard, and particularly enjoy seeing them wanting to join in, it’s pretty cool to see them getting into the spirit of the adventure!! Hope you’re all keeping well, see you soon!! Cheers, Adam, George, and the team from Faith in Fiordland :-)
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