Boat Tours & water sports in Queenstown

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in Queenstown, New Zealand

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Queenstown

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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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AU$198.31
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Air Tours
5 hours
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AU$424.43
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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AU$230.75
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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AU$193.68
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Full-day Tours
8–13 hours
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AU$549.53
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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AU$211.06
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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AU$537.01
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Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
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AU$565.29
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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AU$165.88
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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AU$474.47
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Bus Tours
2–12 hours
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AU$128.81
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Catamaran Cruises
1–2 hours
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AU$45.41
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Dinner Cruises
4 hours
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AU$138.08
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Day Cruises
1–2 hours
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AU$45.41
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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AU$212.21
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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  • Nicole Z
    2 contributions
    100% worth the money! Lovely coach and lovely cruise. The tea and coffee provided on cruise is a very thoughtful idea. Driver/guide Andy is extremely friendly and helpful.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Ruth O
    Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
    I couldn't pick a favourite. The whole trip was fantastic! The flights over and back took different routes and the scenery is incredible. Mountain after mountain after mountain. Stunning. Our pilot was very personable and spoke to everyone on the flight. It was difficult to hear what he said during the flights though which would be the only drawback. Cruising the sounds was also just beautiful. Saw dolphins and seals. Also had gorgeous weather so that was a bonus.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Christina A
    8 contributions
    I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore Milford Sound and the spectacular spots along the way (Te Anau, Fiordland etc). Paul, our couch driver and guide, made the journey so much more enjoyable by sharing his passion and rich knowledge about the surrounding lands, ecosystem, its history and Maori legends. The stops on the way to Milford Sound were very scenic and the perfect length to stretch your legs. Milford Sound itself is just breathtaking. The picnic lunch was fresh and generous in size. A huge thank you to Paul for an experience we will not soon forget.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Carol S
    San Ramon, CA39 contributions
    One of our best travel experiences ever thanks to Dave and Sinchan, our guides, and a great bunch of bus mates! Felt like the boys driving the bus were old friends, and we made lifelong friends with our fellow travelers. Unbelievably special day. Would give 10 stars if we could!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Jayne O
    1 contribution
    Amazing trip. Fly the bus driver was knowledgeable, experienced and informative. He made the 12 hour round trip achievable. The cruise itself was very informative and the scenery was beautiful. Would highly recommend.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Graham S
    Tewantin, Australia4,242 contributions
    Totally exceeded my expectations, partly because the BBQ lunch was of such a high quality, the food & range was banquet style, the staff were well organized & efficient & corralling - what 150 people ?- was seamless ... you were seated with a drinks order underway within 10 minutes of disembarking. The buffet serve yourself from at least 6 'stations' was easy. Then sit back & enjoy the majestic views over Lake Wakatipu.
    Wander the well kept gardens, stroll over to see puppies, & then the Highland longhorn cattle.
    The sheep dog 'show' was educational & entertaining. Although being an Aussie I still can't recall ever seeing the dogs actually round up a herd of sheep so well & so quickly. Their technique is eye catching ... & its not in a pen, its in a largish paddock on a hillside, so very easy to watch how it all comes together.
    Queenstown - the town - when we visited, was in a state if renovation & disappointing!
    Suggestion ... undertake this afternoon Earnslaw, Walter Peak Station & Farm & BBQ lunch for an unforgettable afternoon.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • James G
    1 contribution
    Worth every cent. Fabulous day. Thank you. The return flight detour via Sutherland falls was a bonus
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Sue D
    3 contributions
    Thanks for a great informative thrill ride Bill. Scenery was awesome and it was great to hear all the facts of this spectacular location. My mother (85yrs) thoroughly enjoyed it as did we all! Totally recommend!
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Kerry
    Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
    Absolutely one of the best experiences. I’m a nervous flyer but not any more. I felt so relaxed and calm in their company that I asked to sit up front on the way back. The views, pick up from your hotel, boat with reserved seating for their clients where all excellent. This is the way to see Milford Sound, truely is an amazing well run business with such care and compassion for what they do. Don’t think about flying with anyone else!
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Nicole
    3 contributions
    Absolutely incredible experience - our driver Andy was so nice and knowledgeable and made the bus drive really enjoyable. The bus itself was really comfortable and having the wifi and USB ports was a huge plus. The stops along the way were all beautiful and made the time fly by quickly. The cruise was spectacular - some of the scenery honestly didn’t feel real. I did the scenic flight back and the panoramic views absolutely blew me away. Overall, an absolute must do experience when on the South Island.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Davey W
    Draper, UT10 contributions
    Mere words and even pictures could never describe just how amazing Milford Sound is. The boat Captain was awesome and thoroughly showed the full extent of the Sound. The bus driver was also full of great information and the drive out to Milford Sound was equally amazing the whole drive
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • Lynn Diamond Winter
    2 contributions
    We participated in the Saturday night trip on the Earnslaw, with fantastic hospitality from Brian. The Gourmet Dinner was superb, then the Farm Show with Adelaide was top class. Thank you for a wonderful family experience from the Walter Peak family - keep up the tremendous work!
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Luke
    1 contribution
    What a way to visit / see the surrounding environment on the way to Milford sound. The flight allowed us to be able to fully appreciate the marvels that mother nature has created around this area that you would otherwise not have know existed from a car / bus ride. All the staff were very friendly and helpful along with the pilots being informative while providing commentary before and during the flight. A locally owned and operated company with a modern fleet. Thanks for the experience.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Grant H
    Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions
    Couldn't have been better ... everything was on time, Brian the Driver was both informative and funny and while I'm sure he's done the trip probably thousands of times, he was fresh and friendly. The cruise and lunch were superb.

    Also quite nice that NZ is still in recovery mode, and there were only 2 coaches going in on the day we went!
    Written 19 May 2022
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