Cruise Lake Wanaka

Ruby Island Cruise and Photo Walk

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  • Short & relaxing cruise on a 17m luxury catamaran
  • Be guided by super friendly skipper and crew
  • Choose to walk around Ruby Island
  • Discover the history of the island
  • Views of the lake and mountain scenery
  • Travel with friends and family of all ages
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All aboard this Lake Wanaka Cruise to Ruby Island for a 60 minute cruise and gentle island walk on the island. This affordable and family-friendly Wanaka cruise will take you past some spectacular mountainous scenery by the lake before disembarking for a gentle 20 minute walk. See the remains of an old dance hall heralding back to the day of prohibition as well as an introduction into the origins of Manuka Honey here in New Zealand.

Located on Lake Wanaka, it is simply impossible to take a bad photo on Ruby Island with a stunning mountain backdrop to all your photographs. The 60 minute Lake Wanaka Cruise is available at 11 am and 1 pm and is activity travellers of all ages can enjoy together.


  • Luxury catamaran cruise on Lake Wanaka to Ruby Island
  • Guided island walk on Ruby Island
  • Friendly skipper and crew
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Transfers from accomodation
  • Food and beverages


  • Enjoy a short and relaxing cruise on a 17m luxury catamaran
  • Be guided by super friendly skipper and crew
  • Experience a guided walk around Ruby Island to the summit
  • Discover the history of the 1920’s dance hall on the island
  • Take in the outstanding views of the lake and mountain scenery
  • Make memories with friends and family of all ages


  • This cruise departs twice daily at 11am, returning at 12pm and 1pm, returning at 2pm


  • Please allow approximately 1.5 hours for this tour

Departure Location

  • This cruise departs from the Lake front at 100 Ardmore St, Wanaka

What To Bring

  • Bottled water & snacks
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm jacket (during cooler weather)
  • Flat soled, closed in shoes or boots

Additional Information

  • Cruise requires a minimum of 2 guest to run
  • Cruise is subject to weather conditions, you will be advised if there are any changes to your departure
  • If cruise is cancelled you be will offered an alternative option
  • Please allow 20 minutes for the island walk. As it rises 20m above the beach, an average level of fitness and mobility is required
  • If you do not wish to take part in the full walk, you can remain on the boat, visit the beach or complete part of the walk
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this experience is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability is accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
While the nature walks near Lake Wanaka are gentle, a moderate level of fitness and appropriate footwear is required. It's also a good idea to bring a jacket if you feel the cold easily too.
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