Get some mates and come along for an exhilarating experience like no other!!! Make sure you are holding on tight as you drift and skip behind our Jet Ski, all while exploring the waters of Lake Wanaka.


This unique experience will add a special and memorable experience to your holiday and you'll definitely have something to tell your friends about!

The huge banana-shaped inflatable has a capacity of up to twelve people. Come prepared to get wet, our staff will ensure you are fitted with a lifejacket and provide you with a short safety briefing before you start your voyage.

If you are looking for a spontaneous activity that is fun for everyone, this is for you!
Hop on board a banana boat for an ultra-fun and adventurous experience. You'll bump and bounce across Lake Wanaka's Roys Bay at high speeds. While you laugh with your family and friends, you'll also take in the beautiful view of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains.

$25 - 20 MINUTES

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Wet Factor

100% you will be getting wet. Swimwear is required (or other appropriate clothing for getting wet).

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Water Confidence

Riders must be confident in the water and able to swim. There is a chance to fall off our banana boat into the water.

Family Fun

We have life jackets for all sizes and options for all ages that are able to swim comfortably. Ages 15 and under will require a guardian signature.

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15 minute ride on the water exploring Wanaka's Roys Bay

Before you arrive

Departure Point:

The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Please check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at our Lakeland Wanaka beachfront trailer

We provide:

  • 20 minute Banana Boat ride
  • Life Jackets
  • Storage for smaller items

What to bring

  • Swimwear - as you will get wet
  • Towel
  • And a smile!

No Availability?

If there is no availability online and that is the only time you can go, please join the waitlist or get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to try and let you know of any cancellations or if we can accommodate in any other way.


Why I get wet?

It is harder to fall off our banana boats than you may expect but you we get wet from the waves and spray.

What are the age restrictions to ride the banana boat?

We have life jackets for all ages and size. All passengers must be able to hold on the themselves so we recommend 5 years minimum. Family friendly rides are available on request. All riders under 15 will require adult supervision.

Do I need to be able to swim to ride the banana boat?

You don't need to know how to swim as we provide life jackets, however you need to be comfortable floating in the water in case you do fall in.

What is the maximum capacity?

We are able to take a maximum of 12 passengers at any one time on the banana boat.

Do we have to book before we arrive?

You are not required to book the banana boat rides as walk ins are available but will depend on other bookings. We do however stick to a schedule so you may not be able to go straight away when you arrive.


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