Our boat for hire is a 6.5m Stabicraft surveyed with all safety equipment to carry a maximum of 8 passengers. No licence is required however skippers must be over 18 years and have a full understanding of New Zealand Maritime Rules. Basic training will be provided before hire including general operation of the vessel plus description of navigational hazards on the lake itself.
Boat hire is subject to weather conditions and availability. Boat hire prices are all plus fuel and are subject to Lakeland Wanaka staff discretion.
Lake Wanaka, famous for its crystal clear waters and breath taking scenery around every corner. Have the freedom to explore the lake and admire the scenery with family or friends with our boat hire. Set your own personal location and duration and discover some of Wanaka’s hidden features.
Lakeland Wanaka was one of the first water based tourism business in Wanaka having operated for over 40 years. Our safety procedures are of the highest standard both with our operation and safety briefings & screening processes.
Our Boat Hire involve yourself (and passengers) having control of your own boat as you tour Lake Wanaka. Due to being in charge of your vessel you are responsible for for following all Maritime Laws which include but not limited to the following:
Prior to departure our staff will show you the controls of your boat including the location and briefing of the safety equipment. This will include recommended areas of travel in respects of other lake users and weather.
Our boat hire is available year round subject to weather. All hires will be screened for knowledge of Maritime Law etc before any booking is confirmed.
Yes, if you are planning to arrive in time for a trip then it’s best you let us know.
Yes, you are welcome to take any food you like but we ask you do not take any alcohol.
You can have no more than 8 people of any age in the boat at any time.
Yes, you will need your own equipment and licence.
Yes, if there is availability you only need to call us to arrange a new due back time and we will inform you of the additional cost. If you are overdue and have not contacted us for a new due back time you may incur a penalty fee.
No, you do not require a special licence or experience. However, we do require all drivers to 18 years or older, have a practical understanding of how to operate a boat and be familiar with maritime law and local (QLDC)navigation laws. All drivers will be given a safety briefing plus instruction on how our boat
We assess the weather before we confirm your booking, before you depart and while you are on the water. We take your experience into consideration when we assess the weather but reserve the right to cancel or cut your booking short if we consider the conditions unfavourable. It is our strict assessment of the water conditions that keeps you safe. Refunds are available if we cancel your reservation and we are unable to reschedule to a time that’s convenient to you.
Your pre booked departure time is when the clock starts, regardless of if you leave earlier or later. For example, if you book a 9.30am 2-hour hire this means your departure time is set for 9.30am and your return is set at 11.30am, to ensure you can make the most of your reservation arrive early. Before you depart you will need to fill out our waiver, observe our safety briefing, and load your family.
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For us, the aim was quite simple – to share our love of water and the astounding beauty of the region with visitors. Lakeland Wanaka’s vision is to offer classic kiwi water adventures for both New Zealanders sharing our passion of water and international visitors.
We are 100% kiwi owned and operated; our team highly engaged with an absolutely love for their jobs. Our staff all have a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and want to share why we love what we do.
Each of our guides go through rigorous training programs and continual training ensuring all guides a competent and confident to provide the best experience each and every time.
Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination; now with world renowned mountain scenery. The view from the shore is only a snap short of what is out there. The silence when you get there is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Visit us, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka and have fun while we do it.
We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences. We understand that visitors aren’t all the same and not everyone likes the same adventures; therefore we have become your convenient one stop shop for a range of relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences.