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Million Dollar Lake Cruise

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Step on board the Million Dollar Cruise for an exclusive trip on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu.

Step on board the Million Dollar Cruise for an exclusive trip on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu.

Highlights

  • Experience Queenstown's best scenic sights
  • Fabulous live commentary about the local area and more
  • Vessel caters for all weather conditions
  • Relax and enjoy a refreshing drink from our on board bar service
  • Locally Owned Small Husband & Wife Business

Cruising over pure crystal clear waters to the Kawarau Falls Historic Dam and the Willow Islands at the end of the lake. This fantastic 90-minute journey takes in Queenstown's best scenic sights including the stunning Remarkables Mountain range.

A delightful and informative live commentary from the captain tells you everything you ever wanted to know about Queenstown while taking in all of Queenstown's fantastic scenic highlights.

The Million Dollar 2 is an immaculate motor launch with superb indoor and outdoor areas catering for all weather conditions in comfort and style.

Relax inside, outside under the verandah or take in the views from the 360° viewing platform and enjoy a glass of local wine or a beer from the onboard cash bar. The perfect way to unwind on holiday and one of Queenstown's must-do activities.

Adult $59.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $25.00 (Aged 5-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • 90 minute cruise
  • Informative commentary

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Million Dollar Cruise Jetty, Waters Edge, Queenstown Bay.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Infants aged 4 and under are free of charge.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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sekileki from New Zealand wrote on 12 May 2023

Million Dollar Energy

From the jovial personality at the ticket office to the hilarious Captain Wayne on the cruise—top notch all around. Informative with interesting facts about the area and history delivered with charisma made for Hollywood. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with nothing but great energy and vibes. Made a slightly autumn rainy day feel like a tropical summer. Thank you!

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wow thank you for your glowing words Sekileki, it's all about customer service and making our cruise enjoyable and relaxing.

alant from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2023

Great value

Great day for it , no dramas. Cash bar self service ! My one suggestion (sorry Betty) the skipper although amazingly friendly did tend to speak a little fast . I am from the UK and even I struggled to understand what he was saying sometimes 😁 Great trip 👍

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Thanks Alan, yes the skipper can talk a little fast sometimes. I have mentioned to him to speak more clearly also.

susanr16 from New Zealand wrote on 04 May 2023

Cruise

Skipper very informative and friendly. Great price

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Thank you Susan

nazhatn from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2023

Negative

The cruise was good, but the staff was not so much. The operator of the boat/cruise was firstly rude regarding our kids, upon booking the tickets it was stated that child tickets were for 5 years old and over and 0-4 were Free. On my booking, I did inform them we will have 4 kids - all 4 and under. Tickets said 4 adults and 4 infants, but the operator while letting us on said so loudly aren't our kids way too old to be infants as if we were sneaking on older kids, everyone looked and it was embarrassing! Does he not know their pricing plan? Plus was rude regarding us bringing a pizza onboard saying don't take it inside because it'll stink up the boat, we were already informed nicely which part of the boat is food friendly but the operator just ruined the whole experience for us.

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I must apologise for that - no excuse but the captain had been having terrible problems with children on the boat and I think he is just getting over it. I know some children look much older than they are and there is no excuse for him being so rude. He is basically retired now as has been doing it for 15 years and his patience is wearing thin.!!!

anishaa from New Zealand wrote on 09 July 2022

It was alright

It was ok, if you have nothing to do then do this. They just show us million dollar houses which was not very interesting. The cruise on the boat was good tho.

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Sorry you were disappointed Anisha, Its not all about the houses although we are called the Million Dollar Cruise. We also show you wild trout, historic dams, willow islands places where the lord of the rings and other movies were made also our fabulous commentary, along with a cash bar and heated what more could you want.!!!

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