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Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways


Step aboard the Eco Adventurer and discover the sheer beauty of the West Coasts Lake Mahinapua on a fascinating 1.5 hour cruise.


Sit back and relax on our comfortable vessel as we cruise up the magnificent Mahinapua Creek and over the calm waters of the lake.

Hear the tranquil sound of birds singing as you soak up the outstanding scenery that includes flora, fauna, ancient Rimu trees and the snow capped mountains of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps as a stunning backdrop.

Hear interesting commentary about the history of the Mahinapua waterways which were once used by pioneers, gold diggers and early explorers.


Join West Coast Scenic Waterways for an unforgettable cruising experience which captures the true beauty of this magical region.


Location: Mahinapua Creek, Hokitika

Sunset cruise: Departure time to be confirmed after booking

Please note: $5 Child under 5 years (can be added as you proceed to checkout)


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Kayak Hire


Adult $60.00
Child ( 5 to 13 ) $25.00


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Please note that a minimum of 4 passengers are required for the trip to be confirmed. Single bookings will be wait listed to confirm. Sunset Cruise: Time varies depending on sunset times/ minimum numbers apply. Please contact the tour operator after booking to confirm time and booking.

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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Selena from New Zealand wrote on 21 July 2020

Great way to end the day :)

We loved it! Our first booking had to be cancelled because we were the only bookings that they had, but we didn't mind and decided to do the sunset cruise instead, we were so glad we did as the scenery is stunning and was totally worth the wait. Make sure you dress up warm because it is cold out there even when the sun was out.

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Denise from Australia wrote on 15 January 2020

Serene and informative

Such a peaceful and enjoyable tour of the waterway up to Lake Mahinapua. Gavin was fun and so knowledgeable about local wildlife and the area. Lots of stories and laughs. A great way to see another aspect of this very different region. We did the sunset tour but sure it would be good at any time just for the access and stories.

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Thank you for your feedback Denise! We appreciated you coming on board :) Good to hear Gavin's story telling is informative....and yes, always a laugh with him at the wheel! ;) Take care....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

Larissa from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2020


Thank you very much Gavin and Cindy. It was a great boat cruise!!! We really enjoyed it!! I highly recommended Adventure boat cruise to all tourists!!!

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Thank you Larissa :) You and your daughter were just a delight to host! Look after yourselves....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

jenniferb14 from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2020


Organized travel holiday schedule around this. Lady hadnt checked her emails to know we had booked in for a sunset trip.(sounded lovely in theory) There is limited phone service in this area so hard to contact. Was cancelled at 5.15pm, meaning we wasted day where we could have done something else. I understand they didnt have the numbers needed but Crap customer service really. I couldnt give zero stars which was my experience.

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Hi Jennifer, Once again....so sorry! Our listing clearly states the cruise is subject to minimum numbers and it does not pay our overheads if not. Please don't book activities with conditions in place if you are not prepared to take the risk of it being cancelled last minute. We are unable to confirm the cruise early in the day to help you with your planning if the minimums are not met yet. It is hard to be so harshly verbally punished when I was so honest with you. The fact that I had 14 in house cyclists overnight with breakfast and missed Bookme's notification of your booking made no difference to the outcome. Please feel free to ring well in advance for availability and a confirmed cruise and we will take you on board for free as our way of making amends for this unfortunate outcome. Take care....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

Arthur Loffhagen from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2020

boat cruise hokitika

We enjoyed our sunset cruise on lake mahinipua The weather was cool and our captains hot tea stop was well received as was his very interesting commentary A white heron flew close by which was a plus

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Hi Rae and Arthur, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback and come along on the eco cruise :) It certainly was a chilly evening...and to think it's January! Pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip and got to see the heron up close....beautiful birds! Take care of yourselves...Gavin and Cindy Hopper.


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