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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)

 

Looking for more options? Check out West Coast Scenic Waterways

Kayak Hire

 

Adult $60.00
Child ( 5 to 13 ) $25.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Notes

  • 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.

Available Bookings from January 22 to January 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 22 Jan
Thu 23 Jan
Fri 24 Jan
Sat 25 Jan
Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.40
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$48.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$48.00
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.40
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.40
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.40
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$34.40
  • Child ( 5 to 13 )$25.00

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

4.5

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Steve from New Zealand wrote on 02 December 2017

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New and different

A welcome addition to interesting and enjoyable things to do on the West Coast. Terrain like this is not that common in NZ so being able to get up close to it in a boat is great. Birdwatchers especially will gain from it. A highly recommended alternative to charging around in a jet boat (although that's fun too).

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From Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Thanks Steve! Great to see you getting out there enjoying the diversity of things there are to see and do in NZ! Keep well...Gavin and Cindy Hopper

Romy from Germany wrote on 20 November 2017

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A Great Tour!

I enjoyed a wonderful afteroon on this boat tour. The landscape was breathtaking (especially in the weather). It was unique to other tours have done in the past. It might not be, the longes trip you take, but its just right. Experience some rain forest by boat and hear some of the local storys about the area.

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From Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Thanks Romy! So enjoyed meeting you and really pleased you enjoyed the cruise! Take care...Gavin and Cindy Hopper....Great photos by the way!

Denise from Australia wrote on 15 January 2020

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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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From Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

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.

Arthur Loffhagen from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2020

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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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From Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

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.

sushant from New Zealand wrote on 31 December 2019

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Booking cancelled

I can only give my experience and the booking for sunset cruise was cancelled an hour before expected departure so naturally we were very disappointed as it didnt meet minimum of 4 people. The fact that it was left it too late could be improved for people in similar situations to us going forward. We were waiting around in Hokitika for this cruise for good 3-4 hours only to be told its been cancelled at 6pm

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From Eco Adventure Boat Cruise - Hokitika - West Coast Scenic Waterways

Hi Shushant and Raksha....our apologies once again that the cruise was not able to go ahead due to minimum numbers! We make it very clear on our listing that we cannot proceed without four full paying clients...this just covers our costs. We also made it very clear early in the day and tried our best to make it happen for you both....often bookings do come in at the final hour. Maybe from now on we need to make it clear that if clients are not prepared to take the risk of waiting around and a potential cancellation that it is best to go ahead and make other plans and we issue a refund immediately? Take care ....Gavin and Cindy Hopper.

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