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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
  • Cruise around Lake Wakatipu
  • Affordable boat tour with great photo ops
  • See more of Queenstown’s surroundings
  • Suitable for all ages
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90 minute Queenstown Lake Cruise.
Restroom on board
Bottled water
Transportation to/from attractions.
50 Beach Street , 50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Please come down to the jetty - you will see our signage there.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Honesty cash bar available.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 61 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Million Dollar Cruise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown.

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  • "The 2pm cruise is well in truly worth it, our captain Eddie was awesome." See review

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So glad we did this...
, Jun 2022
So glad we did this cruise...Skipper? A+++ Absolutely 💯 informative. A true experience for us both...ThankQ so much
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wow thank you Lucia for your glowing words, will pass on to the skipper. Good to hear it was a true experience for you both.
Great Viww
, May 2022
Great view with 100% pure nz landscape, informative tour guide. Upper deck is the best spot for photos.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
great to hear you enjoyed our cruise and found the captain informative.
, May 2022
Nice way to spend part of an afternoon on the water. Captain shared a lot of info as we sailed. The top deck was nice but if it’s cold I’d recommend taking a seat on the inside or back of the boat so you have some protection from the wind.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your 4 star review . It nice up on the top deck but this time of year it can get rather chilly. We don't usually get wind this time of year but as you know the weather is all over the place these days.
Remarkable Remarkables
, May 2022
Great way to see the lake. Looking into the amazingly clear water. Would recommend to everyone.made all the more enjoyable with some great weather.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
good to hear that you enjoyed your time on our cruise Graeme.
Well worth the trip.
, Mar 2022
Well worth the trip, even on a rainy day. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The perfect addition to a day trip and to take in some of the sights of Queenstown. The floating bar moored next door is also the best spot for amazing cocktails with an incredible view.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks Dane, it is something nice to do on a rainy day. cosy inside and a great commentary. Yes Perkys floating bar is also pretty fabulous
Nice Cruise
, Feb 2022
A nice cruise but alas we could hardly hear Eddie the Skipper and we were sat under a speaker - not his fault as there were too many noisey passengers and unruly children on board (despite it be a school day). We let Eddie know our feedback as we left the boat.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Sorry to hear that John, yes it's a bit hard when there are noisy passengers and unruly children on board, it does ruin it for people. Some people have no consideration for other passengers, which is very frustrating.
Our experience on the...
, Jan 2022
Our experience on the Million Dollar cruise..was just that a million dollars!!! We were informed, educated and entertained during our whole cruise. The captain was absolutley wonderful. He certainly knows his stuff. He was very trusting of people in general especially how the 'help yourself' service for snacks and drinks were made available. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Kaye for your glowing review. Yes people find it amazing that we have an honesty box on board - it's never really been a problem which is fantastic in this day and age.
Relaxing Cruise
, Jan 2022
Lovely cruise, friendly staff. Only issue was the lack of safety info in case of problems. Other than that a very relaxing afternoon activity.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Sally, All our captains give you a safety briefing at the start of each cruise telling you where the lifejackets are and that you are to listen to his instructions in case of a emergency. Also telling you how to come down the stairs from the upstairs deck. There is not much more to tell you. Good to hear you did enjoy the cruise though.
A brilliant cruise and Captain!
, Jun 2021
Excellent cruise, highly recommend!! The captain was warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. Loved his commentary. Thanks a million for a great experience! Taupo, NZ
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks Ronald for your fabulous review. Great to hear that you loved the captain's commentary and found it a great experience.
Beautiful views of Queenstown with interesting history added as a bonus
, May 2021
Eddy gave us some interesting facts of Queenstown history! We were also fortunate to get some rare and special photo shots! Loved it!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks Sonika, good to hear you got some fabulous photos.
Awesome cruise.
, Apr 2021
The pace of the cruise, the informative history of what we saw, the helpfulness of the staff. Recommended this. Relaxing informative and fun. The smaller number of seats meant not crowds of people and the bar and sunshine a bonus.
Value for money.
, Mar 2021
The captain gave us a fabulous commentary through the trip which was so informative and entertaining !! Thanks Wayne 😁
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thanks Ange so pleased to hear that you enjoyed Wayne's commentary - might keep him on after all ha ha!!!
Worth every penny!
, Sep 2020
Amazing staff, so polite and friendly. Also thank you to the captain for taking all my pictures as I was on the boat solo! Great information provided!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
thanks Sabrina, good to hear you thought out staff were amazing, polite and friendly and so pleased you got some nice photos.
, Sep 2020
Was great lunch good guide captain crew really nice and helpful, views were beautiful, waterfalls excellent
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
thanks Wendy but I think you have the wrong activity as we at Million Dollar Cruise do not have lunch on our cruise nor are there any waterfalls in Queenstown. I think you perhaps mean Milford Sound. Cheer Betty
Anniversary cruise
, Jul 2020
Had perfect weather and our skipper Eddie was great with everything he told us. Really made it ten out of ten and highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi John, been a bit slow replying to people as a lot going on at the moment. So pleased that Eddie did a great job and thanks also for the 10/10 - Fantastic.
An Amazing Way to Relax on a Warm and Sunny Day in Queenstown
, Jun 2020
The Million Dollar Cruise was probably the highlight of my trip to Queenstown. It was so relaxing and informative. I went on a perfect day. It was so bright and the views were absolutely breathtaking. The captain Matt was an awesome host, very friendly and humerous and gave an excellent and very educational commentary throughout the entire duration of the cruise. Would definitely recommend doing this and I am definitely doing it again when I come back.
The BEST boat tour in Queenstown
, Oct 2019
Captain Wayne and his wife Betty are lovely. This is the best boat tour in Queenstown BY FAR! Very reasonable price per person and learnt alot about Queenstown and the surrounding area. Captain Wayne is super funny and so friendly and his wife Betty is lovely also, and such a friendly greeting at the ticket office. For anyone visiting Queenstown, I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Thanks so much to Wayne and Betty.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Wow, thank you for your fabulous review - So pleased you enjoyed our great cruise, we think we are the best in Queenstown and New Zealand!!! That's our opinion anyway ha ha!!! Hope the rest of your stay in Queenstown was just as good.
Fun day out
, Jan 2019
The 2pm cruise is well in truly worth it, our captain Eddie was awesome. The scenery is spectacular.

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