Fish & Cruise Wanaka

Fish & Cruise Wanaka provides a classic Kiwi adventure everyone should experience in their lives. You will not only fish and enjoy the scenery of this picturesque lake, you’ll also enjoy a freshly cooked meal onboard. For at the end of the trip, the captain will clean and cook your catch on the boat, so you can have a truly authentic experience.

The charter is run by a captain who has over 15 years of professional experience and a passion that goes back to being a child. On his 5th birthday, he received his first rod as a present, and he still has it. These charters are a reflection of his love for fishing and the surrounding area of Lake Wanaka.

Fishing will be done aboard a Reflex commercial boat, which was built in 2008 with a capacity for 5 guests. It is powered by a 150 HP Evinrude engine, which makes it pretty fast and reliable on the water. It is equipped with all the safety and electronics required to make your trip a safe and successful one. You can use the fishfinder to locate the best spots where the fish swim in schools, and by following the captain’s recommendations, you will be able to boat lots of them.

Lake Wanaka has a healthy population of Quinnat Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. You will be catching these species using the fishing gear provided by the captain, including rods, reels, tackle and bait. Whether you are a novice angler or a pro, you will have a good time aboard by soaking up the scenery, breathing in the fresh air and catching delicious fish.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hours fishing - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $665
    up to 5 persons
    This is a private charter for up to 5 guests. On this trip, you will target Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The fish you catch will be prepared and cooked for you onboard. You will have tea, coffee and muffins supplied. All equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    2 hours fishing - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $597
    up to 5 persons
    This is a private charter for up to 5 guests. On this trip, you will target Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The fish you catch will be prepared and cooked for you onboard. You will have tea, coffee and muffins supplied. All equipment is provided.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Fishing Trip - 2 people
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $171
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for troll, spin or fly fishing.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 2 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $154
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for troll, spin or fly fishing.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Fishing Trip - 3-5 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $133
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will target Salmon, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. The fish you catch will be prepared and cooked for you onboard. You will have tea, coffee and muffins supplied.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3-5 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $120
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for troll, spin or fly fishing.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Reflex (Commercial) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

About the Captain

Fish & Cruise Wanaka
Wanaka, New Zealand
Member since December 2016
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Our amazing Captain has been fishing on lakes and rivers since before he could walk. Fishing has been a passion of his for a long time. After many years of fishing all around the world, the Captain moved to Wanaka in 2004 and began operating on the lake not long after. After a number of years and many satisfied clients of all ages, and from all corners of the world, that passion is still there. We offer fly fishing, spinning or trolling, exploring the islands, the bush and beaches - winter, spring, summer or autumn - Lake Wanaka is a magic part of the country to explore and enjoy. Join us for some time on the lake - you'll love it!
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Half day with gino
Half day with gino
3-hour trip with Gino, Emma and David
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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James M.
Kiama Downs, NSW
 5.00
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Great half day out fishing on Lake Wanaka

VERIFIED   December 5, 2018
My mate and I had a very enjoyable morning fishing on Lake Wanaka with Jeno from Fish & Cruise Wanaka. We left at 6 am...
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Neva S.
Wanaka, OTA
 5.00
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3 hour a.m. with Gino & Emma on Lake Wanaka

VERIFIED   November 21, 2018
Efficient- had our fishing license within minutes & were under way. Great boat! Everything in it’s place &...
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Thomas T.
Huntington Beach, CA
 5.00
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Three hour trip with Gino

VERIFIED   January 10, 2019
Gino was awesome.  He knew Lake Wanaka like the back of his hand.  He put my son and I in the most productive spots,...
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Jenny P.
Glenburn, VIC
 5.00
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3-hour trip with Gino, Emma and David

VERIFIED   September 11, 2018
The trip was one of the highlights of our NZ holiday. Every effort was made to find us the fish, and having the rainbow trout...
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Peter J.
Christchurch, CAN
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   November 23, 2018
First time trolling for trout - very informative Captain, fantastic weather, and an abundance of brown and rainbow trout. ...
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