Fish & Cruise Wanaka

(17) In demand!
59 Lakeside Road
Wanaka, New Zealand

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 Hour Fishing Trip - 2 people
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 166
    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.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 2 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 145
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Fishing Trip - 3-5 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 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.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3-5 People
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 119
    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. Fly-fishing tuition and guiding on Lake Wanaka is their specialty – just ask.

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
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 Charter Operator

Fish & Cruise Wanaka
Wanaka, New Zealand
Member since December 2016
17
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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 17 reviews
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Half day with gino
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3-hour trip with Gino, Emma and David
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Antony Riordan
Castle Cove, NSW
 5.00
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Brilliant three hours of fishing

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
Gino was fantastic. The boat was fantastic. Wanaka is amazing and the fishing was outstanding, exceeding all expectations....
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Robin Kamp
Salisbury North, SA
 5.00
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Half day with gino

VERIFIED   NEW  November 12, 2018
Very friendly and helpful skipper who knows the area very well
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Jenny Price
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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Russell Allchin
Rodd Point, New South Wales
 5.00
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Great morning out with Captain Gino

VERIFIED   June 11, 2018
Beautiful day, Captain Gino was very informative and made for a great experience which I would thoroughly recommend, thank...
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Seuknam Hong (jamal)
Arrowtown, Otago
 5.00
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3 hour trip in lake wanaka

VERIFIED   February 10, 2018
Captain Alan was a great support in catching trout and knew where to catch. He even prepared coffees and snacka for us. We...
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