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, but 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 with the 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.

Get ready for your New Zealand adventure, join Fish & Cruise Wanaka and have the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Christmas Day Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 25 - Dec 25
    $1,448
    This is a 3-hour all-inclusive private fishing charter or scenic cruise for up to 5 people. Includes all gear, tuition and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $706
    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 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $633
    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
    3 Hour Exclusive Special (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $470
    This is our Summer Special deal – an exclusive trip for two people, with just yourselves and our Captain onboard for a reduced price. On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Quinnat Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for fishing. This is a private trip, if you would like a shared trip please see our other listings.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Exclusive Special (2 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $398
    This is our Summer Special deal – an exclusive trip for two people, with just yourselves and our Captain onboard for a reduced price. On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Quinnat Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for fishing. This is a private trip, if you would like a shared trip please see our other listings.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip – 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $362
    On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Quinnat Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for fishing. Please note you may be paired with another person or group, for an exclusive two person trip please see our other listings.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip – 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $326
    On this trip, you will target Brown and Rainbow Trout, and Quinnat Salmon. Full tuition is included for beginners along with all the equipment you need for fishing. Please note you may be paired with another person or group, for an exclusive two person trip please see our other listings.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip – 3-5 People
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $282
    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 Trip – 3-5 People
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $253
    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 the Charter Operator

Fish & Cruise Wanaka
Wanaka, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
40 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
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 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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

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
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Zoe H.
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Fishing with Gino

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – 2 People on September 30, 2020
We had an amazing day fishing with Gino on Lake Wanaka. He was super knowledgeable and made great company for our morning expedition....
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Half Day Fishing on Lake Wanaka

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Private on September 23, 2019
Second time round for us and it won’t be our last.  Captain Juno was both an excellent fishing guide, fisherman, and very...
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Great half day out fishing on Lake Wanaka

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – 2 People on 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 on a...
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Wanaka, OTA
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3 hour a.m. with Gino & Emma on Lake Wanaka

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – 2 People on November 21, 2018
Efficient- had our fishing license within minutes & were under way. Great boat! Everything in it’s place & very tidy.
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – 2 People on 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, and...
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FAQs about Fish & Cruise Wanaka

Fish & Cruise Wanaka offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $175 per person - 2 Hour Trip – 3-5 People (2 hours)
  • NZ $195 per person - 3 Hour Trip – 3-5 People (3 hours)
  • NZ $225 per person - 2 Hour Trip – 2 People (2 hours)
  • NZ $250 per person - 3 Hour Trip – 2 People (3 hours)
  • NZ $275 per person - 2 Hour Exclusive Special (2 MAX) (2 hours)
  • NZ $325 per person - 3 Hour Exclusive Special (2 MAX) (3 hours)
  • NZ $875 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Private (2 hours)
  • NZ $975 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Private (3 hours)
  • NZ $2,000 per group - Christmas Day Special (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish & Cruise Wanaka, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish & Cruise Wanaka include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Fish & Cruise Wanaka offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Wanaka New Zealand)

Fish & Cruise Wanaka offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (For experienced anglers)

Top targeted fish species with Fish & Cruise Wanaka include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)