Glacier Country Lake Tours

Glacier Country Lake Tours invites you to join them on a scenic fishing tour on Lake Mapourika, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier. The views of the mountains and glaciers are stunning as you troll and spin around the lake’s edge. You will enjoy the scenery that unfolds before you, taking in the lake, the glaciers, the rainforest, and the wildlife.

You will fish aboard the Hanna-K, which is a 24’ Orca Marine cruiser powered by two 60 HP Orca Hull Stabi-Craft engines. This cruiser has a fully enclosed cabin area, where you will be served with warm tea and coffee.

The boat will keep you dry in all weather conditions, even on the back deck while you’re trolling. There’s space on the back for 4 fishermen and there’s space for one person spinning up front.  The cabin area can seat up to 12 people comfortably, making it perfect for a getaway with friends and family. 

Lake Mapourika holds good stocks of Brown Trout and Quinnat Salmon. The Salmon are both stocked and sea-run, and are in season from October 1 to March 31 annually. Brown Trout are in season year-round and provide a perfect excuse to get on the water.

The crew will provide you with all the fishing gear and lures, and they can clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day for you to take home for a delicious meal. You are required to purchase a fishing license, which is $20 per day.

Join Glacier Country Lake Tours and spend the day fishing some of the most beautiful waters of New Zealand!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip – Evening
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $197
    price breakdown
    $197
    Spend 3 hours fishing the stunning Lake Mapourika in the evening. Fish for Brown Trout year-round, or Salmon from October 1 to March 31 annually.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $197
    price breakdown
    $197
    This trip will see you spend 3 hours fishing the stunning Lake Mapourika in the morning. You can fish for Brown Trout year-round, or Salmon from October 1 to March 31 annually.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $197
    price breakdown
    $197
    3 hours of fishing on the stunning Lake Mapourika in the afternoon. Fish for Brown Trout year-round, or Salmon from October 1 to March 31 annually.

About the Captain

Dale Burrows
Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since February 2017
Dale has been guiding for many years and since returning to New Zealand from his travels has started his own company which he runs with his wife Bronwyn. They are well versed in different guiding techniques and will happily share their knowledge of the region’s history, ecology, and glaciation.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Orca Marine (Cruiser) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 60HP Orca Hull Stabi-Craft engines.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Franz Josef Glacier to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Honeymoon Adventure - Half Day Trip
Honeymoon Adventure - Half Day Trip
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80%
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100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Mike B.
Nelson, Nelson
 5.00
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What a great way to start the day. My partner and I signed up, along with another man and his 7 year old son. My partner wasn’t...
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Leonie C.
Brisbane, Queensland
 4.67
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Honeymoon Adventure - Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   April 19, 2019
Relaxing afternoon spent cruising the lake, trolling, spinning and casting. We only landed two salmon so not everyone caught...
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Zak W.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Bloody 'andsom day on a boat

March 26, 2017
When booking the tour it was rainy and I had my doughts that this was going to be terrible but when we got to the lake the...
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Anita S.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 27, 2018
Great morning out with the boat all to ourselves with the Captain. Caught a couple salmon, nice weather, saw a white heron,...
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Elisabeth Ashely Chambers Siddons
Auckland, Auckland
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2017
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