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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 5.55pm for a 6pm departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself. 

    You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the sheltered coves of Lake Te Anau. You’ll enjoy watching the crew drop anchor in a remote bay of the captain’s choice. As you relax on the "Faith" you`ll have your afternoon tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off. We have choices of wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic options. 

    After you’ve lifted the anchor your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be         accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the "chapters" of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 7:30pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lake Te Anau
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    1h 30m
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • National Park fees
    • Drinks
    • Canapes
    • Local crew
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    In a majestic setting which can be found around every corner in the South Island, George and Adam took our experience to a whole new level on their beautiful vessel, Faith. Their knowledge of the lake and George's passion for the local flora and fauna...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Skits T
    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

    Wow!! Thank you!! What a special review!! What a special way for us to read about the way you've enjoyed our cruise :-) Very thoughtful of you to have taken the time to write with such passion and detail. We love sharing Faith and her...More

    Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

    We had an evening aboard the Faith with Groege and Adam. These two guys are the most lovely people ever! Thank you for keeping our glasses full and for keeping us entertained with your knowledge of the boat. The food on board was first class...More

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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

    Hello frequent fliers (sailors)!! How lucky are we to have spent time on the weather with you like we have?!!. You've both become a part of who we are on the water, and feel very lucky to have you as repeat customers/ friends :-) Thank...More

    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    George & Adam were the perfect hosts on this memorable cruise & their passion for this historic vessel, Faith, shone through in abundance. Whilst the setting on the lake is very picturesque, the history of the Faith is equally alluring. No hesitation in recommending this...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

    Hey!! Thank you so much for your awesome review!! I know it can take a moment to sit down and write reviews, especially while you're still on holiday, so thank you for taking the time to do this. It's really helpful for others to read...More

    Reviewed 26 January 2019

    Couldn't have enjoyed this more. We sailed on the afternoon of New Year's Eve under perfect blue skies on a lake like a millpond through outstanding scenery, with excellent food and drink included, but what really made this trip special was the above-and-beyond service and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

    Hey!! This was a fun afternoon wasn't it?!! NYE is always a cool time of the year, and we really enjoyed being able to spend it with you both :-) We did have a lovely evening, and while we're not involved with the DC 3...More

    Reviewed 10 January 2019

    Are you reading this? Good. Because I need you to promise me that you will do this cruise if you visit Te Anau. Why? Here are just a few reasons: George and Adam are a delight. The scenery may be incredible, but these two really...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank collin750
    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

    Collin!! You’re awesome!! Thank you, loved having you both onboard!! What a compelling review - very kind of you to shout from the rooftops for us :-) Sending you both our warmest wishes, and a very happy New Year. Cheers, Adam, and George :-)

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