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Ruby Island Cruise - Lake Wanaka Cruises

Departing the gorgeous waterfront of Lake Wanaka, we’ll embark on a relaxing cruise to the stunning Ruby Island.


  • Experience the Jewel of Wanaka on a relaxing cruise
  • Enjoy spectacular scenery
  • Amazing photo opportunities

Cruise the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka in style and comfort aboard Dual Image, our 55-foot luxury catamaran as we make our way to the gorgeous Ruby Island.

Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Wanaka’ this secluded and beautiful island is home to a range of native plants and boasts outstanding views across Lake Wanaka and it’s surrounding mountains.

Once on the island you‘ll be free to explore the grounds as you wish.

Take the opportunity to walk around the island for picture perfect photo opportunities, or simply sit back, relax and take in this magical environment and spectacular views around you.

Adult $49.00
Child $19.00

What's included

  • 1.5 Hour cruise
  • Interesting commentary


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • You will board from the Wanaka lakefront near the Dinosaur Park (Close to 100 Ardmore St).

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child price is applicable for ages 5 - 15 years.

  • Infants 0-4 years of age travel FREE. this option can be booked as you proceed through the checkout..

Available Bookings from October 20 to October 26

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 20 Oct
Thu 21 Oct
Fri 22 Oct
Sat 23 Oct
Sun 24 Oct
Mon 25 Oct
Tue 26 Oct

  • Adult$39.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$13.00

  • Adult$34.00
  • Child$13.00

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$13.00

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$19.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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mariand2 from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2021

Chill cruise

The cruise was exactly what we expected... a laid back cruise in a catamaran with a chill and informative walk around Ruby Island. Tim, our guide, was absolutely awesome!

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marcellinoi from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2021

Nice trip

It was nice trip but a bit too short. Maybe can add a bit more time to explore a bit more of the lake. Nice and friendly team.

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Nicola from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2017

A special wee trip...

Would definitely recommend this Lake Wanaka cruise! It's awesome to see Wanaka and its surrounds from the water, and we were so lucky to enjoy Ruby Island on a quiet, sunny and calm day. Great story and local history. Thank you!!

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Thanks Nicola. We could not agree more. hope to see you again when you're back this way.

Steve from New Zealand wrote on 23 May 2021

Brilliant - Stunning views & interesting history.

What a great boat trip! The views are insane throughout. The catamaran is very comfy and the staff were really lovely too. I’m definitely recommending this to anyone visiting Wanaka. Loved the history of the island and they had the friendliest pewakawaka I’ve ever seen too.

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Arlene Stevens from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

Gorgeous scenary

Lovely to cruise on lake wanaka. Friendly staff and great boat. However we felt cheated as trip there and back was only 60 minutes not 90 minutes as stated. Only on island for 15 m united which was so rushed. Hoped to sit and eat our picnic we had with us. No chance of that. Spent half hour at most actually on the water. So a little disappointing. Is a problem when you have to wait for latecomers which shortens your own trip. Happy to be out on the water on a great boat. Do thanks for that.

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