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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 December 07 to December 13

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 7 Dec
Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$13.00

  • Adult$39.00
  • Child$13.00

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.

Katherine Carswell from New Zealand wrote on 10 November 2021

Awesome little trip

This cruise was one of the highlights of our trip. The skipper was friendly and the trip was relaxed.

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Charlotte from New Zealand wrote on 29 October 2021

Great trip

Beautiful cruise out to the island and really interesting hearing stories as we walked around it. Plus the views from the island are incredible!

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