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Ruby Island Luxury Catamaran Cruise and Photo Walk

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For 1 person
$49 each
1 Adult
$49 each

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  • Cruise aboard a luxury catamaran on Lake Wanaka
  • Wander through Ruby Island - the jewel of the lake!
  • Plenty of photo opportunities - it's a photographers dream!

Ruby Island is the jewel of Wanaka and a great little outing on the Lake. With an intriguing history from prohibition times, Ruby allows multiple photo opportunities as you walk around its perimeter track. This cruise is a favourite with families and children under 12 travel free.

What's Included?

  • Lake cruise aboard a luxury catamaran
  • Friendly and professional crew
  • Self guided photo walk on Ruby Island
  • Incredible scenery in one of the most beautiful locations in the world

Leaving from the Wanaka lakefront, take a gentle cruise out to Ruby Island. The luxury catamaran will pull into a secluded beach and help guests ashore via her hydraulic bow ramp.

Your walk around the island is self-guided and suitable for all ages. Discover the intriguing history dating back to the days of prohibition along with some amazing lake, mountain and island photo opportunities.

Often called the jewel of Wanaka, Ruby Island is small but very photogenic. The eclectic mix of exotic and native plants adds a foreground to the colours of the lake and the mountains behind.

This short cruise is a great way to experience Lake Wanaka and is a real favorite with families.

Session Length

  • Please allow 1 hour 15 minutes for this experience
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your cruise departure


  • Please wear outdoor footwear and bring a warm jacket
  • An average level of mobility is advised for this trip
  • The island walk is not compulsory. If you wish, you can remain on the boat enjoying the silence and the scenery
  • Children under 12 are free; please advise at the time of booking


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee
  • If the trip is cancelled by the operator you will receive a 100% refund

Numbers on the Day

The vessel can carry up to 49 passengers.


In the event of adverse weather the operator may cancel the cruise.

Dress Code

Please wear outdoor shoes and clothing appropriate to the season.

This cruise takes place on Lake Wanaka.