Lakeland Wanaka | Self Drive Vessel
Lake Wanaka, famous for its crystal clear waters and breath taking scenery around every corner. Have the freedom to explore the lake and admire the scenery with family or friends with our boat hire. Set your own personal location and duration and discover some of Wanaka’s hidden features.
Hire your own boat – cruise where you want, fish when you want and enjoy the water the way you want. Looking for a relaxing day sightseeing? Wanting to visit our nature islands? Or just wanting some fun with the family our boat hire packages are sure to suit. Popular locations include Glendhu Bay, Stevenson’s Island and Mou Waho Island Available by the hour, half day or full day ensuring you can set your own itinerary.
Alternatively, if you are wanting to be driven around on our guided options check out our cruises.
More information about our self drive option
Our boat for hire is a 6.5m Stabicraft surveyed with all safety equipment to carry a maximum of 8 passengers. Powered via a 150hp Mercury Optimax, 8hp Mercury auxiliary providing plenty of power and efficiency for both fishing and cruising. On board safety equipment consists of life jackets for all passengers on board, an emergency locator beacon, flares, VHF Marine radio and first-aid kit.
No licence is required however skippers must be over 18 years and have a full understanding of New Zealand Maritime Rules. Full training will be provided before including general operation of the vessel plus description of navigational hazards on the lake itself. Boat hire is subject to weather conditions and availability. Boat hire prices are all plus fuel and are subject to Lakeland Wanaka staff discretion.