Boat Hire2018-12-13T21:25:43+00:00

Project Description


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.

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.

Alternatively, if you are wanting to be guided around check out our jet ski tours.

Departure Location

The Log Cabin, 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

What’s included

  • Self Hire Boat
  • All safety equipment

Why us?

  • #1 Wanaka location
  • Wanaka’s only boat hire

What to bring

  • Summer – Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Togs/swimwear, Warm Jacket & Camera (at own risk)
  • Winter – Sunscreen, beanie, Gloves, Sunglasses, Warm jacket & Camera (at own risk)

Terms & Conditions

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I TAKE ON BOARD?2018-07-25T08:40:07+00:00

Our hire boat is limited to 8 people on board, this includes the driver and any children infants etc.

HOW MUCH FUEL WILL I USE?2018-07-25T08:38:52+00:00

Fuel usage will depend on how you drive like any other vehicle. At a general cruising speed of 40 kph you will typically burn 20 – 25 litres per hour.

DO I NEED A LICENCE?2018-07-25T08:36:12+00:00

No you do not need a licence. However you do need to understand Maritime and Navigation Rules and Bylaws.


  • plus fuel


  • 4 hours (plus fuel)


  • (plus fuel)

Lakeland Wanaka phone bookings: 0508 52 53 52