Jet Ski Tour Scenic




Come explore one of Lake Wanaka's best kept secrets; Mou Waho Island. Combine the sense of adventure riding your own jet ski and the beauty of the remote island of Mou Waho for the ultimate adventure.

Where is Mou Waho Island and why should you visit? For starters it is perhaps one of the most unique lake islands anywhere in New Zealand. Commonly referred to as the the island, in a lake, in an island, in a lake, in an island in the ocean! Sounds confusing right? Put simply, as part of our Mou Waho Jet Ski Tour we visit the hidden lake; Arethusa pool which sits atop the island after a 20-minute hike.

At the island summit we have a perfect view of the whole island above the Arethusa Pool, 360-degree views of Lake Wanaka and surrounding mountain views; the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park.

Our tour includes around 90 minutes on the island itself taking in this nature reserve. Managed by Department of Conservation the island has been cleared of introduced pests such as rats, stoats and possums, thus making it a 'safe' area for the native birdlife to live and breed including native birdlife like the New Zealand falcon, wood pigeon and buff weka.

The most common way to get to Mou Waho is by boat however this doesn't include the thrill and adventure of driving your own Jet Ski exploring on the way.

Due to Mou Waho Island's location we require any driving to have jet skiing experience and be confident in water. If it is your first-time jet skiing please see our 1 hour jet ski tours.


Single Jet Ski $470

Double Jet Ski (driver & passenger) $470

Driver Age

Driver Age

The minimum age to drive our Jet Skis is 18 years. We do have options for drivers between 16-18, if they have a passenger over 18.

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Water Confidence

You must be confident floating in the water to join our jet ski tours. They is a chance you could fall off your ski and must not panic.

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Your tour is made of 60 minutes on Lake Wanaka itself. Please allow 90 minutes for the experience as you do need to go through a safety briefing.

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We run 3 Jet Skis per tour plus our guide. Each of our Jet Skis have a maximum capacity of 2 people and a maximum combined weight of 230kgs.

Departure Point:

The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Please check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at our Lakeland Wanaka beachfront trailer

We provide:
  • 3.5 minute exciting and scenic tour of Lake Wanaka
  • Historical and geographical commentary
  • Life Jackets
  • Operation instructions
  • Storage for smaller items
  • Latest Jet Skis
What to bring
  • Sunglasses (recommended all year round)
  • Cameras (especially phones), as there will be opportunities for photos - however all electronics are carried at your own risk  
  • Clothing that can get wet and suitable for the weather (A windbreaker or waterproof jacket is recommended on cooler days) - when in doubt, please bring extra layers
  • Shoe for island walk on Mou Waho
No Availability?

If there is no availability online and that is the only time you can go, please join the waitlist or get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to try and let you know of any cancellations or if we can accommodate in any other way.



For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.

Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.


We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.

We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone

Jet Boat Fun
To drive our jet skis you need to be 18 years of age. However if you are 16 or over plus accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18 years you can drive the Jet ski with them behind you as a passenger.
We suggest you wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. Be prepared for wind chill so wear long sleeves and be pre getting your feet wet. Remember to wear sunscreen. For the 3.5 hour Mou Wahu tour bring some suitable walking shoes for the 60 minute walk on the island.
Each jet ski can sit two people and there are 3 skis available for each tour so a total of six can come on the tour.
The approximate time you spend on the tour is 120 minutes, However we need you to arrive at the departure point on the lakefront 15 minutes before departure to allow time to get fitted for life jackets and for safety briefings.
Recommended 8 years old, the passenger must be able to hold on by themselves behind the driver.handrail from a seated position.
Prior Jet Ski experience is required for Mou Waho jet ski Tour due to its location and frequent weather changes, our guides will still give you an induction on how to drive the Jet ski and will be with you throughout the tour.
Yes you can bring a camera, The jet ski will have a waterproof pocket to store some belongings such as a camera or phone, we can store other valuables in a secure box in the Lakeland trailer.

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