Scenic Cruises

Welcome aboard the Hanna-K! The Hanna-K is a fully enclosed scenic tour boat designed
to let you enjoy the beauty of New Zealand’s West Coast in comfort and style.

Scenic Cruise

Discover the true beauty of the West Coast in a personalized cruise on Lake Mapourika.  The Jurassic rainforest fringed bays which reflect the surrounding Alps and Glaciers will leave you in awe of its beauty.  

Dale, our knowledgeable skipper (owner & operator) has been guiding passionately in the region from the mighty Franz Josef Glacier to Lake Mapourika for the last 15 years!  He’ll take you on a scenic journey, through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary & much more.  Enjoy a great cup of tea or coffee while you watch curious native birdlife in the surrounding rainforest shoreline.  Lake Mapourika is a landscape photographers dream!


Evening cruises, with a glass of wine (BYO) in the summer time are a wonderful way to end the day.


NZ $85 Adult  — Normally: $115!
NZ $50 Child (17 and under) — Normally: $65!


Allow 2 hours

ON SALE: $85

Cruise & Walk

Journey across the lake and enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail through the Kiwi Sanctuary. Step off the boat and into a journey through another world!

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Our rainforest track was carved by your skipper Dale & his team with care and effort to keep the area as untouched as possible so you can experience the old growth rainforest in it’s pristine state.  This is some of Westland’s oldest Jurassic-like rainforest abundant with curious native birdlife.  A premium cruise, suitable for all ages.


Sturdy footwear is recommended and walking poles are available for the walk.


ON SALE: $95 Adult — Normally: $145!
ON SALE: $60 Child (17 years and under)  — Normally: $75!


Allow 2.5 hours

ON SALE: $95

Private Charter

Customize a cruise for your group, or simply request a private tour option. This can include additional add-ons such as; a BBQ facility, request a stop at a swim beach or rent some paddleboards to bring along? You name it, we can make it happen.


Forward bookings are essential. Please send us an enquiry to book this tour.



Sunglasses or a cap

Any food or drink (optional BYO wine or beer for evening cruises)

Cruise & Walk: Walking boots / closed toe footwear


Toilet on board

Hot drinks on board

Sunscreen / insect repellent

Binoculars / commentary

Courtesy transport if required

Cruise & Walk: Walking poles



We took the morning tour and it was fantastic. The waters were calm and the morning clouds were lifting. Laura and Reiss were our guides. They were informative, personable and informed. They talked about current conservation objectives and provided a safe and fun environment. My partner and I are seniors and had no problem keeping up. There were adequate rest periods and beautiful views.

Simi, New York, USA

This was a great way to spend a few hours in an idyllic setting. Our guide Johnny was excellent – so friendly and full of knowledge about our surroundings. Highly recommended, thanks!

Gary, Liverpool UK

I cannot recommend this enough! I’ve now done it twice in 3 years and both times it was spectacular, both in terms of scenery and overall experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and was taking candid snaps all throughout the trip that we had access to later on. I highly recommend the morning trip, as that’s when the water is like glass and it feels so serene gliding over it. It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef.

Hourikhat, Sydney, Australia