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Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 8.55am for a 9am departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way, and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself.

    You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. You’ll dock on the Hidden Lakes wharf and have your nature guide take you for a 15-minute walk into the first of the Hidden Lakes. This is another wonderful place for photos. It’s an easy walk with no hills on the track. It’s a leafy trail, so you’ll want to have comfortable footwear.

    Upon return to the "Faith" you`ll have your morning tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off.

    As you cruise out of the South Fiord your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows, and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the "chapters" of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 12 noon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The historic Wharf of Lake Te Anau
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Return to same departure location
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local taxes
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A little late in posting this review - visited Te Anau in April this year. Last minute decision to join Adam & George on the magnificent Faith. Steeped in history (& thats just George) we sailed within the Fiordlands where George took us on a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank OrganisedTraveler
    Faith1935, Public Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hey!! Lovely to hear from you!! It's very thoughtful of you to write such kind words here :-) Thank you very much for taking a moment to share what you enjoyed with others looking for an impartial overview of what we provide onboard. We really...More

    Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

    Loved this! George and Adam are both super friendly, morning tea is very nice, the ride on the Faith was smooth and relaxing. Beautiful ship and beautiful views, took lots of great photos. Hubby even get a chance to play with the sails. Thank you...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Annie C
    Faith1935, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Hi Annie!! Lovely to read your review, thank you for taking time to share with others what you enjoyed most!! Very happy to hear that you felt well aboard too - she's a very comfortable ship isn't she?!! We loved having you with us -...More

    Reviewed April 17, 2019

    Not to be missed. We were made very welcome and our small party all became friends during our voyage. Our hosts couldn't do enough to make us feel like friends rather than just paying guests. A fascinating, historic yacht and a totally relaxing and interesting...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

    Hey!! Our pleasure :-) Thanks for choosing to come with us, and to make your day on the water memorable for us too!! It's a pretty special place to experience, but the friendships created onboard are precious aren't they :-) Hope you've had a great...More

    Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

    My Partner and I stayed in this beautiful part of the world for 3 days and experienced many different activities. We booked this fabulous short 3 hour trip on our last morning. From arriving on board and throughout both the crew were friendly, very informative...More

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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

    Hey you two!! Lovely to see you here - thanks so much for taking time to write us such a kind review, very thoughtful of you!! We had a really special day with you and the other guests onboard, couldn't have asked for better!! Thanks...More

    Reviewed March 9, 2019

    We did the morning cruise recently and enjoyed every minute. The hospitality, morning tea, the boat, the walk to Hidden Lake, the weather. What more can I say!More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Faith in Fiordland, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

    Hey!! Thank you, very kind of you to write so kindly :-) It's a pretty special morning out isn't it?!! We've been doing these trips for 3 seasons now, and the novelty is not wearing off at all!! It's such a changeable environment, there is...More

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