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Million Dollar Cruise

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“lake wakatipu”(117 reviews)
“honesty bar”(35 reviews)
Enjoy a Queenstown Cruise for an hour and a half on Queenstown's spectacular lake Wakatipu. Enjoy our friendly Kiwi service and hospitality. Million Dollar is a stunning, immaculate, heated launch with superb indoor and outdoor seating to enjoy our...more
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Million Dollar Jetty | Waters Edge Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9700, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9770
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The captain Wayne had us laughing from the start of the trip till the end. He welcomed us on board and asked where we were from. Very relaxing way to get closer to the stunning scenery and just enjoying the cruise . Captain Wayne was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaureenL408
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The cruise duration was just right. It was a great afternoon spending aboard the Million Dollar Cruise. The skipper Wayne was very friendly and happy to answer any questions you had about the area. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SandyH2566
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Very worthwhile. Entertaining and informative commentary and very good value for money. Skipper is super knowledgeable and friendly. As a tip take some cash because they run a cash bar on board. The trip is only 90 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deenew22
Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks Deenew22, so pleased that you enjoyed our cruise. We do try to remind people to bring cash for our bar!! Its a great touch isn't it.?

Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Having visited Queenstown on a number of occasions, I thought I had done pretty much everything there was to do here. However, during the taxi ride from the airport to our hotel, the driver recommended this cruise and I am very thrilled she did. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WaggaTraveller
Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks WaggaTraveller for your glowing review. Its great to hear that the taxi driver's are recommending us also.!! Being locals we do have quite a lot of support from the local community which is fantastic!! So pleased that you enjoyed our cruise and yes the...More

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We picked one of the many cruises available and got lucky with the choice of the Million Dollar Cruise. Do check out for deals online prior because we found a last minute discount (a day before) on bookme; ended up paying only for 4people for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yeannie
Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you Yeannie for your review. So pleased you enjoyed our fabulous Lake Cruise.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

From the very beginning when ‘Betty’ takes your booking you know the trip is genuine! A fabulous cruise around the lake with entertaining commentary from Betty’s ‘skipper’ husband will top your visit to Queenstown. Learn a little of the local history and take in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

thanks Suzie for the kind words.!! So pleased that you had a fabulous time on our cruise.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Most affordable and relaxing hour and a half you will spend in Queenstown! Drinks and snacks onboard and 3 different viewing areas. Captain shares a detailed history of the area and has an excellent sense of humour!

Thank Will B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Well worth the trip. Excellent commentary from friendly skipper who was very obliging as 'resident photographer'. It helped that it was such a glorious day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John L
Betty P, Owner at Million Dollar Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thanks John for your fantastic review. Yes Wayne thinks hes a professional photographer!! but he does do a good job and yes, makes it all the better when it is a glorious day.

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

In a smaller group, surrounded by beautiful mountains, the lake cruise was relaxing. The friendly captain told us what's around us, what's coming up and took photos for us. Nice to hear from a local.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff. Lots of beautiful scenery and photo ops. Little history lesson of the area. Water was absolutely stunning.

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Response from darryln730 | Reviewed this property |
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June 14, 2017|
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Response from Betty P | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry if you already been on the cruise, bit of a family crisis going on!! You are more than welcome to byo food. We have a fully licensed bar on board which is cash only and also soft drinks and water.
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May 13, 2017|
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Response from Betty P | Property representative |
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