Franz Josef Wilderness Tours - Scenic Cruises

Cruise in comfort and enjoy the pristine calm waters of Lake Mapourika on our fully covered boat. We also offer kayak tours, fishing charters and quad bike adventures - check out our other listings.



Lake Mapourika is a scenic gem on the West Coast, situated just north from Franz Josef Glacier at the iconic Jetty Bay. Lake Mapourika’s Jetty is a popular spot for photographers, although you need get onto the water to see the Lake in it’s full beauty. Our scenic cruises and guided walks are popular with visitors of all ages. Set amongst a breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps & many Glaciers (including the Franz Josef Glacier), you can even see as far as Mt Cook from the water. The lake’s rainforest fringed shoreline is home to many native NZ bush birds and we’re often visited by the rare White Heron as they come to enjoy the lake’s abundant fish and eels. See our other listings for fishing charters, kayak tours and quad bikes.


30 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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