Can’t decide between a kayak or a water taxi? Pick both! Our Kayak (or paddleboard) and Cruise package is a fun and affordable to get out on Lake Wanaka. Enjoy a comfortable paddle out along the coastline to Ruby Island and spend a couple of hours to relax, have a picnic or explore Wanaka’s closest island. To top it off, take a 10min boat ride back to town. It’s the perfect half-day activity!
You’ll pick up your kayak from the Paddle Wanaka waterfront rental van and enjoy an hour paddle out to Ruby Island. It’s a small island, with a 20min loop track, so we suggest taking a picnic, book and towel to relax and enjoy. The Paddle Wanaka Island shuttle will pick you up at your designated departure time, and you can enjoy a 10min ride back to town.
Looking for something with a bit more action? Check out The Mission. The 4-hour remote kayak rental is for those with a bit of experience looking for a bigger paddling adventure.
You’ll need to take your cell phone for this one in case of emergencies. We also suggest bringing clothes suitable for the day (always pack a jumper), a picnic/water/snacks, plus anything you’d need for a couple of hours chilling on an island. Our double kayaks have a centre hatch for storing a small backpack.
*We’ll always provide double kayaks unless there is an odd number of paddlers.