Winter Water Taxi

Hop aboard our Winter Water Taxi – Te Toa.

From April – September we operate our Winter Water Taxi to Ruby Island and Mou Waho Island. Enjoy Lake Wanaka on a heated water taxi ride and explore our local island. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and soak in the views.

We operate from Thursday to Monday and have daily departures*:

  • 11am departure (3hr return) to Mou Waho Island ($125pp / $65child)
  • 2pm departure (1hr return) to Ruby Island ($30pp /$20child)

*Minimum of 4people for the water taxi to run. Bookings must be made in advance.

We run private charter  with our 7m Osprey Te Toa; whether you need a bike drop off at West Wanaka, want to explore the islands at your own leisure, and simply hang on a boat. We’ve got you covered. Please email us for a quote.

Looking for something different? Check out our Kayak plus Island Shuttle to Ruby Island.



Contact Paddle Wanaka to make arrangements to suit your groups needs. We usually aim to meet at Wanaka Marina (by Wanaka Yacht Club) 10minutes before our agreed departure time. From there, you’ll enjoy a scenic boat ride with our friendly skipper.

Adult Price

From $30

Child Price

From $20

Water taxi on glassy lake wanaka

Winter Water Taxi

– Heated water taxi
– Access to Ruby Island and Mou Waho
– Bookings Essential

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