Hop aboard the Paddle Wanaka Island Shuttle – Te Toa. Our water taxi will take you on an adventure to one of Lake Wanaka’s Islands.

There are a total of 5 islands on Lake Wanaka. We have daily scheduled departures for Ruby Island and Mou Waho, and can offer a private charter if you and your group are looking for something a little different. Our water taxi will simply drop you off & collect you after your adventure!

Winter deals!!

  • Kids go for FREE!! One child free (2-14yrs) with a full paying adult!
  • 4 adults or more to Mou Waho $99 per person (normally $125)
  • See below to chose between Ruby Island or Mou Waho

Scheduled Daily trips:

Water Taxi transport to explore Ruby Island Paddle Wanaka

Ruby Island – BOOK NOW

Ruby Island is a small island within Roys Bay. This trip is great for families, those on a budget or with limited time to explore. Also known as the jewel of the lake, Ruby Island has a stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps, local vineyards and the Wanaka township. It’s a 10min boat trip each way, leaving you 30mins to take a stroll around this lovely little island. See our prices and departure times below

Water Taxi to Mou Waho Island with Paddle Wanaka

Mou Waho Island – BOOK NOW

Mou Waho, translated to ‘Outer Island’ is Lake Wanaka’s furthest island from the township. It’s a perfect trip for those wanting to escape the crowds, see some native bush and get up close to the island’s friendly native birdlife. It’s a 30min water taxi ride each way, leaving you 2 hours to hike to the Arethusa Pool (the lake on Mou Waho) and explore the island. Wear some comfortable footwear for the hike, and our top tip is to bring a picnic, your togs and a towel!

Island Shuttle Trip Schedule:

All trips leave from Wanaka Marina. Please arrive 10mins before departure time

WINTER HOURS (3rd July – 30th September)

SUMMER HOURS (1st October – 31 March)

To arrange a Private Charter please email us at info@paddlewanaka.co.nz or call 0800 926 925.

If you’re looking for a powerboat & kayaking combo the our Tiki Tour may be the trip for you!