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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

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    What to Expect
    You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 5.55pm for a 6pm departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself. 

    You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the sheltered coves of Lake Te Anau. You’ll enjoy watching the crew drop anchor in a remote bay of the captain’s choice. As you relax on the "Faith" you`ll have your afternoon tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off. We have choices of wine, beer, champagne and non-alcoholic options. 

    After you’ve lifted the anchor your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be         accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the "chapters" of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 7:30pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Photography, 85 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    6:00 PM
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • National Park fees
    • Drinks
    • Canapes
    • Local crew
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Te Anau
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    What a marvellous evening with George and Adam on the 1935 Built Faith. The boat has got a fascinating history, ( Even Winston Churchill has been on board) Bubbles and beer flowing all evening with delish canopes. This is a must do trip while in Te Anau. You won’t be
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    In a majestic setting which can be found around every corner in the South Island, George and Adam took our experience to a whole new level on their beautiful vessel, Faith. Their knowledge of the lake and George's passion for the local flora and fauna were evident on a wonderful
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 26 May 2019
    Wow!! Thank you!! What a special review!! What a special way for us to read about the way you've enjoyed our cruise :-) Very thoughtful of you to have taken the time to write with such passion and detail. We love sharing Faith and her scenery with you, and are always thrilled when it's received so well. Thank you very much for being a part of our adventures, it's truly lovely to have met you, and to have created memories with everyone onboard. Sending you our kindest regards, Adam, and George :-)
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    We had an evening aboard the Faith with Groege and Adam. These two guys are the most lovely people ever! Thank you for keeping our glasses full and for keeping us entertained with your knowledge of the boat. The food on board was first class and it was a beautiful setting to
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 24 Mar 2019
    Hello frequent fliers (sailors)!! How lucky are we to have spent time on the weather with you like we have?!!. You've both become a part of who we are on the water, and feel very lucky to have you as repeat customers/ friends :-) Thank you for your awesome support, your delightful personalities, and your genuine excitement for life. It's a wonderful energy to be around, and perfectly suited to the atmosphere we celebrate onboard. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, keep up the awesomeness!! Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    George & Adam were the perfect hosts on this memorable cruise & their passion for this historic vessel, Faith, shone through in abundance. Whilst the setting on the lake is very picturesque, the history of the Faith is equally alluring. No hesitation in recommending this
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 24 Mar 2019
    Hey!! Thank you so much for your awesome review!! I know it can take a moment to sit down and write reviews, especially while you're still on holiday, so thank you for taking the time to do this. It's really helpful for others to read an impartial overview of what we provide - so thank you for writing so eloquently :-) Loved having you aboard, thanks for helping make our day on the water a fun one!! Hope all is well, and that you`re having an amazing rest of your holiday!! Cheers, Adam :-)
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    Couldn't have enjoyed this more. We sailed on the afternoon of New Year's Eve under perfect blue skies on a lake like a millpond through outstanding scenery, with excellent food and drink included, but what really made this trip special was the above-and-beyond service and
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    Response from Tigerpilot30, Guest Relations Manager at Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
    Responded 08 Apr 2019
    Hey!! This was a fun afternoon wasn't it?!! NYE is always a cool time of the year, and we really enjoyed being able to spend it with you both :-) We did have a lovely evening, and while we're not involved with the DC 3 project as we once were, it has since flown which is great news for the owner!! Thank you very much for your kind words and thoughtful review!! Sending you a big hello from Fiordland, and hope you`ve had some cool adventures since your time with us :-) Cheers, Adam, and George :-)
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    About the operator
    By: Faith in Fiordland
    Morning sail on Faith
    My wife Vivien and I arranged to sail on Faith after having our cruise at Milford Sound cancelled. What a great
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    Fantastic morning on historic yacht
    We have just had a lovely morning on ‘Faith’ with Captain George and Adam. They were both great hosts. George
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    Carol A
    Special morning, personalized experience
    What a wonderful morning! The passion of the owner and crew is evident in making this a superb experience. You
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    Occitanie, France
    Just superb in every way!
    Having read the reviews, I did think we were in for a treat and I wasn’t wrong! From the moment we arrived, we
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    Summerland, Canada
    Incredible Experience
    The Captain and First Mate in full uniform greeted us. I thought "oh this is going to be a stuffy time". Boy was I
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    North Sydney, Australia
    The best way to experience Fjordland
    We did the morning cruise and enjoyed it immensely. The weather helped too. This is a far better way to experience
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    Auckland, New Zealand
    early morning cruise , nice and calm . Excellent crew very relaxed atmosphere . great bush walk great morning tea
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    A lovely way to spend a morning
    We had a fabulous trip with Adam and Rebecca at the helm, the commentary from setting off was interesting and
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    Mic M
    Morning cruise and walk Lake Te Anau.
    Booked this last minute as Milford Sound was cancelled due to road closures. What an excellent choice. Beautiful
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    Bristol, United Kingdom
    You’ve got to have Faith!
    Enjoyed a fabulous morning’s cruise on board this beautiful boat. Stunning scenery was only part of the
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