Boat & SUP excursion on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier

Boat & SUP excursion on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 8 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    63 Cron St. Franz Josef Glacier, 7856
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Combine fantastic views with awesome wildlife on a scenic boat cruise combined with a SUP tour the whole family can enjoy!

You'll start off your trip by meeting the friendly team at Glacier Kayaks before embarking on their boat, it has been designed with very large windows so you'll be in the best position to get some amazing photos. As you are crossing Lake Mapourika your qualified guide will be commenting on the local surroundings and history.

Once you arrive on the other side, it's time to get on your SUP board. This part of the lake borders the Kiwi Sanctuary and is sheltered so you can take your time to get to grips with SUP if you're a beginner. Everyone is welcome as your instructor will guide you on how to use these boards, they are very easy! What better place to learn SUP than on Lake Mapourika with incredible mountains and glaciers in the background? Now you're comfortable it's time to head forward, follow your guide in the narrow but magical rainforest estuary and enter the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

A must-do activity for the whole family!

Lake Mapourika is located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It lies about 9 km's North of Franz Josef Glacier - not far from the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.   

Transport

Glacier Kayaks offer courtesy transport from and back to the town.

Activity requirements

Parental consent required for minors participating unaccompanied.

All participants must be able to swim. 

Special terms

Duration and route subject to change, based on weather conditions.

Transport included from and back to town.

Included
  • Transport to and from town
  • Qualified Guide
  • All SUP equipment
  • Sunscreen
  • Transport from meeting point
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle & snack
  • Camera
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Meeting point
63 Cron St. Franz Josef Glacier, 7856 Get directions

Gallery

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