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Boat Tour in Franz Josef Glacier in New ZealandBoat Tour in Franz Josef Glacier in New ZealandBoat Tour in Franz Josef Glacier in New ZealandBoat Tour in Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand

Boat Tour in Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand

Okarito is located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Okarito is a small township located on a sandspit adjacent to the wild Tasman Sea on the West Coast of the South Island. Located just 27 kilometers north of the bustling tourist town of Franz Josef Glacier, as soon as you turn off State Hwy 6 and head towards the coast, you are transported into a different environment.  Twelve kilometers of sealed, winding road follow the path of the rushing Okarito River towards Okarito Lagoon and the coast.  Tall kahikatea and rimu trees are fronted by manuka, pungas, and flax – all offering both food and shelter for many native birds. We offer you a choice of comfortable, private homes to relax and unwind in. Enjoy the luxury of your cottage with kitchen, bathroom and from 1-3 bedrooms to suit couples, families or even small groups. Each house is unique and has its own characteristics from spacious lawns and outdoor seating, to large open fireplaces, to cozy lofts and nooks – even an outdoor bath amongst the trees or outdoor fire where you can enjoy the stars of the Southern Sky. If falling asleep to the sound of the waves on the beach and owls in the trees and waking to the sound of bellbirds is the kind of holiday you are seeking, Okarito is for you. This tour is perfect for an introduction to the Okarito Wetland environment. The afternoon time slot enables you to add this to your day after a visit to the Glaciers and learn about this diverse environment from sea to mountains.

Starting from

  • Per Person
  • $50/person
    1 hour1 person min


Captain Optional
You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
12 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs

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We offer EcoTours of New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland area - tidal lagoon and rainforest waterways offer a pristine environment for native and migratory forest and wading birds.

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

The boat's approximate location on a map

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 5 days prior.