Glacier Explorers Boat Trip

The Glacier Explorers Boat Trip is a must-do Aoraki Mount Cook activity. Explore the Tasman Glacier by boat and touch icebergs! 

Please contact us if you would like to book a trip with Glacier Explorers. You can also book Glacier Explorers and other Aoraki/Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.

Glacier Explorers Details

Glacier Explorers 2.5 hour trip is a great way to experience the Tasman Glacier - New Zealand's largest glacier - in the most unique way possible.

Imagine pulling up alongside a huge dripping iceberg that landed at the top of the Glacier in the form of snow, and approximately 300 years later, being able to touch it as ice.

After a refreshing half hour walk to the terminal lake of the Tasman Glacier, an experienced guide will whisk you away in a stable boat to explore the melting ice face of the Tasman Glacier and icebergs that have carved into its murky waters.

The lake feels incredibly eerie as the boat cruises slowly for one hour, from one point of interest to the next whilst the guide imparts the history of the glacier, lake and Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, allowing you to build your own picture to the unique nature of the area.

All this plus an awesome backdrop of New Zealand's highest and most spectacular mountains, including Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount Tasman.

Departure Time(s).

September/October/May/June: 9am; 10.45am; 12.30pm; 2.15pm.

November - April: 8am; 9.45am; 11.30am; 1.15pm; 3pm; 4.45pm.

Season: Operates September - June. Seasonal closure July and August.

Departure Point

The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Village.

Activity Duration

Allow approximately 2.5 hours total per trip (60 minutes on the lake).

Guests must be fit and able to walk the 1.5km to/from the lake edge in 25 minutes..


Adult: $179.00 

Child:  $79.00

Children 4 - 14 years

Strictly no children under the age of 4.

All prices are in New Zealand dollars (and are subject to change).