10.30am Scenic Cruise – daily year round.
1.5 hour scenic cruise. Nobody cruises further than our Cruise Cat.
Cruise to the famous Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo in style and comfort in our large catamaran. An informative commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee as you take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular snow capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
Our newly refurbished Cruise Cat is the best and most comfortable boat on the lake to take coming into the cooler months. It is fully enclosed and wheelchair friendly with large outdoor decks allowing a closer view of the carvings.
1.30pm Scenic Cruise – Taste of Taupo – daily year round.
Our 1.30pm ‘Taste of Taupo’ scenic lake cruises are similar to our 10.30am morning cruises with a slight exception – we get to offer our guests a ‘Taste of Taupo’!
Cruise Cat will be fitted out with fishing lines so that when we stop at Jerusalem Bay, our crew will explain the various trout fishing techniques used on Lake Taupo and reel the lines in. More often than not, there would be a trout at the end of the line which we will cut up and serve to our guests sashimi style.
You might not be aware of this but you can’t buy trout at any restaurants so the only way to taste trout is to catch it yourself. Don’t miss the opportunity of experiencing a ‘Taste of Taupo’ so book yourself on our trip today!
5.00pm Summer Cocktail Hour Scenic Cruise – daily during summer.
From 7th December until end March 2016, we offer a summer cocktail hour scenic cruise out to the Maori Rock Carvings. All guests receive a glass of beer or wine upon boarding, and our licensed bar will remain open for the duration of the cruise. Delicious antipasto platters for two are available for purchase for $20 to enjoy as you take in the stunning vistas of the Lake Taupo region. What a fantastic way to top off a day spent in the Taupo district! 1.5 hour cruise.