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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know when cruising with us

Where do I board and depart the boat?

All Taupo Lake Cruise Kakariki cruises board and depart at Berth 10, Redoubt St, Taupō Boat Harbour, Taupō

How often do you cruise?

We operate all year. Party, fishing or scenic trips are recommended from 1-5 hours

Do I need cruising experience?

No. We cruise with all types of guests, some of who have never been on a boat. We are in complete control of the experience and will take excellent care of you.

Will I get wet?

There’s always the possibility that a rain shower might arrive. We suggest that you bring a shower-proof jacket. However, we have custom-made fleece-lined water-proof ponchos available for use on board, and you can also go below decks in the cabin for a while. If heavy rain is forecast, we are unlikely to sail. We also sometimes experience a shower of (freshwater) spray when we are sailing along. This can be quite a lot of fun, but we don’t overdo it!

Do I need to be able to swim?

No, but we recommend that you tell us if you can’t swim. We might ask you to wear a life vest while on deck during cruising. We have never had anyone fall over the side and we are not about to start!

We offer long swim stops at all times of the year.

What do I need to bring?

Layered clothing and appropriate comfortable shoes, shower/wind-proof jacket, swimwear & towel, sun cream, hat, and sunglasses. Don't forget your camera and your sense of humour!

Can I bring my own alcohol and food?

Yes. We are fully licenced and BYO.

How can I book?

Book online through our website, or you can call us at 0800 296 386 (BYO FUN).