Join us for a relaxing cruise along the magnificent Lake Taupo aboard The Ernest Kemp, a beautiful vintage replica steam boat.
Lake Taupo, one of the largest freshwater volcanic craters in the world, is home to the famous Maori Rock Carvings.
Only accessible by boat, we will get you the closest to these incredible 10 metre high carvings which tower high over New Zealand’s largest lake.
Learn about the spiritual and cultural significance of the area from your skippers interesting and informative commentary.
With comfortable seating both inside and out, bathroom facilities and a licensed bar, we’ll ensure your cruise on the Ernest Kemp will be warm and comfortable.
Your skipper even welcomes you to join him in the wheelhouse and take a turn at the wheel!
The 2 hour Ernest Kemp cruise is an enjoyable outing and a great way to see the Maori Rock Carvings and to get out onto Lake Taupo.
5pm Summer Departure
IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH A CHILD UNDER 5 THEY MUST BE ADDED TO YOUR BOOKING ON THE WAY TO CHECKOUTIMPORTANT - CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 24 HOURS WILL RECEIVE NO REFUND. TICKETS ARE NON TRANSFERABLE AND ARE UNABLE TO BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE ENSURE YOU BOOK THE CORRECT DEPARTURE TIME
Duration: 2 hours
Departures: 10:30am and 2pm every day. Additional 5pm cruise during summer
*****PLEASE NOTE*****Please go to the Black boat harbour booking office to collect your boarding pass before checking into the boat. You will need a boarding pass from the office before being allowed onto the boat. 65 Redoubt St. Taupo
Your Scenic Cruise may be on our other boat Top Cat. The cruise and inclusions are the same, just a different vessel. The boat allocated to your booking is dependent on prior reservations.
Good morning Kelly-Ann, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you highly recommend us. Please join us again soon. Kind regards, Timothy Burke General Manager
Awesome, Josephine! We loved having Lolly and Lolly's parents join us for a cruise, the weather was incredible we couldn't have asked for a better day. It is always a welcome surprise when we have fur-babies join us on our cruise, we love them. Glad you all had a wonderful time on the Great Lake with us Josephine, come and see us again! Thank you
Thank you very much Sharn! Happy to hear you enjoyed your morning with us. Come back and see us during the summer when it's a lot calmer and we can stop for a swim as well as.
Excellent photos! So good to hear you have enjoyed your time with us, and that the awesome weather played it's part for you. Thank you Ashley
Thank you Angela for the positive insight in to your cruise experience with us! We try our very best with the hand we are dealt, unfortunately sometimes the weather won't allow us to properly showcase our wonderful Lake. Make sure to pick a lovely day to come back, we look forward to having you all again in the future! Thank you
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