Our Boats

Te Kariri

Locally designed and built aluminium pontoon boat with a capacity for 14 passengers. Can access all parts of Lake Tarawera with loading and unloading from the purpose designed from fold-out ladder.

Boat Specifications

  • Full Marine Survey
  • 7m alloy pontoon​
  • Year of manufacture 2004​
  • 200 hp Yamaha outboard​
  • Cruising speed 23 knots​

Boat Features​

  • Surveyed for 14 passengers +1 crew​ (enclosed waters)
  • Stable all-weather operation
  • Front loading beach ladder​
  • All round viewing
  • Individual seating
  • Accessible lifejackets
  • Full safety equipment


Tauranga built fibreglass over ply cruise boat with 60 passenger capacity. Enclosed table seating inside, exterior outdoor seating and upper deck viewing.

Boat Specifications

  • Full marine survey
  • 12m Mono hull design​
  • Year of manufacture​ 1986
  • 375 Kw Yamnar diesel engine
  • Cruise speed 10 knots

Boat Features​

  • 7m Fiberglass over plywood​
  • Year of manufacture 2004​
  • Surveyed for 60 passengers + 4 crew​ (enclosed waters)
  • 34 inside, 14 upper deck​
  • Front loading beach ladder​
  • All round viewing upper deck.​
  • 1 Toilet​
  • Sound system​
  • Accessible liferafts
  • Full safety equipment

Find Us
on Maps

We are located in Mariners House, on Tarawera Road, above The Landing Cafe.
It’s around a 15 minute drive from Rotorua Central, past the Redwood Forest and Blue Lake.

Mariners House, Tarawera Road,
Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand
Latitiude: -38.20624787242264
Longitude: 176.37411476760258
+64 7 362 8080

  • Wonderful friendly & helpful service. The staff were very friendly, and the trip was a great conclusion to the weekend
    Roam 414 via TripAdvisor   -   November 2018
  • Above and beyond. Super helpful, friendly service returning from Hot Water Beach.
    MMDunedin, via TripAdvisor   -   November 2018
  • The cruise was really great: David is a passionate guide who knows a lot about the history of the landscape around the lake and also about the people who lived there and live here today: so interesting!
    Leopold L, via TripAdvisor   -   August 2018
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