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

  • "Our hiking group really enjoyed the Tarewera Trail and the excellent service of the taxi boat. The taxi arrive on time and the shuttle to the car park was waiting for us in Tarawera landing, it was a really nice trip. The staff was very friendly." - Javier R
    Excellent service. Highly recommended   -   August 2021
  • "Excellent service and we were picked up on time. Free shuttle service from the landing to the car park. Friendly staff." - Ronil P
    Excellent   -   August 2021
  • "Great service that was easy to book. The taxi arrived in good time at Hot Water Beach and the shuttle was waiting after the journey to take us back to the car park. I feel confident to use the service again for other trips on the lake!" - Jane F
    Great Service   -   July 2021
  • "Brilliant service, fast comfortable boat, Captain Dave very informative, really useful pick-up from the Tarawera Trail carpark."  - Chris Tyler
    Exceptional Service, Lovely Bush Walk, Hot Pools   -   July 2021
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