Cruise And Fish Rotorua

Spencer Road
Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

If you thought New Zealand was all about Striped Marlin, think again. Cruise and Fish Rotorua are here to show you that the country’s freshwater fishing is at least as good as what it has to offer in the ocean.

The guide invites you to join him on board his Kelsall catamaran. She’s a mean fishing machine with a soft, comfortable side to her. You can enjoy the ample seating space and her spacious deck to soak up some rays while you’re getting to your fishing grounds. Take a break from the hook ups inside her cabin or take a dive into the crystal clear waters from her front deck.

The wide deck of the catamaran allows you to chase the bite freely all around the boat. And you’ll want the space to go after the famous Rainbow Trout on Lake Tarawera. These freshwater predators grow large in the lake and you’ll go after them by using spin rods or fly fishing. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the stunning views a bit more, you can troll for them.

The unique offer of Cruise And Fish Rotorua doesn’t end with exciting fishing and comfortable cruising. On the 5-hour trips you can take a dip in the hot water springs of Te Rata Bay. For an extra fee, you can add a BBQ lunch on this trip. Take it one step further and cook your fresh catch in the hot sands of the Bay!

John will provide you with all the tackle required for this freshwater adventure. Fishing licenses are included on the 5-hour trips, but you should get them yourself if you’re going on the 3-hour trip. Light snacks, coffee, and tea are included on all trips.

Surprise your family or friends with an amazing experience in New Zealand. Book a trip with Cruise And Fish Rotorua and make a memory that’ll last you a lifetime!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 917
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Enjoy Lake Tarawera with all it has to offer. Spend 5 hours fishing for Rainbow Trout, exploring the hot springs and enjoying an optional BBQ (for an extra fee). Fishing licenses and all the needed tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 917
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Explore the amazing Rainbow Trout fishery that is Lake Tarawera. You can also take a dip in the hot springs of Te Rata Bay and enjoy a BBQ lunch (for an extra fee) with beer or wine. All equipment is provided and fishing licenses are included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    US$ 550
    up to 14 persons
    Hit the waters of Lake Tarawera in the morning, before the sun gets too hot. You'll be provided with coffee, tea, and snacks, as well as all the required tackle. Fishing licenses aren't included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    US$ 550
    up to 14 persons
    Enjoy Lake Tarawera where Rainbow Trout are large and the scenery is equally stunning. You will be supplied with all the tackle as well as complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks. Fishing licenses aren't included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Kelsall (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Lake Tarawera to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

John Hamill
Lake Tarawera, New Zealand
Member since March 2018
"My father owned a fishing and hunting store and started us young. I became a full-time guide in 1996 doing backcountry fly fishing and charter boat skipper. " With over 50 years of fishing experience, John Hamill has fished all over New Zealand but Lake Tarawera is one of his favorite spots. He's passionate about spreading the joy of fishing with anglers of any skill level, whether they're pros or total novices.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%