Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters is committed to tailoring a fishing trip to suit you. Fishing is the main focus but you can include other activities such as kayaking, a barbeque, a clay bird shoot, swimming, and many more. Come and discover the wealth of beauty on offer here.

Captain Dan Wood knows the Taupo waters like the back of his hand. He’s fished all over the country and boasts experience like no other. He enjoys sharing stories and promises to use all his skills and knowledge to get you on the fish and to put a smile on your face.

Step aboard the luxurious 43’ Pelin Eclipse. She is licensed for up to 23 guests, plus crew. If you’d like to include other activities or have your trip customised to suit a special occasion, just get in touch via FishingBooker before booking.

With your comfort in mind, the modern cabin is fitted with plenty of seating, a kitchen, toilet, and even a TV, WiFi, and an audio system to play from your devices. You’ll be given tea and coffee throughout your trip. BYO alcohol and snacks will be placed into the onboard coolers, fridges, or freezers.

The boat’s also a serious fishing vessel. Strong and sturdy, she’ll take you to all the best fishing spots with ease. Troll with the downriggers, or try jig fishing to entice the bite of your target fish, and reel ‘em in with top-of-the-line rods and reels.

This stunning lake compliments beauty with incredible fishing. Go after some tough-fighting and delicious fish for a thrilling and fruitful day. The famed Lake Taupo Rainbow Trout will give you a run for your money as you try to fill the boat with these beauties.

The "hook-up" of the elusive and cunning Brown Trout makes for a heart-pumping memory. Capt. Dan will clean, bag, and freeze your catch, or prepare sashimi on board to share with the rest of your team as you return to port. Trips run whenever you want, so come aboard for a truly personalised experience. Let Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters look after you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Taste of Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $233
    A quick straight-into-fishing trip is a great introduction. The trip is ideal for small families. You will have an exciting experience and an excellent opportunity to catch your first Trout. Two child fishing licenses are included in the price. Up to 6 passengers can join the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (4pm)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $397
    Get your thrilling fix of fishing in the productive waters of Lake Taupo. Explore the Tapuaeharuru Bay, the 'Golden Mile' from Acacia Bay to Rangitira Point or Wharewaka Point, and the excitement of catching the magnificent Rainbow Trout will bring you back for more. Fishing licenses are included in the price quoted. Rates are scaled, so the more people in your group the less the per-person cost. Get in touch and work out a price for all in your group! Start time is flexible.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $397
    Gey your thrilling fishing fix in the productive waters of Lake Taupo. Explore the Tapuaeharuru Bay, the 'Golden Mile' from Acacia Bay to Rangatira Point or Wharewaka Point. The excitement of catching the magnificent Rainbow Trout will bring you back for more. 4 people are covered with fishing licenses, up to 6 are welcome aboard. Rates are scaled, so the more people in your group, the less the per-person cost. Get in touch and work out a price for all in your group! Departure also possible at 9:00 a.m.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $510
    Explore the magnificent waters of Lake Taupo as you get your fix of fishing or come and see what all the fuss is about. Your captain will take you to the hot spots in search of exciting and delicious Rainbow Trout. 4 people will be covered with fishing licenses, while up to 6 guests are welcome aboard this mammoth boat. Get in touch to arrange a price, as the more people on the boat, the lower the per-person cost! Start times are flexible, so fish at your leisure and discover NZ's premier fishing lake.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $510
    Explore the magnificent waters of Lake Taupo as you get your fix of fishing or come and see what all the fuss is about. Your captain will take you to the hot spots in search of exciting and delicious Rainbow Trout. 4 people will be covered with fishing licenses, while up to 6 guests are welcome aboard this mammoth boat. Get in touch to arrange a price, as the more people on the boat, the lower the per-person cost! Start times are flexible, so fish at your leisure and discover NZ's premier fishing lake.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $738
    Explore the magnificent waters of Lake Taupo as you get your fix of fishing or come and see what all the fuss is about. Your captain will take you to the hot spots in search of exciting and delicious Rainbow Trout. Four people will be covered with fishing licenses, while up to 6 guests are welcome aboard this mammoth boat. Get in touch to arrange a price, as the more people on the boat, the lower the per-person cost! Start times are flexible, so fish at your leisure and discover NZ's premier fishing lake.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
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FAQs about Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $382 per group, additional NZ $48 per person after 6 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Taste of Fishing (2 hours)
  • NZ $650 per group, additional NZ $72 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (4pm) (3 hours)
  • NZ $650 per group, additional NZ $72 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (AM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $836 per group, additional NZ $96 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $836 per group, additional NZ $96 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,208 per group, additional NZ $144 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Vacuum flush
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Sleeps up to 6 Guests comfortably
  • Flybridge Enclosed with slider windows
  • Kitchen Oven, hot plates, microwave, full galley and BBQ
  • Refrigerator Freezer, Chillers, Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Onboard WiFi
  • Ice Box for Fish Catch.
  • Radar

Trips booked with Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Specialised patterns )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (BYO Alcohol welcome. Tea and coffee is complin)
  • First Mate (Crew assisted)
  • Fishing License (Included in quoted price. )
  • Lunch (By request)

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Taupo - enclosed waters )
  • Inshore Fishing (- Harling)
  • Nearshore Fishing (- Drop-offs)
  • Offshore Fishing (- Deep Water Trolling)
  • Reef Fishing (- Jig Fishing)

Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling (with downriggers)
  • Jigging (3 x Flys with 2oz Sinker)
  • Drift Fishing (- Jig Fishing)

Top targeted fish species with Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Daniel Wood
Taupo, New Zealand
ID & license verified
63 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2019
The Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters crew have years of experience fishing their local lake and all over New Zealand. They're committed to providing a professional, knowledgeable service, teaching you all about these productive waters, and are happy to fulfil whatever specific requirements you may have. Your captain, Dan Wood, loves meeting new people and hopes to put a smile on your face when you come aboard.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat specs

Pelin Eclipse (Cruiser) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 230HP Volvo Penta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
23 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Taupo - enclosed waters
Inshore Fishing
- Harling
Nearshore Fishing
- Drop-offs
Offshore Fishing
- Deep Water Trolling
Reef Fishing
- Jig Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
with downriggers
Jigging
3 x Flys with 2oz Sinker
Drift Fishing
- Jig Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Vacuum flush
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Sleeps up to 6 Guests comfortably
Flybridge
Enclosed with slider windows
Kitchen
Oven, hot plates, microwave, full galley and BBQ

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Specialised patterns
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
BYO Alcohol welcome. Tea and coffee is complin
First Mate
Crew assisted
Fishing License
Included in quoted price.
Lunch
By request

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Safe, Roomy, Play areas
No Smoking
No Vaping - New Zealand Law applies
You Keep Catch
Fish Cleaned, Bagged,
Catch and Release Allowed
Customers Choice

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

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