Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters

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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, kitchen, toilet, and even a TV, WiFi, 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.

She’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 Bake or Sashimi it onboard 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
    24 Hour – Overnight Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,107
    price breakdown
    $1,107
    The next 24 hours will guarantee a full itinerary of activities in a casual and relaxing environment. You'll get to encounter the fight of Lake Taupo's world renowned Rainbow Trout which the crew will bake or sashimi for you. Activities may include fly fishing, jig fishing, down rigger fishing, sightseeing the Maori caves, and more. You'll cruise to the remote Western Bays where you'll anchor for the night in a remote and tranquil hideaway. The next day will see more Trout fishing, before you head home!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $518
    price breakdown
    $518
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $518
    price breakdown
    $518
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun AM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $402
    price breakdown
    $402
    Gey 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. 4 people are covered with fishing licenses, but 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! Start time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fishing and Fun PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $402
    price breakdown
    $402
    Gey 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. 4 people are covered with fishing licenses, but 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! Start time is flexible.
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About the Captain

Dan Wood
Taupo, New Zealand
1 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 23 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
23 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Bank Transfer
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Cash

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Lucy M.
Taupo, WKO
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