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Enjoy the scenery, the wilderness, the fresh air and clear waters in Lake Taupo, New Zealand by boat! Charter 43 feet motor yacht for up to 23 people for as low as $140 NDZ per hour minimum of 3 hour charge. The "Solamaar" is a luxury 13 metre (43 foot) large Volume Cruise Launch surveyed to carry up to 23 passengers plus crew. She has a fully provided Galley with Microwave, Oven and Fridge Freezers etc. A well appointed Bathroom with Vanity, Shower and Toilet. The main Saloon Cabin is spacious with seating for 10 and equal standing room, is fully furnished in New Zealand Kauri timber with luxurious Wool Carpet, Upholstery. Drapes toned to compliment. Views can be enjoyed from the comfort of 'Solamaar's' large fully enclosed all weather Flying Bridge which seats 12. The Stern Cockpit seats six to provide an outdoors area for Entertaining, Barbecues Clay Bird Shooting and Fishing. M.V. Solamaar at an overnight anchorage in Boat Harbour, KawaKawa Bay, one of our worlds most tranquil hideaways. The fully enclosed Flying Bridge provides excellent viewing and total comfort 'Solamaar's' comfortable beds with Goose Down Duvets will sleep seven. The well equipped Galley has the facilities for the Crew to prepare a culinary delight. The large Saloon Cabin is only part of what makes 'Solamaar' a luxurious home away from home. Her facilities are ideal for overnighters. The spacious stern cockpit is ideal for outdoor Barbecues and Socializing. With all the living facilities and comforts of a modern home an overnight trip onboard 'Solamaar' makes for an experience of a lifetime. Boat Specification: • Boat Type: Motor Yacht • Boat Name: Solamaar • Length: 43ft • Capacity: 23 people Charter Rates: (Per hour - 3 hour Minimum) Fishing: • For up to 6 people $174 NZD per hour for the boat. • For Additional People - Groups with a Total of :- - 7 to 11 people - $174 NZD for first 6 people plus add $22 NZD per each additional person per hour. - 12 to 23 people - $174 NZD for first 6 people plus add $18 NZD per each additional person per hour. Fishing Trips Include: • Fishing Rods, Reels, Lures etc are provided. • Fishing Licenses included in Price. Sightseeing Cruise: • For up to 6 people $198 NZD per hour for the boat. • For Additional People - Groups with a Total of :- - 7 to 11 people - $198 NZD for first 6 people plus add $26 NZD per each additional person per hour. - 12 to 23 people - $198 NZD for first 6 people plus add $22 NZD per each additional person per hour. • Child Rate Apply - Please provide individual ages of Children under 12 years old. Overnight: a 24 hour Trip • $2,460 NZD Add on: Fishing Licenses: • Adult - 24 hour: NZ$ 20.00 • Child - 24 hour: NZ$ 4.50 (under 18 years of age) Typical Trip Itinerary Fishing & Fun Trips : 4 hours is a recommended minimum which will take you to Mine Bay or Waitahanui. We will do 3 hours which will remain in Tapuaeharuru Bay to optimise your fishing time, Longer trips will take you to to further away less fished areas of the great lake where larger resident fish reside. Sightseeing: Relax in the luxurious comfort of M.V. Solamaar to take in the sights and listen to the informative commentaries from our well informed crew. You'll be overwhelmed by the geographical evidence of the largest known volcanic eruption to have occurred on our planet. Also you will learn something of early Maori and the European settlement in the area. • Three Hours - A voyage from Taupo Harbour on the Waikato River into Tapuaeharuru Bay and onto Mine Bay to see the Maori Carvings. Four Hours - Venturing 40 minutes south following the eastern shores to the Horomatangi Reef. The reef formed from the most recent eruption 1820 years ago. Visit Motutaiko Island also of volcanic origins. In historical times the Ngati Tuwharetoa Tribe used the island as a fortified stronghold. Several caves on the Northern side contain burial sites which are considered sacred and tapu. • Five Hours - Cruising via the Horomotangi Reef and Motutaiko Island we venture to the Karangahape Cliffs at the southern end of the Great Lake Taupo. At 1300 feet they are the highest cliffs on the lake. So sheer are they, the water at the base is 400 feet deep. Then across to the western shores to Waihaha Bay, the Otupotu Water Fall and returning via Boat Harbour in Kawakawa Bay and the Maori Carvings in Mine Bay. The Overnight Experience: The next 24 hours will guarantee a full itinerary of activities in a thoroughly casual and relaxing environment. You will get to encounter the fight of Lake Taupo's world renowned Rainbow Trout which the crew will Bake or Sashimi for your enjoyment. Other activities may include Flyfishing, Jig Fishing, Down Rigger Fishing, Sightseeing - visit to the famous Maori Carvings, see waterfalls and remote mountain streams and rivers, native bush and bird life, visit lakeside villages, see volcanic rock formations or take a guided Bush Walk or casual stroll along beautiful beaches or have a Swim in the clear waters of the 'Great' Lake Taupo. We will cruise to the remote Western Bays where we will anchor for the night in one of our worlds most remote and tranquil hideaways. Dinner will be prepared onboard while you enjoy a few drinks and quality social time. After a wholesome meal and evening of fun and conversation, the 'Skipper' will offer one of the ships finest Ports before going to bed under a cosy goose-down duvet. Activities next morning will start with a continental or cooked breakfast, then Trout Fishing and a light hearted test of your skill with a Skeet Shoot (Clay Bird Shooting). Onboard entertainment facilities include DVD, Video, TV, Music, email services. We return to Taupo Boat Harbour at mid morning the following day. We have a full menu for BBQ's, Dinner Cruises, Breakfast and Lunched etc. Ideal for small groups and larger groups of up to 23 people. Great for extended families. Stag Parties, Hens Parties, Tourists etc, If you have any questions, we can answer them through the GetMyBoat messaging platform before paying. Simply press "Request to reserve" and send us an inquiry for a personalized offer.
Great trip, knowledgeable skipper, beautiful boat and caught plenty of Trout for tea. Thanks for a good trip.
A great kiwi! Thanks very much Dan for the enjoyable time!
Excellent trip with Dan. An experience on lake taupo, three rainbow trout caught and wonderful conversation. Magic views, life long memories with the family. Thank you Dan & Team.
A New Zealander with 30 years Trout Fishing experience on most of New Zealand's main fishing rivers and lakes. a qualified Skipper and is the OwnerOperator of our company with a passion to have a friendly and fun time with all people from around the world. Will share Fishing knowledge and skills but also enjoys listening to the fishing stories, techniques and tricks of other keen boatiefisherpersons. Is patient and enjoys introducing newcomers to one of our world's most treasured and tranquil hideaways.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Price includes Fishing Licenses. Price for up to 6 people. Add $72 per Additional Person