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Enjoy Taupo by boat. Charter a 39' "Top Cat" Catamaran for up to 44 people. Rates from $400 NZD per hour. Rates: - Base Rate $400 NZD per hour up to 10 people - For 11 or more persons the rate is $30 NZD per person per hour - Charter from 2 hours (minimum) but 3hr or 4hr is recommended - 7% Iwi Fee to be added to charter cost The charter rate includes use of all fishing tackle and tea/coffee. The Coolest Cat Welcomes you Aboard Top Cat was designed by Haag and built by Alimar in Whangarei, New Zealand. It is a Catamaran launch constructed of Aluminium with an overall length of 12 metres with a beam of 5 metres giving the vessel excellent stability. It is surveyed for 44 persons and powered by 2 Perkins Sabre 265Ti Turbo Diesels attached to ZF 80-1IV gearboxes. Top Cat can cruise at 18 knots with a top speed of 22 knots. - Lake Taupo is open to fishing all year round - Fishing licenses and tackle available on board - Charter boat per hour groups of 2 to 40 people - Full catering services available or bring your own and use the free BBQ - Fully licensed bar on board Fishing Licenses: Fishing licenses are additional cost and can be purchased on board - $29.00 NZD per day per Adult - $4.50 NZD per day per Child (Normally a minimum of 4 licenses are required to cover the number of rods fishing) Trout Fishing: Lake Taupo is stocked with both Rainbow and Brown Trout with Rainbow being the most prominent. The average size of the trout caught varies from 1.5kg to 2.0kg with the odd specimen over 4.0kg being recorded. The most popular method of fishing is trolling or harling around the lake fringes at depths varying from 3 metres to 40 metres depending on the time of year and the whereabouts of food supply for the trout. Top Cat carries the best of tackle for all fishing methods. Top Cat can also cater for those who prefer to fly fish with excursions to the remote Western Bays where numerous small streams enter the lake and the trout congregate. Angling can be done direct from the boat, wading around the shore, or by using kick boats or float tubes. (Minimum 5 hour charter recommended) Other Activities: Although the primary activity on Lake Taupo is Trout Fishing, Top Cat is set up to cater for various other activities including: - Sightseeing - Clay Bird Shooting- $3.00 per round. Shotgun provided but not kept on board, must be pre-arranged with skipper no alcohol permitted prior to shooting. - Sea Biscuiting - $120 / 20 min - Paddle Boards - $45 / board - Swimming- Swim ladder provided - Noodles provided for floatation - Weddings - Dining - General Corporate, Work Do's or Family Outings - Stag Do & Hens Parties - Special events and Christmas Parties - Fusion Sound system on board for your use. Fusion Torpedo Speakers (excellent sound), Bluetooth. Bring your own music or listen to ours. Catering: A full range of catering can be provided: - Finger Food: from $15.00 per head - Build your own 'smashed' Burger : $25.00 per head (includes 200gm 'smashed' patty each with a salads, cheese, pickles, tomato's, buns, condiments, etc... - You may also bring your own food on board and use of the BBQ is $25.00 & our crew can cook your food $50 If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Trout fishing or sightseeing charter boat trips on Lake Taupo, New Zealand. We are also ideal for a unique wedding, corporate event or just to enjoy a day out on the lake with your friends and family. Skipper Tim Crew Olivia welcomes you aboard Top Cat, the 12 metre Catamaran that cruises the great Lake Taupo. Lake Taupo is stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout and Top Cat is set up for trolling or harling with all tackle provided or we can take you to the remote Western Bays for fly fishing and angling. Charter the Catamaran by the hour 2 hour minimum utilise the catering services or bring your own and use our BBQ for $25 per trip and make a memorable occasion extra special.
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