Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo

Daily Scenic Cruises to the Maori Rock Carvings. Ernest Kemp replica Steamboat. 4 cruises daily during summer months. 2 cruises daily during winter months. Get close to view the carvings. Departs daily 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, & 5pm Cocktail Cruise.

Cruise with the unique vessel Ernest Kemp to the magnificent Maori Rock Carvings. The carvings are only accessible by boat. Ernest Kemp gets you up close for great photo opportunities. Skippers give an interesting informative commentary. Cruise by beautiful native tree lined bays with snow capped mountains in the background. Ernest Kemp has comfortable seating both inside and out suitable for cruising in all weather conditions. Bathroom facilities on board. Complimentary postcard, hot drinks and cookies provided. Full licensed bar. Summer - 4 daily cruises, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, & 5pm Cocktail Cruise -wine, beer & pizza included. Winter - 2 daily cruises 10.30 am & 2 pm. Find us at Berth 2, 65 Redoubt St, Taupo Marina.

Opening times

Business hours
Everyday 8am to 6pm
Months of operation
All Year


$35 - $44 (Adult)

Prices are as follows: $44 Adults $40 Seniors (65 y +) $15 Children (5y-15y) $0 Infants -under 5y Special Mates Rates - 2 Adults for $80. Special 12.30pm extra summer cruise Adults $35pp children $10 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise $44 Adults $22 All Children. includes Wine, Beer, softdrink & Pizza Family package $99 for 2 Adults & 2 Children.

+64 7 378 9222
Physical address:
Ernest Kemp Scenic Cruise Lake Taupo
65 Redoubt Street
Berth 6 Taupo Marina