Terms and Conditions


All prices stated are in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Reservations may be amended to another date or time subject to space and availability. No charge is made for this amendment but any difference in price will need to be paid by the client.

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations made by the client within 24 hours or on the day of travel are not entitled to a refund.

Lake Taupo Cruises reserves the right to cancel cruise departures, amend timetables, substitute vessels at any time for safety or operational reasons including adverse weather conditions or vessel maintenance. In the event of a cruise be cancelled prior to departure by Lake Taupo Cruises you will be given a full refund or the opportunity to change your booking date.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety for our clients and crew is Lake Taupo Cruises’ primary concern. Prior to every cruise departure the Skipper will give a clear safety briefing. Please listen carefully and comply with all aspects of safety advice. All passengers while on one of our vessels must act in a safe and reasonable manner, observe all instructions from crew, not smoke, and not interfere with or use emergency equipment.


In summer if conditions allow we stop for passengers to take a swim. Please only swim if you are a competent swimmer.


Lake Taupo Cruises and its employers will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost or injury suffered by passengers or loss or damage to a passenger’s property.

Promotional Purposes

Photographs or videos of passengers may be used by Lake Taupo Cruises for promotional purposes. Please advise crew if you do not wish to have your image used.

Liquor License & Laws

Lake Taupo Cruises is fully licensed for sale and supply of alcohol. New Zealand Liquor Laws require consumption and sale strictly to persons 18 years and over. You will be asked for ID so please do not be offended. The Skipper has the right to refuse passengers on board if they are intoxicated. There will be no refund given if a passenger is refused from boarding due to being intoxicated.

Credit Card Details

All credit card payments are processed securely through ANZ Bank New Zealand. Lake Taupo Cruises does not store any credit card information on our servers.