Welcome to Rotoiti Explorer

We offer memorable cruises on beautiful Lake Rotoiti – the crown jewel of the Rotorua lakes. Join us for a modern and comfortable cruising experience. Our main vessel is the ‘Rotoiti Explorer’, a large 12m pontoon style boat with two passenger decks and licensed for 50 passengers and five crew. This boat is very stable on the water meaning you can move freely around the boat and enjoy the large viewing deck.
For smaller groups we have ‘Bulldog’, a 6m Blade Runner catamaran licensed for 10 passengers.

Explore the many sheltered places to picnic, party on board, unwind with a hot swim at Manupirua Hot Pools (accessible by boat only), soak up a sunset and be awed by the natural beauty of Rotoiti’s native bushclad shorelines. The more adventurous may like to take a quick dip in the cool waters of Lake Rotoiti. Simply magic.

Smaller Groups

For smaller groups (up to 10 people), we have the comfortable, fully enclosed ‘Bulldog’. Cruising and hot pool trips are our specialty, but we will cater to any request if possible. BBQ is available at the hot pools for a picnic after a hot swim. We carry tea and coffee aboard, otherwise BYO refreshments. ‘Bulldog’ has the latest fishfinder aboard – but the expertise has to come from the fisherman, along with his licence! Bookings are essential.

Private Charters

Private Charters are available for up to 50 people. We can tailor make a cruise to your requirements - from a sunset hot pool cruise to a lakeside BBQ birthday party! Our boats are ideal to host group get-togethers, staff functions & clubs’ member trips at a reasonable price. 

Your Skippers

Born storytellers. Skippers Marcus and Neil have a long association with Lake Rotoiti, having holidayed and lived here for many years.

Born storytellers, relax while your skipper guides you through the history and wildlife of the area.

Call: 0800 272456 or contact us: click here

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