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ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES

Taupo, New Zealand
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About ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Maori Rock Carvings daily cruises with Ernest Kemp, cruising picturesque Lake Taupo for over 30 years. Informative live commentary, excellent photo opportunities. Sit back relax with comfortable seating both inside and out. Complimentary tea & coffee and Free Wifi. 4 cruises daily in the summer months and 2 daily cruises in winter. 5pm Summer Cocktail Cruise includes wine, beer & pizza.
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This unique boat cruise visits the Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay daily. Choose your departure time and board a replica steamboat for incredible photo ops of this art installation created in the 1970s. Enjoy viewing from inside or outdoor seating, and let your skipper know if you’d like to swim in crystal-clear Lake Taupo during summer.
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Manish_B28 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand93 contributions31 helpful votes
Last minutes booking for us and really had a wonderful time. The crew was very friendly and helpful. There was a lot of information given throughout the ride. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from ernestkempcruises, Front Office Manager at ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you both very much for joining us Manish, a scenic and informative Ernest Kemp lake cruise is a Must-Do when you are in town. Cheers!
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Ezra710 wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1363 contributions104 helpful votes
The small boat chugged away with a full load and safely delivered is to various key points of interest on the North East corner of Lake Taupo. A bit choppy for brief moments as we moved from one area to another, but not sickening.
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Response from ernestkempcruises, Front Office Manager at ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Thank you Ezra, for both joining us for a cruise and for the detailed review. We get four seasons in one day around here at this time of the year, our seasoned team do their best to ensure a comfortable experience for all, whatever the weather gods deliver us :)
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Renate W wrote a review Jun 2021
21 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff was so friendly. The captain stayed for a while in front of the carving so we could take a lot of pictures. The lady on board was lovely! She knew a lot and gave us some tips about where to go, what to do. Wifi on board, and free tea and coffee. 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Response from ernestkempcruises, Front Office Manager at ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Responded 17 Jun 2021
We love that you have taken the time to leave such great feedback Renate. Great that you girls all had an epic experience to kickstart your morning! Thank you very much :)
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Agnes D wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions26 helpful votes
Was just a ride out to see the carvings. If you have never been, do it. This is my 4th or 5th time and the water level this low is a first. Other times were on different boats & kayaks over the last 20 years.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from ernestkempcruises, Front Office Manager at ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Responded 14 Jun 2021
Thank you for joining us, it is really neat that you've chosen to venture out on the Lake to the spectacular artworks so many times. You're in a great position as a passenger to have done this activity via so many different companies, I'm sure each one has provided you with a wonderful insight into our area and the stories it holds. The Lake level is very low at the moment, we do our best to make sure it wont interfere in your experiences :) Cheers!
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Tom H wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions4 helpful votes
I was with a group of 18 and spent an afternoon aboard the Regal Flyer cruising. The Regal Flyer is in the same company as the Ernest Kemp. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Beautiful food, good service and commentary and such a comfortable vessel for a large group. You will not be disappointed. Thanks Adi and your delightful crew.
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Response from ernestkempcruises, Front Office Manager at ERNEST KEMP SCENIC CRUISES
Responded 12 Jun 2021
Thank you very much for spending your Queens Birthday outing with us! An enjoyable experience for all onboard, we are pleased we could be your hosts for the afternoon :)
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