The Supercat Boat Charter

Enjoy the experience of hosting your event on a cruise boat surrounded only by your friends or colleagues for either a day trip or evening cruise, or both on the scenic Lake Taupo. Perfect for both conferencing and events, with a spacious capacity of 40 people. The best charter boat available in Lake Taupō (in our opinion) is able to host varied events, with a fully licenced and stocked bar and professional sound system, with a dance floor to take to when you are full of dutch courage.

Trip Highlights

Seeing the Māori Rock Carvings of Mine Bay, and enjoy the views of the mountains to the South.

What’s Provided

Full use of the Super Cat’s amenities, including access to a fully stocked and licensed bar, and a galley if you would like your event catered. Free Wi-Fi and a professional sound system. All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time. Skeet Shooting available on request. With space for 40, the Super Cat has an open plan area for board meetings or events, dual levels of entertaining, and even a dive bomb platform!

Transport and Timing

Trip time is negotiable with our team and depends on the length of your event. The Super Cat is moored at The Taupo Marina and your guests should arrive at Berth 4, Taupo Boat Harbour, on Redoubt Street to embark.

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Take your event to the water – The Super Cat is the perfect venue for smaller, more intimate gatherings.

Chris jolly fleet of boats lake taupo nz night time

Chartering the Super Cat

The Super Cat is a luxurious 5o ft Catamaran boat available to charter on Lake Taupō in New Zealand.  If you haven’t been out on this boat, you haven’t experienced the best Lake Taupō has to offer. We’ve served some of the biggest offsite conference entertainment evenings in the region, so we understand exactly what it takes to pull off a stunning event on the water.

To charter the Super Cat, enquire now with your event information such as day and time you’d like to sail, estimated group size, and what you’d like to do!

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What to Bring

  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Event appropriate clothing
  • Warm layers
  • Boat friendly footwear

Visitor Information

  • The Chris Jolly staff are English speaking
  • There is nothing dangerous dwelling in the lake
  • No snakes, or poisonous insects
  • Our thin ozone layer means you can get sunburnt quickly

The Charter Includes

  • Floating dance floor
  • Private party vibes
  • Party catering on request
  • Scenic backdrop for your event
  • Room to let go and relax with your mates

We spent a lovely time with the crew. The boat tour was very nice and the captain funny and patient.

– Ocean

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What types of event or celebrations can the Super Cat cater for?

  • Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Christmas Parties
  • Family Reunions
  • Hens or Stag Parties
  • Weddings

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View From The Top of hike Lake Taupo

Charters for Activities with the Whānau

Chris Jolly Outdoors’ charter boats are the perfect school holiday activity with the family. Located on Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, enjoy a cruise perfect for all ages.

The charter boat hire includes everything you need for a day out on the water, including a captain and crew. Chris Jolly Outdoors also offers a variety of other school holiday activities, including, fishing, hiking and skeet shooting.

So if you’re looking for a fun-filled day with the family, Chris Jolly Outdoors is the perfect provider.

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A range of information for those that were interested. Safety taken seriously but not overboard (no pun intended). Great way to view the lake.

– Mark M

Fish rainbow trout nz

Fishing off your Chartered Super Cat Boat

Fishing is available on the Super Cat charter boat. Chris Jolly Outdoors Supercat offers the perfect charter boat experience for those looking to fish in Taupo.

The Super Cat Boat is designed for trout fishing and provides plenty of space for up to four anglers at a time. It is fully equipped with all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, and lures. Chris Jolly’s skippers are experienced fishermen and guides and will be on hand to provide tips and advice. The boat is also equipped with a GPS system, so you can be sure to find the best spots to fish.

Whether you are an experienced angler or a beginner, Chris Jolly Outdoors can tailor the perfect charter boat fishing experience for you.

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My husband was over the moon at actually landing a trout and it has kickstarted his enthusiasm to get back into trout fishing again.

– Sarah G

Mt Ruapehu above Lake Taupo Nz

Give the Gift of Adventure with Chris Jolly Outdoors

Looking for the perfect gift? How about giving the gift of an adventure with a Chris Jolly Outdoors gift voucher? Your loved one can choose from a range of amazing experiences, from charter boat trips on beautiful Lake Taupo to other outdoor activities. It’s the perfect way to give them a flexible and unique gift that they’ll never forget. So why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a Chris Jolly Outdoors gift voucher today?

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The Super Cat is a spectacular venue – stand on the top deck with a cool brew and enjoy the million-dollar view.

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What We Offer

  • Private charter boats with catering/bar/fishing equipment and crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Functions, corporate events & team building

Reliable & Experienced

  • Over forty years in the central North Island tourism industry
  • We’re a family business, with local Taupō knowledge
  • Our staff are experienced adventure experts

Adventure Qualified

  • 5 Star Rated Gold Qualmark
  • Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides
  • Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice 2023
  • Partnered with Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Your Taupō Activity Partner

From beautiful lake views, to fishing crystal pools, to scenic hikes in the central North Island wilderness; Chris Jolly Outdoors are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the adventure possibilities are truly endless. We guarantee one thing – we’ll create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors?

You can book a trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors by either calling us on +64 7 378 0623, emailing us at or filling out the form to make an enquiry. If you want to book a cruise to the Māori Rock carvings, head over to the experience page to book direct.

Is jumping into the lake allowed from the boat?

It is encouraged! The crew will tell you when it’s go time. Show us your best bomb – the more water spray, the better!

Can you swim in Lake Taupō?

Yes! From December through to March it is absolutely beautiful to get in to that fresh crystal clear water. We would advise a good quality wetsuit if you’re going to attempt it in winter!

Is Lake Taupō a volcano?

Lake Taupō is a caldera volcano, formed approx 26,000 years ago. It erupted 29 times, with the last eruption about 1800 years ago. These days, Lake Taupō is the second largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere.

Is Lake Taupō fresh water or salt water?

Lake Taupō is a fresh water lake with excellent water quality, perfect for swimming, fishing and even drinking!

What is the water temperature of Lake Taupō?

The temperature varies throughout the year, from around 23°C (73°F) in summer, to 11°C (52°F) in winter months.

Does it snow in Taupō?
Typically, it doesn’t snow in Taupō, but there is always snow on the mountains in the Tongariro National Park, south of Taupō, during the winter months.
Can you swim anywhere in Lake Taupō?

Most of Lake Taupō is safe to swim in. When chartering a boat with Chris Jolly, your skipper and team for the day will advise the best swimming spots on the day.

What fish can be caught on Lake Taupō?

Lake Taupō offers great fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout.

What should I pack for the boat?

Bring the basics: sunscreen, insect repellent, a snack, a filled water bottle, and a warm jersey. If you’d like to go swimming, we suggest togs (kiwi for swimsuit!), a towel and a spare change of clothes.

What risks are involved in your activities?

All our activities include some level of risk. Your guides takes all practicable steps to ensure your safety, and with any activity in the outdoors you acknowledge an element of risk involved.

Scenic Cruise / Private Charters are operated on Lake Taupō, which is a deep and exposed body of water, with its inherent risks.

Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport.

Hiking in the outdoors is an inherently dangerous activity.

Fly Fishing is a water based activity, and that with water, risks are increased.

Please read our Disclosure document for a full list of potential risks.

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