Unique Off-Site Dining on Lake Taupo


We offer a great selection of activities and work together with local providers to offer our corporate market the best services for their event. Our most popular option in our portfolio is our incredibly fun Luncheon and Dinner Cruises. We work together with your business and local conference centres to make the most of your ‘off site’ entertainment. We can tailor the evening to suit every need including flexible menu choices, music, karaoke, decorations and beverage choices or open bar. Trout fishing and skeet shooting can also be included in your package. A fun evening for all to enjoy!

Our boats can cater for all group sizes, from 2 to 140 guests. For larger groups, we can take 2 or more boats out and raft them together once out on the lake. Your guests will dine in superb comfort while enjoying the magnificent backdrop of the mountain peaks and the secluded surrounding bays of stunning lake Taupo.

Some of our unique off-site dining packages include :

Brunch Cruise
This fun morning includes a sumptuous brunch menu of delicious fresh fruit platters, a full cooked breakfast, coffee/tea and croissants. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains as you make your way to the Maori rock carvings.  Trout fishing can be included, time permitting. This is the perfect way to spend a leisurely morning for a meeting or presentation in Taupo.

Catch your Kai Luncheon Cruise
This is a great way to get your delegates together and enjoy the amazing sites of Great Lake Taupo. You can choose a full day or ½ day lake fishing/cruising charter. Our experienced crew will ensure you have a enjoyable and relaxing corporate meeting experience. This fabulous scenic cruise is complimented with a sumptuous buffet lunch, your fresh Trout catch & refreshments.

Our Popular Sunset Dinner Cruise
Enjoy a spectacular evening out on Lake Taupo while the sun sets behind the magnificent Mt Ruapehu.This 4 hour private charter departs from the Taupo boat harbour and cruises around the splendid bays while the guests are served with pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres and a delicious buffet dinner.

Kiwi Barbeque & Trout Fishing Dinner/Luncheon Cruise
An ideal option for satisfying your entire group in a casual, relaxing environment while cruising on Lake Taupo in the early evening. This offers the perfect opportunity to fish for fresh trout which can be BBQ’d to compliment your tasty, kiwi inspired BBQ. Our helpful, knowledgeable staff will prepare and cook all catches, a very unique Taupo experience!

Themed Dinner Parties & Functions
Whether your company is having a product launch, motivational sales conference, or you are celebrating your Christmas party, our private charters create a really fun and memorable occasion.


We have some great decorating packages available through Eventrent – locally owned and operating event hire specialists. For more information, or to see the other menu options please email or phone 0800 252 628.

We were looking for somewhere to launch our new fishing gear and Chris Jolly Outdoors was just perfect! It was great because our guests could try out our new rods right there and then.

Harry Gilbert

We were wanting to take some of our VIP clients out and luxury boat Levante was prefect for that. Cosy, luxurious and intimate. Great service from Chris Jolly Outdoors too. Our clients really enjoyed themselves.

Mary Chapman

Quite a few of our staff are keen anglers so we thought a day out on the boat fishing and BBQ would do well as a team building exercise. Some even did stand up paddle boarding and clay shooting which was fun. Highly recommend. Definitely better than being stuck in office.

Scottie McCloud