Looking for Taupo charter boats? Look no further than Chris Jolly Outdoors.

Get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful seclusion of the Western Bays. Visit the Maori Rock Carvings and anchor up and watch the stunning sunsets we get in Taupo. The choice is yours when you charter a private launch with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will guide you to the best spots on the lake to ensure you have a memorable experience.

We’ve got 4 boats available for private charter for 2-140 people. 2 hour minimum charter time required for private scenic cruises. 3 hour minimum time required for fishing trips.

Private charter boats can be can be packaged with everything included.

When you’re wondering what to do in Taupo look no further than Chris Jolly Outdoors!

HEN AND STAG PARTIES

Enjoy a fun day out on one of our charter boats. You can charter any of our boats for 3 hours or more and we have options for up to 100 people. Some of the activities on board include – Fishing, Skeet Shooting, and Karaoke. We have a fully licensed bar on board which is complimented by a great sound system. On request other entertainment can be arranged prior to your event. You’ll have a ball on board our charter boats with fishing, swimming, entertainment, lot of laughs and delicious food. If you catch fresh trout they can be added to the menu!

Recommended menu choices:

Light barbeque dinner: BBQ Scotch fillet steaks and gourmet beef & onion sausages. Served with minted new potatoes, tossed green salad, fresh bread and condiments. $35.00 per person

Barbeque steak sandwiches: Mouth watering Scotch Fillet steak sandwiches cooked in front of you on the sizzling BBQ. $20.00 per person. Any trout caught on board can be barbequed or served sashimi style at no extra cost.

Please note: We have a variety of other menus available or we can tailor something to your budget and taste. For more information, or to see the other menu options please email or phone 0800 252 628.

Click here to view a copy of the Hen and Stag Party Flyer

WEDDINGS A-FLOAT

MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY UNFORGETTABLE…

You could have a unique and intimate ceremony in a secluded bay and celebrate your union in style with Wedding A-Float Lake Taupo.

With Chris Jolly Outdoors, you will enjoy celebrating your wedding day with friends & family in a unique atmosphere. The stunning backdrop of the mountains and the peaceful surrounds of  secluded bays are complimented by our excellent service, sensational menu choices and friendly staff.

We understand how special your wedding day is to you and the emotions that are exercised in organising this important day. Our experienced Wedding Coordinator can help make your dream wedding day come to fruition. You can be as involved as you wish or you can let our Wedding Coordinator take care of all the details. After discussing your ideas we will design a package to suit your budget and the wedding of your dreams.

We also have some great decorating packages available through Eventrent – locally owned and operating event hire specialists. Click here for more info on some of the fantastic decorating packages available.

Download our Wedding A-Float information pack. This covers many of the different options available and includes some inspiring images. For further information, or to have our Wedding Brochure posted to you contact Sue Jolly, our Wedding Co-ordinator, on sue@chrisjolly.co.nz or phone 0800 252 628

Please note: With over 30 years experience we know the best local providers, whom we can arrange appointments for you to meet with should you wish. This is a great way to find your florist, wedding cake maker, photographer, marriage celebrant, beautician, hairdresser and entertainer if required.

Click here to download the Weddings Afloat Lake Taupo brochure

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

Let us provide fantastic entertainment for your group. We can cater for up to 75 people for a dinner cruise and party, or by rafting our boats together, we can cater for 140 delegates. Have your fabulous corporate function, lunchtime event or evening cocktail party organised by a team with over 30 years experience.

Food and Beverage

Delicious selection of menus for all occasions – We have our own in-house commercial kitchen, which can provide any menu to suit your requirements. The crew are well skilled in serving these meals onboard. Our range of dining includes: cooked and continental breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, ploughman’s, barbeque and buffet style luncheons, 2 – 4 course evening dinners, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There are reasonably priced food options available for stag and hen parties. Please ask to see our menus. Should you have any special food requirements or wish to theme your party we will accommodate this.

Barbeques

All our boats are fully equipped with barbeques and our catering is iconic. We hand select the best produce and meats for all cruises.  Trout cannot be purchased in New Zealand, so the only way to try it, is to catch it yourself! Enjoy the fresh trout that you catch, prepared and cooked or served sashimi style with wasabi and soy sauce. We can also arrange to have your fish smoked, vacuum packed and couriered to any part of New Zealand (extra costs applies).

Bars on Board

Our bars are fully licensed and include a good selection of New Zealand wines plus a range of beers, spirits, liqueurs, fruit juices and sodas. Any special requests can be pre-ordered especially for you.

CRUISE CAT

The newly-renovated Cruise Cat is 70 feet long and travels at a maximum speed of 25 Knots. This catamaran has fabulous views from both the top and the main deck. It is fully enclosed and is heated in winter. Cruise Cat is also wheelchair and stroller friendly.

Special features:

• Surveyed for 100 people, booth-style seating for 75.
• All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
• Galley – we cater for all your food requirements.
• Full Bar service on board with a wide variety of wines, spirits and beers
• Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
• Great sound system and karaoke

PERFECT FOR:
Conferences
Staff functions
Weddings
Large corporate parties

Cruise Cat can be rafted up for dinner or entertainment with any of our other launches for even larger groups.

SUPERCAT

This 50 foot catamaran offers splendid views of the surrounding landscape and cruises at 12 knots. The aft deck is equipped with a large barbeque plus room to be out in the open air to relax with your friends, and offers plenty of room to fish from all locations. This the ideal party boat.

Special features:

• Ideal for up to 40 people
• All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
• Galley – we cater for all your food requirements.
• Full Bar service on board with a wide variety of wines and spirits as well as beer on tap!
• Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
• Great sound system and karaoke

PERFECT FOR:
Private fishing charters
Scenic and dinner cruises
Hens & Stag parties

Supercat can be rafted up for dinner or entertainment with any of our other launches for larger corporate groups.

WAIANIWA – SOLD and moved to Fiordland

Watch this space for a new boat on the lake in October 2016! 

This comfortable 50 foot launch cruises at 14 knots and is ideal for small fishing groups or to spend the afternoon in a secluded bay swimming and taking a stroll on one of the many beaches. With 3 cabins below deck you can even hire Waianiwa for an overnight charter.

Special features:
• Ideal for up to 10 people
• All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
• Galley – we cater for all your food requirements.
• Licensed bar facilities with a variety of beer, wine and spirits
• Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
• Sound system

PERFECT FOR:
Private fishing charters
Scenic and dinner cruises
Sleeps up to 4 guests for overnight charters

WAIKARE II

A 57 foot traditional launch with a splendid wooden interior – cruises at 13 knots. This fully covered launch has a spacious interior with comfortable booth-style seating. During the winter months, Waikare II has heating to keep you warm and cozy. The large aft deck has plenty of space to sit in the sun, plus a barbeque for cooking those freshly caught.

Special features:
• Ideal for up to 35 people. Seated dining inside for 12.
• All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
• Galley – we cater for all your food requirements.
• Licensed bar facilities with a variety of beer, wine and spirits
• Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
• Sound system

PERFECT FOR:
Private fishing charters
Scenic and dinner cruises
Hens & Stag parties
The Waikare II can be rafted up for dinner or entertainment with any of our other launches for larger corporate groups.

"We had such a great time. Everybody loved the trip and we would like to do it again. we loved the fishing, the shooting,BBQ the friendliness 7 knowledge of the staff and Charlie brown is cool. we had such great weather as well. We have already recommended this trip to everyone in our company as something to do when in Taupo. Thanks so much for having us!"

− Sarah Middleton

"I would like to extend our gratitude to Simon, Ali, Emma and of course Charlie Brown for providing a fantastic day on board 'Supercat' yesterday. The Taupo staff fishing trip is a highlight in our calendar this year. The Claybird shooting, fishing and the dinner was fantastically organised and appreciated by all and we landed two Rainbow trout!"

− Neill Ross

"I wanted to send a quick note to thank you and your fine team for looking after our team. We all very much enjoyed our cruise and I might add the weather that day certainly enhanced the overall experience!It was very good to cruise aboard Wianiwa again and I have to say she is a grand cruiser! we will keep in touch and look forward to working together again over what is shaping up to be a more positive summer season."

− Patrick Bourke,