The ultimate way to entertain small groups in Lake Taupō.
The perfect luxurious venue for an overdue rendezvous or secret meeting. Suitable for up to six guests, the sheer elegance of this launch, coupled with your personal crew, will most certainly meet your expectations as you tour Lake Taupō. The Levante is an intimate setting with full amenities, fishing equipment with four lines on board, and a professional sound system to provide the perfect ambience for your escape.
A true bucket list checklist item for an intimate and luxurious boat charter with your own crew, on some of the cleanest water on the globe with some of the best trout fishing in the world.
Access to a fully stocked range of beverages with space availability for 6 guests. Able to be catered with a professional sound system. Enough fishing equipment is provided aboard to support four fishing lines at a time.
Transport and Timing:
Trip time is negotiable with our team and depends on the length of your event. The Levante Riviera 4000 Offsure Sedan 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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The Levante, Chris Jolly’s offshore Sedan
Chris Jolly Outdoors is proud to present the jewel of our fleet, The Levante, a gorgeous Riviera 4000 Offshore Sedan. Take her out and enjoy the ultimate way to entertain small groups on the impressive vistas that the Great Lake Taupō has to offer you. The Levante charter boat is the perfect luxurious venue for an overdue rendezvous or secret meeting. Suitable for up to six guests, the sheer elegance of this launch, coupled with your personal crew, will most certainly meet your expectations as you tour Lake Taupō.
Tips for what to bring on your chartered boat ride:
Event appropriate clothing
Swimwear and a towel if you plan on swimming
Boat friendly footwear
Visiting Taupō New Zealand? Some helpful Information:
The Chris Jolly staff are English speaking
There is no dangerous marine life dwelling in the lake.
No poisonous insects or snakes or spiders (no snakes at all)
New Zealand is underneath the hole in the Ozone layer, therefore the UV rays are harsher than in other countries.
You’ll always receive the best Kiwi Hospitality!
“Chris Jolly Outdoors made the whole process of booking and coming aboard an absolute breeze! Thanks for the hard mahi”
Why Charter a boat With Chris Jolly Outdoors?
There’s something special about being on the open water, feeling the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. It’s a feeling of freedom and adventure, and it’s something that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. If you’re looking for the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors, Chris Jolly Outdoors offers charter boat cruises on Lake Taupo aboard the Levante. With over 40 years of experience, Chris Jolly Outdoors have an expert team in outdoor adventure, who all know how to show guests a good time. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cruise around the lake or an action-packed day of fishing, Chris Jolly Outdoors has a charter boat package that’s perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Charter The Levante today and start making memories that will last a lifetime.
The Levant is the ultimate luxury venue for an overdue rendezvous or romantic interlude.
Looking For a Unique Proposal Idea?
If you are looking for a unique and romantic way to propose to your significant other, the Levante charter boat on Lake Taupo is the perfect place. Chris Jolly Outdoors offers a special proposal package that includes a private cruise on the lake, complete with champagne and roses. The boat holds up to 6 people, so you can invite your closest family and friends to share in the moment. And what could be more romantic than popping the question surrounded by the stunning scenery of Lake Taupo? So if you are looking for a truly unforgettable way to propose, the Levante charter boat is the perfect choice.
"My husband was over the moon at actually landing a trout and it has kickstarted his enthusiasm to get back into trout fishing again"
A Touch of Romance Cruising on Your Own Private Charter Boat
Chris Jolly Outdoors Levante charter boat on Lake Taupo is the perfect way to spend a romantic evening cruising around the lake. Chris Jolly himself is an experienced captain and knows how to make the most of Lake Taupo’s natural beauty. The boat has a full-service bar and kitchen, so you can purchase drinks and snacks for your cruise. Chris Jolly Outdoors also offers a variety of other charter services, so you can customize your experience to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening cruise or a longer tour of the lake, Chris Jolly Outdoors has you covered.
Hosting Your Visitors With The Levant Chris Jolly Charter Boat
Hosting visitors in your hometown can be a lot of fun. Showing them around town, introducing them to your favourite restaurants and sights, and giving them a glimpse into your everyday life is a great way to create lasting memories. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience for your visitors, chartering The Levant from Chris Jolly Outdoors is a fantastic option. Not only will they be able to see Lake Taupo and the Trio of impressive mountains that surround it, but they’ll also be able to learn about the history and culture of the Taupō area. Chris Jolly Outdoors offers a variety of different options, so you can find the perfect tour for your group. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cruise or an adrenaline-filled adventure, Chris Jolly Outdoors has something for everyone.
How about giving the gift of a charter boat trip on beautiful Lake Taupo? With a Chris Jolly Outdoors gift voucher, your loved one can choose to spend their day on the Levante, a luxurious charter boat, or use the voucher towards another one of Chris Jolly’s amazing outdoor experiences. The voucher can be used for any activity offered by Chris Jolly Outdoors, so your loved one is sure to find something that they’ll enjoy. Best of all, the voucher can be used for any trip or activity, so it’s the perfect way to give them a flexible and unique gift. So why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a Chris Jolly Outdoors gift voucher today?
Let the Levant exceed your boat cruise expectations, be entranced by the vistas, book here today
The Cruise To Plant Project
Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.
As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here. From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.
In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever. Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.
Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
Corporate events & team building.
Reliable and Experienced
We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.
Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō
What is the best way to learn how to fly fish?
One of the best ways to learn how to fly fish is on a half-day flyfishing experience with a Chris Jolly Orvis endorsed guide.
Do you cater to all dietary requirements?
Absolutely, with a little notice we can make sure that all members of your group are adequately catered for.
Is Lake Taupō fresh water or salt water?
Fresh clear and largely drinkable water. We would recommend drinking from a stream as running water is best.
Can you swim in Lake Taupō?
We would advise a good quality wetsuit if you're going to attempt it in winter! but December through to March it is absolutely beautiful to get in to that fresh crystal clear water.
Can kids drive the boat?
Yes! If you ask the skipper nicely.
Is jumping into the lake allowed off the boat?
It is encouraged! Show us your best bomb, the more water spray, the better.
What should I pack for the boat?
It is always a good idea to pack the basics, sunscreen, insect repellent, a muesli bar or two, your own full water bottle, togs, a towel and a spare change of clothes and a warm jersey. The wind can go right through you on a boat so layering up is always pragmatic! A wise person packs a raincoat on a sunny day, just in case.