The Super Cat Boat Charter With Chris Jolly Outdoors

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.

Trip Highlights

Seeing the Maori rock art of Mine Bay.

What’s Provided:

Full use of the Super Cat’s amenities, including access to a fully stocked and licensed bar, space for 40 people.  Free Wifi and a professional sound system. All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time and a galley if you would like your event catered. Skeet Shooting available on request. The Supercat 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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Chris jolly fleet of boats lake taupo nz night time

The Chris Jolly Super Cat

The Super Cat is a luxurious 5o ft Catamaran boat available to charter for use on Lake Taupō in New Zealand. 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. 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, choose Chris Jolly Outdoors today.

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What to bring on a charter boat trip:

Being prepared is essential when going on any kind of boat trip. Sunscreen, sunglasses, dress clothes that are appropriate for the event, swimwear and a towel if you intend to swim, warm clothing, and sunhats. Depending on the kind of vessel you’re aboard, there are different things you should bring to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. For example, Supercat recommends that all passengers bring comfortable footwear that won’t slip in case the deck gets wet. Of course, you should also always check the weather forecast before setting sail to make sure you’ve dressed appropriately for the conditions.

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!

Chartering A Boat for Your Event

  • Hiring a boat for an event with Chris Jolly Outdoors is easy, just pick up the phone.
  • Sail across to Mine Bay to view the Maori Rock Art
  • Set your own course with our skipper
  • Cruise Lake Taupō in style
  • Get in contact with our team to rent the Super Cat or one of our other three commercial vessels
  • The Taupō Boat Harbour is in the Taupō CBD and easily accessible from the main road with ample parking
View From The Top of hike Lake Taupo

Super Cat Charter Boat Hire for School Holidays Activity With The Family

Chris Jolly Outdoors in Taupo offers charter boat hire for the perfect school holiday activity with the family. Chris Jolly Outdoors is located on Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. 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 place to go.

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"This was an unbelievable experience! The crew on the boat were so informative, highly recommend"
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"
Supercat on Lake Taupo

Taupo Weather, Be Prepared!

Chris Jolly Outdoors wants you to be prepared for your trip with us! Taupo weather can vary greatly from season to season, and even from day to day. The average temperatures range from 2 degrees Celsius in the winter to 22 degrees in the summer, but it can get much hotter than that. And while it rarely snows at lake level, the summer months can get quite humid, with temperatures sitting between 70-90%. So when you’re packing for your trip, be sure to bring seasonally appropriate clothing and polarized sunglasses.

The decision to continue your trip in wet weather will be up to the captain, taking into account safety and comfort levels. If it looks like rain we recommend bringing a waterproof jacket. And no matter what the weather is like, closed-toe shoes are always best. There are stairs and uneven surfaces on the boat, so soft-soled shoes like sneakers or deck shoes are ideal. We want you to enjoy your time with us, so come prepared for anything!

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Mt Ruapehu above Lake Taupo Nz

Gift 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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A spectacular venue, stand on the top deck with a cool brew and enjoy the million-dollar view, 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.

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Your Taupō Activity Partner

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.

More about us

What We Offer

  • 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.

Our Qualifications

  • 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


Can You Swim Anywhere In Lake Taupo?

In Lake Taupo there are seven recomended swimming areas marked with black and white banded posts and buoys in the water. It is important not to swim in the ski lanes

What is special about Lake Taupo?

Lake Taupo is Australasia's largest freshwater lake and the crater of one of the world's most significant volcanic eruptions in the last 5,000 years. It is comparable in size to Singapore and was formed as a result of one of earth's most massive volcanological explosions in the previous 5,000 years. If you skydive over Lake Taupo on a brilliant day, you can see all the way to North Island's east and west coasts.

Is there snow in Taupo October?

The months with the highest snowfall are July and August (1mm) with temperatures not able to be cold enough for proper snow cover.

What is the water temperature of Lake Taupo?

Today's Taupo Bay sea temperature is 61 °F.

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.

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.

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