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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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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Take the leap and hire our Super Cat Charter Boat for Your Event Today, get in contact to set up your private cruise today

Tips for what to bring on your chartered boat ride:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Event appropriate clothing
  • Swimwear and a towel if you plan on swimming
  • Warm layers
  • Sunhat
  • 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!

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"
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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

Be Weather Wise On Your Charter Boat Adventure

Weather in Taupō varies from 2 to 22 degrees Celsius depending on the season. It rarely snows in the Winter at lake level with the Summer months able to get quite humid, between 70-90%. Bearing this in mind, please 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.

Footwear – closed-toe shoes are best as there are stairs and uneven surfaces on the boat. We recommend soft-soled shoes like sneakers or deck shoes.

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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.

Reliable and Experienced

After forty years in the industry, spending time with the team at Chris Jolly Outdoors is like coming home to someone you can trust

  • We’re a family just like you, headed by Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
  • We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupo region.
  • Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence


  • Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
  • Specialists in corporate, entertainment and bespoke itineraries in Taupō’s Outdoors.
  • Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō
  • Proud conservationists with the future of our stunning Lake Taupo forefront in our minds

An Exceptionally Unique Team

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 certain; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us, book with us today.

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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
  • Experts in the outdoors – fly fishing, hiking, biking, hunting and cruising
  • Corporate events & team building
  • Venue hire on the water – whatever it is, from Nana Beryl’s 80th to your Christmas party, we can make it happen, leave the logistics to us


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.

Contact Us

in New Zealand

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from overseas

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