Waikare II Boat Charter With Chris Jolly Outdoors

Probably the most elegant of the fleet with romantic wooden interiors, copper fittings and a stylish downstairs bar, Waikare II is the ultimate venue for up to 35 people. This iconic lady has seen many famous faces cross her boards.  With split level entertaining areas, and beautiful outdoor spaces, Waikare is perfect for any activity and any function.

Trip Highlights

The most romantic of settings to share with your loved one on such a classic vessal gliding along Lake Taupō’s pristine waters.

What’s Provided:

Access to the very stylish fully stocked and licensed bar. Space availability for 12 people for seated dining, 35 people standing aboard. Able to be catered and a BBQ on board. A  professional sound system Skeet Shooting available on request as we are able to provide all the equipment. Four fishing lines and full fishing tackle and equipment onboard and split level entertaining.

Transport and Timing:

Trip time is negotiable with our team and depends on the length of your event. The Waikare II is moored at The Taupo Marina and your guests should arrive at Berth 4, Taupo Boat Harbour, on Redoubt Street to embark, we can, upon request collect you from your accomodation.

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The Chris Jolly Outdoors charter boat, The Waikare II

The Waikare II is an elegant traditional wooden interior outfitter 50 ft launch. She enjoys being taken out on Lake Taupō New Zealand’s pristine waters and is the ultimate venue for that cosy and exclusive event feel. The Waikare II can fit up to 35 people and is replete with romantic wooden interiors, copper fittings and a stylish downstairs bar. With split level entertaining areas and chic outdoor spaces, Waikare II adds a touch of class to the functions she entertains on her boards.

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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!

“Chris Jolly Outdoors made the whole process of booking and coming aboard an absolute breeze! Thanks for the hard mahi”

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A Private Voyage on The Waikere II Charter Boat

Chris Jolly Outdoors offers a unique way to experience the beautiful Lake Taupo – by chartering a private boaat for an exclusive and private experience sailing across the smooth water in the Waikere II. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a unique way to spend time together, Chris Jolly Outdoors can help make it an unforgettable experience. The Waikere II charter boat is equipped with everything you need for a luxurious and opulent voyage. An experienced and attentive crew will be on hand to answer any questions and make sure you have a fabulous time. So if you’re looking for a romantic way to explore Lake Taupō, Chris Jolly Outdoors is the perfect choice.

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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 Waikare II Launch

For a truly unique fishing experience, head to Lake Taupo in New Zealand and hop aboard the Waikare II charter boat. You’ll be fishing for rainbow trout, and the best part is that they’ll cook your catch right in front of you so you can enjoy it fresh from the lake. With experienced guides from Chris Jolly Outdoors, you’re sure to have a fun and productive day out on the water. And what could be more rewarding than feasting on your own freshly caught trout? So come on down to Lake Taupo and book a charter today! Chris Jolly Outdoors provides all rods, reels tackle and lines. Four lines can be going at once! What are you waiting for?

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"My wife and I booked Waikare II for my birthday celebration. Firstly, I want to say that the day and experience was amazing, thank you! Everything was fantastic and everyone on board had a great time"
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The Waikare II Charter Boat, An Environmentally Friendly Refit

Chris Jolly Outdoors re-launched the Waikare II Charter Boat in 2018 with two brand new engines, replacing the 1970’s fit out from her history as a milk and mail delivery service to the bay of Islands. Originally built for military service for the Vietnam War in Mekong, she was never put to action and instead found a new home in Lake Taupo New Zealand. Enjoy the Waikare II’s rich history with your family and friends these school holidays and hire her out for a cruise along the vibrant birdsong filled bays of Lake Taupō

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Fit for Royalty, Entertaining Aboard The Waikare II

The Waikare II was bought to Taupo in 1989 by its then owner, Chris Jolly himself. The biggest vessal on Lake Taupo at the time, the impressive post war Vietnamese craft took to the trout filled waters for the first time. Since 1989, The Waikare II has hosted comedian Robin Williams, actor Michael J. Fox of Back to the Future fame and even, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

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Add elegance to your next event, enquire here to charter The Waikare II

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