Chartering a boat on Lake Taupō is the ultimate escape.
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Cruise Cat Boat Charter

Cruise Cat – 52 ft Catamaran

The finest party boat hire option in town, without a doubt. Hosting a fully licensed bar, dancefloor, smart TV screens, booth seating, and an open layout, this is the ideal location for any gathering. Cruising Cat has seen it all: parties, business meetings, family reunions, and enough generations of fun to last a lifetime. You haven’t seen the best of Lake Taupō’s boat charters if you haven’t taken this boat out!

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Super Cat Boat Charter

Supercat – 50ft Catamaran

Welcome to Supercat. The conference event boat, the fishing boat and the family fun boat. Equipped with the perfect platform to bomb into Lake Taupō, as well as plenty of space upstairs and down to dance to your favourite tunes. The open plan layout over the two levels is fantastic for entertaining, for families with small children or for functions where you want to spread out but still feel connected.

What a spectacular venue. Stand on the top deck with a cool brew and enjoy the million-dollar view.


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Waikare II Boat Charter

Waikare II Boat Charter,  A Traditional 50ft Launch with Wooden Interior

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.


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Lake Taupo Charter Levante Riviera 4000 Offshore Sedan

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Levante Boat Charter

Levante Riviera 4000 Offshore Sedan

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.

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Hiking and Cruise With Chris Jolly

The Chris Jolly  Outdoors guided hike and cruise combo is a package deal that takes you on an adventure from Kinloch to Kawakawa. A 4WD will collect you and your party and whisk you to the start of a scenic two-hour hike to Kawakawa Bay. Once you have journeyed to your collection point at the edge of Lake Taupo, take a deep breath and enjoy the western lake views before heading off. A stunning launch will take you across Lake Taupo’s azure waters, while you lunch on sumptuous food on deck. Wine and beverages will be provided to you and your party and afterwards, you will have the option to either fish, skeet shoot, visit the Maori rock carvings or all three. A gentle cruise into the Taupo Marina and you will be escorted home. Please note our guests must have a medium fitness level for the hiking section. The entire journey will take 5 hours excluding travel time to and from your accommodation.

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Māori Rock Carvings

Daily Scenic Cruises to the Ngātoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings.

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Lake Experiences

Chartering a boat on Lake Taupō is the ultimate escape.

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Experience Together

Chris Jolly Outdoors can cater to all your group's Outdoor entertainment needs.

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Land Experiences

Step into some of the most exclusive and untouched areas of wilderness in New Zealand.

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he Taupō region is a fly fisherman's paradise, with over 600 kilometers of fishable water. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just getting started, there is a Chris jolly guided tour for you.

River Experiences

A trout fishing experience you will never forget in Taupō.

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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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