Boating Lake Taupō – Your private venue on the water

If you are searching for the perfect getaway activity, chartering a boat on Lake Taupō with Chris Jolly Outdoors is the ultimate escape. From absolute relaxation, treasured family moments to throwing exclusive parties with music blasting, the possibilities are truly endless.

Regardless of your occasion, one thing is certain,  we’ll create a space for you and yours that you will remember forever.

Year round our boats are the perfect option, providing heating in winter and open plan entertainment in summer, stunning viewing decks and a team of specialists to take care of you.

Our operation is fully certified by Maritime NZ and every boat has a comprehensive safety plan with trained staff. We have full RAMS, certification and compliance information available when booking.

Choose your private boat launch

A minimum charter time of two hours for private scenic cruises and three hours for fishing applies. Boats can be hired for express group tours to the Māori Rock Carvings. Our selection of boats offer the perfect escape to explore Lake Taupō and the Māori Rock Carvings. Scenic tours, fishing, or pure relaxation.


Levante Riviera 4000 Offshore Sedan

The ultimate way to entertain small groups in Lake Taupo. 

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.

Special features :

  • Luxurious and intimate with full amenities
  • All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
  • Galley – catering for all requirements
  • Sound system


Waikare II – 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.

Special features :

  • Ideal boat hire for up to 35 people. Seated dining inside for 12
  • All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
  • Galley – we cater for all your food requirements and all amenities onboard
  • Licensed bar facilities with a variety of beer, wine and spirits
  • Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
  • Sound system and barbeque


Supercat – 50ft Catamaran

Welcome to Supercat. The party boat, the fishing boat, 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 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.

Special features :

  • Ideal boat hire for up to 40 people
  • All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
  • Galley – we cater for all your food requirements. All amenities on board.
  • Full Bar service on board with a wide variety of wines and spirits as well as beer on tap!
  • Free Wi-fi 
  • Skeet shooting is also available on request – conditions apply
  • Great sound system
  • Open plan area for classrooms, board meetings or socialising


Cruise Cat – 52 ft Catamaran

Probably the best boat hire option in town. Hosting a fully licensed bar, dancefloor, smart TV’s, booth seating, this is the ideal space for any function.

Cruise Cat has seen it all, parties, business conferences, family reunions and a fair few generations of fun.  If you haven’t been out on this boat, you haven’t seen the best of Lake Taupō’s boat charters!

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!

Special features:

  • Surveyed for 90 people, booth-style seating for 75.
  • All fishing equipment is provided – we can fish 4 lines at a time
  • Galley – we cater for all your food requirements
  • Full Bar service on board with a wide variety of wines, spirits and beers
  • Free Wifi onboard
  • Great sound system
  • Wheel chair (access onboard only, not to the toilet) and stroller friendly


Te Kupenga – Legendary Stabicraft 

Te Kupenga has been set up as a trout catching machine. The legendary Stabicraft has been built with the serious fisherman in mind. These boats are absolutely unsinkable, providing the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safety on the water!!

Te Kupenga has a large, open fishing space with room for up to four anglers at a time. The added trout hunting advantage of a GPS positioning MinKota electric engine on the bow, allows the skipper to hold the boat accurately and quietly over the fish, and combined with top of the line Simrad electronics this vessel is a fishing machine.

Specializing in jigging and soft baiting for trout, this fishing platform is awesome for couples, families, or serious fishing buddies to head out on Lake Taupo and return home with dinner.

Get to the fish fast and get home safely!!

Special features

·      Large open fishing platform

·       Electric positioning GPS motor

·       Fusion sound system

·       Large icey-tek storage bins

·       Downrigger options

·       Multi pick up locations

·       Unsinkable reputation

·       Full safety gear

·       Top of the line tackle provided

“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”


My wife and I booked Waikere II for my birthday celebration. Firstly, I want to say the day and the experience was amazing, thank you! The Skipper  was great as were the other crew members and the boat suited us fine. The food was delicious and quantity just right.  Everything was fantastic and everyone on board had a wonderful time.

 “This was an unbelievable experience! The crew on the boat were so informative. Highly recommend. The boat got you so close to the carvings and spent a lot of time there so you could take photos.”

“We were blessed with the weather and having lots of action on the lake was an added bonus.  Kiwi BBQ in a secluded bay, kids paddle boarding, fresh trout on the plate – this is NZ at its best”