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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Address: Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 0623
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Description: This family run business has been operating scenic cruises, private boat...
This family run business has been operating scenic cruises, private boat charters, Trout fishing tours, guided hiking and hunting excursions on and around Lake Taupo for over 30 years. Offering 4 launches to choose from with outstanding facilities for entertaining, scenic tours and of course Trout fishing. Chris Jolly and his team will ensure you have the tip of a lifetime. Also our new Boat shuttles on the Great Lake Trail - NZ Cycle Trail (Nga Haeranga)we can boat shuttle you from bay to bay.
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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo
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Baby shower brunch

My friend invited us to join her for Brunch to celebrate the impending birth of her baby. The food was awesome continuous from the time you leave. We stopped for a while in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My friend invited us to join her for Brunch to celebrate the impending birth of her baby. The food was awesome continuous from the time you leave. We stopped for a while in a bay and a couple of the girls caught some trout. It was an awesome start to the day.

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chrisjolly, Bookings Manager at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

The team at Chris Jolly Outdoors want to thank you for joining us last weekend. This would be the first 'baby shower' we have hosted on the lake and so pleased you enjoyed the experience and our hospitality! Even though the weather was challenging on the day, the fish were biting and the boats are cosy. We look forward to... More 

Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Myself and a group of five other girlfriends took the Sunday Brunch Cruise this weekend. We boarded to the smell of sizzling bacon being barbequed on the rear deck and sat down to a fresh hot coffee. Pete and Rona gave us the most amazing service on board. Our breakfast was fresh and delicious, the commentary very informative. Nothing was... More 

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chrisjolly, Bookings Manager at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, so glad you and your girlfriends enjoyed the cruise and 'brunch' on board last weekend, our team strive to make sure everyone has a wonderful time. Catching a Trout is an added bonus! Regards Anna More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On a family holiday in Taupo this past weekend we decided to take one of the cruises on Lake Taupo. Chris Jolly's staff were friendly and helpful from the first phone call right up to when we disembarked. We were the only people on board but our Captain Pete and his crew never made us feel unwelcome and even our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very disappointed in this tour. My husband and I took this tour last week, and found it to be quite boring and did not feel there was much information shared about the Lake and the carvings. There were only 5 on the boat, but I don't feel that I should receive lesser effort from the crew !

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We didn't book in advance but it was a quiet time of year and didn't have a problem hopping on an afternoon Taste of Taupo cruise. The boat is gorgeous, plenty of viewing areas and clean glass. We were served a hot blueberry muffin which was so good. We saw the Maori rock carvings, and then they fished for trout,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was so good to have a single point of contact for our ride. Anna was great her communication was fast and efficient. She got prices, organised the shuttle from Kinloch to Waihaha and the boat from Waihora back to Kinloch. Cant recommend the service and the ride enough. Wonderful scenery and excellent service. Shuttle driver and the boat skipper... More 

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, and so pleased you enjoyed the Great Lake Trail as much as others have done - this is a wonderful ride and a pleasure to organise both the road and boat transfers for you - Regards Anna More 

Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dropped us off at the top of the Waihaha trail, picked us up at the bottom of the Waihora trail. Great service. Awesome track - have a swim at the end. Thanks.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A wonderful, comfortable trip on the water! A good commentary and friendly knowledgeable crew. The good weather helped.

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I booked a half day of fly fishing with these guys. Great experience. The guide, Paul G. was experienced and friendly and took me to a small crystal clear river to fish for brown trout. He knew what he was doing and provided good equipment and expertise. He got me into some fish and I only wished I had booked... More 

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Greven, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We choose the late afternoon tour with a fishing experience. It was a perfect tour with a very, very friendly staff. We had a nice afternoon on the water, saw the senic spots and had the chance to fish. I caugth a brown trout of more then 5 pound - Lucky, but a clear signal that the crew knows what... More 

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Address: Address: Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 0623
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo

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