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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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Gorgeous lake cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Antsuz78
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
6 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon cruise on the Chris Jolly catamaran. The weather was sunny, the water smooth and the service excellent. Catching and eating a trout made the whole experience perfect.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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258 reviews 258 reviews
117 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I got to catch a rainbow trout, mission complete! Got my photo, and put on facebook immediately. So, from that aspect it was a good trip. I fish a lot and fish a lot of different areas. So in comparison my captain was very knowledgeable and new how to catch fish. The captain was a little impatient at first because... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A wonderful day on the water. The staff was helpful and enthusiastic. The boat was spacious and there were free drinks, hot and cold. Lake Taupo is beautiful and enjoy a morning on a boat was the best way to see it. The rock carvings are a real treat.

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Park City, Utah
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We knew that we wouldn't be disappointed as soon as we boarded our vessel to view the scenic surroundings of Lake Taupo and the famous Maori Carvings. We received such a warm welcome from the staff and we were made to feel comfortable immediately. The narration provided by the captain of the entire area was very informative and filled with... More 

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