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Chris Jolly Outdoors

Address: Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-378 0623
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Ranked #11 of 56 Activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This family run business has been operating scenic cruises, private boat charters, Trout fishing...
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Owner description: 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The crew where very friendly and the captain Ed very informative on the trip around the lake which included the Maori carvings. Enjoyable relaxing afternoon recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were a group of 10 who went for an afternoon cruise on the Waikare on a beautiful Taupo day recently. The crew were fantastic, really friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We had a lovely afternoon tea of fresh scones with jam and cream and club sandwiches, went down a treat. Cruised round to the Maori carvings and then... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Crew did everything they could to make this an enjoyable trip for me when I had a 10month old baby with me. Beautiful scenery, large modern boat and yummy muffins

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great weather on the Sunday we had brunch on the catamaran. Plenty of food, non intrusive commentary giving a great overview of the history of Taupo, they even caught trout and cooked up for those on board to taste. Relaxing, very worth the cost and the time, recommend.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My friend and I cruised with Chris Jolly Outdoors in Oct 2014. Had a fab time! The crew on board were simply awesome, totally knowledgeable and couldn't be more helpful. Since we had a fishing licence we got to fish off the back of the boat, caught a rainbow trout which we were allowed to take back to Hotel for... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed our boat ride and look around. A shame the weather was cloudy and couldn't see the magnificent mountains at the end of the lake, which would have made for great photos. Lovely crew and we caught no trout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Thanks to the Fantastic Crew on board Chris Jolly Outdoors for our Social Club Christmas Excursion. Super friendly and helpful crew, who joined in with our Hawaiian Theme, nothing was too much trouble and they certainly went the extra mile for us so that everyone enjoyed a great Day out! This is the second time we used Chris Jolly Outdoors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

A great experience with fantastic views and great company. Well worth doing if you make a trip to Taupo

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Well having visited Taupo many times I am embarrassed to say I had never been on the lake. However having overseas guests I decided to hire a launch from Chris Jolly. They do scheduled scenic cruises each day and they are great but I wanted something a bit special so hired their launch. The weather was terrible the day before... More 

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Cambridge, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took our group of 41 out on a dinner BBQ cruise last weekend with Chris Jolly Charters. The evening out was just fantastic. The skipper kept us fully informed and the staff were magnificent to deal with. They run a very efficient ship and we were left wanting for nothing ! BBQ dinner was superb. Everyone commented on the... More 

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