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Chris Jolly Outdoors

Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0623
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Ranked #9 of 57 Activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

4 of us went on the morning cruise on Lake Taupo. There were only 2 other people on the cruise, which was very nice; but I have a feeling that you would feel just as welcome no matter how many people were onboard. The captain was very informative with his commentary and the lady who looked after the guests was... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

An awesome day/evening was had by our party with the very friendly, helpful and experienced crew from Chris Jolly! Even though the weather was slightly dodgy, we fished for about 3 hours (AND caught some!), had one of our trout sashimi'ed followed by a lovely bbq dinner and thoroughly enjoyed being spoilt by this experience. Don't be put off by... More

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Corrigin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This tour was recommended by our motel managers. (Le Chalet Suisse) The boat was excellent, the staff was excellent and the tour was excellent! Informative commentary and the offer to email specific information at a later time was appreciated. Loved the lake and the wonderful carvings. An opportunity to see landscape and culture and to learn at the same time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went on the taste of Taupo tour in August at 1.30. The lake was a little rough so I did get slightly sea sick :( However I still really enjoyed the whole tour. The hosts were really informative, friendly and I learned a lot about the Taupo region. The tour offers a wicked view of the taupo waterfront and the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked a tour to see the Maori carvings with Chris Jolly and ended up having a private cruise as noone else was booked on our boat. Our guides were fabulous, providing detailed commentary on the local area and the carvings. The fishing demonstration was a fun inclusion, despite not catching anything. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We didn't book, just turned up at the wharf. Staff were friendly and accommodating, getting my pram (pushchair) on board. Hot drink and muffin served once underway. We had amazing weather, so the scenery was great, interesting commentary, and staff answered our questions about the lake. Well priced, and a good morning out.

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chrisjolly, Owner at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your cruise and will pass your kind words onto the crew. More

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