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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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Nice way to get a rainbow trout

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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235 reviews 235 reviews
106 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

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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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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