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Chris Jolly Outdoors - Day Tours

Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0623
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Ranked #11 of 43 activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: This family run business has been operating scenic cruises, private boat charters, Trout fishing tours, guided hiking and hunting excursions on and... more » 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 5 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. « less
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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A very knowledgable staff. Hot drinks and muffin served. As it was quiet we had a fishing demonstration, caught a trout and had it prepared and cooked on board. What a fantastic memory. Would recommend to all

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Took my team of 13 on a 4 hr charter, we had a fantastic trip, crew were exceptional and we even caught some fish. Thanks team

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Amazing, informative, big boat, warm homemade muffins, tea and coffee, service, scenery - all Awesome! We were stoked that we booked on tithe cruise catamaran an were in a smaller group and three boats were leaving at the same time...of which one was overfill and looked uncomfortable...the other on a sail boat with only outdoor seating....STOKED we booked with chris... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday afternoon cruise. We went on the 1.5 hour cruise out of Taupo. It was a very pleasant trip out, in a very well presented and clean vessel. The hospitality was terrific and I would strongly recommend this to others contemplating a trip on the lake. Nice complimentary tea and muffins also.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our family of four had a great time on the afternoon tea tour which took an hour and a half. Our four year old loved it! He even got to help wind in a trout they had caught off the back of the boat. Yummy muffins and hot drinks. Tour guides were friendly and helpful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A brilliant day on one of the worlds most magnificent lakes. This has to be the best way to really experience Lake Taupo. A very comfortable catamaran with the friendliest crew you could ever meet. A bonus was a great muffin and good coffee. The commentary was very informative and you were able to wander the boat at your leisure... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I work as a caregiver for disabled people and a couple of weeks ago we took all of our clients to Taupo, New Zealand, for a week-long holiday. While we were there many of us took the clients onto this boat for a cruise for a couple of hours. The crew were wonderful - professional, friendly and very helpful with... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My wife and I went on the brunch 10.30 trip. Had a great time water was rough but still got to see the lake. Lots to eat and a good quality fry up. A real bonus was the fishing towards the end. Only a quick fish and I had a trout over the net then it jumped out. That was... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour lake cruise as the first part of our Totally Taupo Experience. Met at the dock by Ed and Rona we we soon settled on the Cruise Cat and leaving the Boat Harbor. Service and amenties on board were excellent and the vessel is well maintained an spotless. Throughout the trip Ed's commentary was very... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Couldn't fault the team. They delivered a professional, friendly and relaxing evening filled with excellent food and entertainment - not to mention putting on some fantastic weather. With guests from all around the country, this was a real highlight. Our thanks and appreciation to Paul and the crew. We will be back!

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