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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Chris Jolly Outdoors is Lake Taupo’s premier outdoor experience operator. 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...more
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Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 0623
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the wife on the Sunday Brunch Cruise for her Birthday. Greeted by friendly staff and it was a lovely clear smooth day. Wonderful brunch with sausages,bacon,eggs. Captain was very informative with Taupo and Maori history. Carvings interesting. Staff done a spot of fishing and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of fun. Grandkids really enjoyed the ducks and steering the boat. Did not take long to catch the first trout.

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank-you for the review - so glad you and the grandchildren enjoyed the cruise and an added bonus for you to see the trout caught!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and child proof boat trip!! we have a 2 year old but the boat was big enough to let him run around, enjoy hot chocolate and a muffin. Great experience for the family and ideal length of time. The cave was very interesting...More

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fabulous review - thanks so much!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out with Chris Jolly Cruises, what a fabulous decision. A nice big open cat on a nice big calm lake, what more could you ask for, that's right the fantastic Maori rock carvings. The foresight of the carvers is just outstanding to produce such...More

Thank Allan T
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you so much for the review and for your future booking, we'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter 14yrs and 2 nephews aged 11, 13yrs on the 10:30am cruise and they all enjoyed the boat ride and visiting the rock carvings. Warm muffins, hot chocolate (and coffee for me) were a lovely surprise treat that we were not expecting!

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Thank SarahDemps
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome cruise, great staff and beautiful hot muffins for morning tea, would recommend this cruise to any age.

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you Rebecca, I'll pass your comments to the crew and the chef!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cruise was very enjoyable. The crew very patient, especially since there were some loud kids, who consistently made demands of the helmsman. After some trout fishing we were offered a lovely sample of smoked trout on a cracker...i could have easily eaten more than...More

Thank turboghostie
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Very pleased you enjoyed the cruise, the smoked trout is such a treat. Join us for a fishing charter sometime for the chance to sample more. Thank-you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely cruise awesome weather, great commentary, yummy muffins and lovely friendly staff. Recommend to everyone.

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic review, thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding something all the kids enjoy is a challenging task but they all loved the boat trip out to see the rock carvings. The crew were brilliant - very friendly and they even let each of the kids have a turn at steering the boat...More

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review - glad your whole family enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent trip out to view the carvings on Lake Taupo, excellent brunch and services from the crews!Highly recommended trip in Taupo!

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased you enjoyed the cruise and the 'Brunch' - thank-you for your review.

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rditrolio
29 August 2016|
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors | Property representative |
Hi Bob, apologies for not seeing your question earlier! I agree with all of the above - Spring weather is very changeable here - from tee-shirts to warm jackets. Be assured the boat is warm, dry and comfortable and we look... More
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