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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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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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“maori carvings” (32 reviews)
“scenic cruise” (10 reviews)
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Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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"trout"
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"maori carvings"
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"scenic cruise"
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"clay bird shooting"
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"lake taupo"
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"morning cruise"
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"social club"
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"private charter"
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"friendly crew"
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"coffee and tea"
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"great trip"
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"hot drinks"
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"fly fishing"
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"lovely cruise"
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"great commentary"
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"boat tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Educated and knowledgeable staff. Talk to all passengers. I really liked the friendly atmosphere. The captain led the ship superbly across the great waves.

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Our Skipper and staff do their best to give everyone a great time on the cruise, they all have a wealth of local knowledge and being friendly is what we are all about.! Thank-you for joining us and taking time for your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cruise was one of the highlights of our holiday in the North Island. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable boat, Brunch was delicious and more than enough, and the commentary and viewing of the Maori Carvings were superb.

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a great review! Thank-you so much. We strive to make all our activities the highlight of our guests holidays.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very good and informative tour. I only wish I got a little bit more for my dollar - maybe something I would get in the summer?More

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank-you for your feedback, we are continuing to review our cruises and procedures to give our guests the very best we can in a short timeframe. Maybe you could come back during the Summer to join one of our cultural cruises, I'm sure you would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

brunch was great topped of with bubbles and then carvings visit.knowledge of the lake was very informative

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed the experience, come back again one day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide met us at our hotel and drove a short distance to a small river running into Lake Taupo. Good kit provided. We saw plenty of large brownies but they were not tempted. No trout for dinner! Will try again - maybe different time...More

Thank Bill R
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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Bill, Thank-you for this review, fly fishing is a skill that is not mastered easily and it can be frustrating that you see plenty of trout and they are just not tempted! I'm glad you enjoyed the instruction and outing, we'll see you again....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We travelled as a family and had a fabulous time on the Maori Carving tour. The lake was a bit rough and the weather not that great but the boat is enclosed and very comforable. We had a fantastic view of the carvings and got...More

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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Many thanks for your review, I will be sure to pass your comments on to the crew! We are fortunate that our scenic cruise to the carvings on 'Cruise Cat' is such a great option, even in inclement weather. Hope to see you here again...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Paul was our guide and he was exceptional. The rivers were running very fast and were quite dirty. We had booked for fly fishing in the rivers, but as they were unfishable he arranged to take us out on a boat. Marvellous! We caught six...More

Thank Pam M
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank-you for the great review, Paul had a fantastic day out with you and is looking forward to seeing you again!

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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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