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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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“trout” (43 reviews)
“maori carvings” (32 reviews)
“scenic cruise” (9 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"
in 9 reviews
"clay bird shooting"
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"lake taupo"
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"lovely afternoon tea"
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"the upper deck"
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"warm muffins"
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"feeding ducks"
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"information sheet"
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"morning cruise"
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"private charter"
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"social club"
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"interesting commentary"
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"cooked breakfast"
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"lovely crew"
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"coffee and tea"
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this cruise. We had our 4yr old with us and the space to move around, colouring in, friendly crew & opportunity to take the helm kept her entertained....allowing us to relax & take in the views. Free coffee, tea, hot choc & muffin...More

Thank Gini81
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time and so pleased you had a wonderful time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from the Taste of Taupo trip. It was average at best. The narration was minimal, the 'taste' was minimal and the communications as to what was happening were very weak. All in all, this is a nice boat ride to see the...More

Thank Keith J
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning Keith, I am sorry you were disappointed with the cruise, could I ask you to email me directly at bookings@chrisjolly.co.nz with the date of the cruise you were on so I can speak with the staff concerned? We appreciate all feedback as we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to the Maori Carvings Cruise... great environment with nice people, safe vessel and great service! Can’t recommend enough! Go for it!

Thank Taiane A
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time and will hopefully see you again some day!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our association spent the weekend of our bi-annual reunion at Taupo. One of our activities was a four hour fishing trip, which was great. Friendly crew, nice lunch, and four nice trout. Highly recommended.

Thank muzzanz
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Fantastic to see your review and so happy the trip was a highlight of your weekend! We love to share our fabulous lake with guests and hope to see you here again some day, many thanks for joining us.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The members of the Charity Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Association of New Zealand just wanted to thank you (Simon and Drew) for having the best day out on the water fishing for trout! Our members are keen to come back and make this a bi-annual...More

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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank-you for taking the time for your review, we really appreciate it. Just a pleasure to have you on the lake and happy to hear the fishing was a success, we'll look forward to seeing SSAANZ again!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We did this boat ride as a bit of a last minute option but we were very glad we did. Having previously done the Earnest Kemp breakfast cruise with Jolly’s we decided to take some friends to see the Rock Carvings so we went on...More

Thank Bernard R
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rditrolio
29 August 2016|
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Response from CJOTaupo | 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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