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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The weather gods certainly put on an awesome day for our Christmas work function. With 12 or more people we were able to hire a boat just for us which made it even more special. Food and bar offered lots to choose from and everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharynGJ
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks for the hospitality and informative boat tour, Oz! I’m glad I got to visit the Maori rock carvings during my brief time in Taupo. Highly recommend this 1.5 hour excursion on Lake Taupo. Good job Chris Jolly & Oz :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The forecast was for rain so we didn’t make any plans. Upon arrival to the waterfront their were 3different cruises that left in an hour-a large sailboat, a replica of Humphrey Bogart’s the “African Queen”, and a large Catamaran. We chose the large ‘cat’ and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our whirlwind tour of NZ. What an amazing country! Very much enjoyed our morning on Lake Taupo with Chris Jolly Outdoors. Crew was great and informative. We even caught a trout and got to sample a taste of smoked trout. Would definitely...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chrissy D
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank-you so much for your review, hope we see you here again sometime, there is lots more to see and do with Chris Jolly Outdoors.!

Reviewed 1 week ago

An " Amazing Afternoon/ Evening " onboard the lovely " Waikare- Chris Jolly Boat ".Trout Fishing ( Caught 2 ), Clay Shooting, Paddle Boarding , Dining & a few Gins !!! Thank you to the Wonderful Skipper & First Mate...Paul & Paige for making everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lakesteel
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for the lovely review, we appreciate your comments and I'll pass them on to Paul and Paige. We are fortunate to have such a great team here at CJO.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private charter aboard the Waikare was amazing. The Chris Jolly team looked after us really well, helped us with mastering the activities on offer and ensured we all had a great Christmas party. A highlight was being able to have fresh sashimi. I look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vfeebs
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you so much for taking the time to comment on your charter, we really appreciate the feedback! I'll be sure to pass this on to the skipper and crew and we'll look forward to seeing you out with us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 5pm tour with skipper Oz was outstanding service him and Sarah gave all the customers top notch. Everyone one was catered to.Oz was amazing when we chatted about boats as I have just bought one. Sarah very friendly and such a beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aidanvw
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful review, ThankYou! I'll be sure to pass your comments on to OZ and Sarah.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the large Lake Taupo with this pleasant outfitter. Tea, coffee and muffins on the smooth morning cruise. Informative narrative of lake and area. Plenty of time at the iconic Maori wall carvings. TV screens show more geography up close along with creatures of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VTpondjumper
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the cruise and the whole experience, thank-you so much for your review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trip was pleasant with friendly aprochable staff. Skipper was knowledgeable and entertaining. Very pleasant and enjoyable experience

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Date of experience: November 2018
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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year, Lumber One, and our suppliers, Lonza, PPG industries, and Thode knives organise a fishing trip with Chris Jolly Outdoors. And every year, they never fail to impress with their welcome, service, cuisine, and looking after our customers and ourselves very well. We'll be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeanetteM1463
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EmilyO1526
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Response from ChrisJollyOutdoors | Property representative |
Hello there, to be sure of securing the date and time of sailing you want, you are best to book ahead on-line.
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rditrolio
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Response from janY1730VJ | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bob We have holidayed in Taupo for many years. So be prepared for all weather - rain, cold or sunshine and warmth. Especially on the water it can be cold but Chris's boats are warm inside. Take a good windproof jacket... More
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