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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Address: Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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This family run business has been operating scenic cruises, private boat...

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 Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo
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Blessed by sun and water

We certainly were blessed by the weather today - bluest of skies, no wind, clear crisp air. The 1 and 1/2 hour tour of the lake was expertly managed by skipper Greg who gave a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria G
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to a relaxing trip on Lake Taupo. Unfortunately there was a HUGE tour group booked in with us. This is by no means a fault of the tour company but I suggest in future book them in separately as it takes away from the experience. Beautiful lake and the carvings were stunning.

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We certainly were blessed by the weather today - bluest of skies, no wind, clear crisp air. The 1 and 1/2 hour tour of the lake was expertly managed by skipper Greg who gave a very knowledgable commentary as we went along. Michelle looked after us, with tea, coffee and warm muffins for morning tea. We saw the beautiful lake,... More 

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Thank Maria G
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely review - we appreciate you taking the time and will look forward to seeing you again one day. More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast !!!! The staff and facilities were fantastic – your company came highly recommended and we can see why. The mix of Fishing, Skeet Shooting and the Rock viewing was just great. Trout have been smoked and shared around our smoko room table this morning Mmmmmmmmm

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you so much! We are delighted the experience lived up to expectations and you've had some delicious Taupo Trout to enjoy back at work. We'll hope to see you again one day. More 

Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Easter Sunday, my husband and I were in Taupo, and found ourselves having no plans for the day. We rang Chris Jolly Outdoors, and luckily we were able to join their brunch tour that morning. The weather was perfect, we had a great cruise along the lake, and we really enjoyed seeing the Maori rock carvings. All the staff... More 

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Thank Kristan N
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time for your review, we really appreciate your thoughts and very pleased you enjoyed the brunch cruise so much! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Fantastic way to have a staff celebration! Great service from the crew, great environment to talk with the team, have a drink, catch a fish!

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to comment - much appreciated. We are very pleased you had a wonderful afternoon and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Really enjoyed the cruise to the carvings and clay bird shooting off the boat, the crew were very friendly and accommodating. Lunch was delicious! Overall a very relaxing and fun day on the lake!

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Fantastic! thank-you for your review, so pleased you had such a great time, we'd love to see you again. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Went on charter for a work activity, really enjoyed the day. The staff were excellent, had fun doing the clay bird shooting. The lunch provided was good too.

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review, So pleased you enjoyed your day, come back soon! More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Such a great experience on the Great Lake Taupo with a very cool staff !! The Maori Carvings Rock is impressive and beautiful. Thanks for everything !

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the cruise and took the time for the review - many thanks, come back and visit any time! More 

Reno, Nevada
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148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Our Captain Simon and first mate Martha did an outstanding job spoiling us while on our afternoon private charter. My wife caught her fish trout ever, thrilled. Lunch and refreshments were outstanding. Friendly and attentive...highest regards

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to entertain our guests in this wonderful environment, so pleased you enjoyed the experience and our fabulous staff! Many thanks for booking with us, and we'll hopefully see you again one day.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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480 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We took the boat tour out to the carvings and we really enjoyed it. Staff were great and the captain had lots of good information for us. Definitely a win!

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chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, so pleased you enjoyed the experience, come back and see us anytime! More 

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