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Chris Jolly Outdoors

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Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0623
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (46 reviews)
“scenic cruise” (11 reviews)
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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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"trout"
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"scenic cruise"
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"maori rock carvings"
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"clay bird shooting"
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"lake taupo"
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"private charter"
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"social club"
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"friendly crew"
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"morning tour"
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"great trip"
in 10 reviews
"morning tea"
in 4 reviews
"hour cruise"
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"nice boat"
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"fly fishing"
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"boat tour"
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"beautiful lake"
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"some great photos"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A brilliant day - boat trip on the lake, helicopter ride and amazing speed boat ride to Huka Falls - exciting and thrilling and would recommend 100%. My children aged 6 and 9 loved it all!

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Totally Taupo Combo Package ticks all the boxes - so glad you enjoyed it all and many thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service, knowledgeable hosts and great food! The friendly staff were able to accommodate our special dietary requirements at short notice and provide us with a tour to remember... for the right reasons. The rock carvings are amazing, and even on a cold and miserable...More

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

Great review, thanks so much! Come back and see us again in the Summer.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The New Zealand weather was refusing to let out the sun in the morning and it looked like the scenic trip would not be the best. How wrong that was. The sun eventually made an appearance.We had great cruise on the lovely lake Taupo with...More

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So pleased you enjoyed the cruise, it is a great option even if the weather isn't the best. Plenty of room to move around with activities for small children and the ducks are always a highlight. Thank-you for your review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the Scenic Cruise to the Maori Rock Carvings. It lasted 1.5 hours. There were free snacks and drinks provided on the cruise. And we had enough time for photos. Good experience overall.

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

Many thanks for your response, we appreciate you taking the time and very happy you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boot trip out to view the Moari Rock Paintings. Weather was a bit rough with Westerly wind blowing but crew kept us up to date with what to expect and instructions re: staying safe. Crew knowledge about carving and fishing on Lake Taupo was exceptional....More

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

Thank-you for your review we're glad you enjoyed the cruise and the carvings. The 'Taste of Taupo', is just that - a small taste of our trout. We are limited by the short time allowed for the fishing demonstration on this cruise and the fish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a 2 hr private hike to Lake Taupo and then a couple hours on the lake fishing, touring and enjoying a wonderful lunch. Our hiking guide was a delight and then we joined Simon on their beautiful boat for a...More

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

Thank-you for your fabulous review, our hike and cruise package is a great combination of bush walking, fishing, relaxing and enjoying the sights around the lake. Come back and see us again - we have more to show you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time and the kids loved it. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to review the experience, many thanks!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the Knight Rider experience with 2 adults and 4 young kids. Super friendly staff, engaged with the kids really well and even let them have a steer of the boat - skipper certificate a nice touch. Drinks and platter made...More

Thank Ben H
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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fabulous review, thank-you so much!

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rditrolio
28 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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