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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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Maori Rock Carving Cruise from Taupo
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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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Ferry Road | Taupo Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 0623

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Thank emcg007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d decided we’d like to take a trip out onto the lake to see the Maori carvings and spotted this particular tour. It was a few dollars more expensive than the next one but in a great boat and offering a slightly shorter cruise, which...More

Thank H2331SYkarend
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your great review, we really appreciate your feedback. Come back and see us again!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Simon Jolly was our guide/Captain. ASK for him specifically - he is good. We had a private boat (four of us) and we had lunch out on the boat! Then, we fished. And, it paid off! Our daughter caught her first fish - a huge...More

2  Thank Patricia W
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank-you for your great review, so pleased you had such a wonderful time - I will pass your comments on to Simon. Come back and see us again some day!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful experience. Staff were awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly. Pirate Pete (skipper) showed me how the ducks would eat the bread out of my mouth (a must try out on the boat). Recommend to anybody.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your time on Cruise Cat, hope see you again some time. Many thanks for the review.

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We went on the boat trip to the Maori carvings, on the way out we fed the ducks which my kids enjoyed. The staff were fantastic , very informative and friendly , we had a great relaxing time.

Thank michaeltimothydavidc
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great hosts with a nice catamaran. The weather was a bit poor cold with squally rain at times making the Western Arm a little rough but the boat handled this well. Carvings are cleaver and worth a look. Harling for trout was fantastic 3 cough...More

Thank Dave M
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank-you for joining us on a cruise to the carvings, we agree it is still a really enjoyable activity in any weather and catching trout is a wonderful bonus on the 1.30pm sailings.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

As we only had a couple of days in Taupo, we wanted to take the opportunity to see something of the lake so booked a morning tour with Chris Jolly. During the trip we had a very informative commentary and were taken to see the...More

Thank Pieter B
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank-you for your comments, so pleased you spent the time with us and enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We did this on a cold but sunny day. On the way to the rock carvings we were offered coffee, tea and muffins which were included in the price. Coffee was hot and muffins were warm. Really tasty. The captain and stewardess were both able...More

Thank 542Jane_R
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

So pleased you had a wonderful time on the cruise, we aim to make every trip a memorable one for our guests. Many thanks for cruising with us!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely little spur of the moment tour around northern part of Lake Taupo. The crew took good care of us and took us out to the Maori rock carvings via some of the other sights with some great commentary. Good value for money.

Thank EddyBray
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank-you for your great review, we appreciate you taking the time.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Fun afternoon out on Lake Taupo. Very informative and well looked after by Nick crew and Pete the Captain. Very hospitable. Ducks , Maori carvings , local knowledge and a couple of trout to top off the afternoon. Superb trip and highly recommend. Thanks a...More

Thank ScottyPapamoa
chrisjolly, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

So pleased you enjoyed the experience, many thanks for your review!

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rditrolio
28 August 2016|
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Response from chrisjolly | 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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