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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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+64 7-378 0623
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely loved it. Staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. Definitely a highlight of the trip

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Reviewed yesterday

Very relaxing cruise on the lake. Nothing to die for, but you'll see the rock carvings and can recover from the alpine crossing. A clear pro is that the price is appropriate and we didn't feel ripped off (unlike with many other activities in the...More

Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw the dam opening which was spectacular, rode along the banks of the river with great views and with our knowledgeable and caring guide Eric stopping to show us highlights. Pickup and drop off was part of the service. Thank you 😊🇦🇺

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

Thank-you for your review, glad you enjoyed the Aratiatia Dam and the ride - there are many beautiful rides in this area, we hopr to see you back to show you more!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amount of food offered was a let down ,yet so much was left over doesn't make common sense? And customers have to ask for juice , why isn't it offered? , not all drink Coffee or tea

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Thank Coastal66222980459
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank-you for your comments, sorry you were disappointed with the brunch - please contact me directly to discuss.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The boat was in great condition. The crew were informative & friendly. The trip itself was great. The breakfast was average - I was having the vegetarian but there were no substitutes for the sausages & bacon & they wouldn’t allow me an extra tomato...More

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Thank Lubylou31
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank-you for your review, we appreciate the feedback, I will speak with the crew regarding your breakfast, you should have received a vegetarian option. We would like to rectify this so please contact me directly to discuss. Many thanks for bringing this to our attention...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an excellent outing to the Maori carving. We were able to get close-up several times to see the carving from different angles. Staff was friendly, informative, helpful and professional. Food seved was a nice treat.

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

So pleased you enjoyed the experience, thank you for the review!!

Reviewed 5 days ago

It was our 2nd time gone finishing with Chris Jolly! Nice crew members and our family just loved it! Very good experience to share with my friends and others! Will be definitely come again!

Thank Jia C
ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to see you back again, we'll look forward to next time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very efficiently run business with good communications by texts explaining timings for arrival and sailing times. Fun commentary and the duck feeding from the bridge was amazing!

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ChrisJollyOutdoors, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you for your comments we appreciate you taking the time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the cruise, because if various reasons: the crew was very friendly, the muffin was tasty, also we got to taste the fish of the lake, that you can not buy anywhere! When we got to the rock carvings , we got really...More

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

Many thanks for your wonderful comments - we really appreciate the feedback!

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EmilyO1526
11 November 2018|
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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
28 August 2016|
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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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