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Chris Jolly Outdoors
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Maori Cultural Cruise experience
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Owner description: 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 30 years. Chris Jolly Outdoors is dedicated to creating experiences of a lifetime. We have 4 boats to choose from with outstanding facilities for entertaining, scenic tours and of course trout fishing. Our most popular offering is our daily scenic cruises, where you can take in the spectacular view of Lake Taupo and the majestic mountains of the Tongariro National Park as you cruise to the famous Maori Rock Carvings at Mine Bay. We also specialise in creating bespoke packages for guided hiking, fly fishing, hunting, helicopter wilderness experiences and scenic excursions around the Great Lake Taupo region. Give us a call or book online for an Experience of a Lifetime.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We just returned from the Taste of Taupo trip. It was average at best. The narration was minimal, the 'taste' was minimal and the communications as to what was happening were very weak.
All in all, this is a nice boat ride to see the Maori carvings but lacks any energy from the hosts. It seemed very robotic.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Keith J
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Good Morning Keith,

I am sorry you were disappointed with the cruise, could I ask you to email me directly at bookings@chrisjolly.co.nz with the date of the cruise you were on so I can speak with the staff concerned?
We appreciate all feedback as we aim to deliver a product that everyone will enjoy. Many thanks!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the Maori Carvings Cruise... great environment with nice people, safe vessel and great service! Can’t recommend enough! Go for it!

Date of experience: March 2018
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Many thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time and will hopefully see you again some day!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Our association spent the weekend of our bi-annual reunion at Taupo. One of our activities was a four hour fishing trip, which was great. Friendly crew, nice lunch, and four nice trout. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank muzzanz
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Fantastic to see your review and so happy the trip was a highlight of your weekend! We love to share our fabulous lake with guests and hope to see you here again some day, many thanks for joining us.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The members of the Charity Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Association of New Zealand just wanted to thank you (Simon and Drew) for having the best day out on the water fishing for trout! Our members are keen to come back and make this a bi-annual event with your crew. Very relaxed, very helpful and you were able to help us all catch one fish! We look forward to our next Members Day with you!

SSAANZ Crew.

Date of experience: February 2018
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CJOTaupo, Director of Sales at Chris Jolly Outdoors, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank-you for taking the time for your review, we really appreciate it. Just a pleasure to have you on the lake and happy to hear the fishing was a success, we'll look forward to seeing SSAANZ again!

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