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Online Special From NZD $35.00 per adult (Regular retail: $49 per adult)
Journey to the Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings in comfort and style with a stunning tour of the Lake Taupō bays. Our 90-minute tour on the Lake is on your list of the ‘top things to do in Taupō’. Free homemade muffin and a hot drink included in your ticket! Here’s why you should choose us:
- Our boats have spacious viewing platforms to get you close to the scenery and is suitable for all ages
- Our live commentary of the history of the region is awesome, with passionate staff to make your day!
- Cruise Cat has comfortable booth seating, warm areas (for the chilly days) and pram, wheelchair access (confirm prior to booking)
- All amenities onboard like toilets, a bar and food options
- Suitable for large groups so you’re not crammed in like sardines
- Plenty of activities to entertain the kids like colouring, driving the boat (ask the Skipper), a treasure hunt and friendly staff
- If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more, please contact us directly on 07 3780623 as we may be able to organize a bulk discount or a private charter. **
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO LOWER THAN USUAL VISITOR NUMBERS/COVID19, WE ARE NOT OPERATING ALL CRUISES DAILY. OUR SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE – PLEASE CALL 0800 252 628 IF IN DOUBT ABOUT AVAILABILITY. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS CHALLENGING TIME.
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Chris Jolly Outdoors has been looking after you for 40 years, and with that in mind your safety and wellbeing, along with that of our staff, are foremost in our mind. Because we don’t like germs either, we make sure that everything is sanitized. We are the largest boat in the Taupo harbour, which gives you the space you need to travel with peace of mind. Details of our H&S policies around Covid-19 are below**
**We are pleased to be able to resume our operations under level 1. During this time the health and safety of our clients and staff are of the utmost importance to us at Chris Jolly Outdoors. While we have always delivered, a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene on our vessels we are implementing the following measures as advised by and following the ministry of health guidelines.
Full disinfecting and sanitizing of our vessels prior to and after every trip.
Hand sanitizing for clients when loading & departing vessel, with the provision for single-use gloves to be available should you request them.
Full contact tracing system in place.
Daily checks to guidelines set out by MOH to ensure we are always informed on new policies and procedures.
Please respect other guests by not joining us if you have flu-like symptoms.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and if you have any questions or queries in regards to COVID -19 protocols on our scenic trips or private charters please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Chris Jolly Outdoors
Cruise Cat, Berth 4,
Ferry Road, Taupo Boat Harbour
Who is this?
Founded in 1980 by the Chris & Sue Jolly, our team loves the great outdoors in Taupō, New Zealand and sharing that with people like you. Chris Jolly Outdoors boasts an array of offerings, from scenic cruises on Lake Taupō, private charters & corporate events, fishing trips, hiking & biking trips with some of the region’s experienced guides.
Our business is built on having good boats and a great team who know how to show you a great time while you’re in town. It’s all about New Zealand’s natural environment, the native bush, the clear water, the fish and animals that live here; and more importantly the people that don’t… so you can get away from the world that’s nagging you.
Chris & Sue Jolly owned and operated Chris Jolly Outdoors until 2017 when their son Simon and his wife Katie purchased the business.
On 30 August 2019, Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board entered into a partnership with Simon and Katie Jolly to jointly own and operate Chris Jolly Outdoors. The investment by Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board supports the Board’s strategic aspirations to be more actively involved on Lake Taupō. Ultimately, the desire of Tūwharetoa is to have a stronger Māori offering on Lake Taupō whilst providing more employment opportunities.
Simon and Katie Jolly were both thrilled to be able to bring the family business into the Ngāti Tūwharetoa whanau.