Chris Jolly offers a range of cruises on and around picturesque Great Lake Taupo, cruising around the northern bays with the snow-capped mountains of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park as a backdrop.
Enjoy close-up views of the Maori Rock Carvings from the large outdoor decks of the newly refurbished Cruise Cat catamaran as you learn about Lake Taupo’s cultural and volcanic history.
Enjoy complimentary tea/coffee and a hot homemade muffin on both the 10.30 am and 1.30 pm scenic cruises, and on the 1.30 pm cruise you can try fishing with the purchase of a fishing license
Children are welcome onboard at Chris Jolly’s, and we have colouring-in activity sheets and skipper certificates available.
Nobody cruises further than our Cruise Cat.
The Chris Jolly Cruise Cat is the most comfortable and best-equipped boat on the lake. It is entirely covered and handicapped accessible, with expansive outside decks that provide a closer look at the Maori Rock carvings and a pleasant experience on the lake.
Enjoy our renowned freshly baked muffin and a nice cup of coffee/tea with us.
In our spacious catamaran, you may cruise to the famed Maori Rock Carvings and around the gorgeous coves of Lake Taupo in luxury and comfort.
The skipper gives an informative commentary on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo.
Enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee while admiring the spectacular views of secluded bays and the World Heritage Tongariro National Park’s snow-capped mountain peaks.
Coming into the cooler months, our freshly refurbished Cruise Cat is the most excellent and comfortable boat on the lake.
Our 1.30 pm ‘Taste of Taupo’ scenic lake excursions are identical to our 10.30 am morning cruises, with one little difference: we get to give our customers a ‘Taste of Taupo’!
When we get to Jerusalem Bay, our staff will discuss the trout fishing tactics used on Lake Taupo as you put out the lines.
There will almost always be a trout at the end of the line, which we will thinly slice and offer our customers sashimi style.
You may not be aware trout cannot be ordered in restaurants. Therefore the only way to enjoy trout is to catch it yourself. Don’t pass up the chance to have a ‘Taste of Taupo,’ so sign up for our trip now!