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 the cultural and volcanic history of Lake Taupo.
Enjoy complimentary tea/coffee and a hot homemade muffin on both the 10.30am and 1.30pm scenic cruises and on the 1.30pm 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.
Our Cruise Cat is the best and most comfortable boat on the lake to take. It is fully enclosed and wheelchair friendly with large outdoor decks allowing a closer view of the carvings and a luxurious experience on the lake. Enjoy our famous freshly baked muffin and a hot cuppa on us as well.
Cruise to the famous Maori Rock Carvings and around the picturesque bays of Lake Taupo in style and comfort in our large catamaran. An informative commentary is given on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo, and you’ll enjoy a complimentary hot homemade muffin and tea/coffee as you take in the fabulous views of secluded bays and the spectacular snow capped mountain peaks of the World Heritage Tongariro National Park.
Our newly refurbished Cruise Cat is the best and most comfortable boat on the lake to take coming into the cooler months. It is fully enclosed and wheelchair friendly with large outdoor decks allowing a closer view of the carvings.
Our 1.30pm ‘Taste of Taupo’ scenic lake cruises are similar to our 10.30am morning cruises with a slight exception – we get to offer our guests a ‘Taste of Taupo’!
Cruise Cat will be fitted out with fishing lines so that when we stop at Jerusalem Bay, our crew will explain the various trout fishing techniques used on Lake Taupo and reel the lines in. More often than not, there would be a trout at the end of the line which we will cut up and serve to our guests sashimi style.
You might not be aware of this but you can’t buy trout at any restaurants so the only way to taste trout is to catch it yourself. Don’t miss the opportunity of experiencing a ‘Taste of Taupo’ so book yourself on our trip today!
Departs every Sunday at 10.30am
Would you like to know what it really means to be Kiwi? Get to know what makes Kiwis Kiwi on this Kiwiana cruise. Enjoy a complimentary homemade muffin, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
The perfect Sunday morning activity on the Great Lake. Cruise in comfort in on Lake Taupo, and get up close to the Maori Rock carvings and other historical points of interest on the Lake. Enjoy a live and informative commentary and even have an opportunity to feed the ducks as they chase the boat for their morning bread!
We will get you up close to the Maori Rock carvings (which are only visible via water) and other historical points of interest on the Great Lake. Enjoy a live and informative commentary and even have an opportunity to feed the ducks as they chase the boat for their morning bread!
Sit back and listen to some awesome Kiwi music whilst enjoying the view that makes Taupo a wonderful place to visit! We love New Zealand (Taupo especially), so let us share our passion for the Lake and what it is to be a Kiwi with you!