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.
The Chris Jolly Cruise Cat is the most comfortable and best-equipped boat on the lake. It is entirely covered and handicapped accessible, with wide outside decks that provide a closer look at the Maori Rock carvings as well as a pleasant experience on the lake.
Enjoy our renowned freshly baked muffin and a nice cup of coffee/tea on us.
In our huge catamaran, you may cruise to the famed Maori Rock Carvings and around the gorgeous coves of Lake Taupo in luxury and comfort. An informative commentary on the volcanic history and Maori mythology surrounding Lake Taupo is provided, whilst you 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 greatest and most comfortable boat on the lake.
Our 1.30pm ‘Taste of Taupo’ scenic lake excursions are identical to our 10.30am 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 various trout fishing tactics used on Lake Taupo and reel the lines in. Almost always, there will be a trout at the end of the line, which we will chop up and offer to our customers sashimi style.
You may not be aware, but trout cannot be purchased 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!