Welcome to the Chris Jolly Boat Yard

This Boatyard is a multiple-hazard site and as such everybody is responsible for their own and others’ health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Thank you for your cooperation*

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Health And Safety Induction Info


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*If you are a regular visitor to this boatyard please approach Chris Jolly Outdoors to ask for a Regular Access Pass & Gate Activation


The Cruise To Plant Project

Chris Jolly Outdoors is committed to planting trees in an effort to protect and enhance Aotearoa’s natural environment. All passengers on Chris Jolly Outdoors scenic cruises will have a dollar from their ticket price go towards the planting project with The Opepe Farm Trust. This is one of the first planting initiatives for Chris Jolly with the future goals being to offset the boat charter service and to become carbon neutral. The partnership with The Opepe Farm Trust will help to ensure that the right trees are planted for sustainability. The Trust is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and has the knowledge and expertise to guide the project. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against climate change and help to preserve our natural environment.

Have a closer look at our initiative

Your Taupō Activity Partner

As the trusted activity partner for things to do in Taupō for forty years, Chris Jolly Outdoors will take care of you during your stay here.  From absolute relaxation and fishing crystal pools to exciting hikes in the wilderness; we are the go-to guides to tick off that bucket list.

In Taupō, the possibilities are truly endless. But one thing is sure; we will create a memorable experience for you that you’ll treasure forever.  Put yourself in the picture with us, and book with us today.

More about us

What We Offer

  • Five private charter boats for small or large functions up to 140 pax with full catering/bar/fishing equipment and an exclusive personal crew
  • Access to private land, water and know-how of local’s secret spaces
  • Corporate events & team building.

Reliable and Experienced

  • We’re a family headed by Chris’s son Simon Jolly with a number of the Jolly clan still working within the team
  • We’re a bunch of fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and bush experts with experienced staff who can teach you a lot about the Taupō region.
  • We’ve spent forty years in the industry taking care of people’s holidays.

Our Qualifications

  • Gold Qualmark rated (5 star rating NZ)
  • Our Fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, a globally recognised mark of excellence
  • Partners with Ngāti Tūwharetoa (TMGH) with a focus on growing Māori Tourism for Taupō


Do I need to register entry?

All visitors and contractors MUST register entry OR, head directly to CJO visitor parking & office.

I am a regular visitor, can I have a permanent pass?

If you are a regular visitor to this boatyard please approach Chris Jolly Outdoors for a Regular Access Pass, email: boatyard@chrisjolly.co.nz

Who is responsible for health and safety on site?

Everybody is responsible for their own and others health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

What do I do in the event of an emergency?

In the event of an emergency, raise the alarm by notifying other personnel, exit to the designated assembly point at the front gate, and call 111.

What do I do if there is a risk/incident on the boat yard?

If you have a safety issue or need to report a safety risk/incident, please speak with Chris Jolly Outdoors Office.

Contact Us

in New Zealand

phone Icon073780623

from overseas

phone Icon+64 7 378 0623

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