Ours was a last minute charter but it all worked out perfectly including the weather! Everyone was very helpful and all emails and calls were handled very professionally and friendly.
The crew on board Pete and Nick, was also very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and fishing requirements.
We caught 2 trouts which were sashimied and BBQ and tasted wonderful.
Will definitely go out with them again if in this area in the future.

Pauline    Malaysia   

I have to say, from my first email to Anna, till the end of the cruise, everyone has been really great, and very professional. I can’t speak highly enough of the service I’ve received. Everything was organised perfectly, and Nic has to be the best hostess/crew person I’ve come across. Everyone on board thought the crew were great, but she went the extra mile. Our credit card was left in the zip-zap machine and we hadn’t realised till late the following day. Nic had returned it to our motel, along with another trout – so how good is that Also we just lucked it with the weather, got a brilliant sunset, and it started raining just as we were heading home.

So thank you all for a very enjoyable 60th birthday.

Noleen    Bay of Islands, NZ   

Had a wonderful trip out on Waikare last week with some of our very important agents. Caught 3 trout and tasted them barbequed and sashumied. Sitting outside for lunch was great and the staff looked after us really well

Sue    Auckland   

We had our work Christmas Function, cruising around Lake Taupo. Saw the amazing Maori rock carvings, did some clay bird shooting & fishing. Only 1 trout was caught but we were having so much fun, it didn't matter! The meal was fabulous! Nothing was a problem, the crew & captain were fantastic! A wonderful day for everyone. Thanks so much Chris Jolly Outdoors. Highly recommend you to everyone!


I took my 12 year old son and my parents, Dad is 85, on the lunch time cruise to the Maori Rock carvings on Good Friday 2016. This was the perfect trip for multi age appeal. The crew were delightful , engaging and well informed. Young and old found the carvings enchanting. My son loved watching the catching of an obliging trout and even a brief spell at the helm ! The muffins were yum. As was the trout ! Thank you Chris Jolly Outdoors ☺

Anna Swindells   

The Ultimate Outdoor Experience. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, cleanliness of boat was excellent. standard of fishing equipment etc was excellent and quality and presentation of meals were excellent too. overall a great experience with Chris Jolly Charters.

John Williams    New Zealand   

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