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Oyster Shucking

Great way to start a Monday! Big thanks to Phil for taking us out and showing us how to shuck... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
To feifei

Unforgettable town, unforgettable movie, unforgettable lake views, unforgettable locals... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Down the hill from the Roundabout in the heart of Matakana Village awaits the purpose built vessel. Come onboard and experience a fun, peaceful river cruise as the captain gives an informative and amusing commentary. An hour tour gives plenty of...more
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Matakana Wharf Rd | Laly Haddon Place, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great way to start a Monday! Big thanks to Phil for taking us out and showing us how to shuck oysters! 10/10 would recommend

Thank Aaronhutch
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Unforgettable town, unforgettable movie, unforgettable lake views, unforgettable locals, unforgettable trip, unforgettable ppl that I’m always gonna love. And I miss u.🙆🏻‍♀️💕

1  Thank cathyxin1121
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are on holiday from Ireland and did this with my sister and husband who live in Auckland. The trip was very relaxing and Phil who runs the tour (and built the boat!) was very informative. An excellent tour we'll worth doing....More

2  Thank PeterR1952
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect before we arrived but whatever expectations we did have were blown away. The river tour was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed a glass of wine each as we meandered our way along the river with the perfect mix of...More

Thank CallenB10
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I am a local and took my parents and father in law on this trip. We all loved it. Phil made us very welcome on his boat, provided a great commentary and the river trip itself was very lovely. How could you not enjoy a...More

Thank MareeW85
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We have family and friends in Matakana region who booked a cruise and invited us along and we are so grateful they did. We are staying in Matakana, and we have done so previously, however we had no idea how interesting this river is and...More

Thank NuggetSydney
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great trip for all ages. Lovey gaunt down the Matakana river for an hour. Brought my dad, boyfriend, friend and son (6) along for the trip and they all enjoyed it equally. Thanks Phil for letting my little fella up to help 'drive' the boat.

Thank n0ry
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Make sure to learn about Matakana - its fascinating history, beautiful scenery and birdlife. I am a local but learnt a lot from Phil’s commentary aboard Kotiti. A must do when visiting Matakana.

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Met up with our friend in Matakana who recommended we go on the tour with her. Absolutely fabulous. Great commentary from Phil, and a thoroughly enjoyable boat trip. We will be back. Thank you Phil for the trip and thank you Constance for taking us....More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fabulous cruise down to Sandspit and back with Phil on his lovely boat in perfect weather. Interesting and informative commentary on local landmarks and history, and spotting a colony of spoonbills was a real bonus. A beautiful way to travel, and to see our area...More

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