Bay Tours Nelson
Bay Tours Nelson
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City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursPrivate ToursWine Tours & Tastings
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kia Ora / Hi. Friendly staff and value for money tours of Nelson and it's surrounds. We have two full day options - 1.Full Day Cruise and Wine Tour 7.30am to 4pm visiting Abel Tasman National Park by boat in the morning, and a selection of other attractions including a award winning winery and NZ's Oldest Pub the Moutere Inn built in 1850 on the way home to Nelson. 2. Our Wheels and Wine cycling tour 9am - 4pm allows you to cycle at your own pace enjoying coastal scenery on your way to the Rabbit Island beaches and pretty Port Mapua for a lunch stop and then visiting a winery and NZ's Oldest Pub on the way back to Nelson. Two wonderful tour options to see so much of Nelson in a day! IF you are limited for time then there is a wonderful tour for you - Our 1PM Half Day Explore the Plains Tour. Allows you to look around Nelson city in the morning and then join this tour at 1PM to take in some of the attractions in the countryside surrounding Nelson.
Nelson, New Zealand

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Rebecca
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Owen is a fabulous host who shares a love and passion of all things Nelson with the artisans and producers that are part of the tour. Owen’s knowledge of Nelson and its’ history is impressive and informative. I would recommend Bay Tours Nelson to anyone who wants to experience home grown hospitality and friendship.
Written 25 November 2022
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Fallyn F
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Awesome way to see the ourskirts of the Nelson-Tasman area. Owen knows his stuff and is a great tour guide. We went to a cheese and local market, a winery, Mapua Wharf and the oldest pub in New Zealand...on a Sunday, when they don't normally operate.

Thank you for the experience Owen. I highly recommend this company and Owen as a tour guide.
Written 9 August 2022
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doraexplorer22
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The whole tour from pick up drop off was great. Owen is very knowledgeable about the area and its history. Our wine experience was a lovely way to finish off the day. Would highly recommend this company to any one visiting the Nelson region.
Written 26 April 2022
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Maryan V
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Visiting the two wineries and the tasting offered and the Moutere pub brew tasting were great experiences and the road trip with Owen was really relaxing and enjoyable
Written 2 April 2022
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Des J
Hamilton, New Zealand49 contributions
Feb 2022
Booking the Wine, Brews and Views tour in a pandemic meant that we were the only couple on the tour. Sue was fantastic company with a wealth of knowledge about the area and was happy to modify our itinerary as we had already visited 3 of the places she was scheduled to take us to. Thanks.
Written 7 March 2022
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DeeK23
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend this tour. Owen, the tour operator is well connected and knows the region well. He was such a pleasure to be around and spend the day with and took us to some amazing places (I recommend Middle Earth wineries!) . The tour itself was just great and very organised but Owen was definitely our favourite bit. He was just so sweet and kind and genuinely got to know us a bit. It’s very clear how well liked he is by the winery staff as well! Definitely choose Bay Tours if you’re in Nelson.
Written 11 January 2022
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Suzanne
Cairns, Australia13 contributions
Dec 2021
Owen is a lovely man, very professional but relaxed too. We got great info about what was planned for our day and about each place, and lots of local knowledge en route. The tour included a fabulous cheese shop that we wouldn't have found ourselves. We all throughly enjoyed our day and highly recommend Bay Tours.
Written 1 January 2022
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Kia ora Suzanne, Ken, John and Carolyn. Wonderful to hear that and thanks a lot for the kind review. Hope your visit to the park was "tumeke" / awesome. The weather was amazing so hope not too much sunburn :-) Safe travels home across the border into to Highlanders country :-) and "Thanks" again for visiting Nelson guys. Arohanui Owen & Sue
Written 3 January 2022
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Janet B
1 contribution
Dec 2021
We had a great time with Sue and 1 other couple on a recent visit to Nelson. We visited a couple of wineries, the oldest pub in Nelson, and stopped at Mapua for lunch as well. A lovely day out with a great host.
Written 6 December 2021
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Kia ora Janet. Thanks so much. I've passed your comments on and Sue was "chuffed" or in her words "Aww that's nice, they were lovely people". So glad you enjoyed your day and we added value to our lovely region. Arohanui Owen & Sue
Written 3 January 2022
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John2012NZ
Whangarei, New Zealand67 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Really nice day out. Friendly tour guide Owen made us feel welcome and was well organised during the day without the feeling of pressure to be somewhere else. Good selection of vineyards and the pub at the end was a nice stop off with some food and craft stops in between.
Written 31 July 2021
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Great to have you and Team UK John. Thanks for making Aotearoa your home and helping out in our health system here. Glad you enjoyed the day out and everyone got home safe and sound. Arohanui Owen & Sue
Written 3 August 2021
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Deirdre
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Owen and Sue were amazing tour hosts! Our business group had a fantastic time! We highly recommend using their services!
Written 4 July 2021
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Kapai Deidre thanks so much for visiting Nelson and bringing your company colleagues along with you. I trust your conference went well and everyone got home safe and sound and in a productive frame of mind :-) Arohanui. Owen & Sue
Written 3 August 2021
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