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Great trip

Took my 15yr old grandson on this tour and we both loved it, Jason is so informative about the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Battybooo
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Cooks Beach, New Zealand
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Best. Tour. Ever

My wife and I recently took ocean leopards full monty tour; a truly excellent tour with a very... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Samuel M
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Explore one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking stretches of coast with the exhilarating and award winning Ocean Leopard Tours. On the 2 hour Full Monty Tour you will cruise 12 km of rugged volcanic coastline visiting nearby islands, stunning...more
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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 15yr old grandson on this tour and we both loved it, Jason is so informative about the area and all the bay's and beaches, highly recommend this tour to everyone, keep up the good work Jason.

Thank Battybooo
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Battybooo, Thanks for the positive comments and the high ranking, I'm so glad you had a great time! Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently took ocean leopards full monty tour; a truly excellent tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide (Justin) who was always thinking about everyone on the trip and how to make it interesting. Already planning when to do this your...More

Thank Samuel M
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Sam & Rebecca, Thankyou so much for your nice comments! i really enjoyed chatting with you guys & goodluck with the house hunt. It would be awesome to see you again, maybe in the summer next time and we could one of our fantastic...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

What a phenomenal couple of hours on the boat! Justin was kind, friendly, fun, polite and knowledgeable. The photos speak for themselves. I would definitely recommend this trip for everyone of all ages as it has a great mix of caves, coves, and sea life....More

Thank Andrea C
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Andrea, Thank you very much for the positive comments it was so nice to meet you and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Whitianga. We hope to see you back again one day! Safe travels, Justin

Reviewed 3 July 2018

This was such a great trip. Justin H. our captain, also an owner/operator of Ocean Leopard Tours took us around the pristine coastlines and showed us all the sights (Lonely Bay, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular Cathedral Cove, etc). He even offered...More

Thank Wind Farm C
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Tommy, Thank you so much for the great review, sorry it has taken so long to get back to you - I thought I had replied. All the best and we hope to see you back onboard some day. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Captain Justin looked after myself and 3 family members in fine style. Very professional and accommodating. Our trip was in mid June. But the weather was excellent. A great peaceful early winter's day. Great trip down the coast which complimented the walks and drives we...More

Thank Billy B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hey Billy, Thank you so much for the great review. You are right about seeing the coast by foot and sea, such different perspectives but equally grand.I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour, great pic by the way! all the best, Justin

Reviewed 1 July 2018

After living in the area for a number of years this was our first time in experiencing such a trip. Justin, the boat skipper, was fantastic. We learnt so much about the history and formation of our magnificent coastline. The sheer beauty we experienced on...More

Thank yeomanfamily
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi yeomanfamily, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review! It was a pleasure to have you out on the tour, it's nice that we can surprise locals with the beauty out there too. All the best to you...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour, guide was friendly and polite,learnt heaps, my first time on a small boat,I felt safe and well informed,I highly recommend this tour to others,beautiful scenery too.

Thank 60joco
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi 60joco, Thanks for the awesome review!, I'm so glad you felt safe, it's hard to beat the boat, it's stable and soft riding - the perfect viewing platform for a 2hr cruise. All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Mandy and I did the 2 hour "Full Monty" tour with Ocean Leopard today. Our guide Justin could not have been more helpful. He happily accepted our late night booking the night before and gave good advice about appropriate clothing. He collected us from the...More

Thank Mark P
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Mark and Mandy, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! Good on you for braving the winter conditions, this time of the year can still produce some beautiful days. I hope the rest of your NZ experience is going well. Safe travels, Kind...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first tour in nz and we had a great time! Great value for money. Cruised the beautiful coast line not only amazing coastal scenery but fish, dolphins and we even spotted a seal!! Would hesitatate revommending this trip!More

Thank michelleannMelbourne
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi Michelle, Thankyou for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was awesome to see so much marine life on the tour and I'm so glad you loved the scenery out there. All the best with the rest of your travels and...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Justin of Ocean Leopard Tours who went out of his way to make our tour spectacular. We would definitely recommend them for your Cathedral Cove boat tour!!! Thank you!More

Thank Lizelle S
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi Lizelle, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for giving the tour such high praise! It was a pleasure chatting with you guys and showing you the beautiful coast we have out there. All the best and we hope to see...More

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Alison C
21 May 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for the enquiry. Generally speaking we run all year around. In winter months when weather conditions are less favourable it's best to call us when you arrive in the area and take it from there. Thank you... More
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sarath k
18 March 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi sarath k, thank you for your question, it's one we get asked quite a bit. We love animals but I'm afraid on the Ocean Leopard we do not allow pets. This is really out of respect to other customers who may have allergies... More
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Aussie2066
6 February 2017|
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Thanks Justin.we booked the longer one
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