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Ocean Leopard Tours

Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 226 6480
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"Ahoy!! Coromandel cruisers......"

A great day!!! The weather was chilly but sunny as we waiting at Ferry Landing for Justin to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cherylne
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Ingleburn, Australia
Simply awesome, stunning views!

The Coromandel Coast turned on one of its most perfect Autumn days, so that helped. However, to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim B
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Pristine coastlines, an abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete tranquility; with our Full Monty Tour you’ll encounter it all! Visiting stunning beaches, including Lonely Bay, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular Cathedral Cove (where the Chronicles of Narnia and Prince Caspian was filmed), you’ll experience 100% pure natural beauty on all sorts of levels. You’ll venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and get up close and personal with towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and sea caves – even entering the exciting Orua Sea Cave if conditions allow! Throughout the tour your local guide will highlight Mercury Bay’s rich and colourful history giving a fabulous balance of information and time to soak up the sights and sounds.
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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great day!!! The weather was chilly but sunny as we waiting at Ferry Landing for Justin to arrive. We boarded our vessel and were off to explore the wonders of the Corromandel Coastline. And what wonders awaited us! . We cruised around a large...More

Thank Cherylne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Coromandel Coast turned on one of its most perfect Autumn days, so that helped. However, to suggest the scenery was just awesome seems so inadequate. Just do the tour! Enough said.More

Thank Kim B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kim B, Thanks for the fantastic review, it's true Autumn can be a great time to do the tour, often we have super glassy conditions all day. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on water, we hope to see you again . All...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What an experience this was..... Truly enjoyable, friendly and very passionate. The guide/skipper truly made sure that you get the best photos and experience on this trip.... and even helped with photos... I will recommend to anybody to take this trip in winter or...More

Thank Morne V
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Morne V, wow is right! Wow thank you so much for this fantastic review and of course the excellent rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour with Ocean Leopard and sincerely hope you were able to get some great shots. Winter and summer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed out on the water with Justin last Tuesday for the Full Monty tour. The weather was not perfect, but we had a great morning seeing the local sites from the water and wildlife. Justin is an excellent, personable guide and great communicator. The...More

Thank feline_1972
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi feline_1972, thanks for taking the time to review the tour with Ocean Leopard! This is a tricky time of year getting the weather and sea conditions right but it's fantastic when the two line up. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling a bit...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our host Justin was a great guide, very personable and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the local history of the area. We saw some amazing scenery and Cathedral Cove was breathtaking.We all got to see the attractions clearly as Justin turned the boat around so...More

Thank Diane B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Diane B, thanks for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the scenery and commentary on the tour and that you felt comfortable despite the cold. The fish are quite a sight aren't they! We really...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice tour with a great tour guide as well, we went to heaps of beautiful places around there for 2.5 hours! Well recommended!!

Thank Alrie
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Alrie, thanks for taking the time to write this short but sweet, excellent review! All these reviews piece together to paint a portrait of what Ocean Leopard has to offer so I appreciate each and every one of them. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

May is a little off season & it had been raining so the trip almost didn't go. There was only one other couple and the weather turned out sunny with a perfect off shore wind. Justin made it extra special by taking all the time...More

Thank 674stanleyk
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 674stanleyk, I remember this trip well! It was very touch and go right up to the last moment and then the sun shone and we had a great trip out on the water! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We absolutely loved our tour with the Ocean Leopard! Justin made us feel so welcome and comfortable. This was definetely the highlight of our Coromendel trip and would totally recommend it to everyone!

Thank Barbie N
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Barbie N, thanks so much for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours! I'm very flattered to hear the trip was the highlight of your Coromandel trip and thank you for the reccommendation, I really appreciate it. All the best, cheers, Justin

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Great tour, very professional and fun. Justin is a very good guide, lots of information and good humour.

Thank Filomena H
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Filomena H, thanks for the exellent review and rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did the 2 hour tour with Justin on a stunning autumn day and were really thrilled with what we saw. Justin was able to take us into caves and blow holes in his boat, as well as show us spots along the coast line...More

1  Thank TriciaB623
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi TriciaB623, thanks so much for the excellent review and rating! You're absolutely right, there are so many places that simply can't be accessed by car or on foot, especially in this area. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour and hope you were able...More

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Alison C
Do you run in July? what should we expect given the time of year?
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
Do you allow pets ?
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
What is the key difference between the 75 minute tour and the two hour tour?
6 February 2017|
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Response from Aussie2066 |
Thanks Justin.we booked the longer one
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