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Ocean Leopard Tours

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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Fantastic cruise with Ocean Leopard Tours

Our family had a very informative cruise with Brian at the helm. It was enjoyable and entertaining... read more

Reviewed today
Mike C
Lovely morning boat trip

We did this with our family, all adults, and it was great! Justin is so chilled out and easy going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alyson81
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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 today

Our family had a very informative cruise with Brian at the helm. It was enjoyable and entertaining. Brian shared his considerable knowledge of the local history and geology of the area as well as showcasing the spectacular scenery including entering a marine cave and marine...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this with our family, all adults, and it was great! Justin is so chilled out and easy going. Knew all about the coast and it was great to see it all from the water. Would highly recommend this trip!

Thank Alyson81
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such a great trip and well worth the money. Justin our guide took us around the coastline and showed us all the sights. He even offered to take photos for everyone in front of Cathedral Cove which was a nice touch. His knowledge...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful trip on the Ocean Leopard today exploring 12km of coast from Whitianga, almost to Hot Water Beach. Cathedral Cove was spectacular as seen from the sea, at near high tide, with a moderate swell running. We also saw blow holes and...More

Thank briarmills
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Whirlwind tour which we enjoyed a lot. Justin is a really nice guy and knowledgeable guide and he gave a lot of information about the surroundings during the tour which makes it so much more interesting. Getting up close to Cathedral Cove...More

Thank Erik-Jan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was such a wicked tour! Justin is such a cool guide. Was funny and learnt a bit of history about the whitianga/coromandel coast! Will definitely do it again! And highly recommend to others!

Thank Jaimee-Lee G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the the full monty tour and absolutely loved it! Everything you experience with this tour is incredible, from Cathedral Cove, volcano blow holes, seals (we were lucky) and Getting up close with NZ’s second largest sea cave was beautiful. Another amazing highlight was...More

Thank BJJ15
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the 2 hour afternoon trip with Justin yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Justin was an excellent guide, attentive to every passenger, and I felt very safe with him at the helm. It was a pristine day and we visited so many attractions...More

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to hike along Mercury Bay, but due to a twisted back decided to take a boat tour. At the I-site in Whitianga we asked for the most comfortable boat (to make the back aching not worse) and the immediately suggested Ocean Leopard. And...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour. Justin was an excellent guide. We took our time to take photos and saw so many different places around the coast. Totally worth the time and money. A great experience. Very informative and interesting. Will definitely go again.

Thank Meera E
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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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