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Ocean Leopard Tours

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“cathedral cove”(108 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We recently had the pleasure of joining the Ocean Leopard tours..It came to our attention after one of my friend recommended it on Facebook through tripdvisor. Me and my partner enjoyed the tour very much, the guide (Justin) was were very Insightful, friendly and interesting...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip, 2 hours of fabulous bays beaches and history. Our skipper was very helpful and well informed. Stopped at each location for good photo opportunities and detailed descriptions of each cove we visited.

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour and managed to get some great photos along the way. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We loved our trip around marvelous Mercury Bay! The Ocean Leopard is a superbly comfortable boat for seeing the beautiful beaches, stunning topography and marine life. And Justin is an excellent guide. His relaxed, friendly style ensured everyone on board felt included and informed. Highly...More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Shenagh, I love the title of your review, thank you! It's so rewarding to hear words like this and makes my job all the more worth while knowing that people are taking away some special memories of the area. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful trip all round. SUPERB scenery,loads of knowledge of the area & particularly the knowledge around Captain Cook. Along with a very charming well mannered host. Thankyou for being attentive with my mum making sure she was comfortable and warm offering your jacket. Thanks...More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Deb and Ruth, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. I really appreciate it and am so pleased you enjoyed the tour and felt well looked after. On top of sharing the spectacular highlights of this coastline to people it's important...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

All of these reviews accurately describe the tour. Justin was exceptional - he was friendly to all and considerate to the older people on the boat ensuring they were comfortable and warm. It is a great trip to take and see a different perspective of...More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours. And I'm glad that you feel that the previous reviews are an accurate description of the tour and service. We work hard to produce a world class product in all aspects of...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Thanks Justin! We thoroughly enjoyed our first ever trip along the Coromandel coast, from Whitianga. We scored fantastic sunny conditions and had so much fun learning about Lonely Bay, Cooks Beach and Cathedral Cove. Seeing the fish go crazy over the food was hilarious. It...More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Neets0705, thanks so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review! I really appreciate the excellent rating and recommendation. Fantastic that you got to see a seal on your tour, they are such cool creatures with so much personality. I hope you...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had the experience of a lifetime on this trip. Justin was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He changed the itinerary so we could witness a pod of magnificent Orcas. Spectacular. Thank you Justin.More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow! What a lovely, short but sweet review! Yes, it was one of the most amazing trips I've ever taken out and I'm so happy you got to be a part of it and experience all those moments with us. I hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. Got to see all the coastal features and Justin was knowledgeable and friendly. The boat was modern and stable. Really good value for moneyMore

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi David, thank you so much for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours! I'm so pleased you felt the tour was good value for money and it's great that you mentioned the boat as well. It's not something everyone notices but I really...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Staff was really prepared about the history of the island, absolutely awesome. Adapt for any age. Raccomended 100%

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tommaso, thanks for taking the time to review us. It really is a tour for all age groups to enjoy and not one to be missed if you're in the area. I appreciate your comments and recommendation. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A superb trip by Jason. He has so much knowledge and does not rush the tour at all. Very helpful, ensuring all of his guests are able to see by rotating the boat around so people on both sides of the boat don’t miss out....More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Colleen, thanks so much for writing in and sharing your experience with us, I really appreciate it! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the area just as much. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A last minute decision to do a boat trip yesterday was rewarded with an awesome two hour trip along the coast! It took in Cathedral Cove and Shakespear Cliff. There were heaps of birds, beautiful beaches, sea caves and even a seal and some snapper!...More

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Justin H, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Kate, thanks for taking the time to review the tour with Ocean Leopard. Sometimes those last minute decisions are the best ones you make since you don't have all the anticipation and expectation attached to it. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour and...More

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Alison C
21 May 2017|
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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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sarathk435
18 March 2017|
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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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