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Reviewed 4 May 2018

From start to finish this was a great day.Skipper Jim and Bindi were so interesting and fun to spend the day with.They told us so much about the area people and places.We visited a Mussel farm where we learnt all about how they are farmed and processed.We visited propertys where they dropped mail off.On the way home we stopped at lodge for afternoon tea or a glass of wine.Fantastic trip

Thank Warwick W
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We loved every moment on this trip. The commentary was informative and funny. We had dolphins swimming in our wake, watched the mussels being harvested, dropped off treats to the animals waiting in the wharf for the mail, and saw some beautiful remote sites along the way. We spent the whole day out on the boat. Took our own lunch although there is a stop later (2.30) at Te Rawa. Tea/coffee is free on the boat. Recommend taking a warm jacket as the wind can get a bit chilly.

Thank tdcm66
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out! The boat was very comfortable, although a hot late March day, it was quite breezy, but fun, on the upper deck. We saw a large pod of dolphins, saw many locals, saw so many interesting places and Bays, and two kunekune pigs for good measure.
The teenagers found the trip, which was the outer sound circuit, a bit too long, but the older folk loved it. Great skippers, very well narrated.
We are kiwis, mostly tourists on the boat, such a shame, as this would appeal to locals too!

Thank PipL822
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What can I say that probably hasn't been said already. A fantastic day out on the NEW mailboat. A pod of dolphins guided us part of the way which was awesome. Jim and Dee were great "guides" and we had a thoroughly wonderful day exploring the Sounds. Totally recommend.

Thank NannieTee
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Joined the trip on a perfect march day - sunny with just a light breeze. Skipper Jim’s intro speech set the tone for the day - personal and extremely friendly. Both he and Bindi know a great deal about the sounds and loved to share their enthusiasm for this beautiful place. For those wanting more, the boat’s little library was perfect, old photos, descriptions etc.
Our trip took us all over the sound. Each mail drop was accompanied by a little tale and little gossip with the residents who were all very happy to see friendly post boat arrive.
Postal deliveries aside, Jim managed to fit in a very informative session on how the mussel farms worked (with models!), a great lunch stop, a sail past some seals and time for a short bush walk for those who wanted it.
Though all this was great enough, it was topped by the visit by a pod of dolphins. They clearly loved playing with the boat just as much as we liked seeing them. They swam around, raced past and generally had a great time - just as we did, and Jim and Bindi too. Such a great sight.
Obviously, weather and wildlife encounters will vary by trip, but whatever you find, this team will make sure you have a great day.
Finally, a word on the new boat ((November 17 I think) – it’s comfortable, has plenty of space both inside and out – perfect for all those great sights

Thank Martin M
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