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Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

It may seem cynical but I was a bit dubious of the representation of Heaven on Earth that is this tour. Our guide was easy to listen to and his infotainment was delivered well. When he was asked a question he had the answer and he suggested a walk following the tour that was great!

Date of experience: February 2015
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Real_Journeys, Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

Gabriel11, Thanks for your feedback. Kind regards, The Stewart Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 26 January 2015

Any visitor to Stewart Island could do no better than take one of the guided tours from the Oban Visitor Centre - especially if you only have limited time available. We had the delightful and extremely informative Kylie conduct a small number on one of the village tours. The Island is a naturally beautifully place, and with her expert commentary we were able to understand how and why this is such a special place. This is a vital and beautiful place - a few fascinating shops and eateries, wonderful walks and warm and friendly people.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Real_Journeys, Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

MichaelMas0n, Thanks for your feedback. Pleased that you found Kylie an informative guide. Kind regards The Stewart Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 11 January 2015

We enjoyed our nearly two hours on the tour, the driver was informative and had a good sense of humour, being an ex local he knew gossip about the place and kept the trip interesting the whole time. I would recommend if you don't have access to a car while on the island.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Real_Journeys, Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

Bernie A, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Glad that our guide was entertaining and informative about all things Stewart Island. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, The Stewart Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 6 January 2015

I love finding out about places and the guide was full of information and stories as we visited every interesting place and view in Oban (it didn't take too long...). A great way to start a visit as it let's you know where everything is.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Real_Journeys, Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2015

kiwieric, Hi again, Thanks for your additional feedback. Glad you enjoyed the tour. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, The Stewart Island Experience Team

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Reviewed 18 November 2014

The staff were very efficient but the vehicle would not be legal in the UK. There was a bald tire, very noisy steering column and general bad driving feel. We only rented for 4 hours and drove a total of 15 km. we did not complain but we're glad to hand it back. Be careful if you rent.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Real_Journeys, Public Relations Manager at Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Hi CaptTravel, We are sorry to hear about your concerns with your rental car. We take safety very seriously and would have immediately checked the car had we been aware of any potential issues. Since your visit, we have updated our fleet of cars on Stewart Island but I can assure you that our vehicles have always been regularly serviced and undergo the strict independent vehicle inspection regime (COF), every six months.
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Stewart Island Experience Team

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