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“A1 trip.”

Ocean Leopard Tours
Ranked #1 of 20 Tours in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 beaches, including Lonely Bay, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular Cathedral Cove where Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) was filmed. Venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve where you’ll observe an abundance of marine and bird life. Get up close and personal with towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and huge sea caves including Orua Sea Cave, one of the largest in NZ and only accessible by boat. 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.
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 Justin I would rate and recommend this trip anywhere Deb & Ruth

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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 to me to ensure that people are happy and comfortable along the way so thank you for these comments, it means a lot.
Cheers, Justin

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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 Cathedral Cove by water and plenty of opportunities to take photos. Thank you Justin.

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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 the tour.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it and managed to get some great photos.
Cheers, Justin

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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 was a bonus to see a seal lazing in the sun too. Thoroughly recommend this boat trip.

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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 enjoyed the rest of your time in the area.
Cheers, Justin

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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.

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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 rest of your time in the area and all the best for the coming festive season.
Cheers, Justin

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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 money

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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 appreciate it when they do as I genuinely feel we have the best boat for the purpose running tours down this spectacular coast.
All the best for the coming season,
Cheers, Justin

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