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Address: 49 Chaytor Road RD1 | Upper Moutere, Nelson 7173, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-540 3873
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Description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine...
Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'
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We were made to feel like family by our gracious host Owen

We booked our tour through a third party Kirra Holidays and found this tour was the highlight of our South Island trek. Owen, a native of Nelson and of Maori descent, was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We booked our tour through a third party Kirra Holidays and found this tour was the highlight of our South Island trek. Owen, a native of Nelson and of Maori descent, was the kindest, thoughtful and knowledgeable guide we've ever met on our travels around the world. He took the time to listen to our interests and showed us beautiful... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Kristen and Duane. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to do it! Its nice to be able to make someones holiday here that little bit better with a little extra effort and so glad you both enjoyed the day out together here in beautiful Nelson. Would loved to have spent more time... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Owen from Bay tours Nelson picked us up exactly on time at our hotel, then away we went , Owen is a long-time resident of the area so knows his way around and was able to point out features that are very easily over looked, the wineries he took us to were 2 small ones and 2 larger ones and... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Linda and Erroll. Kapai and Thank you for taking the time to send a review of the day out with Bay Tours Nelson. Yes enjoyed meeting and chatting with you guys as well and your interesting trip around Aotearoa :-). glad Tom enjoyed the feijoa fruit as it is not well known around the world and we often... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We booked our brew and wine tasting tour with Owen (Bay Tours) and I must say it was fantastic day out. I was looking forward to a wine tours and to my surprise by the end of the day I preferred the brewery tours. The small brewers Owen took us to were not something we would have found out or... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Guys. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed our Wine Brews and Views Tour and yes there are some lovely little spots around Nelson including historic Mapua wharf where the food is delicious and the setting superb! Hope you arrived safely home and did you see the few pics I took of the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a really fun day out with Owen who was a fantastic host. He was very knowledgeable about Nelson and a genuinely nice man. We are happy to recommend this trip.

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora and thanks so much Jenny and family for the wonderful review. Its really appreciated very much. Glad you enjoyed the ride from Nelson out to Mapua and the fabulous little seaside spot of Mapua :-) Yes it is a great spot for lunch after the scenic bike ride :-). Enjoyed taking you all to the two wineries afrter... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Myself and some friends headed down to Nelson for a craft beer weekend and we took in Owen's Awesome Ales Tour as a way to visit a number of breweries in the region. The afternoon that was organised was great, nice mix of small and larger breweries and Owen has a great relationship with them to the point where it... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora guys. It was great to have you down from the City of Sails for the weekend and to take you out on the Awesome Ales Tour here. Hope you all enjoyed the photos from the afternoon! Thanks a lot for taking the time to provide a review and we are thrilled to hear you all had a great... More 

Broadmayne, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Evelyn went the extra mile - literally! After a very interesting trip to four different wineries with tasting at each one we were taken up to the look out to see over Nelson before being dropped back at our accommodation. A most enjoyable and informative tour. The small numbers - there were eight on our tour - make it so... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Gemma. That was very nice of you to post such a lovely review and Evelyn was thrilled to hear you both had a lovely day out. Thanks again and we trust you had a great holiday in Aotearoa and a safe trip home. Haere ra and Thanks again :-) More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went on a wine and brew tour with Owen. He took us to a distillery and 4 wine tastings 2 beer tastings and showed around Nelson. We highly recommend Bay Tours and Owen

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora guys. Thanks a lot K&R for the wonderful review. Much appreciated and appreciate the nice comments. I recall it being a lovely day and I hope you have had time to check the photos out on our website link under Tour Pics? I guess its back to the coal face in The Naki now but hopefully if you... More 

haverfordwest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We went on the Wines, brews and views tour with Bay Tours yesterday and had a great day! Owen picked us up from our accommodation and was welcoming and friendly. As we went along to our first brewery we stopped at a lookout and Owen kindly took some photos of us. We went to two vineyards and three breweries and... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Emily. Thanks so much for taking time out to send such a great review! No problem at all to send the item back to you guys. Obviously still in shock from the Wales v England game :-) Yes Mapua wharf is a lovely little stop. So many choices for people for a lunch stop there. Fish... More 

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16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I have just come back from the wines, brews and views tour with my boyfriend. It was a great day, we managed to get in three brewery's and two wineries. The driver and tour guide Owen was very easy going and friendly but knowledgeable at the same time. A great day out, must do in Nelson!

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi guys. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. So glad we could help you both enjoy your visit to Nelson. Yes some days we can get around a little quicker and get in an extra winery or brewery stop but we don't like to turn the day into a race either. I think our day out... More 

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Booked the vines brews and views tour with bay tours. Owen was fantastic from start to finish taking us to a great selection of brewery's and vineyards for tastings. I liked the fact he chose a lovely village for for lunch which had something for every budget. Owen was very welcoming and good fun all day! Thanks for a great... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Thanks Andrerw. Very nice of you to take the time to review the day out. Yes one of the reasons we go to Mapua Wharf for a lunch stop is because there is no pressure on any of our clients. They can as you say choose from many different outlets to suit the budget they have for... More 

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