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Address: Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-540 3873
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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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Owen does a masterful job

From the time we were picked up until we were dropped off our host Owen treated us like we were his first customers. The little touches like the glass of wine and fresh fruit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michael R
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the time we were picked up until we were dropped off our host Owen treated us like we were his first customers. The little touches like the glass of wine and fresh fruit snack part way thru the bike trip were what made this trip a 5 star event. This tour is excellent I would highly recommend it.

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Thank Michael R
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic get to visit small wineries and they will stop at other locations if time permits beautiful lunch pick you up from your location and drop you off cannot fault it

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

Kia ora guys. It is always great to have fellow Kiwi's on our tours and so glad you enjoyed the day as much as our overseas guests. Thank you for taking the time to sit down and send in a review. They really are great to get (well the good ones at least :-) ha). You guys have a great... More 

Hengelo, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Owen was very accommodating. Knows lot about the area and was the perfect host. We managed to visit 2 wineries, which were very different from each other

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1 Thank BM-NL-75
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Goedemorgen Barbara. How lovely to hear from you all and to get the wonderful Trip Advisor Review :-) That is much appreciated. Kapai! Did you see the pics I took from your tour?? They are on our website under the date of the tour so have a peek when you can. Some nice one there of you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Owen and Evelyn were fantastic! They went above and beyond during our tours and did not miss an opportunity to take care of the little things (such as surprising us with snacks). They made every effort to add/remove things from our tour based on weather or what we wanted to do. For example, we stopped by a brewery, a few... More 

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Thank Sam P
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Guys. How wonderful to get your loely review. Thanks so much. It means a lot to us. It was a pleasure to show you around our region and yes sometimes the weather can change things a little so we like to alter things a bit when that happens so our guests get the best out of... More 

Auckland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

These people know how to run a very pleasant day out! I can see from previous posts that so many others have enjoyed their experience. Owen is the consummate host. Nothing is a problem. So enjoyed the bike trail and the cafe lunch and the wineries and the additional visit to a little craft brewery. I left an item on... More 

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Thank William M
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Bill. Thanks guys for the great review. We REALLY appreciate you taking the time to do that. Glad you enjoyed the day out cycling and wine tasting. I enjoyed your groups company. What a terrific bunch of Kiwi's :-) Kapai! Bill have a super Xmas and happy healthy 2016. Arohanui. Owen & Sue More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had a lovely time on this wine tour. 3 great wineries and we had time for an extra glass studio visit! Thanks for a great day!

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

Kia ora guys. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide one. Kapai! Hope you had a great time in Aotearoa NZ and now safely home in Aussie. Take care and maybe see you again one day. Arohanui. Owen & Sue More 

Humble, Texas
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

My husband and I took the winery/brewery tour. It allowed both of us to tour areas we wanted to visit. I like wine and he loves beer. This was a fantastic option for us. Owen did a great job explaining the wine and beer making in the region of Nelson. He also drove us to some hops farms, because a... More 

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

Kia ora Tanya. Thanks for the lovely review :-) Yes the Hop fields are very interesting and only grow here in the Nelson region of NZ. Glad you liked the mix of wine and brews and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Trust the rest of your stay in NZ went well and you have safe passage home... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very well organized, Owen was the driver and what a very nice person indeed, the day was informative and a relaxing tour with 8 other people from all over the world, would recommend this tour company to everybody.

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Thank Barry234306
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Barry & Sharon. Hope you arrived home safe and sound to OZ and us Kiwi's looked after you both. It really was a thrill to get your review guys. Thanks so much. It really does help our little business and we do make a big effort to ensure people enjoy their time with us and their stay in... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Owen is amazing! We are a group of 12 on our annual get together, this year Nelson was our destination. Our day had been planned by ‘camp mother’ and she had Owen had done a great job of organising our activities, the day ran like clockwork. We were picked up at 8.30 in the morning and driven to our first... More 

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Thank Lyndam135
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Wow what a wonderful review thank you guys! Your group was such fun it really wasn't hard to make a great day out of it :-) Glad you enjoyed the wine & apples at Rabbit Island. Its a nice spot to take a little break and enjoy the scenery there over a wine and chat with good friends. Yes Mapua... More 

principal@campbellsbay.school.nz
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Everything was taken care of. The bikes had been adjusted to our respective leg lengths to make life easier! The itinerary was worked our perfectly. A glass of wine/water and an apple appeared, as if by magic, at the right point in the bike ride. With everything being taken care of in one price (bikes, ferry, wine tour) it was... More 

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Thank boofhead3
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora John and Crew. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave us such a wonderful review. Ka mau te wehi! We all try and our best to make peoples time here enjoyable and fun and leave our region with a smile on their faces. You and your group were great fun and we... More 

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