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Bay Tours Nelson

Address: 49 Chaytor Road RD1 | Upper Moutere, Nelson 7173, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-540 3873
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Ranked #7 of 45 Activities in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours...
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Owner description: 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Owen took us on a great day out, wineries and a brewery. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. We recommend Bay Tours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I (visiting from Melbourne), had the pleasure of doing a Wines and walks tour with Sue. Bay Tours were able to customize a tour for us as we wanted to check out the area as well as having a drink or two! First stop was the Resurgence which was stunning walk in a spiritual area. Our guide... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We chose Bay Tours Nelson as we were looking for a small, intimate tour that would take us to interesting wineries. We were not disappointed. Owen had put a lot of thought into planning our day and a lot of effort in to making the day fun. We were picked up on time, and ran to schedule all day, however... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Graeme and Virginia. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review for us. It was a pleasure to host folk from the River City and nice to share some common interests and also our wonderful Nelson region. It was a lovely day made even better by the way you all interacted and had... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We were given a craft brewery tour as a Christmas gift and we're delighted by our guide Sue's suggestion that if we wished we could visit a mix of breweries and wineries. Our first stop was at Resurgence in Riwaka where the wine was great and the owner not only showed us her vines but was happy to give us... More 

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

Thanks so much Anne and Kevin for taking the time to review your tour. We are very pleased we were able to help your special day be a memorable one. It's great that you were able to sample some of the delights this area has to offer and we are all indeed very lucky to be living here. It was... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I recently joined Sue and Owen at Bay tours for an unforgettable wine tasting tour. They offer a unique service in that they will tailor a tour specifically to the individual. The vinyards chosen all seemed to offer a personal feel, as if I wasn't just one of the 'throng'. That felt quite special .I enjoyed Sue's relaxed commentary and... More 

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

Kia-ora / Hi Jude, Thanks Jude for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your day and got to experience some of the special 'flavours' of the Nelson Tasman region. We would be delighted to take you on one of our Artisans tours if you are down this way again. Sometimes... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I booked a full day wine tour for my husband and I and my parents with Owen months ago. Owen and team were very accommodating and receptive to my requests (visiting an Olive grove, Lavendar farm, etc.) as we planned things. My husband and I have been wine tasting in France, Chile, Argentina, etc. and were excited to check out... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Kelsey. We have spoken to your guide Evelyn about your tour with us. I would have liked to have taken you and the family out on tour that day as we had both put a lot of time in to adjusting the itinerary to fit your particular needs ie. visit to a Olive Farm and a... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our 5.5-hour wine tour with Evelyn was a huge disappointment. We were picked up over a half-hour late and taken to 3 wineries (the bare minimum, given how close the Nelson-area wineries are to each other), only one of which, Resurgence, was excellent. The wines were delicious and the owners knowledgeable. Moutere and Siegfrid were awful -- bad wines, rushed... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Amy. Its always sad when we get this feedback and we have already spoken to Evelyn about the day in question. It is the first we had heard of any negative feedback about your day out. Yes the Resurgence Winery is lovely and so glad you enjoyed the visit there. Evelyn apologizes for the late pick... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I did the 1/2 day wine tour with Owen as our guide. It was an excellent day out, went at a really nice pace and we enjoyed some lovely wines. I'm pleased to say that I have returned to Auckland and already hunted out a Rimu Grove wine to have with our dinner... certainly that was one... More 

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

Hi Guys :-) THANKS! so much for the wonderful review. Takes time to do these so much appreciated :-) So glad you found the Rimu Grove wines in Auckland. Ellerslie?? It always nice to visit the boutique wineries around Nelson as they tend to be very personal and often the owners or the winemakers are doing your tasting as was... More 

Dodges Ferry, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The best wine tour I have taken. Owen was a great tour guide, very friendly and informative. I enjoyed the fact that it was small and personalised and you got to interact with the other participants. Really enjoyed the fact that you also had time at the third vineyard to sit and enjoy the wine along with a beautiful wood... More 

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

Great to hear from you guys and to get such a lovely review. Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the day out with us. I guess now you are back amongst the sweltering heat at home in Aussie. Hopefully you are not affected by any water shortages or those nasty bush fires. Was a pleasure to meet you guys and... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We loved having Evelyn as our guide for the day, especially to drive us up and out of the City towards Abel Tasman park. We visited The Resurgence, Spilt Apple Rock (awesome!), visited a small local winery - called Resurgence (delightful!)in Motueka, dropped in Kaiteri for a possible swim (we decided not to) and finished with a punishing but worth... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi P, P & TJ. :-) Thanks so much for the lovely review. Evelyn was so pleased to hear you enjoyed the day. Have you seen your pics she took on the day? We try to take a few momentos of each tour so take a look on our website tab when you have a moment. The... More 

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