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Bay Tours Nelson

49 Chaytor Road RD1, Nelson 7173, New Zealand
+ 64 (0)3 5403873
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Ranked #5 of 32 activities in Nelson
Type: Tours
Owner description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson (wine, art and scenic tours) with the regions oldest and most experienced operator. A fun and... more » Owner description: Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson (wine, art and scenic tours) with the regions oldest and most experienced operator. A fun and informative day out with the friendly Bay Tours Team! « less
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Owen couldn't do more for us he was friendly, polite & knowledgeable about the area and the various sites we went to. He made sure we all had a great day out and definately went the extra mile for us all. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend his company if you are in Nelson and want a fab day out tasting... More

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

Kia ora / Hi Paul. Mate thanks so much for doing the Review. It was great having you guys in Nelson and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the day out with us. The Liquid Alchemy Distillery was a good way to end the day wasn't it! Hoep all is well in the UK. We have the Prince... More

Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Owen was an amazing and caring tour guide who took us to 5 vineyards and a brewery. We had good size pours from a wide selection of local favorites. It was a wonderful overall experience and I feel like I was able to truly step into learning about the wines of New Zealand!l

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

It was wonderful to have you along for the day :-) Thank you so much for taking time to send us this lovely review. We REALLY appreciate people doing this. Glad to hear you have arrived home safe and sound. Back to work I guess! If you are ever back in Nelson do call us and let us know :-)... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Twin Regions Tour That was the best Wine Tour we have ever done! It puts the piddly ones on Waiheke to shame, to shame! Owen so knowledgable and easy to get a long with, so happy and so accomodating. The tasting places and local artisans we were taken to were so passionate about their work and just so very very... More

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

Kia ora Guys. Glad you enjoyed the day out with Bay Tours Nelson! Really appreciate you taking the time out to make a review John. Nelson sure has some wonderful wineries and craftspeople and we enjoy showing them to our guests. Have a super 2014 guys. All the very best. Cheers / Mauri ora! Owen and Sue More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Myself, husband and relations from the UK took a half day wine tour with Owen. What a delightful experience! Owen could not have done more for us. It was a truly wonderful afternoon. As the only kiwi on board (along with Owen of course) I was very proud of the generous kiwi spirit. Book jjs tours now. Thanks again Owen!

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

Kia ora / Hi Tracey. Kapai! Thanks so much. Really appreciate the lovely comments and it "was a pleasure" to take all the whanau / family out for the afternoon. Hope the Fish and Chips for dinner were great :-) We try hard to help make the day special and some times it means doing the little extra things that... More

Lincoln
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We took an afternoon wine tour with Kyle. An excellent guide and a good trip. Picked up on time and an informative tour of four wine growers. Would recommend this firm.

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Brent. Thanks mate. Will pass your comments on to Kyall. Glad you enjoyed your day out with Bay Tours Nelson and trust you had a safe trip back home. Really appreciate you taking the time out to make a review. Have a super 2014. Let us know if you are ever back this way or you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went on the best of both worlds tour which had two wineries and two breweries. The first stop was at lighthouse brewery and this was both entertaining and enjoyable. The next two stops were wineries, Seifrieds and Rimu Grove, both very different but excellent and lunch at Seifrieds was delicious. The last stop of the day was Mc Cashins... More

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Fiona. Really appreciate the time you have taken to send us your thoughts and suggestions regarding your recent tour. Thanks a lot :-) We certainly will follow up in regards to the tasting session you had with Roy at your last stop. They are usually so informative and welcoming. Rimu Grove and Seifrieds are wonderful wineries... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent New Year's Eve on this tour with 4 other people and our guide Roy. We visited 4 vineyards and McCashins Brewery on the way back. It was a lovely day with good company the highlights included a fantastic lunch at the Playhouse, it was a pity we could purchase wine at this stop though because... More

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our tour. We are so glad you enjoyed your day out at some of our great wineries and boutique breweries. We are very lucky in this region to have such a variety of interesting experiences, and we hope it has whetted your appetite for some of our... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We were familiar with some of the wineries around Nelson but none of the ones Kyall of Bay Tours took us to. We would not have known which ones to choose, and although we only went to 4, we know these were amongst the top. Company was good too, and the lunch at Milcrest Winery was superb. At each winery... More

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Stephanie. Its wonderful that you have taken the time to provide such feedback for Bay Tours Nelson. Thanks so much. Kyall is one of most experienced guides and always goes beyond the call :-) Here at Bay Tours we always try and give people more than they expect. The weather here at present is raining (very... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Six of our family decided to take a wine and brewery tour, the tour operator Owen was very knowledgable about the area and the attractions we visited. Our tour included two wineries and a brewery plus the oldest pub in New Zealand. We also stopped for lunch at The Playhouse just outside of Mapua. The two wineries were Seifried's which... More

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Trevor and family :-) Kapai! Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review for our tours. We really appreciate it. Yes Bays Brewery make some great beers and the team there look after our guests so well and to have Peter the owner do the tasting session was really special. It was a real pleasure... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have just finished our tour with Kyall who was exceptionally friendly, charming & very informative - absolutely delightful!! He not only drove our bus & poured a great range of wines/beers all day - providing a safe space to experience them and encouraging us to trust our own palates - without any pressure to purchase / like them because... More

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Owen P, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Jenny. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to send us this review. Its very much appreciated :-) Thank You! Kyall is a real asset to our business and he always goes the extra mile to make sure our guests enjoy their day out and they get what they want out of the day.... More

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