We had a great day with John on his Waiheke Island tour with one other couple last week. We choose this all day tour which is pricey, but when you consider all of the expenses that John just takes care of for you, you realize it is a fair price! Our meal at Cable Bay Winery was just excellent and our table, reserved especially for John's group, had a spectacular view of a picture perfect little bay. That meal was probably the best of our month long trip! My husband, a real wine lover, enjoyed the wines, which were interestingly better to our palates than those of the Hunter Valley day trip that we took out of Sydney. John was very generous in ordering wine at lunch, side dishes, and later coffee for me at the next winery, all at his expense. The only reason that I did not give him five stars is that I think he was tired from a very busy week and was a bit distracted trying to catch up with his messages and email. Along that same line, he took us home on the 3:00 pm ferry to avoid traffic delays. This was actually just fine with us as we were at the end of a long trip and did not mind getting back early. If we had been a little fresher in our travels, this may have bothered me, considering the price of the tour. I don't want those comments to deter you as I would still highly recommend John and his tour, but am only pointing it out to John, as something to think about. You will have a great day with John if you book with him and it is time spent well in Auckland.
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