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“A great trip - brilliant guide - stunning scenery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Leopard Tours

Ocean Leopard Tours
Whitianga Wharf | Esplanade Rd, Whitianga 3590, New Zealand
+64 27 226 6480
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Ranked #1 of 20 Activities in Whitianga
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Join us and explore one of New Zealand's most breath-taking stretches of coast on a fun and exhilarating Ocean Leopard Tour.Pristine coastlines, an abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete tranquillity; with our Full Monty Tour you'll encounter it all! Visiting stunning beaches, including Lonely Bay, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular Cathedral Cove (where the Chronicles of Narnia and Prince Caspian was filmed), you'll experience 100% pure natural beauty on all sorts of levels. You'll venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and get up close and personal with towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and sea caves - even entering the exciting Orua Sea Cave if conditions allow! Throughout the tour your local guide will highlight Mercury Bay's rich and colourful history giving a fabulous balance of information and time to soak up the sights and sounds.
Essex, England
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“A great trip - brilliant guide - stunning scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A great way to see this part of the Coromandel Peninsula. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Stunning coastline (like most of NZ!). The water was too choppy past Cathedral Cove so we had to turn back, but they refunded $20, which was a nice touch. If you are in Whitianga, you must take a trip

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“Breathtaking scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Full Monty tour was a fantastic way to explore the area by boat. The boat is well equipped and owner Justin will entertain you along the way with interesting information. I was fortunate enough to be the only guest and to have a private trip. At many places the boat slowed down to allow me to take photos of the breathtaking scenery with beaches and rocks. The highlight was without doubt getting close to Cathedral Cove and the boat drive into a spectacular cave. A great day with good weather although the water was a bit rough and the ride a bit choppy here and there, but I felt very safe with a water expert like Justin; great experience and can highly recommended this trip for all ages!

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“Great way to spend a morning in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

My wife and I really enjoyed the cruise out to Cathedral Cove & beyond. Justin was courteous and knowledgeable about the bay and marine reserve, and easy to understand, even with us being from the US. He also explained how to get to some of the scenic points from the land side as well. He was willing to help us get the pictures we wanted, and even took a picture of us in front of the "cathedral." We had encountered a scenic boat tour in the US that was almost canceled because not enough people showed up (fortunately a group came in at the last minute), and I was a little concerned about that here - but it was not an issue for Ocean Leopard tours.

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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had the pleasure of taking this excursion several days ago. The trip is really enjoyable, great scenery. Justin is really fantastic - professional, knowledgeable, friendly.

A great experience.

Brent and Michele, Vancouver, canada

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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

The trip on his boat and our guide Justin himself made our second day in New Zealand very Special. The mixture of very interesting backround informations and lots of fun cruising with the yellow blizzard along the beautiful coastline of cooks beach and its surrounding made this tour unforgettable!don't you miss that one,go and find out yourself....Enjoy!xxx Christina

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