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Matakana River Tours

Matakana, New Zealand
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About Matakana River Tours
We offer Harbour cruises on the stunning Matakana Coast Region. River Tour - Running from the heart of the Matakana Village, showcasing the vast history and tidal ecosystem, this one hour cruise is not to be missed. New Zealand's only oyster farm tour - Running from the picturesque Scott's Landing we cruise to a working oyster farm teaching the way we catch and farm these salty gems, sampling fresh oysters cannot be beaten and is must for anyone visiting NZ
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

My 10y old son and I were booked for yesterday. It turned out that there were only 2 of us and Phil still took us out! Very informative and we enjoyed the shucking experience! We left with our bellies full of fresh and bbq pacific...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jcachete
Reviewed March 8, 2019

we had a awesome river cruise with Phil, he shared a wealth of local knowledge, stunning local scenery well worth a visit , we were visiting from Perth WA and loved the laid back cruise.we will be back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sharron T
Reviewed February 14, 2019

What a wee gem of a cruise...informative, serene & a thoroughly enjoyable 1 hour...beautiful part of NZ. Thanks so much.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Atreasure35
Reviewed January 11, 2019

We did the Oyster Farm Tour offered by Matakana River Tours. It was absolutely brilliant and one of the best tours I've been on in NZ. Very informative about how oysters are farmed (who knew?) and best of all you get to sample plenty. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PopsicleLondon_
PhilM2896, Owner at Matakana River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed my office:)

Reviewed January 10, 2019

we had an hour on the river, with my 90 year old mother, to see some of the local scenery. Loved every minute. So informative. Will definitely keep it in mind for a charter with friends. Thank you Phil.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jol665
PhilM2896, Owner at Matakana River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thanks so much and looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Excellent river cruise. Informative guide with a lovely approach to everything. Very welcoming and super knowledgeable about an area he obviously loves. We learned a lot but also just had a really fun experience. There was something special about this one. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
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PhilM2896, Owner at Matakana River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words, glad you had a great day out

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful, informative. Great trip. 10 out of 10. Kids never got bored even let them drive, totally stoked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kymMcN
PhilM2896, Owner at Matakana River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thanks so much, great day😊

Reviewed December 18, 2018

Several residents of The Oaks on Neville in Warkworth went on the Matakana River tour with Phil who gave a great commentary. The length of the trip is just right for a meander down the river and the boat is extremely comfortable. Thanks Phil, highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheOaksonNeville
PhilM2896, Owner at Matakana River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thanks again, glad the day was enjoyable for everyone:) untill next time

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Phil for an awesome morning tour of the life if an oyster. We all learned do much. A great tour to do....even if you don't eat seafood!!! Thanks again. Paul n Anne

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne A
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Phil made the experience such a pleasure and provide us with a lovely bottle of white which went really well with the oyster. The lightly grilled oyster was tremendous with the garlic butter. This was a memorial experience. Hope Phil will be still doing it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter T
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River tour - $25.00 an adult Oyster tour - $95.00 an adult Thanks
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