We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Owen just made our day

Our flight was delayed so we were late to our pickup. Owen assured us that was fine. He was so... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Brian R
We had the best day!

We had a perfect day tasting wines and beers with Owen as our guide. Visited some lovely wineries... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Cristel S
,
Banbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 248 reviews
101
All photos (101)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“oldest pub”(27 reviews)
“wine tour”(46 reviews)
“wine and beer”(8 reviews)
About
Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Nelson team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
30 Orakei Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Website
+64 800 229 868
Reviews (248)
Filter reviews
240 results
Traveler rating
220
15
3
2
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
220
15
3
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsoldest pubwine tourwine and beermapua wharfday tourinformative tourcraft brewerywinery visitslocal sightssmall wineriesnew zealandgreat wineriesrimu grovebay brewerygreat tourhighly recommend this tourdifferent wineries
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 240 reviews
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Our flight was delayed so we were late to our pickup. Owen assured us that was fine. He was so friendly and accommodating adjusting the day to suit our preferences. Beautiful day looking at crafts and visiting wineries along with the oldest Pub in NZ....More

Thank Brian R
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much Donna. It was very nice to meet you both and I trust you both arrived home safe and sound. I think we could have spent the whole day at the Quilters Barn if she had a the choice :-) A nice way...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a perfect day tasting wines and beers with Owen as our guide. Visited some lovely wineries, great viewpoints and a fantastic pub too. Loved it and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!More

1  Thank Cristel S
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Kia ora Crystal Thanks so much for taking the time to make a lovely review. Ka mau te wehi :-) (AWESOME!) Enjoyed meeting you both and showing you a few of the local sights over a wine or two :-) Hope the rest of your...More

Reviewed June 17, 2018

We arrived in Nelson looking for a wine tour only to find that most of the wineries close for the Winter, slightly disheartened to hear that there would only be two wineries on the tour we booked, but did not really have any great expectations....More

1  Thank dmm39
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Kia ora Deborah & Jim. Guys great to see you again and thanks so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the day and the little stop at Port Mapua. Yes the little cheese shop is always a nice stop. Feel sorry for old...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

My 5 college girl friends and I had a great time doing the half day Wine and Artisans tour. Our host Evelyn was knowledgable, friendly, fun, flexible and spontaneous. We all agreed that this experience was better than we’d expected. :)More

Thank Sarah Y
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Kia ora / Hi Sarah. Evelyn will be thrilled :-) Thanks so much for the review. Yes we do try and be flexible during the tour to try and incorporate special interests of the group. I hope you got the pics Evelyn took on the...More

Reviewed May 26, 2018

Was a wonderful day out with Owen, owner of Bay Tours. Nice vehicle, well maintained & good for viewing. Owen pass on some great stories, and knowledge on all subjects & questions we asked. Showed us the 'best' of what Nelson & the region has...More

Thank Jeanette R
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Kia ora / Hi Jeanette. Thank you for the wonderful review. Thanks for making time to do that! I hope you got the pics from the day and you had a fun time with your sis here in Nelson :-) Glad to be able to...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

Owen was an extremely friendly and informative host, with a comprehensive knowledge of the area we were visiting. We were taken to two wineries, two breweries (one of them being the oldest pub in NZ), and at all of these, we were made most welcome....More

Thank Vic H
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Kia ora / Vic and Eileen :-) Hope life is good in the BOP :-) Many thanks guys for taking the time to send in the lovely review. We do appreciate it very much. Hope you got the pics I took of the day out...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Owen went out of his way to make our day. Wineries farms breweries craft shops and a pub thrown in. Could not recommend highly enough.More

Thank rtawse
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Gidday Cobbers :-) Thanks for taking the time to send in the lovely note about your day out with us. It was a pleasure! Enjoyed showing you the oldest pub and of course some of the local scenes here. Will make it across to your...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day of culture, art & wine! Evelyn gave us good knowledge of the area & the winery tour was so interesting. We also had a fabulous lunch which was included !More

Thank Sandra D
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Kia ora Saandra. Thanks for taking the time to send in your review. It is much appreciated. I've let Evelyn know about your comments and she was thrilled. Glad you enjoyed the day out :-) Have a wonderful stay in NZ and safe travels home....More

Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic day out with Owen. Wine and beer tasting, local points of interest and craft shops to boot! The stop at the beach for a wine and cheeseboard was awesome. Mike and BrendaMore

Thank Brenda C
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Kia ora Brenda. Thanks guys for the review and nice comments. Much appreciated. Glad I was able to help make your stay here a memorable one. Hope you received the link for the pics I took and that you got to visit the AT Park...More

Reviewed April 20, 2018

Booked a half day wine and beer tour, which actually ran from 11 to 5. Owen was an excellent guide - we had him to ourself. Owen is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. We had two winery visits, called in at the oldest pub in...More

Thank Chuffer81A
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Kapai thank you Margaret :-) It was lovely to meet you both and it was no problem adding in the Patchwork stop along the way :-) Look after yourselves and all the very best for a lovely summer back home :-) It is still very...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
dollyrosie
November 6, 2017|
Answer
Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Yes we can do large groups. We will do special rates for larger groups. Please email us on our webpage. Bay Tours Nelson. Kia ora.
0
Votes
Jonathan J
October 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from exnavy76 | Property representative |
Check out our website as we have a whole range of wine and scenic tour - half and full day options ranging from NZ$105 to NZ$295pp. Thanks for your enquiry nga mihi Owen
0
Votes
Mary H
October 16, 2016|
Answer
Response from NOIDK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so, however, I would try to have the owner be your tour guide.
0
Votes