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Address: Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-540 3873
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Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine,...

Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'

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Fabulous day

We did the half day wine and beer tour with Owen. It was such a wonderful day and experience. Owen was super helpful and friendly. He went out of his way to make our day special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ellie D
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the half day wine and beer tour with Owen. It was such a wonderful day and experience. Owen was super helpful and friendly. He went out of his way to make our day special, including taking photos of us at locations and stopping at the supermarket so we could get some cheese to go with out new wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owen was great very knowledgeable, had an amazing tour of wineries and ended with a brewery so everyone was happy.

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

Kia ora Sonia. Thanks so much for the great review and for taking the time to do it. We really appreciate that. Hope you all have been enjoying the time in the Te Waipounamu (South Island) and being careful on our roads at this time of the year. The icy roads can catch people out here in NZ so be... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owen is the most amazing tour guide, impeccable service with the biggest smile. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and I booked him this trip, the best gift he said. From the time we met Owen we knew we were going to have a great day, the weather was miserable but he made up for this... More 

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

Kia ora Bryan and Michelle. Hey guys thanks so much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate people taking the time to do that. I will also pass on your good wishes to Carmen when I see her again at Milcrest Estate. I guess you are back to work again - Bugger!! :-) Did you manage to download the pics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had a great tour with Owen. he made everyone feel welcome . he was very informative. he even made unscheduled stops to other places he knew we would love. highly recommend this tour . thank you Owen

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

Kia ora / Thanks so much guys for the wonderful review. It is always nice to hear from people who have enjoyed themselves. Glad you enjoyed the extra stops along the way. Hope the Credit Card was not suffering too much when you got home :-) Nga mihi nui / all the very best to you both. Owen :-) More 

Brussels
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owen was the perfect guide - extremely professional in all he did, from start to finish, and all the way through. Owen also however had a lovely ease about him which enables him to engage with his passengers comfortably and with prowess. The vehicle we travelled in was impeccable inside and out...although it did include an All Blacks car mat!!... More 

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

Kia ora Alix and Dan. Gidday cobbers :-) How wonderful to hear from you both and such a wonderful review guys thanks so much!! Hope you got the pics from our website Tour Pics page?? Just go to the dat of the tour :-) I was trying to think who the review was from but remembered you were originally from... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I did the Twin regions wine tour. Owen picked us up from our apartment. He was a perfect gentlemen, professional, polished, and friendly. Owen showed great knowledge, love and pride for his work and Nelson. We tweaked the tour slightly and took in a brewery too. The vineyards were wonderful, particularly Milcrest. You could wish for a... More 

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

Kia ora Dave & Yvonne. Guys thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us such a positive review. People spend a lot of money to visit our region so I think it is important to send them away with good memories :-) I'm glad you had a good time. Hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Owen collected us from the hotel, very much a gentleman. Visited a few wineries and local crafts which where we made a few purchases. Lovely products and experience. Owen had a great knowledge of the area and quite accommodating. A great day to spend out and about in the rain!

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Thank Jamie N
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora! Jamie and Aaron. Guys thank you very much for the wonderful and very helpful review. Yes what a grotty day weather wise!!! But glad you enjoyed the day out despite the weather. Take a look under Tour Pics on our website and you will see your pics from our day out together. It will be under the date... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were picked up at our Motel by Owen our guide for the day. We enjoyed his commentary and his knowledge of the Nelson district. We visited four wineries and they were all fantastic. We would like to thank Owen and Bay Tours for a wonderful half day of enjoyment and terrific hospitality. We recommend Bay Tours to anyone that... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi Pete and Vicki. Glad you have arrived home safe and sound and you are not getting too wet with all the rain in Sydney!! Many thanks guys for the lovely review. I enjoyed having you both out as well and the Jafas Mark & Di were good company as well :-) Hope you got to view... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We joined Bay Tours Nelson in the off season in May, despite some vineyards being closed for the season Sue and Owen organised a fantastic selection of Nelson's best, boutique, family owned cellar doors. It was the perfect way to see a bit of the country side, enjoy some of the best local wines (with a dedicated, knowledgable, sober driver).... More 

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

Kia ora / Hi guys. Many thanks for taking the time to put pen to paper with such a lovely review. It is always rewarding to get feedback from our clients and yes the wineries here are all that little bit more interesting with all of them being familay owned affairs. Many times we get to meet the owners, winemakers... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Collected by our guide Owen from our hotel in Nelson and taken for a highlight tour of Nelson and up to a beautiful lookout. Off into the countryside to visit two very nice wineries which included tastings and discussions with the owners/wine makers. After the wineries we went to a lovely restaurant called "Jelly Fish" at Ruby Bay before going... More 

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

Kia ora / Hey guys. Thanks so much for taking the time to sit down and write a review for us. It is very much appreciated. I enjoyed the day with you all as well and yes some nice pics of the day as well. Hope you managed to download them to your own PC? The weather here has changed... More 

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