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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nelson 7011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-540 3873
Website
Description:

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!'

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 163 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Exceptional Guide and Tour

We were only in Nelson for a day and a half and wanted to sample a couple of wineries and craft beers (my partner isn't a wine lover). Owen the guide and the owner was a genuine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
sixtypence
,
Birmingham
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 156: English reviews
Birmingham
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only in Nelson for a day and a half and wanted to sample a couple of wineries and craft beers (my partner isn't a wine lover). Owen the guide and the owner was a genuine and attentive guy who clearly loves what he does, which evidently shows in the relationships he has with the winery/craft beer owners. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank sixtypence
New York
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We moved our schedule around due to weather and Owen was a great host. He gave us a quick tour and history of Nelson and introduced us to lovely wineries. The wine and lunch were fantastic and I'm happy he drove! It was a great day.

Helpful?
Thank AlmostAnywhere44
Level Contributor
91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owen is a great host. He made sure everyone got to know each other and was included in what was going on. He's very knowledgeable about the area and obviously good at gauging what people are interested in. We were delighted with the tour, with Lighthouse brewery and the Moutere Inn being highlights. And on the way home Owen went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue B
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Sue & Craig. Guys how wonderful to hear from you again and the review is "ka mau te wehi" (awesome) thank you both. I hope you saw the pics I took :-) Always great to have fellow Kiwi's on the tours and the boys from the Wairarapa Bush were good fun too. Oh well by now you are... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called when we arrived in Nelson and were able to schedule this tour with Owen the very next day. We so enjoyed meeting Owen and having him as our guide through 4 of Nelson's wineries. Owen shared many points of local history and took us to several spots to capture the spectacular views with photos. The winery owners shared... More 

Helpful?
Thank ECO-WSO
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Guys. Thank you so much for taking time out to send in the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We really try hard to make peoples day a happy and memorable one as we know that people come a long way and at great expense to Aotearoa / NZ for their holidays.... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a wine tour as well as the green shell mussel cruise together with Owen & Sue. Two great days that showed us places in and around Nelson. We sincerely enjoyed the guidance received and highly recommend the service for anyone looking for experiencing the surroundings of Nelson while tasting wines and tasty mussels as fresh as they... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sami I
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Tita and Sami Thank you both for the wonderful review. Well you certainly had a nice sunny day for the Mussel Cruise :-) Marlborough mussels are the best in the world as you found and they grow in pristine surroundings. Glad you enjoyed the Gourmet Wine and Scenic tour with you. Wasn't our lunch spot lovely... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We embarked on a New Years Eve winery tour guided by Owen who proved to be very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, ensuring we got the best from our trip. As well as visiting a varied selection of wineries in the Nelson area we were able to experience a local micro brewery and pick up some delicious local cheeses. Owen also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Travis_Pickle13
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Paul & Faye. Tim & Sally. Glad you have arrived back in the UK all safe and sound. Hope your holiday in Aotearoa was everything you wished it would be. Glad we could play a little part in making it a pleasant stay for you all and you enjoyed the wine, beer and seafood here :-) Kapai! Thanks... More 

Tikitiki, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary on a Baytour with friends - it was a great decision! Aside from great wineries, breweries and even a distillery we enjoyed beautiful scenery and met some great people. Owen is excellent. He knows the place and the people, makes sure everyone is having a great time and goes the extra mile... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cushla T
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora nga whanau :-) Aue! Thank you for the wonderful review. It was really nice to have some Kiwi's on tour and all the way from Gizzy and as well as the Dane Alan as well :-) Kapai. I think you guys had all the humour! What a fun bunch. I hope you all had a great time and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a wine tour on our honeymoon and had an amazing time! The tour was brilliant from start to finish...Owen was very knowledgeable on the local area, giving us information on the history of Nelson, as well as recommending other places to visit during our stay. The vineyards we visited were all great, with excellent wine to sample... More 

Helpful?
Thank Peachy3_11
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kapai guys :-) Thanks very much for the lovely review. I hope the whole NZ experience was good for you both and that you have a some great memories to share of your visit. It was wonderful to have you both and we wish you both every success in the future. Have a great 2017 guys. Arohanui from Owen &... More 

Mill Valley
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owen is the real deal! We very much enjoyed our time and tour with him and the folks at bay tours in Nelson, NZ. It really shows when people love what they do and Owen is an amazing example. Also, the folks at the wineries were great, friendly and informative. Dale Biron and Judy Burgio, SF Bay Area USA

Helpful?
Thank Practical-poet
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Dale & Judy. How lovely to hear from you guys. Hope the winter there is not too harsh and Thank You so much for taking the time to send in such a nice review. It is very much appreciated and yes I do love the work we do because we get to meet so many wonderful people from... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

The guys really wanted to do the winery and brewery tour but it wasn't scheduled on the day we had free in nelson. Owen was great and arranged to run a special trip for them. They were joined by a husband and wife and she really wanted to do the crafts tour so Owen accommodated everyone's wish list and combined... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ali S
exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Mark. Mate thank you for the review. Much appreciated. It was a good day and great that you had some fellow Irish folk onboard the same day :-) Yes we try and cater for any particular interests people may have if we can. Thankls for noting that. Hope you got the pics as well. I hope Francis is... More 

Travelers who viewed Bay Tours Nelson also viewed

Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region
 

Been to Bay Tours Nelson? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bay Tours Nelson and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland, United Kingdom

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bay Tours Nelson staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?