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Ocean Leopard Tours

Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 226 6480
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Full Monty during typical, varied Winter weather

Amazing journey and beautiful coastline. Justin capably provided plenty of interesting information... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cattymall
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Ocean Leopard Experience

The guide was knowledgeable, humourous and friendly. We saw sea life even though weather was cloudy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachelle R
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Pristine coastlines, an abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete tranquility; 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.
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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing journey and beautiful coastline. Justin capably provided plenty of interesting information and opportunities for superb photos. We visited ever site promised and were all impressed by the wild life. A wonderful experience, not to be missed!

Thank cattymall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was knowledgeable, humourous and friendly. We saw sea life even though weather was cloudy and had a great time viewing this paradise and learning the history of surrounding land marks. Thanks

Thank Rachelle R
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachelle, Thanks again for posting such a nice review. It was great having you out on the tour! Cheers Justin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Kiwi have visited all the attractions several times, but never from the sea. Great trip and very informative but with spectacular views. A must do for visitors and NZers alike.More

Thank Teteblanc
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Teteblanc, thanks very much for the great review! It was a pleasure to show you around, we are pretty lucky to live and work in such a special place. All the best and thanks again for taking the time to post such positive comments....More

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Justin does not only drive his boot safely, he knows all about the stories and spots around the coast and it's wildlife. We had a nice time and my son had a great time taking shots of the fishes under water which justin had lured.More

Thank Emmanuel J
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Hi Emmanual, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! You guys were great to have on the tour, and was so nice getting to know you all. The fish are an awesome sight for sure!....I hope the go pro footage came...More

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We have been to NZ many times and we rank this tour as one of our all time favourite experiences. Justin was a great captain and guide. The boat is very comfortable and we felt safe and looked after at all times. The tour is...More

Thank youngmerinda
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Hi Mirinda and Graeme, Thanks for giving the tour such high praise, it was so nice chatting with you guys and getting to know you over the 2hrs we spent on the coast. Great to hear you got some great photos! - Winter can be...More

Reviewed June 22, 2017

A great day!!! The weather was chilly but sunny as we waiting at Ferry Landing for Justin to arrive. We boarded our vessel and were off to explore the wonders of the Corromandel Coastline. And what wonders awaited us! . We cruised around a large...More

Thank Cherylne
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Hi Cherylne, Sorry for the delay in thanking you for this awesome review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip with us and thank you very much for giving us such a high recommendation. I hope the rest of your holiday went well and we...More

Reviewed May 31, 2017

The Coromandel Coast turned on one of its most perfect Autumn days, so that helped. However, to suggest the scenery was just awesome seems so inadequate. Just do the tour! Enough said.More

Thank Kim B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2017

Hi Kim B, Thanks for the fantastic review, it's true Autumn can be a great time to do the tour, often we have super glassy conditions all day. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on water, we hope to see you again . All...More

Reviewed May 28, 2017

Wow! What an experience this was..... Truly enjoyable, friendly and very passionate. The guide/skipper truly made sure that you get the best photos and experience on this trip.... and even helped with photos... I will recommend to anybody to take this trip in winter or...More

Thank Morne V
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Hi Morne V, wow is right! Wow thank you so much for this fantastic review and of course the excellent rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour with Ocean Leopard and sincerely hope you were able to get some great shots. Winter and summer...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We headed out on the water with Justin last Tuesday for the Full Monty tour. The weather was not perfect, but we had a great morning seeing the local sites from the water and wildlife. Justin is an excellent, personable guide and great communicator. The...More

Thank feline_1972
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Hi feline_1972, thanks for taking the time to review the tour with Ocean Leopard! This is a tricky time of year getting the weather and sea conditions right but it's fantastic when the two line up. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling a bit...More

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Our host Justin was a great guide, very personable and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the local history of the area. We saw some amazing scenery and Cathedral Cove was breathtaking.We all got to see the attractions clearly as Justin turned the boat around so...More

Thank Diane B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Hi Diane B, thanks for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the scenery and commentary on the tour and that you felt comfortable despite the cold. The fish are quite a sight aren't they! We really...More

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Alison C
May 20, 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for the enquiry. Generally speaking we run all year around. In winter months when weather conditions are less favourable it's best to call us when you arrive in the area and take it from there. Thank you... More
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sarath k
March 17, 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi sarath k, thank you for your question, it's one we get asked quite a bit. We love animals but I'm afraid on the Ocean Leopard we do not allow pets. This is really out of respect to other customers who may have allergies... More
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Aussie2066
February 6, 2017|
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Thanks Justin.we booked the longer one
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