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“Swimming with Dolphins insteed of Whale Watching”

Discovery Travel Day Tours
Ranked #18 of 93 Tours in Christchurch
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Owner description: Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a very personalized tour. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. Activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available.
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We want to make the Whale watching Tour, but the whales are so far, that the tour was cancelled. But insteed our guide John Carter propose to do the Swimming Dolphins Tour and it was an amazing day. We saw nearly 200 dolphins and the kids are swimming around them. It was a great day!
Thank you John. It was our last day in New Zealand and it was a good day!

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Docking in Akaroa, we wanted to visit Christchurch. Found Discovery Travel Day Tours and was glad we booked with them. John picked us up at the pier and we drove to Christchurch via the most beautiful scenery. John was an excellent tour guide and the information was wonderful. In Christchurch we had time to visit the Botanical Gardens, have lunch, and walk around. After Christchurch, we visited a small winery and had one of the best tastings and information on wines ever!!! Discovery Travel Day Tours was almost the same price as the ships shuttle (fifty people). On our bus we had eight and did so much more!! Thank you John and Jo for a wonderful afternoon in beautiful New Zealand!!!

Thank Beanie87
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

I booked in Waipara Winery tour for our social club at work.
It was very easy to organise, Jo made it very easy for me to organise RSVP's and payment.
On the day we were picked up on time from a designated pick up point, our driver John was lovely and very informative. He was relaxed with us and let us have as much time as we needed at each winery while still keeping us to schedule.
I was very happy with our lunch at Waipara Springs. We had a massive antipasto/cheese platter each and complimentary wine, which a very nice touch, and much appreciated!
I throughly recommend Discovery Travel if you are looking at taking a group out to Waipara for the day

Thank Annie M
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Skip your everyday tour , and join John for an adventure to Arthur's Pass. The trip started at our cruise ship dock in Akoroa. John picked us up right at the end of the dock. He shared his knowledge of the area as we drove to Arthur's Pass. The ride was beautiful . We felt at times like we were kissing the sky! Arthur's Pass is a beautiful place to pend the day! Included in the price of your trip is a top for coffee or tea and a delicious lunch at the pass. What a great way to spend the day! Thank you, John

Thank JudyRMassachusetts
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Prior to the tour I exchanged quite a few emails with Jo. She was quick to reply, friendly, and informative. On tour day, John arrived on time at our hotel. On that day, my father, father-in-law, and I were the only ones on the tour. We drove through the Canterbury Plains and took the TranzAlpine train. John was knowledgeable, friendly, and charming. I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together and would highly recommend this company to all visitors. Its liking having a local friend as a guide.

Thank iowabrowns
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