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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Pick up was smooth , We got to see whale , seals n dolphins. Seafood was also fresh n yummy esp the whitebait fritter. A big shoutout to Steve who has been upbeat , informativen n accommodative . He made sure we had the best Kaikoura experience . Highly recommend tour agency .

Thank Veron T
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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hassle Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Kia Ora and thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Kaikoura Tour!

We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day out with Steve, exploring our beautiful region, learning about our history and meeting the local marine-life.
We are delighted to hear you found Steve's commentary entertaining and informative, and will make sure to pass on your lovely comments.

We hope you captured lots of great photos to commemorate your visit and wish you all the best for the rest of your travels throughout New Zealand.
Kind regards, from all of our Hassle-free Tours team. :)

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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Avoid at all cost. Canceled the morning of the tour. Sick driver which they knew the day before. If I was told of the risk that they could not find a replacement driver I could have adjusted my plans and not waist the one day I had in Christchurch

Thank michaellO1120HJ
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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hassle Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2020

Kia Ora Michael and thank you for your honest review of our Kaikoura Tour.

We do apologise again for unfortunately having to cancel the departure of this tour on this date. As explained on the morning of the tour, our guide had called in sick around 8.30pm the previous night and we had then called around our team to find cover which was unfortunately unsuccessful, so informed guests as soon as we could in the morning.

We do hope the rest of your travels around New Zealand went well despite this disruption.
Kind regards,
The Hasslefree tours team

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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Thanks to Allen it was a wonderful experience. He is a really kind person and is very informative about everything. The trip is worth a visit if you are in Christchurch and I wish everyone of you get someone like Allen because he is a wonderful guide.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank SaurabhGinotra91
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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hassle Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Kia Ora and thank you for your fantastic review of our Kaikoura Tour!

We are absolutely delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with Alan exploring the beautiful Kaikoura coastline. We are very happy to hear that Alan did a wonderful job and will make sure to pass on your kind comments.

Thank you for choosing to travel with Hassle-free Tours, we really appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back to Christchurch again another day.

Kind regards,
The Hasslefree Tours team :)

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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff, drivers very helpful in assisting with getting around town. Buses were clean and comfortable. 24 hour passes help to spread your time out over 2 days. You can also buy discounted tickets for the Sky Tower and aquarium.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank F3680SXbobf
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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hassle Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Kia Ora and thank you for joining us on our Soaring Kiwi Auckland Tour.

We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time. We are thrilled that you enjoyed utilising your 24hr 'hop on hop off' pass for both tour routes. We think it really is the best way to see Auckland and visit all the top attractions.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we hope to see you again some day.
Kind regards, the Soaring Kiwi Team :)

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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

We went on the Hassle-Free Whale Watching trip from Christchurch to Kaikoura today (a trip booked in advance with a UK travel agent).

Our driver, Steve, arrived 10 minutes before the pick up time and greeted us with biscuits. We were the first pick up and drove around Christchurch to pick up the other six guests before making our way north to Kaikoura. Steve gave a running commentary and pointed out many interesting features along the way. After a coffee break we stopped again at Otumatu Rock where we had an excellent vantage point to view seals and dolphins. We had 25 minutes for lunch and to look at shops at Kaikoua - not really time for those going to eat at a café but fine for us as we had taken packed lunch. The paua shell shop was well worth a visit.

The highlight was the boat trip itself. It was very professionally organised with good safety briefing prior to boarding. The commentary and PowerPoint presentation were informative and delivered with humour, and safety was again paramount. The staff were able to locate two sperm whales and the staff's knowledge of their behaviour meant were we informed prior to the tail-flip with our cameras ready. As we had time to spare we were taken to another spot to enjoy the antics of the playful dusky dolphins.

Steve was ready to pick us up directly from the boat to return us to Christchurch. Throughout the day he was an excellent driver and guide, and we would like to thank him for his part in making this day so memorable.

It is also worth mentioning that, should the weather been too bad for the boat, Hassle-Free had arranged that guests will be taken on a whale-watching flight at no additional charge.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank SheilaH_11
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HassleFreeToursNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Hassle Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2020

Kia Ora and thank you for lovely detailed review of our Kaikoura tour.

It's so good to hear that the local wildlife put on a show for you and that you had such a great day.

Thanks so much for you feedback about Steve, our team love to show off the beautiful coastline and have just as much fun on tour as the guests. We'll pass on your comments directly.

Thank you again for spending the day with us, we hope you left with some wonderful memories and photos of your time with us.

Kind regards,
The Hasslefree tours team :)

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