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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Just like to thank Frank who took us around on the wine tour he was full of information and local knowledge which made the day.. Thank you so much Frank.
Wendy and Philip.

Date of experience: November 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Dear Wendy and Philip,

Thank you very much from all the team, and especially Frank. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your wine tour in Marlborough and all the knowledge that Frank shared with you to make your trip a success. We really appreciate hearing from happy customers.

With thanks,
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Booked an awesome half day charter and had a great time in the Sounds. We caught heaps of fish and saw a lot of lovely scenery. The boat was well appointed and Mark, the skipper, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Booking and communication was handled very well by a professional team. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Dear David J,

Thanks so much - we really appreciate you posting your feedback and giving us a 'highly recommended'! It was a pleasure taking you out on your fishing trip and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time in the Marlborough Sounds.

Thanks for all the kind comments,
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the full day tour. The morning was a beautiful drive around Queen Charlotte sound. Followed by a quick lunch in Picton. So if you are interested in just the wine tasting, the half day tour is probably a better choice. The afternoon included 4 wineries and a visit to a chocolate shop. Our guide Sam was great, and is obviously enthusiastic about wine and his community. It was a very pleasant and enjoyable day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thanks so much for joining Sounds Connection for your Morning Scenic Tour and Half Day Wine Tour. We really appreciate you taking time to post your comments about your day and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with Sam. The Queen Charlotte Sound is a stunning and special place, and the Marlborough wine region equally fascinating.

Thank you very much for your great review,
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The morning started with a short 30 minute boat trip to Bay of Many Coves resort for brunch. Amazing 5 star resort. Sitting on the deck greeted by a super friendly and lovely couple running the cafe. Big breakfast to start out followed by a quality glass of bubbly over looking an amazing bay view.

So relaxing and a must do trip.

Than back to Picton for an hour gap before being picked up for our 1/2 day wine tour. Awesome afternoon and great selection of wineries. Every winery we were greeted by some lovely hosts for our wine tasting. Our Sounds Connection tour guide Marcella ( sorry for spelling ) was awesome and great company .

Great day all round.

A must do!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill O
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Dear Bill O,

Thanks so much for choosing to travel with Sounds Connection on our popular Waterways and Wine tour. We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Bay of Many Coves Resort. It's hard to find a more stunning and peaceful spot to enjoy breakfast and bubbles!

Great that you also enjoyed your afternoon at the wonderful Marlborough wineries with Marcella as your guide. (Yes, you got her name right!) You were travelling on our new winter timetable so you had an earlier trip out to the Sounds and a brief gap before your afternoon wine tour. Hopefully it was a good chance to catch your breath before more indulgence.

We really appreciate you taking the time to post your great feedback.
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I had such an enjoyable day on this wine tour. It was so easy to book and we were picked up directly from our accommodation in Bleinheim. Sam was an excellent tour guide,he gave us lots of interesting facts on the area and the wine producers,he was very knowledgeable! We visited 4 lovely vineyards and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of wine we got to taste,4-7 in each vineyard. We also got a bonus trip to a chocolate factory! Thank you for the lovely day!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Laura M
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Dear Laura M,

That's great feedback - thanks so much for taking the time to post this. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed Sam's informative guiding, the Marlborough wineries, and the delicious wines. Very pleased you found the whole process smooth and easy too.

Thanks again,
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are worried about doing a tour solo, you need not be with Sounds Connection. It was an awesome tour, with lovely wines and an awesome guide, Peter. Thumbs up, highly recommended! Oh, and it did help that the rest of the group from UK and France were nice too :)

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sharon K
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Dear Sharon K,

Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback about your wine tour with Peter and Sounds Connection. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the wines, Peter's guiding, and your fellow travellers' company. We want every single one of our customers to have a brilliant time in Marlborough - glad it worked out so well for you.

Many thanks for the recommendation as well.
The Sounds Connection team

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