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“Great tour, Justin is terrific.”

Ocean Leopard Tours
Ranked #1 of 19 Tours in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

We decided to take a boat cruise early on Sunday morning. The Inn keeper where we were staying thought that this was a good tour and the Justin was a good guy. Well he was right. Justin booked us for the 1 PM tour. The boat was comfortable. Justin gave us an over view of the trip and then we were off. We made several stops along the way where Justin described and defined what we were look at. We saw probably everything to see in a couple of hours.
This was the high light of our stay at Whitianga and would recommend this cruise to everyone. Plus the price is competitive and better than most cruises in the area.

Thank MikeStringham
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This thrilling experience in a high speed boat, took us to a number of lovely bays, including the beautiful Cathedral Cove.
As the boat isn't too big, it was able to reach into caves and inlets that larger ones cannot reach.
You visit the marine reserve and can see many different fishes in the clear water, as well as birds and plant life in the area.
Justin, the owner/operator is a great guide, and was equally as thrilled by the huge family of dolphins we came across in the last bay of our trip.
we were lucky enough to stay there for half an hour, just watching them play all around us whilst our cameras clicked away.

Thank Pete41sue
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

What a fantastic experience we had on board Ocean Leopard. The initial firm handshake welcome, the genuine interest in what we had to share regarding our travels and then onto the reason we were there...totally wonderful. Justin is to be commended for his knowledge, transparent 100% passion for the area and the desire to ensure that all aboard have the experience they expect to have. DON'T leave Whitianga without doing this one. Thank you Justin...you rock!

Thank MaudeAshburton
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We arrived in Whitianga late afternoon and found the Leopard Tour boat just about to leave the dock. Spur of the moment we jumped on and took the one hour trip to Cathedral Cove and surrounding coastline. Justin is a great guide and the boat can really shift. It seemed quite expensive for an hour on the water, but the trip took roughly 30 minutes longer and you do cover a lot in a short time, so overall I think it offers good value for money.

Thank DavidT03
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A super 2 hour trip taking in all the sights and story's along the coast upto hot water beach . Well worth the cash and slightly cheaper than the competition. The sight of a turtle was a added bonus and apparently very unusual . Had a short snorkel swim in one of the small bays and spotted plenty of snapper fish . Nice one Justin ! Top marks.

Thank HowardGuess
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