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Address: Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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+64 3-540 3873
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Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine,...

Kia Ora / Hi, Experience all the flavours of Nelson. Enjoy wine, art,scenic, golf and Maori tours with the enthusiastic and experienced Bay Tours Team. Let us give you the 'Perfect day out!'

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Great day, highlight of the NZ trip so far

The guys really wanted to do the winery and brewery tour but it wasn't scheduled on the day we had free in nelson. Owen was great and arranged to run a special trip for them. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ali S
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The guys really wanted to do the winery and brewery tour but it wasn't scheduled on the day we had free in nelson. Owen was great and arranged to run a special trip for them. They were joined by a husband and wife and she really wanted to do the crafts tour so Owen accommodated everyone's wish list and combined... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Mark. Mate thank you for the review. Much appreciated. It was a good day and great that you had some fellow Irish folk onboard the same day :-) Yes we try and cater for any particular interests people may have if we can. Thankls for noting that. Hope you got the pics as well. I hope Francis is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this tour last minute and they were very accommodating! We had Owen as our guide and he was great and really informative! We went to two wineries, brewery and the oldest pub in NZ! We even stopped for mixed berry ice cream. Overall a great day in Nelson would recommend to people who would like some wine and... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Girls :-) Thank you guys for the lovely review, Very thoughtful of you both and much appreciated by us here. Kapai :-) I hope your trip went well down south? Any luck ?? haha. Glad you enjoyed the day out and the ice creams and Mapua :-) Have a super 2017 and best wishes to you both. Arohanui... More 

Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out with our guide Evelyn. We enjoyed touring boutique wineries and sipping the regions best Sauvignon and Pinot noir. Evelyn took us to some special places such as WOW and the adjacent car museum which my husband loved. Out of the way artist galleries and an outstanding lunch at the Apple Shed in delightful Mapua. Not to be... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Dr Carol :-) Great to hear from you again and thank you so much for taking time out to send us the lovely review. Evelyn will be thrilled I know :-) Hope you got the pics :-) Glad you enjoyed the WOW Museum. A little something for everyone there. Some of the costumes are just amazing. Have a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, my sister, our mum and our friends all joined the wine and beer tour with Owen and Noot on Thursday. We were picked up promptly from our house, and taken straight to the first winery. On the way, Owen introduced us to everyone else, and provided interesting and fun facts. He was wonderful while at the different wineries, making... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Jana, whanau and friends. Thank you! Kapai :-) It was a pleasure to have you all and to help make the day a special memeory for you all. What a wonderful bunch of young folk you all are. Your Mum must be very proud of you all. I will pass your lovely comments on to all concerned. Have... More 

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out today with Owen. We visited 4 vineyards in the 5 hour tour. It was very leisurely and Owen was very knowledgable. We had quite a lot of wine to drink and had a lovely lunch at the third vineyard and lastly we stopped at a fruit picking place and had a lovely berry icecream. Thoroughly... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Shelley & Kevin Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to leave such a lovely review. We REALLY appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the day out and I hope the remainder of your holiday down south is going well for you all. Yes the Ice Creams are not too bad :-) A real pleasure of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Owen was an excellent tour guide. Visited 2 wineries and 2 brewery's, also some more interesting stops along the way

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Ruth & Phil. Thank you guys for the lovely review. Much appreciated :-) Glad you enjoyed the day. Thanks for the lovely ice cream at The Berry Farm :-) Hope you are having an awesome time in Aotearoa / NZ. Sorry about the Brown Cow :-) haha. Haere ra / best wishes Owen More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Perfect day out. Owen picked us up from our apartment in Tahunanui on time. It was a private tour just the 4 of us, my wife and I from Australia, and her cousin Rob and wife Marion from Holland. We got much more than we hoped for. Owen was fantastic. He showed us Nelson city, Ernest Rutherford's Memorial, glass blowing... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Garry & Ingrid. How lovely to hear from you guys again. Thanks so much for taking the time to send in such a comprehensive and wonderful review. It is much appreciated by Sue and I. Hope you got the pics I took of the day and glad to know you enjoyed the other non wine stops ie. Rutherford... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Owen was a great tour guide and so friendly throughout the whole time. He made the experience so personalized and even bought us chips and strawberries. We enjoyed all of the wineries and breweries we went to and the knowledge we gained. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a good time around Nelson! All the best to Owen and... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora Maria & Tom. It was a real pleasure to have you and the family out with us. Really enjoyed the day with you all. Thank you very much for taking time out of your holiday to pen a few words for us on Trip Advisor. We are very thrilled and appreciative. Glad you enjoyed the strawberries :-) We... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough of our time on the half day wine tour (around 11-4.30 ish) with Evelyn and Bay Tours. Booked online a day before, no fuss, pick up and drop off from our hotel in comfortable minibus, informative, flexible, informal and great value for money. We were very lucky to be the only two for the tour that... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kia ora / Hi Jeff. Many thanks for taking the time out of your holiday to post such a well composed review of your day from booking through to drop off and comments about our vehicle. Glad you enjoyed the wines in Nelson and yes you are correct they really are undiscovered to some degree (and maybe we like it... More 

Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went with Owen for the full day Abel Tasman and Wineary tour. Was an absolutely amazing day, as well as seeing the beautiful park, and nice wineries we also were taken to see a number of other sites that I would never either thought to have a look at. Owen was an amazing guide and it was a really personalised... More 

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exnavy76, Owner at Bay Tours Nelson, responded to this review

Kapai Fran & Sheryl. It was lovely to meet you both. What a great day we had! The weather was amazing and we enjoyed some lovely wine and visitied some nice shops along the way :-) Thank you for taking the time to send in the lovely review. Much appreciated Fran. Good luck with the job hunting :-) PS:Hope you... More 

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