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Ocean Leopard Tours

Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 226 6480
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Excellent

As a Kiwi have visited all the attractions several times, but never from the sea. Great trip and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Teteblanc
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Auckland, New Zealand
Boot tour with fantastic lookouts

Justin does not only drive his boot safely, he knows all about the stories and spots around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emmanuel J
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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.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
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Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 27 226 6480
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Reviewed yesterday

As a Kiwi have visited all the attractions several times, but never from the sea. Great trip and very informative but with spectacular views. A must do for visitors and NZers alike.

Thank Teteblanc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Justin does not only drive his boot safely, he knows all about the stories and spots around the coast and it's wildlife. We had a nice time and my son had a great time taking shots of the fishes under water which justin had lured.More

Thank Emmanuel J
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Emmanual, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review! You guys were great to have on the tour, and was so nice getting to know you all. The fish are an awesome sight for sure!....I hope the go pro footage came...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to NZ many times and we rank this tour as one of our all time favourite experiences. Justin was a great captain and guide. The boat is very comfortable and we felt safe and looked after at all times. The tour is...More

Thank youngmerinda
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mirinda and Graeme, Thanks for giving the tour such high praise, it was so nice chatting with you guys and getting to know you over the 2hrs we spent on the coast. Great to hear you got some great photos! - Winter can be...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

A great day!!! The weather was chilly but sunny as we waiting at Ferry Landing for Justin to arrive. We boarded our vessel and were off to explore the wonders of the Corromandel Coastline. And what wonders awaited us! . We cruised around a large...More

Thank Cherylne
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cherylne, Sorry for the delay in thanking you for this awesome review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip with us and thank you very much for giving us such a high recommendation. I hope the rest of your holiday went well and we...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Coromandel Coast turned on one of its most perfect Autumn days, so that helped. However, to suggest the scenery was just awesome seems so inadequate. Just do the tour! Enough said.More

Thank Kim B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Hi Kim B, Thanks for the fantastic review, it's true Autumn can be a great time to do the tour, often we have super glassy conditions all day. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time on water, we hope to see you again . All...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Wow! What an experience this was..... Truly enjoyable, friendly and very passionate. The guide/skipper truly made sure that you get the best photos and experience on this trip.... and even helped with photos... I will recommend to anybody to take this trip in winter or...More

Thank Morne V
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Morne V, wow is right! Wow thank you so much for this fantastic review and of course the excellent rating. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour with Ocean Leopard and sincerely hope you were able to get some great shots. Winter and summer...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We headed out on the water with Justin last Tuesday for the Full Monty tour. The weather was not perfect, but we had a great morning seeing the local sites from the water and wildlife. Justin is an excellent, personable guide and great communicator. The...More

Thank feline_1972
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi feline_1972, thanks for taking the time to review the tour with Ocean Leopard! This is a tricky time of year getting the weather and sea conditions right but it's fantastic when the two line up. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling a bit...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our host Justin was a great guide, very personable and friendly. He was knowledgeable about the local history of the area. We saw some amazing scenery and Cathedral Cove was breathtaking.We all got to see the attractions clearly as Justin turned the boat around so...More

Thank Diane B
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Diane B, thanks for taking the time to review Ocean Leopard Tours! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed the scenery and commentary on the tour and that you felt comfortable despite the cold. The fish are quite a sight aren't they! We really...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Nice tour with a great tour guide as well, we went to heaps of beautiful places around there for 2.5 hours! Well recommended!!

Thank Alrie
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Alrie, thanks for taking the time to write this short but sweet, excellent review! All these reviews piece together to paint a portrait of what Ocean Leopard has to offer so I appreciate each and every one of them. Cheers, Justin

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

May is a little off season & it had been raining so the trip almost didn't go. There was only one other couple and the weather turned out sunny with a perfect off shore wind. Justin made it extra special by taking all the time...More

Thank 674stanleyk
JPHopkins, Owner at Ocean Leopard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi 674stanleyk, I remember this trip well! It was very touch and go right up to the last moment and then the sun shone and we had a great trip out on the water! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and...More

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Alison C
21 May 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for the enquiry. Generally speaking we run all year around. In winter months when weather conditions are less favourable it's best to call us when you arrive in the area and take it from there. Thank you... More
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sarath k
17 March 2017|
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Response from JPHopkins | Property representative |
Hi sarath k, thank you for your question, it's one we get asked quite a bit. We love animals but I'm afraid on the Ocean Leopard we do not allow pets. This is really out of respect to other customers who may have allergies... More
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Aussie2066
6 February 2017|
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Thanks Justin.we booked the longer one
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