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“Highly recommend - one of the best days we had in NZ”

Waterways Boating Safaris
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Owner description: Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating safaris. We would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed a day out on the water with us. We especially would like to thank all of those who gave us such great reviews over the last 15 years. We thank TripAdvisor as without this website, our business could never have been so successful. The concept that reviews are not solicited and are given freely is one of the best advantages of TripAdvisor. In our travels around the world, both past and in the future, TripAdvisor is our main source of unbiased and useful information from other travellers rather than being baed on commissions or advertising fees being paid by activity and accommodation providers.
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Highly recommend - one of the best days we had in NZ”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Previous reviews say it all but this is about as much fun as can be had by any age group (everyone will come away happy) with a beautiful backdrop hosted by a charming and charismatic team in Leicester and his lovely wife.

Leicester designed these boats which are easy to pilot and incredibly stable and fun. This tour has something for everyone. Our 5 year old twins loved it and sat in Leicester's boat the whole time! We had a lot of fun with enough independence as we followed the lead set by Leicester. We learned lots, took in the spectacular views from a unique perspective and sped around the place in a safe and controlled environment.

Highly recommend for anyone wanting a unique and truly memorable experience. Very good value for money too given we spent most of the day out on the water.

Lovely tours run by wonderful people in a unique way.

Thanks for such special memories.

Visited December 2012
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable & Fun Experience”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Great and fun experience. My husband enjoyed driving the boat. Excellent guide and pace of tour was just right... stopped for photos and explained areas of interest. Wonderful half day activity. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Visited November 2011
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Anakiwa, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Safaris at its best”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

A superb experience. Leicester looks after you completely and his knowledge is endless. You get the opportunity to stop for photographs and see seals and dolphins so close. The adrenalin rush is fantastic. Our guests have enjoyed many safari trips with Waterways and we will continue to recommend.

Visited April 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is a great way to see the Marlborough sounds. It’s very fun to drive your own boat. The guide is excellent and takes complementary pictures for you and transfers to a CD. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife. The color of the water throughout the sounds was unbelievable. This was a far better way to enjoy the sounds than just taking the ferry from Picton to Wellington.

Visited March 2012
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Water magic”
Reviewed 12 May 2012

Awsome way to see the sound in a short time with great caracters along the way

Visited May 2012
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