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We are a locally owned an operated tour company in the Bay Of Islands. We specialise in full or half day personalised private tours. We can put together your perfect day in the Bay Of Islands ensuring that you see all the highlights plus a few...more
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Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 21 881 770
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great day on the highlights tour. Chloe is a friendly informative guide. Beautiful views and very interesting stops along the way. Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimberleyopinion
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Small group booked through Bay of Islands Tours arrived on dock and was met by Matt and was able to have cup of tea and cake whilst waiting for all our party to arrive. We were in a small group of about 11 and did...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

An awesome tour! Did not feel rushed at all. We were a group of 11 and were more than accommodated for. Thank you Chloe for a wonderful tour 😊

Thank LeighP77
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We arrived on the wharf about 1/2 hour early than the scheduled time but within 10 minutes Chloe arrived with two buses for our family group of 17. Both buses were pristine and the day was everything that was promised. All our stops were fantastic...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Maria B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We chose to do a 5 hour trip through Bay of Islands Tours when our cruise boat arrived in the Bay of Islands. Chloe, our guide for the trip, took such great care of us. She’s so knowledgeable about the local area, we had a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We did the shore excursion with Bay Of Islands Tours while on a cruise. The 5 hour shore excursion was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Chloe was fun, full of local knowledge and attentive! All the sights were fantastic and it was a great way to...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We saw wonderful waterfalls, tremendous trees and gorgeous glow worms!! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Jill, our guide for the day, greeted us warmly and announced we were part of her family for the day. And she meant it. In addition, she was a fantastic guide; knowledgeable, a good and willing listener, and a good driver -- for those of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Chloe,owner of company was a great driver and a nice person but not a very good tour guide We felt that we were on a bus trip and not a tour .while we drove from place to place she was quiet or turned on radio...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank caryn8282
BOITOURS, Owner at Bay Of Islands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Caryn, I am quite surprised and saddened to see this review you have posted about your day with me on the 10th November. So I would firstly like to apologise that the day did not meet your expectations and you didn't find me interesting...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Enjoyed the day tour with Matt our tour guide, his local knowledge was interesting, humorous and informative. My partner and I did Paihia, Glow Worm caves, chocolate shop, Kauri trees and much more. Would definitely recommend booking with this company.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MelanieG1759
BOITOURS, Owner at Bay Of Islands Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your day with us. We are so glad you really enjoyed your day out! Kindest regards, Chloe

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18 December 2017|
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Response from BOITOURS | Property representative |
Hi Jeanette, Thank you for your message! We would love to have you on board for the day with us on the 7th Feb next year! We currently have 6 seats left on our "Cruise Shore Tour" which is a 5 hour tour designed... More
28 May 2017|
Response from BayOfIslandsTours | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately Hobbiton is a 6 hour drive south of Paihia so we do not run tours that far. However Paihia does have its own Glow worm caves 20 minutes drive away that we run tours to... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from BayOfIslandsTours | Property representative |
Hi Beverly, Thank you for your message! I can highly recommend our "Cruise shore tour" This tour is custom made for cruise ship passengers. It allows you to see all the highlights of the bay of islands in the short... More