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Kaikoura Fishing Charters

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140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6888
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Most regretful tour

The crew members were totally disappointment. To Eion, the business owner, you should fire the... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
371dannyl
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Abusive Staff

The crew members were horrible abusive people who were aggressive and used there ownership over the... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
StevenP978
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Brisbane, Australia
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“perch” (8 reviews)
“blue cod” (5 reviews)
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140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 6888

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The crew members were totally disappointment. To Eion, the business owner, you should fire the captain long long time ago. Your business is ruined by his leadership. He was extremely rude when I had my tour last year. He made everybody in our group feeling...More

1  Thank 371dannyl
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello I am sorry you felt this way, the skipper does lack in the tourism side but is a very good fisherman we have a new tourism leader on our boat whom is there to help tourists and make them feel comfortable. Once again on...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The crew members were horrible abusive people who were aggressive and used there ownership over the boat to scare the women on the boat. One also smelt of alcoholic. If any staff members want to deny this claim they are more than welcome to reply.More

4  Thank StevenP978
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello I am sorry to hear this, it is very disappointing to hear about the aggressive manners. We have spoken to our staff And they say they were not under the influence of alcohol. Drinking for our staff is not aloud before and during our...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I was put onto this fishing charter because all of the one I phoned was full. I was told the guy could be a bit grumpy but we would have a good days fishing. He was right! It was excellent value for money. The staff,(...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The two men on board who took us for our trip were extremely rude. In over two years of being away and going on various trips I have never had such a bad experience. They constantly had cigarettes in their mouth and then every butt...More

1  Thank Steffan G
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

On holiday from Scotland and took my son and young grandson on his first boat fishing trip which he thoroughly enjoyed. The boat crew were really attentive and assisted with baiting and removing fish from hooks. Electric reels made things a lot easier for the...More

1  Thank bobmacpherson
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this tour with my family including 2 kids 12 and 17 for a 3 hours tour. All was prepared on the boat with a good equipment. We just had to fish and the team provided a full and competent assistance. What a...More

1  Thank Patetchris013
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

One of the worst service I've ever experienced. The staff there were so rude; refuse to help and communicate. Their attitude had big changing once we on the boat than the day I made a booking with them. So never never ever go back again.

5  Thank Aaren J
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went on an afternoon fishing trip with... experienced ..."FFishermen". on the Takapu. .The boat was large and we had a good amount of space to fish between the 4 of us...It was a beautiful sunny afternoon.. we were joined by numerous large sea birds...More

1  Thank KimInsydney32
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As per previous reviews, do not go on a charter with this business, incorrect booking times, overbooked, wrong duration of booked charter before you even get on the boat. Incredibly rude, unprofessional, inconsiderate, and threatening behaviour. Crew were hungover, and as others have described, carried...More

2  Thank Sam G
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The most terrible experience ever! We are group of 5 hongkongers based in Christchurch and we spent this Saturday in Kaikoura expecting a day out with this company would give us an enjoyable ametur fishing experience plus some freshly caught fish/lobster for our dinner. Unfortunately...More

8  Thank Alan H
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