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Hooked on Barrier

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89 Hector Sanderson Road | Claris, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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More than just a boat trip

We went on an early evening BBQ cruise with Chris and Charmaine, and it was immediately obvious... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Sandraflyer
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Chichester, United Kingdom
The highlight of our trip to the Barrier

On Queens' Birthday Monday morning two couples (one with two children) went out with Chris and had... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Nzattitude
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Our fishing, diving and sightseeing charters are your key to the breathtaking views and pristine waters around Great Barrier Island on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf.Hooked on Barrier has a charter boat, hire depot and shop supplying all you needs for an awesome adventure. Please note due to winter weather conditions and vessel maintenance we may not be available for charters between 1 July and 30 September
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89 Hector Sanderson Road | Claris, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We went on an early evening BBQ cruise with Chris and Charmaine, and it was immediately obvious that this was a cut above the norm. They were both great hosts, very personable and shared a great deal of information about the area. Chris is also...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you, we enjoyed being able to share our island with you.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

On Queens' Birthday Monday morning two couples (one with two children) went out with Chris and had the most wonderful half day trip. Originally proposed to be a sightseeing cruise and BBQ lunch on the water, Chris happily accommodated our request to change plans, go...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you, it was my pleasure to share the magic of Great Barrier island with you. Chris

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great half day trip while staying on the barrier for a weekend. Chris is an amazing host and such a great guy to spend the day with... very knowledgeable. We had one of the nicest lunches on the boat while cruising up...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks hopefully the weather will be better next time

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went out today with Chris for an informative and fun trip on the West Coast tour. What a great way to see this part of the island. We had opportunities to hear about history as well as local folk lore. Swimming from the boat...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thanks Nicola, I enjoyed my day with you and your family. Chris

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Chris is a great bloke but this is a sightseeing charter and in no way a fishing charter!! If you want to catch fish or dive this isn't the company to choose!!!! We where mislead from day one that they could facilitate our requests only...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hi, I am sorry that the day failed to meet your expectations. I feel your statements are unfair and misleading. You state it was misleading communication, but in fact I only had communications with Mike and no one else in your group,and clearly advised him...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had heard that Hooked on Barrier did fantastic coffee and home made Carrot Cake. It is basically a nautical spot, specialising in everything to do with boats and fishing and apparently extremely knowledgeable. They do extremely excellent coffee and have made a sitting out...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you See you on your next visit to Great Barrier Island

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Chris ;Captain, guide,Chef, owner of Sundance. Thank you for a great family outing. Headed out without a real plan but Chris soon sorted us out with a bit of local knowledge and information on things within the harbour. Then headed up the west coast with...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Thank you Nigel, I enjoyed your company and it was great to see the pleasure your family got from the magic Great Barrier Island offers, hope we see you back this way again. Chris

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great morning sightseeing cruise with Chris who is knowledgeable about the island. Worth the trip if you like boats and I bet he could catch a fish or two for you.

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you See you next time

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Chris took my company of 13 for a cruise, lunch in a bay and a frolic with dolphins. It is obvious he knows the area well and has the experience to provide exactly what you want from a relaxing cruise to a productive fish. Highly...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2015

Cheers Bryce, Look forward to seeing you next time you're on the Barrier Chris

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had a great day out sightseeing on Sundancer! She's a very comfortable boat & Chris is a wealth of knowledge about the area & its history. After a visit to the old whaling station, we headed up towards Port Fitzroy where Chris chose a...More

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