A enjoyable if somewhat touristy tour, but well worth it. The guides were personable and very well informed. A good time.
Fun and informative from the start to the finish. Paddling up the river with 35 other folks was just the right pace as we observed the flora and fauna in the area. By far the presentation by the Chief (Hoeni) was enthralling. Past history from...More
Dec 20th, we were in Bay of Islands only one day, on the HA Maasdam cruise ship. We wanted an authentic Maori experience and got it. The Maori guides instructed us on paddling, native chants and war-greetings. The day was damp and blustery, but the...More
We were on a cruise ship recently when (11/26/17) we took this trip. We were fortunate to have the Chief (pictured above) as our guide and historian. Not only was it great fun to learn the chant to paddle but he gave an amazing insight...More
In spite of the stated minimum of 6 visitors, we were given the go ahead even with only four. Because of a somewhat balky outboard motor (used when there only a few people in the canoe), we did more paddling than I believe is usual....More