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Adventure Bay of Plenty - Day Tours

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Address: Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 238 267
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Kayaking in Tauranga Harbor

I booked a kayak tour with Grant and he was great from the very beginning. He quickly answered my emails and he kept us updated on the weather. The weather was a little iffy on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2012
Shiyana T
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Kailua, Oahu

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Kailua, Oahu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

I booked a kayak tour with Grant and he was great from the very beginning. He quickly answered my emails and he kept us updated on the weather. The weather was a little iffy on the day of our tour as remnants of a hurricane that hit Fiji were affecting Tauranga. Grant had rain gear so we decided to chance... More 

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advbop, Owner at Adventure Bay of Plenty - Day Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the kayak even tough we had to shorten it a little. I'm not use to not spending as much time with my guests as possible so your review is very much appreciated considering it did not go the whole duration. If you are ever back in Tauranga we will add a couple of hours on to... More 

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

Grant took us out to Lake McLaren at night to experience a Glow Work Kayak tour. .. Was absolutely breathtaking! It was the middle of winter and pouring down with rain (I refused to cancel!) and we had a blast! We were supplied with wet weather gear, and it was warm .. The lake was tranquil, except for the sound... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

We followed the advice of another TripAdvisor reviewer, providing owner Grant Bradley with our broad parameters for a tour, then allowing him to design it. Wow, Grant delivered a magnificent experience that exceeded our best expectations! And it gets better. The Acid Test of a great tour operator is dealing with the unexpected, and Grant scored A+. Our cruise ship... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

On our South Pacific cruise, our day with Grant was equaled only by our time snorkeling on Bora Bora. That is just how much we enjoyed this day! We found Adventure Bay of Plenty on TA and contacted Grant, who provided fast responses and a “plan” incorporating several things we wanted to do while in port for one day. We... More 

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advbop, Owner at Adventure Bay of Plenty - Day Tours, responded to this review

The season is slowing down so i would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your reviews. We live in a beautiful part of the country and it has been my pleasure to show you a small part of it. if you ever find your way back here in the future drop me a line and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

I was on a cruise and booked the sightseeing tour. Kev picked us up as Grant was doing a kayak tour the same day. Kev was nice and tried his best, but you could tell that he wasn’t fully comfortable and familiar with all of the sites and giving background information. I was in contact with Grant to make the... More 

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advbop, Owner at Adventure Bay of Plenty - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Adventure Bay of Plenty has grown very quickly over the last year thanks to Trip Adviser.. To start with I was able to take most of the tours but as interest has increased I have needed to find additional staff. They are all qualified but you reviews are welcomed as it helps me decide on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Grant was a tour guide with a great knowledge of the area as well as it's culture. He really gave a us a good feel for the nature and people of this part of NZ. Thanks for a great experience.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We went with our two young kids on the Glow Worm Tour and we had an amazing time. Grant was great- very accommodating and made the trip feel very personalised to our needs and at our pace. My husband has been on 2 other glow worm tours and he said that Grant's was much better due to the fact we... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We arrived in Tauranga on a cruise ship in January 2012. We had pre-booked a day of kayaking, biking, blokarting and touring with Grant but unfortunately due to the weather our day was a little different - thank goodness for Grant's flexibility. Despite the change in plans this was a fabulous day. Grant showed us the beautiful countryside in the... More 

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Delta B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

This cool resort town has a lot to offer any tourist and it was my first stop on my Holland America cruise of N.Z. and Australia.This beautiful inlet has the mount Maunganui Mauao Historic Reserve as it's crown jewel which i hiked up and ran across some amazing almost stone like looking solitary trees lower down where the sheep were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Grant Bradley gave our gourp of 14 seniors a wonderful tour of Tauranga. We were on Celebrity Century from Auckland to Sydney and we were looking for a private personal tour. What an awesome day. Grant loves what he does and we all could tell that he enjoyed showing us around his country. He even stopped for us to get... More 

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