See what our previous clients and groups have to say about the best tours in the Bay of Islands.

Excellent customer experience is a top priority for our team. We love to provide great holiday experiences for visitors to the Bay of Islands so it’s very rewarding when we receive awesome comments and we always appreciate the feedback to ensure we keep on track!

Thanks to all our wonderful visitors who have booked our tour and shared their experience with others.

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We had great fun.

“Seeing the Glow Worm caves was truly a great adventure for us – a brand new experience in our life. We also enjoyed seeing the beautiful countryside getting to and from the caves. Our lunch at the Bakehouse was delicious and fun for us to try as we don’t have many special meat pies in our country – the only hard part was choosing which one to get. The waterfalls area and also the forest area were also beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed. We would recommend this tour for sure to those searching for this particular area of New Zealand. We had great fun.

Walla_W, Nov 2023

Really Great Tour

“Rob our driver was a real test! Great knowledge base and very good sense of humour Glow worms were fantastic, never saw anything like it. The tropical forest was really interesting. The falls were exciting as there had been big rains the previous two days. Also the best chocolate factory around. Delicious Great picture taking opportunities. Overall a fantastic day

Carrie_W, Nov 2023


“The waterfall/park were very pretty. The glow worm caves were amazing….they would be worth visiting even WITHOUT the glow worms! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. We even had time to sample chocolate at a candy factory and do a little shopping. Definitely recommend.”

Kim_M, Oct 2023

You won’t be disappointed!

“Excellent guide! Greg was knowledgeable, laidback and added so much depth to the tour. He shared info about each site we visited as well as a lot of interesting facts about NZ in general. Great time and we’ll worth the price.”

vickster1122, Oct 2023

Excellent tour and guide Tony

“I didn’t’ have high expectations for this tour going in as I thought all caves were pretty much the same, but I thought it might be a good way to see some of the country side. Boy was I wrong. The Glow Worm caves and the stories about their discovery ware fantastic very interesting. The rest of the tour was similarly wonderful. Tony was an excellent guide giving us a good mix of history and current life of the area. The whole Bay of Islands area is beautiful.”

Donna_C, Oct 2023

Great Day!

“We, husband and I, booked this tour based on prior reviews and are so glad we did. Gareth was our tour guide/driver and he did an outstanding job! He was a wealth of information and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. He even took us to buy some special honey only available in New Zealand at the end of the day. Muchas gracias, Gareth, from your Costa Rica friends, Bruce and Karen. Don’t hesitate to book this tour, folks. A great way to see and experience a lot when you have such a short time.”

Karen, April 2019

A wonderful day in the Bay of Islands

“Rob our driver was fantastic!! This was an excellent shore excursion. We were able to visit many interesting and scenic places, and enjoyed the many facts that Rob provided.”

Edward_L, Oct 2023


“The guide was wonderful. We saw so many things on the tour that a larger group would not have seen. The glow worms were interesting and the ability to learn so much of the history was fascinating”

Reylon_M, Feb 2023

Memorable tour

“A very enjoyable and interesting tour. Our guide Gareth was great, he had stories and information going all day. Particularly enjoyed the glow worm caves, especially as it was a small group of eight. The scenery around this area is wonderful and we were able to visit a couple of locations that bigger tours can’t access. Gareth had us back in plenty of time to return to our ship after a memorable day. Thank you Gareth and Bay of Islands Tours.

Wendy_J, Jan 2023

Great Tour

“Where do we start? This is how small group excursions should be. Chloe was a fantastic guide, the vehicles were clean and well kept and the itinerary was no fluff.
Chloe is knowledgeable on a variety of topics and is pleasant to deal with – both in advance and during our tour.
We also got to see how accommodating her crew can be and I am confident that this is their nature, not an exception.
This tour came highly recommended and we, too, echo that view.”

Victoria, Canada – April 2019

Top Notch Private Tour

Our private tour of Bay of Islands with Matt was stupendous! First of all Chloe’s customer service was wonderful. I booked the tour about a month ahead via email and Chloe was polite and prompt with all of her responses. Matt met us promptly at Waitingi Wharf in a beautiful new BMW X5 and we were on our way. First we went to see the glow worms at Maori-owned Kawiti Caves. I told Chloe about my bad knee and she arranged for us to take a slightly shorter tour that still showed us lots of glow worms. We saw majestic Kauri trees at Puketi Forest, funky artistic toilets, and had a fabulous lunch at Marsden Winery. Chloe even made sure they had green mussels on the menu at my request, a must do while in New Zealand. Matt has a fantastic sense of humor and kept us laughing throughout the day. Fabulous tour of a beautiful place!

January 2019

3 hour winery tour – perfect!

“We had a fab afternoon with Matt on the 3 hour winery tour. He was awesome, super friendly and informative. The three wineries were amazing. The first two were nice and small where you got a good feel for the place and the people who make the wine. The third one was bigger but also very cool. Awesome afternoon, would highly recommend and will definitely do it again when we come back. Thanks Matt!”

January 2019

Cruise ship tour great value and fun

“Thanks Chloe for booking the three of us in at short notice. Great value for money and much cheaper to book directly rather than through cruise line. Amba guide and driver for day was aware of timeframe for cruise and provided an informative and fun day. We came away with a Good understanding of the local history, enjoyed the Glow Worm cave tour and our guide was wonderful. We did not feel rushed throughout the day, thanks so much Chloe and Amba”

January 2019

Amazing Tour

“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 with great views of the harbor and the bakery as well as the chocolate factory were well received by one and all in our party, especially the 9 children. Thanks again for a great day. Would highly recommend this tour.”

January 2018