Customer Feedback

Hear it from the people that came on the tour.

Evening penguin tour:

A massive than you to everyone involved  in providing such an incredible time! I have no words to describe how amazing the experience was! All the best to you all!
  Rodrigo Reis.

We did the Evening penguin tour and were able to see lots of penguins coming home for the night! Even the rare Yellow Eyed penguin! It was an incredible experience to see them up close and not from a boat. This is a MUST! They also let us feed some baby lambs! So cute!

An Akaroa must do!

This is the second time I have been and both time's I have loved it - 100% recommend

It is incredible the work you do to help protect the penguins and increase their numbers, allowing us the privilege to view them in the wild. It is the second time I have been and look forward to visiting again when I next get back to Akaroa. I would highly recommend this experience.

Sea-kayaking safari:

Thank you for the amazing experience we encountered on our tour. This is definitely one of the picks for a real NZ experience. Thank you Kevin and the team for letting us partake at such a late time of year. Well worth it and comes highly recommended.

Had a really amazing time with the Pohatu team! We did the sea-kayaking and could enjoy the bay, the cliffs, the penguins resting on the rocks and the seal swimming close to us!
Then we did the Evening penguin tour with a close encounter with the White flippered penguin, especially with Marco (penguin in care at the time). it was amazing to see these cute penguins so close!
I had so many questions (maybe too much) but my guide, answered everything!
Great views on Akaroa during the way, and really interesting to see the penguins coming back to the bay during the sunset!
  Gaelle Roussel.

Pohatu package:

A fantastic adventure and a perfect start if you want to explore NZ. Unbelievable beautiful views from cliffs, a great bush walk, tree ferns, waterfalls, birds, the sheep farm and on top the fantastic penguin tour, I would give a 6th stars.
  Bernd Rössner

It was a beautiful stay in Flea bay. Nice to be close to nature and see the sheep, penguins and fur seals. The beautiful views in Akaroa. Thanks to Kevin, Averil, Benoit, Shireen and Joey for the pleasant experience. Highly recommended.

2 hour Nature tour:

Best tour of New Zealand. We got off the cruise ship (Sea Princess) and saw this tour advertised for $65/person so we booked it. There were 6 of us per van (max of 9). One couple  booked it online. The tour takes you over the most scenic roads on Banks peninsula to beautiful Pohatu bay with photo stops en route to see White flippered penguin. The owners are to be commended for their endless efforts to protect penguins of their lands biodiversity. Highly recommend this tour.

Full Scenic Nature Safari:

We took a half day tour with Kevin as our guide. He was really fun to be around with. Always excited and bubbly! The conservation work they do is truly impressive and is a must if you are traveling there. We got really up close with the penguins which was a pleasant surprise. There was so much we learnt from him with regards to the wildlife in Akaroa as well as the rich history behind this little town. Would truly recommended this tour! thank you guys!

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