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Amazing experience

We booked last minute and too late for the BOP kayaking and were offered the McLaren lake... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2015
Nush7
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London, United Kingdom
LEARNING TO KAYAK

Very happy with the skills course as an absolute beginner. The instructors take safety very... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2014
459Helen63
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Dec 10, 2015
“friendly staff.”
Jan 26, 2015
“Kayaking at the Mount”
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Kayak adventures, including Glow Worm kayaking in the dark, that will get you off the beaten track and give you a taste of the real NZ. Personal, guided kayak tours that ensure you discover some unforgettable places. Glow Worm Kayaking & Bush Walk...more
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

friendly staff and a good range of kayaks and equipment. get down there and book a kayak trip you will have a blast.

Thank martinaud37
Reviewed 27 January 2015

As locals,we know the Mount well,but being on the water in a kayak gave us a different perspective on this beautiful area. The weather was perfect and our guide Estelle,was friendly,knowledgeable and helpful.Only the orcas and dolphins were missing.We enjoyed the experience and would certainly...More

Thank keithlink
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We were the only two on the Lake McLaren Kayak & Waterfall Walk Tour on the 29th December which we thought was strange considering the website had mentioned it required a minimum of 4 to run the tour. Brad was our tour guide and he...More

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Estelle L, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Bay of Plenty, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

We're sorry to hear your were not satisfied with your kayak tour and that it did not meet your expectations. Whilst we prefer a minimum of 4 on our tours, it is at our discretion to still operate with lower numbers as in the past...More

Reviewed 2 January 2015

We booked last minute and too late for the BOP kayaking and were offered the McLaren lake experience instead. I wasn't keen but we wanted to take in what was our first kayak experience so went ahead and booked. Estelle and a colleague (so sorry...More

2  Thank Nush7
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Our family did not have a lot of experience with Kayaking, but I convinced our cousins that Kayaking would be an excellent option to see the Bay of Plenty and get some exercise. The morning was excellent and the company even better! The tour was...More

1  Thank KiddHouse
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Very happy with the skills course as an absolute beginner. The instructors take safety very seriously and I thought we were very well briefed and supported. So much more confident now, and won't be panicing if end up upside down by some accident! Looking foward...More

1  Thank 459Helen63
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Don't let the price of this relaxing adventure turn you off to this experience. I was skeptical and wanted something more exciting for my money. Turns out that it was worth every pence. Estelle was a wonderful, kind, and engaging guide. She shared her knowledge...More

2  Thank TMACK2121
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We did the day trip on McLaren lake - fantastic scenery and serenity, and a wonderful guide (Estelle) to boot. Highly recommended!

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed 24 June 2014

What a wonderful morning kayaking McLaren Lake with Estelle from Canoe & Kayak Bay of Plenty. My family thoroughly enjoyed the serene, peaceful lake with the stunning scenery surrounding us. Estelle (our guide) was truly brilliant. This is an experience you should definitely take on....More

Thank Melinda V
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Absolutely amazing...not only was the scenery and weather perfect and more than we could have expected...but Estelle was amazing. Her service and ability to reassure me was amazing...I had never been to lake mclaren before but her txt to make sure I knew where I...More

3  Thank Kmf267
Estelle L, Owner at Canoe & Kayak Bay of Plenty, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

I just love that you chose our Lake McLaren tour to celebrate a family birthday, we have such a great day and I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much and have the photos I took for you to remember it by. Now that your...More

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