Robert S.United States
Two scores. For Dermot, 5 stars; for the tour, incomplete. Dermot is experienced, knowledgeable & adaptable - reworking the tour per our requests. The requirements we imposed & other factors did not allow him to complete the tour as planned. A late start + a short city tour (~30 minutes), addition of a jet boat ride (~1 hour), unbelievable road construction delays (~hour, maybe more!), plus a requested early boat return (~1.5 hours penalty) meant we did not get to experience the Southern Alps as hoped.
Seng Hai LeeSingapore, STATE/PROVINCE, Singapore
Dermot was highly professional and knowledgable. He was safety-conscious, and navigated the mountainous roads and one-lane tracks with ease. His vehicle was spacious, clean and comfortable. He knew the best places to eat, rest, take walks and snap good photographs. While he was a good conversationist as he drove, he also let us take naps when we needed it. He was accommodating towards our requests to tweak the itinerary, including last minute changes. As a result we enjoyed our day trip to the Pass!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure taking you and your family to Arthur's Pass and jet-boating the Waimakariri River......many thanks for taking the time to write a review ......happy travels! Regards, Dermot
Ann FarinaUnited States
If you are looking for a guide who is familiar with the area oh can't govwrong. Dermot knows the history and trivial facts and makes for an excellent tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your rating and comments and it was such a pleasure showing your group the mountains and passes of the South Island near Christchurch and Lyttelton !