David SteeleReno, NV, United States
Frankly, I would award this guide zero stars if it were possible. He no showed without advanced warning, substituting another guide without notice. In fact, had I not reached out to John via text message morning of tour, I may have not connected with my ultimate guide for the day since I had no idea who to look for. I will be posting my review for the guide and tour I took on trip advisor. This is the only time I have been other than totally satisfied with my experience with tours by locals
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David I sincerely apologise for not being available to host you while you were in Wellington. Unfortunately I had to attend to a family crisis at late notice in Napier. In my absence I arranged for Kelvin, a very experienced and respected Wellington guide to take your tour. The pick up arrangements for Kelvin were the same as I would have done ie. he waited for you at the meeting point for Tour Operators with a Tours By Locals sign with your name on it. I apologise again for my absence regards John
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
Great day with John. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Eliot glad you both enjoyed your day in Wellington cheers John
Richard WamplerUnited States
A terrific tour despite the weather. Guide was informed and informative, very patient and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Richard and glad you enjoyed your day. cheers John
Alan PasternakUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for your review Alan and I'm glad your group enjoyed your day in Wellington cheers John
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Mel and catch you next time you are in town
Barbara MandleyUnited States
Margaret (Peggy) BidondoEl Dorado Hills, CA, United States
John gave us an amazing and complete tour of Windy Wellington! It was a day full of fun, information and a delicious lunch. We highly recommend his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Chuck and glad you all enjoyed your day in Wellington.
Victor SpringerScottsdale, AZ, United States
John was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, a great communicator, prompt, and a pleasant person to be around. He included everything we did in his price, which made it very easy for us during our tour. We would strongly recommend him to everyone considering a tour in the Wellington area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for those comments Victor and glad you all enjoyed your time in Wellington cheers John
Glenn ParksUnited States
Wonderful!!! John was our guide/friend and did a wonderful job. He added so much to our vacation; meeting us right when we left the ship and filled our time with amazing adventures practically completing the itinerary even with the ship taking 2 hours from us. Some of the best memories of our 15 day trip are because of John's passion for New Zealand. I appreciated that his tour was all inclusive and he has under priced himself. The Chocolate Fish was fantastic. Take advantage of a grand adventure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had a great time in Wellington Glenn and I thoroughly enjoyed hosting your group on the day. cheers John
Jeannein DieringerUnited States
John was excellent and we would highly recommend his services. He is very knowledgeable about the area and his experience with scheduling was spectacular. He gave us all we wanted to see in such a short time, yet we never felt hurried! His easy going attitude and humor was perfect and he gently herded us from one end of the city to the next. He created a great balance between having his presence for explanation as well as "alone time" for us to explore our own way. We will use John again-no doubt!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for those kind words Jeannein and I'm glad you both enjoyed your day in Wellington cheers John