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The Castle Cruiser

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Dunedin's premier tour to Larnach Castle. A daily 4 hour tour $90A (5.5 hour tour on Cruise Ship Days from the Octagon @10:15AM or 6.5 hours Port Chalmers Pick-up/Return $105.00Adult/$55Child ages 5-14years @9.45AM) Transport is a luxury 13 leather...more
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Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 800 273 325
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All reviews booked this tour incredible knowledge running commentary beautiful dunedin cruise ship great tour information centre baldwin st new zealand steepest street in the world railway station jokes mark cruisers humour operator tomb
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I decided to book this tour while traveling on the Ovation of the Seas. Mark picked us up from the I-site. From the moment we met him the Aussie jokes started rolling but it was all in good fun - it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katedavob
GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the glowing review Kate. Glad you and David enjoyed the tour. As a Kiwi it's hard not to have a crack at you Aussies (all in good fun though). I promise I will work hard on my repertoire for when you come back....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on the Majestic Princess and was met at the cruise terminal by Mark. There was another couple and we picked up another lady in Dunedin. From start to finish, Mark was entertaining, knowledgeable and fun. We were provided with fantastic information and history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JB5059
GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for the kind comments and excellent review. Much appreciated. I'm glad to have made your day in Dunedin one to remember. I hope the rest of your cruise went well. Until we meet again... Mark

Reviewed 14 July 2018

There really is something a bit special about how owner/operator Mark operates his tours of Dunedin's best sights, including of course Larnach Castle. The combination of exellent research to really unearth the best historical anecdotes, all delivered with humour and his atypical Southern Man charm,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for the outstanding review. Much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed the rugby and our fantastic stadium afterwards - afterall that's why you were here in the first place! Kindest regards Mark

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We booked this tour independently ,after a recommendation from family, while on a NZ cruise. The tour, as stated in the info, covers very interesting parts of Dunedin itself, including a visit to the cemetery. The highlight though was the visit to Larnarch Castle, history,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Ray, Thanks for the fantastic review. Finally an Aussie that gets me and is happy to crow about it - get that man a beer! I hope the whisky went down well as you were writing that review. Take care and until next time....Kindest...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

I almost skipped visiting Larnach Castle and booking this tour--I'm so glad I didn't. It was one of the, if not the, absolute highlights of my visit to Dunedin, all thanks to the wonderful guide. It was forecast to be a rainy day and I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for the incredible feedback. Glad to have been able to make your trip to Dunedin one to remember for all the right reasons. Safe travels. Mark

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Cruise ship stop in Dunners (Dunedin). We had been to Dunedin many times but we're very keen to spend more time at the Castle but did not want to see Otago Peninsula or pay hundreds on a car/cab so chose the Castle Cruiser. Started out...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Vic, Thanks for the candid review. A bit of a mixed bag coupled with couple of sucker punches in there. Backhanded compliments come to mind. I will take your "experienced" advice on board and when I finally hit the big 5-0 perhaps apply it....More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

My partner and I booked this tour before leaving Perth to head off on a cruise for New Zealand. We couldn't have been happier. We were collected by Mark from the port and were lucky enough to have him all to ourselves all day. Mark...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for the positive review it is much appreciated Sorry I have taken a while to respond I have just been busy. I hope the rest of your cruise went well. If you are ever back this way then maybe we could catch up...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The tour of larnach castle and the city of Dunedin was pretty interesting, particularly at the castle. The tour seemed very slow at times, with some unnecessary stops in locations at the city (such as a graveyard which was mildly interesting, and the university) that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Kyle, Thank you for your review. Just to outline for others reading your review, the stops that you have suggested be cut from the tour and why they are included - the reason we stop at the grave yard is to view the Tomb...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My friend Hannah and I booked to do this tour and we are so glad we did! We had Mark to ourselves for the day as we were the only ones booked, and he truly made it worth every cent. Mark is extremely knowledgeable not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

It was a pleasure to take you Aussies on a trip around Dunedin. Glad you weren't thin skinned. Just kidding! Thanks for the humbling reference. Much appreciated. Enjoy your national holiday today and have a fantastic rest of your trip to NZ. Til we met...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

We highly recommend booking this tour with Mark, a perfect choice when off a cruise ship as you get an overview of Dunedin and of course that special visit to Larnach Castle. Mark was very informative throughout the day and it was a plus being...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks for the glowing reference. I'm glad you had a great time. I trust the rest of your cruise went well. Kindest regards Mark☺

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27 March 2015|
Response from GlowWormGuy | Property representative |
The guy was an imbecile. I doubt he could feed himself properly let alone spell correctly. Thank goodness most of my other clients from Aussie have senses of humour. Good to see you picked up on the sort of bloke that he was.