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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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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
Thank Betty B
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
Thank suearl1
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☺

Reviewed 5 January 2018

The owner/operator Mark was very knowledgeable and provided insightful running commentary on the drive out to the Castle. The commentary was also delivered in an entertaining manner which keeps people engaged. You'd benefit from a smaller group (and greater interaction that comes from it), and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JordanN964
GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks for the positive review Jordan. Happy to have made your day in Dunedin a good one. I hope work wasn't too onerous once you got back there. Cheers Mark

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Shortish cruise ship port tour booked through NZ Tourist info on the pier at our Dunedin stop on NCL xmas tour. Our tour was pretty popular so the main operator Mark organised a second mini-van to cater for the numbers. Got to say probably could...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

If only the American family had gone to the right vehicle and refused to move then maybe, just maybe, things might have started a bit different? Apologies for that. Glad you saw past that though and enjoyed your day. I hope the rest of your...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Having visited Dunedin previously, we were unsure how to occupy our day (we were on a cruise ship). We booked this tour on the pier. A fabulous tour. Mark was very entertaining and had a incredible knowledge of his hometown. We saw all the sights,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you very much for the glowing review, Very humbling. Checking out your other review I thought you might have had The Castle Cruiser confused with your Napier tour. I trust the rest of your cruise went well. If you are ever back in NZ...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Castle Cruise was a great way to see Dunedin in a limited time. The highlight of the tour was Larnach Castle. Mark knows the castle well and was an excellent guide. We also saw the historic train station, the world's steepest street, and an...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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GlowWormGuy, Owner at The Castle Cruiser, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Bill, Thank you for the great review. Sorry I have taken so long to acknowledge it. I am glad you enjoyed your day in Dunedin and aboard The Castle Cruiser,. In regards the jabs, I am an equal opportunites jabber - Just saying! lol...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We found the tour information at the i-site in Dunedin. The value was there so we booked it early. There were only 4 people on our tour and was remarkably cheaper and less crowded than the cruise ship's tour. The tour guide isn't very politically...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Started from central hostel pick up, enjoyed the city tour then made our way to castle. Mark's knowledge for the castle made it a very informative tour.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I was going to do one of Mark's outdoor type tours, but I was grounded by the weather. So I opted instead to do this Castle Cruiser tour of his. Now, I normally don't do these really touristy kind of tours, but I'm glad I...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Jim E
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We struck it lucky the day we arrived at Port Chalmers. No sooner did we get off the ship and arrange our tour on the dock, our tour guide/ driver/ jokester Mark turned up in his bus. We did all the best sights of Dunedin...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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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.