We took an Otago Peninsula tour with Claudia on October 7 and just wanted to tell you it was probably the highlight of our recent trip to New Zealand. We particularly want to commend Claudia, who was extremely knowledgable and personable. The day with her was a delight. By the end of the day, we felt as if we had known her for a very long time. We can't speak highly enough of her (plus everything she showed us). Just wanted you to know .......
Scott and Pat James
As you are probably aware now from reading the emails, Martin and I had a BRILLIANT trip. Thank you for organising everything at your end; it was a wonderful experience. Seeing the orangutans, mouse deer, leopard cat and other animals in the wild was really something else. Also, it is a shame that you said you think NZers are afraid of going to Borneo because we found the people so warm and friendly, and felt totally safe there. We would not hesitate to recommend it as a wildlife destination to anyone.
Liz & Martin
Hello Elm Wildlife tours,
We would like to personally thank you for contributing to Ryan's wish to explore New Zealand! He and his family had an incredible time. Attached is a donation letter for your records. Thank you again for all you do to help share the power of a wish!
Dear Elm Wildlife Tours,
Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful tour yesterday! Our guide was fantastic and so knowledgable about the wildlife and history of the area.
We were delighted to see the penguins and the sea lions. Oh the sea lions! I had thought about them all morning, as I have never seen them before (only plenty of land lions) - and they didn't disappoint. Lots of snorting and playing, I could have watched them all night !
It was great that we were not at all rushed, we had plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the wildlife. A very unique, unforgettable tour.
Big THANK YOU, Clare Groom & Helen Riesen
Thanks for always looking after our tours so well! :
The ELM tour was outstanding--even better than last year. I did not think that was possible. Comments from students: "It just keeps coming...", ...."set a really high bar for the rest of the trip"
Kind regards, Brigitte
University of Florida New Zealand Sustainability Program 2017
Thought I would write a quick note to say how much we appreciated the tour we did yesterday. Sean was superb; welcoming, knowledgeable, a good driver. The wildlife we saw was great and though seeing animals in the wild of course means that it is hard to guarantee what you will see you organised this so well that we saw plenty of interest. We appreciate the efforts the company is making conserving yellow eyed penguin habitat.
All the best Dr Ben Gray
Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice
Fabulous tour yesterday with Shaun (McConkey). Top notch. Should be on every must-do list for NZ. We agreed to exchange some information, and the easiest way was his card. Would you please see that he gets this email and therefore, my email address. Elm tours are on my annual to do list.
Best, David Ankeny
Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful day with Tony. He was knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun to be with. We loved seeing the baby penguins, shorebirds, and the albatross. What a beautiful area. Thank you so much for your help and please thank Tony again for us.
Best wishes, Mary
Hola Shaun !!!
Maria was amazing ! Shaun and David were great too, I really liked that they know about the animals and places we visited and to see and hear their passion about what they do.
I would like to commend you for your conservation efforts as more and more animals need for us to learn about them and understand why it is so important for us to protect and respect their habitats.
Thank you very much for a wonderful day !
Connie from Mexicali, Mexico
My partner Dean and I took a tour with your company, this Friday just gone with your guide Shaun. I would just like to take this chance to let you know that the experience that we had was amazing. Sean was brilliant and extremely informative, we had the best time. For me it was equal first with our walk on the the top of a Fox a Glacier as the highlight of our trip to New Zealand.
I would also like to thank Shaun for his kindness and care when I felt unwell on the return trip. He is definitely a credit to your company.
Thank you again for the chance to see and walk among the awesome wildlife.