I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my "Peninsula Encounters" tour (April 20th) - especially the 'up-close and scary' sea lions! The wildlife (and people!) encounters on this trip were a major highlight of my 5-week holiday. I'm now 'safely' back in Belgium - but wishing I was still feeling intimidated by the Otago sea lions! Very best wishes - and keep giving way to those yellow-eyed penguins!
I've done the Elm wildlife tour the day before yesterday and just wanted
to say: it was fantastic. It was one of the best experiences I've had
in New Zealand so far! I've expected just another tourist attraction,
but this was really different. Especially our guide made my day, he was
the most informative, friendly and enthusiastic about the wildlife.
Thank you Shaun
Now that we are home I wanted to repeat what we said last week when you shared the wonders of your world with us. It was an amazing day
that we thoroughly enjoyed. I think all four of us will always wonder
what happened to the little fellow. Thanks again for making our day with
you so special.
Birk & Willis Binnard and Bill & Karen Aarons USA
I just wanted to personally thank you for the great tour we had on
Tuesday. The guides were extremely professional and accomodating. Sean
was our guide and he took the time to explain everything we were seeing
and allowed us to dawdle at the penguin sites since their numbers were
so numerous. He was great. You are fortunate to have such
employees.The kayak option was also great. Once again the guide was
flexible and made wildlife sighting the focus of the tours. We were not
disappointed as we saw penguin chicks and kayaked while the seals swam.
All in all it was an incredible day.
Thanks again for an unforgetable experience.
We have returned home safely from our trip to New Zealand and other exotic destinations in the South Pacific. Remember us? Royce, Mary Beth, Dennis and Peggy, whom you guided to the sea lions and yellow eyed penguins on the 20th of October. We want to thank you for the tour. It was the best excursion, by far, we have enjoyed during our many years of travel!!!! Never have we had such a great time seeing nature up close and personal. Plus, having someone as experienced and dedicated as yourself as our guide was a real treat. Thanks for your incredible work in preserving a part of our natural resources. We need more people in the world who care for wildlife as deeply as you. We will cherish the memories forever of our visit to the Otago Peninsula.
Royce and Mary Beth Moore - USA
Hi Elm Wildlife tours,
I joined this fantastic tour, and one of the best experiences I
had in New Zealand. The experience of being so close with some of the
rarest animals on this earth was amazing, and most of all, I took some
of the best pictures I've ever taken. Thank you very much for such a
GREAT experience, I would personally say that Elm Wildlife Tour is a
MUST for anyone visiting New Zealand. Keep up the conservation efforts,
best wishes for you always
Rudy Suryana Sentosa Photographer Jakarta - Indonesia
Hi Shaun and the rest of the team,
thanks very much for the wonderful peninsula-tour on wednesday. Beside the absolutely amazing waves and the real scottish weather (the windier the better in my opinion!) I enormously enjoyed your informations and stories about the wildlife and this beautiful landscape. I think, the way you have composed these tours is really good, because one doesn't feel like intruding into the natural environment of the penguins and sealions. One is always a bit anxious as a tourist that one might actually disturb or destroy something. Do you work for or with the DOC, I wondered? So again, thanks a lot, it was a pleasure and have a good autumn, winter and so on!!
Cheers! Karlin from Germany
Hi Elm Wildlife Tours
I would just like to say thank you for giving us such a fantastic tour, we both got a lot of enjoyment from seeing the local wildlife.Thanks very much and keep up the good conservation work Regards
Matthew Ryan & Stacey Burns - Australia
We wanted you to pass on our thanks to Shaun for a great trip on Sunday evening. We had a great time & were amazed by how close we got to the wildlife (especially the sealions!). Once again, many thanks
Sarah & Mark
Hi Elm Wildlife Tours
Just a note to thank you for the tour to the Albatross colony and the penguin/sea lion beach we took with Tony on the 13th of December. His knowledge and enthusiams made it one of the highlights of our five week holiday, and we've recommended it as a "must do" trip to friends who are planning to visit New Zealand. I'd particularly like to thank him for the consideration he showed my wife when she found the last part of the walk to see the seals to be too much
Tony Jones USA