Excitor III and Mac Attack Companies Fined For Broken Backs

Planning an adventure tourism holiday to New Zealand?  We say give it a miss and find somewhere where the industry is better regulated and has a lower accident rate. When you participate in an adventure tourism activity wouldn’t you prefer to know that the people taking your money will take all practicable steps to ensure your safety?…

Tourists Injured In Bay Of Islands Boat Incidents – Updated

(Scroll down for update) New Zealand’s reputation as a safe tourism destination took another blow today with a Northern Advocate report about several tourists being injured on commercially operated  “fast boat” rides in the Bay of Islands. The paper says that all the tourists were injured in the Excitor III, a 300 horsepower boat in…

Canadian Tourist Killed In NZ Jet Boat Crash

related story: Another New Zealand Adventure Tourism Fail – Shotover Jet Boat Crashes Against Rock, Again Next time you see the 100% Pure You advertisement that shows a mother and daughters blowing away their cobwebs on a speed boat safari in New Zealand, spare a thought for the people who have been maimed and killed…