FareHarbor software


772 reviews(5.0/5)
772 reviews(5.0/5)

FareHarbor is a cloud-based tour and activity booking solution that enables tour operators to manage their day-to-day business operations. It offers online booking management and payment portals, and it integrates with user websites. It is designed to work on desktop and mobile devices.

Customers can view tours and events, create bookings and submit payments using FareHarbor. The user dashboard provides a calendar, booking details and booking management tools through a single interface. In the calendar, tour operators can view customer payment details for individual activities and pending dues. Bookings can be filtered by activity type, which allows users to see which activities and tours are being booked most often.

Users can integrate FareHarbor with existing websites or use the service’s website building platform. Reporting features allow users to track operations, bookings and accounting in real time, and integrations with PicThrive and TripAdvisor let them promote their business through other channels.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Powerful reservation for booking tours

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Tremendous functionality. Can be used with very simple business models as well as complex ones.

    Cons

    Charges 6% of the gross for online bookings.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daylel from PGH

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    FareHarbor helps you

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    N/A
    Pros

    FareHarbor is a web based reservation and booking solution for businesses of all sizes. It has a lot of great
    capabilities including accounting integration, booking of events, inventory management, and others.

    Cons

    The app can be difficult to navigate at first and takes some getting used to

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Justin from PowellsWood Garden

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Strongly recommended solution for tour guides

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    Great! We switched from another solution and are very pleased.

    Pros

    The ease of use for both the user and the admin.

    Cons

    The bank account setup requires two deposits. This has been cumbersome for us since we do not do online banking as an organization.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    August 2018

    Thanks for the awesome review! We really appreciate it. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with moving forward!

  • John from Walks 101

    July 2018

    Best customer experience I've ever had

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    Value for Money

    Increased conversion rates, fully built website free of charge, no up front fees.

    Pros

    Not only is the software aesthetically appealing and easy to use, it's also got the most helpful customer service staff I've ever encountered. I email at 12pm on a Saturday, I get a callback from my rep an hour later.

    Cons

    While the price is right for the size of my business now, the 6% fee will surely become more of a pinch as my business matures.

    Also, the customer service is so good sometimes that their urge is to keep you from tinkering...and just do the job for you. It's a nice gesture, but sometimes I want to break things in order to learn a bit more about them.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for the great review, John! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave some feedback for our team. If there's ever anything we can help with, never hesitate to call. Or of course, to visit our help docs for all the tips and tricks a DIY Dashboard user could want! :)

  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Fareharbor has been a great tool for managing bookings efficiently.

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    Helps keep bookings for the Escape House I manage organized and simple. The email notifications also help keep me updated on when games are booked so I know when I need to go in to run a game.

    Pros

    I love that Fareharbor has a simple interface that lets me see bookings a week at a time. It's easy to see which days have bookings, what time the booking is at, and what type of booking it is. I like that Fareharbor also includes options For taking great payments, issuing refunds, offering discounts, etc. I also absolutely love that there is an option for me to receive an email whenever a booking is made. Overall, I've found Fareharbor to be very effective for my company's needs.

    Cons

    It can be a little challenging to find what each button does and what steps you need to take to find the information you're looking for. However, my company has not used this software for an extended period of time as yet, so I suspect these problems will be cleared up with extended use that helps me become more familiar with the software.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for the great review! We're excited to hear that you're loving FareHarbor and all the features that come with it. If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help.

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

    Game changer for my SUP rental business

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    Pros

    Fareharbor makes it easy to run my sidegig stand up paddle board business with minimal effort. I can manage bookings, plan sessions, communicate with customers all from my phone. One of the great elements is the phone app and the website version are almost identical - so many apps are just a shell of the features online.

    Cons

    honestly I cant really think of any negative aspects of this program. Its truly been a gamechanger from the previous software we were using for booking.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for the stellar review! We're very happy to hear that FareHarbor has been a great fit for your SUP rental business. Never hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with! We're always available!

  • Verified Reviewer

    June 2018

    Cant say enough positive things

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    Pros

    Absolutely love Fareharbor.

    The team is incredible, their customer support is like nothing I've ever experienced. They are there for you 24/7. They help integrate the dashboard which saves a huge amount of time and headache. They give you the ability to add affiliates and partner with other companies which make online reservations so much easier.

    Cons

    The mobile app definitely needs some improvement. I find it easier to use the website over the mobile app.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Woo! Thanks for the great review. We really appreciate it. We're happy to hear that you're loving FareHarbor. Never hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with!

  • wiley from Chelan Jet Boat Rides

    June 2018

    Good Software & Support, but Industry Worst Credit Card Processing

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    Good customer support and friendly staff. They can even give advice on increasing your conversion rate on your website. They have an SEO audit as well.

    Pros

    I was really happy with the actual software as well as the support team. It's clear they are good at what they do, but I don't trust them with my money.

    Cons

    They told me 1-2 processing on depositing credit card income, but the fastest for is 5 days all the way up to 10!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Wiley, thanks for the feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion. Never hesitate to reach out to us¿we're always here to help!

  • Mira from ATL-Cruzers

    May 2018

    We needed a tweek to our public booking platform and the customer representative addressed it professionally and promptly!

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    Pros

    Our entire team (from team leaders to managers to tour-guides), is able to customize the view on their devices to suit their preferences! As an admin, we are also able to add or subtract accessibility to select access permissions based upon our companies needs, verses using pre-populated access preferences which may not suite our needs

    Cons

    I opted to receive email notifications for every booking. I wish the email would include not only the number of seats sold, but also the number of seats remaining

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate your feedback. It makes us happy to hear that FareHarbor has been working well for your whole team! If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Reggie from Level 3 Communications

    May 2018

    Awesome! Different! User-friendly and easy to navigate. Keeps great accounting of reports. I would

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    Pros

    What I like most about this software is the look. I am able to easily read categories and logically select functions that correspond to what I am doing.

    Cons

    What I disliked about FareHarbor would be the Customer Service's response time. I had an issue with reporting, and had to wait for close to two weeks for a representative to help physically.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for the great review! We really appreciate the feedback.

  • Saba from PhotoWalks Tours of Boston

    April 2018

    One of the best decisions I've made in the 16 years since I launched my photo tour business!

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    Pros

    In my opinion, no other online reservation company can compete with FareHarbor's professionalism or software platform.

    FareHarbor values a tour business no matter how small or large it is. Team members have specific expertise in generating tour sales online: digital marketing, Google Analytics tracking, SEO analysis, website design and so much more. Furthermore, I have a great rapport with my awesome Account Manager who is always looking out for my best interests. She is responsive to my emails and scheduling a time discuss issues that take more time.

    Friendly and knowledgeable team members and advanced reservation technology are some of the many reasons why Fare Harbor's astonishing growth skyrocketed in just 5 years!

    Cons

    Two things that would be great with one-click instead of several steps: deleting a tour and changing a tour time.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Saba, we so appreciate this kind review! Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. We'll be sure to pass the compliment along to Sabine. Never hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with in the future. We're always happy to help!

  • Kate from Beyond Skagway Tours

    April 2018

    We love the FareHarbor platform. Reservations are so nice and orderly!

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    Pros

    We love how payments are handled in conjunction with reservations, so we don't have to manually enter any payments made. We can easily track what clients owe.

    Cons

    **not about the software but we don't like that we keep getting a new account manager every six months. Everybody starts the same, talking about how they are going to help track our sales, etc., then it's silence, then new account manager.. It's hard to build a relationship with a human this way, and its easy to feel like you are dealing with a faceless organization that doesn't know us.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Kate, thanks for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave some feedback regarding payments and account management. If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out!

  • Maggie from Key Culinary Tours

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Awesome! They have never let us flounder!

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    Easier to use than Peek Pro & Gizo. Major improvement on support!

    Pros

    Very easy to use with amazing tech support and client manager. From the beginning, they have been there for us and still are!

    Cons

    Would like guides to receive a automatic detailed manifest rather than having them sign in for it. Tax & fees regarding gift certificates/cards has been a minor issue.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    July 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to leave an awesome review, Maggie! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that both the product and support. If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out!

  • David from ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    Remarkably flexible. Does everything I need it to do. Support people look for ways to help my biz.

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    I wrote a review for software that I use. I don't know what Capterra really does, but I might look to see if I can find a substitute for QuickBooks accounting software here.

    Pros

    Cleverly flexible. Has configurable settings to do all sorts of customizing of available time slots, staffing, pricing, etc. I never run into something I wish it would do that it doesn't already do. I know there are portions I am not even using that would probably benefit me even more.

    Easy to populate initially. I really don't remember much about that process because the FareHarbor people did most of it for me.

    The support team calls me from time to time to check if they can help me configure my upcoming seasonal schedule or anything else. Sometimes they contact me to notify me of new features I might be interested in. They spread non-competitive information about their other customers' experiences that might benefit me with regard to managing reviews, working with affiliates, working with concierges, etc.

    Integrates with Viator and Expedia and other resellers. Has never ever been unavailable.

    Cons

    It can't be both endlessly configurable/customizable and fast/simple at the same time. So I feel like there are a lot of clicks to get done what I need. I can't think of how to eliminate clicks though without eliminating features.

    Beyond that, I am reaching for ideas. Perhaps if there were some sort of integration with our QuickBooks accounting software that would be helpful.

    Because I am on it all day every day, perhaps an android app would be better than accessing it from the browser on my phone, but I am not sure how beneficial that would be.

    I am unsure how they could do it, but they as a company don't have any web presence that drives visitors to their vendors. Back when Zozi was around, they had a website that steered people to their customers but that was a different business model.

    I can't complain about the cost. I pay them so little that I wonder how their business model works.

    But I really have to get creative to think of any shortcomings. None that are software related.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    David, thanks for the detailed review! We appreciate the feedback. It's always been a pleasure working with you. If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out! We're always available.

  • James from The Castle of Chaos, LLC

    April 2018

    Excellent usability for our customers and a huge time saver for us as well.

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    Increased revenue and a significant time reduction in dealing with bookings.

    Pros

    The versatility it allows for my many varied events from my haunted house where I need super fast POS to a very flexible yet descriptive online booking system for my Escape Rooms and Mystery Dinner shows.

    Cons

    Because the software allows so much, it is a bit technical to update everything yourself (like adding specific discounts to current and future events that you want to turn off and on frequently). Luckily, every time I've needed to contact Fareharbor to ask for help, they are patient, fast and professional and either walk me through the update or take care of it themselves without making me feel badly about contacting them.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    This is an awesome review! Thank you, James! We really appreciate your feedback. We know there can be a lot to learn when it comes to our feature set, but truly, never hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with. We're always happy to assist.

  • Dennis from Laughing Gull Tours

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    April 2018

    Lisa Moore was charming, patient, and abundantly clear -- wonderful!

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    Quick access to scheduling matters.

    Pros

    I can understand it, once the process is explained in a step-by-step manner. It is logical, and the access is relatively simple.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Thank you, Dennis! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and will definitely pass the compliment along to Lisa! She's the best. If there's anything we can help with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out!

  • freddie from Aqua Dawg Kayak Company

    April 2018

    Affordable and quality software that is beyond it competitors

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    Pros

    ease of use to make, change or booking, constant changing version to adjust to the user, great value for the price for using software, customer support is far exceeds the expectations after using other software provider

    Cons

    photo uploading could be simpler,

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Thanks for the great review, Freddie! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. If there's ever anything we can help with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. The support team is always available to help!

  • Kristi from Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures

    April 2018

    Fareharbor has helped me grow my business faster than I could alone!

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    Better customer service, guest communication, easier to prepare for trips with guest rosters and good customer service from Fareharbor to help get tasks done that don't seem intuitive.

    Pros

    Easy to add new offerings, photos, easy communication with guests & affordable for a small business. Automatic follow up emails are super helpful feature!

    Cons

    No staff availability option/calendar integration, no equipment roster for trips or rentals, multi-days don't block out all days they are out on the calendar which would be a helpful visual for scheduling and it would be interesting to have google analytics integrated in the fareharbor system. Maybe I just don't know how to do some of these things.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Kristi, thanks for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. We'll have someone from our team reach out to discuss Google Analytics and resources. We think you'll like what you see! If there's ever anything we can help with, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Will from Adventure Photo Tours

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Smooth, Helpful, Professional.

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    It's making our back end booking system very easy and clean.

    Pros

    The software is very clean and easy to use. The team at Fare harbor is, by far, the best company we have partnered with in our 20 years in business. The team has a young vibrant approach to business with an obvious willingness to please and get things done. In addition, being from an engineering background I know when I'm talking to people that know what they are talking about. It is so refreshing to work with the Fare Harbor folks.
    My wife and I both looked on line for negative reviews on FH and neither of us could find a single bad report, "that's nearly impossible," but you have achieved this, Congratulations!
    We are delighted that our family has joined your family.

    Cons

    Other than a small bookkeeping issue, where we require an extra field or two in the reports area and which is being addressed, there aren't any Cons to date.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Will, thanks for the awesome review! It's an honor to hear you speak so highly of our team. We really appreciate it. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can help with moving forward. Our support team is always available!

  • Bill from Atlantic Kayak Tours

    April 2018

    Fareharbor has been one of the best business decision we have ever made.

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    Makes signing up for our programs easier for our clients and easier for us to manage.

    Pros

    Fareharbor is totally customer focused. They work to help us grow our business. You hear businesses say these things but usually they are only looking to grow their business. Fareharbor's customer support is the best we have ever used. Most of the service is easy to use but when you need that extra help, Fareharbor is always there to help with staff that are professional and know the product well. They both save us money and at the same time help us grow our business and make more profits.

    The bottom line is if you have a business that takes reservations, you should be using Fareharbor.

    Cons

    While I think the service is easy to use, I hope (and know) it will get easier and move powerful each month. Fareharbor is constantly updating the service and the updates are mostly transparent to us and to our clients. I really don't have anything even a little negative to say about Fareharbor.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: FareHarbor Holdings, FareHarbor Holdings, Inc.

    April 2018

    Okay, this might just be our new favorite review! Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We really appreciate it. It makes us happy to hear that our customer focus shines through. If there's ever anything we can help with in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our support team is always available!

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