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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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cathedrale cove

Perfect, thank you to Ken, the tour was perfect, ken is a perfact guide. You have to do the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
deere2014
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Paris, France
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

We had a great time with Ken. He is so at ease with his vessel and knows the coves and caves like... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Suannekhoo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect, thank you to Ken, the tour was perfect, ken is a perfact guide. You have to do the tour with Ken. Our children will do it on august when they are going to do their trip in new zeeland, see you Ken. Warm regards,...More

Thank deere2014
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Estelle. We will look out for the rest of the family. Thanks for choosing us and taking the time to review. Ken

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Ken. He is so at ease with his vessel and knows the coves and caves like the back of his hand. Gave us some tips on photography skills too. The underwater videos of the snappers in tbe marine reserve...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Yes photography is a special interest for us and our aim is to put you in the right place for the best shot Safe travels Ken

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Would love to thank Ken for an amazing day out! His knowledge of the area is extensive and he is absolutely hilarious! We were entertained the entire time and he was extremely helpful with photo opportunities. He knew fantastic spots for snorkelling and gave us...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks Lauren I really appreciate the review very humbling to get such comments thanks a lot I am glad you guys enjoyed it Ken

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Hi all, I would really like to take my time out and wanna say sincere thanks to Captain Ken... He is a nice guy with good sense of humour. This tour is must especially for first timers wanna visit to cathedral cove and surrounding places...More

Thank Alok S
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks for the review I am looking forward to catching up with some of your friends. Ken

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Real piece of art from the Nature. You have to walk about an hour to get there. Be aware!! Try to go early so you don't get with the croud! You can also park the car nearer the path in private houses for $10.

Thank Juan M
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Thanks for the nice review but you have put the review on the wrong site. We would love to see you on our boat tour and yes Cathedral Cove is great but you missed much more by only walking. Next time perhaps

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's a fairly small boat but is powerful and speedy when needed. One of us does not like going on the water so was a little perturbed about this trip, but had changed her mind by the end. Very interesting coast and best seen from...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank for the review. Yeah Ocean 2 our boat is a little deceptive, looks small on the water but as an ex coastguard vessel has a remarkably smooth ride. Thanks for coming and very pleased the non boaty liked the tour too Ken

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Ken won’t disappoint. He’s totally relaxed, while keeping everyone safe and providing family fun information as well as a high adrenaline tour of wildlife and caves and beautiful beaches that otherwise take hours to get to!

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review, Yes a much more relaxed way to see the coast and take in a lot of sights you cannot get to by foot. Some of the best sights only accessible by boat. Thanks again safe travels Ken

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Ken was a fantastic guide. Extremely professional, friendly and fun. Our kids, aged 3, 10 and 11, couldn't speak more highly about their experiences. Went out in the morning and ventured around the bays and into caves and blow holes. Highlights included snorkeling with...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks Kirsten It was a fun trip yesterday really good conditions and a lot of fun Ken

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had an amazing and outstanding time on this cruise - weather was perfect and Ken and Luke were great as the crew. We could not fault them and the experience that they gave us. We saw lots including a couple of seals and they...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks Judy Awesome families make for awesome trips and our job really easy and fun. Luke and I had a blast. Thanks for coming Ken

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks Ken for a fantastic morning sightseeing Mercury Bay and Cathedral Cove. You were very knowledgeable and our family from USA loved every minute. We got great photos and video and the kids loved jumping from the rocks and snorkelling.

Thank Anna M
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Anna - Glad you all had a great time out on the water - the photos you took looked great and the kids seemed to enjoy the rock jumping :) Lesley

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Mark H
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HI there - hmm not sure why the website isnt working for you? We have 2 tours a 7.30am short tour 1 1/2 hours at $60 per adult and 9.30 and 1pm tours of 2 1/2 hours (better trip to do) as it takes in all the sights plus... More
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