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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
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 27 555 5152
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All reviews captain ken underwater camera cathedral cove fish rough seas excellent cruise excellent value for money sense of humour without hesitation superb trip boat ride rock formations marine reserve clear water great local knowledge felt very safe fantastic guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WE were picked up at the ferry landing across from Whitianga harbor( this saved us an extra 20 minute drive) right on time. We were the only passengers on board so had a extremely personalized tour. Ken, the captain, immediately recognized our photo equipment and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our trip with Cathedral Cove Cruises. Ken knows the local area, the marine reserve and his photography. The blow hole, sea cave, champagne bay added to the a full and interesting trip on the water.

Date of experience: November 2018
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LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. safe travel and have a good Christmas

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Caves, Coves and cruise of Cathedral Cove was amazing. 'Captain Ken' did an incredible job sharing his knowledge and navigating us through the sometimes choppy seas. The landscape was breath taking and as an added bonus we got to see a pod of dolphins....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K_Emsden
LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review I hope your photos matched the great review. thanks for taking the time Ken

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ken’s boat tour of the coastline was great . His great knowledge of the geography of the area was imparted in an interesting and fun way . The coastline is stunning and the only way to experience it is by boat . Highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BruceG445
LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. I agree you see so much more from the boat than by foot. A little less strenuous too Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Ken did a fantastic job today navigating his boat, showing us the sights, teaching us about the area's geology, making sure we got good photos, and keeping the tour fun! I would highly recommend using Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mytravels
LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review. Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful few hours with our very enthusiastic and funny tour guide/skipper Ken. He had lots to tell about the surroundings and marine life!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 693bartt
LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are fortunate to have an awesome coast and wonderful marine reserve to show our customers. So glad you loved the tour Ken

Reviewed 15 October 2018

It was a perfect day out on the beautiful and calm waters. The skipper was a charming fella, very welcoming and with a good sense of humour. The cove, cave and coastline were all very pretty and Ken had a good grasp of knowledge about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Prasadfam
LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hmmm My wife has had a laugh not sure she agrees with the charming fella bit but thanks for the great review Thanks Ken

Reviewed 12 October 2018

So glad we went for this tour. It was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. Ken was an amazing skipper, very knowledgeable and so much fun. Great to see someone who really loves what he does. The boat was so manoeuvrable we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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LesleyH980, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Success Thanks getting the teens off the mobile is definitely a compliment for the tour and the sites. Very happy with the review thanks Ken

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Would recommend this scenic cruise to anyone, The scenery was spectacular. A beautiful part of the world . The tour operator Ken was very personable and knowledgeable

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review and a cool rating Thanks Ken

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of going on a tour with Ken today and it was brilliant! He is knowledgeable, lots of fun and he organised a great day out for us. It is clear that he loves his 'backyard' and his passion for the places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks team i had a awesome trip with you guys too. I hope you got my message re the Pizza place, had a nice soak at Lost Spring and sunset dinner some where. Thanks for the review safe travels Ken

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Response from LesleyH980 | Property representative |
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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