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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 cathedral cove coast guard fish rough seas excellent value for money excellent cruise boat ride sense of humour without hesitation fantastic trip rock formations marine reserve felt very safe clear water great local knowledge well worth the money
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Prasadfam
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank sydneykath2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lesleywalker55
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Camper538761
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic highlight of our 2018 family NZ trip. The boat was comfortable and fun to be in, Ken is very knowledgeable and friendly to be around. We visited all the area attractions and saw heaps wildlife during the tour. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Cranky007
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Hayes family Great reveiw and we really love giving families the experience that all ages will remember Safe travels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic few hours to explore the wonders of this area. I was a bit concerned with the weather as it was changing every few hours, however the boat was exceptionally stable yet nimble enough to get us into some amazing caves in the capable...More

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

Thanks for the review. yes we often say here wait 5 minutes and the weather will change. Glad you loved the trip Ken

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re around and don’t do this you’re missing out! Captain Ken went above and beyond to make it an experience you’ll never forget. Ken knew all the good spots to go for photos and breath taking caves as well as water holes. If you’re...More

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

Thanks CassieP Keeping our 5 stars going is awesome we really appreciate the feedback Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was hands down the best boat tour we've taken. The scenery was spectacular and our guide was amazing, he knew all of the best spots to enjoy the sights and take photos. He was a fountain of interesting knowledge about the area - passionate,...More

Thank rj0c
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Wow pretty cool to receive such high praise Thanks Ken

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific fast, agile little boat for cruising with captain Ken. Fabulous trip along a fascinating coastline and so lovely to interact with marine animals in the natural habitat. Loved our time at sea on this cruise👌👍😎

Thank Lindy K
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the trip review. Always great to get some feedback thanks for the great comments K

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Everything they said! Wouldn’t change a thing. Recommend it! We’re lucky to strike a beautiful fine day; a good swell to keep the morning interesting, but still safe.

Thank 741colmay
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to do a review and for another 5 star. Fantastic. Really please you enjoyed the tour thanks for taking the trip with me Ken

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Mark H
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Response from Lesley H | 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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