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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3910
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Awesome tour!

We really enjoyed our tour and even though we didn't get to see any whales, dolphins and other... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ekn2b2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Great experience!

Great experience from start to finish. The boat normally leaves from Hahei beach but due to swell... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MissJaneUK
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Perth, Australia
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See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour including, two film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince Caspian and world famous CATHEDRAL COVE. Explore spectacular sea caves and if dolphins take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay, we have a marine mammal watch permit.When the tide is right you will visit an awesome blowhole and venture into a sea cave 80 feet high. Truly a magical place!
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“blow hole” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hahei, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3910
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour and even though we didn't get to see any whales, dolphins and other exotic animals we did spot some beautiful birds and lazy seals. Must do when visiting north island.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great experience from start to finish. The boat normally leaves from Hahei beach but due to swell the departure point was changed to Cooks Beach. As we were coming from Whitianga Tim offered to pick us up from Ferry Landing and take us to Cooks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were short of time and wanted to optimize it. Came across the Hahei explorer and decided to take it. In hindsight...perfect decision. We were lucky to have clear blue skies and the zodiac was just right for the six passengers. We get up close...More

Thank Pata2020
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HaheiExplorer, Owner at Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Pata! We were happy you could come out on the boat with us. Those fur seals are a special treat for our passengers in the winter months - The Hahei Explorer Team

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Great tour, friendly staff, exact on time, swift handling, safety first attitude, informative, perfect boat handling, environmental friendly concept, and a lot of very interesting things to see that only can be reached by boat. I would say that this is a must if you're...More

Thank Ulf S
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

All aboard to view an amazing coastline. I have been to stay in Hahei many times and have kayaked, swam and walked along the coastline. I was pleasantly surprised to discover more interesting sights and to hear the legends and history by our guide Tim....More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Loved seeing the coromandal coast from the boat, Very differnt perspective. Every stop was uniquely gourgous! A DEFINITE MUST DO ♡♡♡

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Originally booked on a boat tour for today, but called yesterday to see if we could move it. The staff member was very accommodating and we were placed on the 2pm boat. It was just the two of us and the tour guide which was...More

Thank Jodie M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We took the morning tour on a magical day - very calm seas made for an excellent and comfortable adventure. The tour is only an hour long but takes in Cathedral Cove, Champagne Bay, some of the islands, the Blowhole and sea caves along the...More

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Took the 3pm tour in May and it was fabulous. Tim the guide was great, comfortable seats and such a fun experience! Would highly recommend. Also good it goes from Hahei beach

Thank Bec P
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HaheiExplorer, General Manager at Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks for the great review Bec. Cheers, Tim

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We randomly selected this tour company and were thoroughly impressed. The tour guide Tim provided an informative and engaging commentary, and delivered customer service of an exceptional level. The tour enabled us to appreciate the beauty of this area in a unique way, nature shone...More

Thank Lisa466
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Prateek M
9 October 2017|
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Response from HaheiExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Prateek Go to the Hahei Explorer Website to book the trip thanks
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wins3
2 December 2016|
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Hi We find the calmest time to travel is the morning tours. We have summer tours at 9am, 10am, and 11am. Also if you come out when the tide is 2.5hours either side of high tide you will get to visit the amazing underground... More
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