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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Address: South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour...

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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Fun and enlightening boat tour

We loved this 1 hour trip of the area including catherderal cove. We'd recommend it because the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the marine reserve... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tuckers73
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved this 1 hour trip of the area including catherderal cove. We'd recommend it because the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the marine reserve inc the work going on to protect the environment. He gave a perfect amount of information and explained things clearly at a level that suited all on board. I'd suggest... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a tour kind of person but we wanted to see what was around us in Hahei. This exceeded our expectations. The guys where friendly and funny on the beach the guide we had was knowledgeable and interesting with a PHD in marine biology, we found out later he's the shark guy and he helps out. Well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was excellent! We took off from the beach at Hahei and saw the best caves, islands and special parts of this coast. Small tour, informative, and lots of fun in the boat! Recommend it!

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Thank Virginia S
Success, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was recommended to us and it was great fun. We spent an hour on the water going along the coast line. The boat moved across the water fast and was exciting. We went into two caves, which had amazing scenery. It was good seeing the rocks from the water to get a different perspective. Good as a photography... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience from beginning to end, made even better by having the most beautiful summer's day and flat sea. We phoned the morning of our tour to see if we could book two families (including a 5 yr old and two 8 yr olds) in that day, and within three hours we were out on the water with Riley. This... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trip with most interesting skipper (Tom) - beautiful views, fascinating geology and the history well explained by skipper. Thoroughly enjoyed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This one hour trip is really worth the money! You don't only get to see Cathedral cove, but many other creeks and caves that you can't access by foot or car. Moreover, you get a bit more background and information on all the rock formations etc,... we were also lucky to have great weather, so it was an awesome trip!... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Taking a good look at the cathedral cove ang hahei beach from a distance was a different experience and they took us to place to where our feet won't be able to take us. Hopefully more stops in the future though, just can't get enough of the beauty of nature. But nonetheless the staff was very friendly made our day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Totally enjoyed this trip. Visited lots of places. Very informative. Recommend this if you want to see more.

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cheshire uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This was an excellent trip visiting a good number of interesting and beautiful features along the coastline. We visited stacks, caves, a blowhole and Cathedral Cove. The blowhole was amazing and probably the highlight of the trip; it was quite magical to go inside and look up though the open hole at the overhanging trees. It was also great to... More 

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