Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Explore world famous Cathedral Cove and the many highlights of our spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour. Our 10 seater boats keep tour groups small and allow us to venture into spectacular sea caves - including a hidden underground blowhole, (high tide only) and get up close and personal with the abundant marine life in the marine reserve.
Hahei, New Zealand

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Stuart W
Stuart, FL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The whole experience and those who worked with the company were absolutely outstanding. My wife has a little bit of boat fear and Ella (who checked us in and outfitted us with life preservers) was kind, understanding and extremely helpful. I am quite certain that she had word with the boat captain Scotty who made sure that my wife was taken care of during the trip.

As far as the actual trip is concerned, we covered all the most outstanding spots around the area - Cathedral Cove, the caves and the amazing cave with the blow hole in the top (see photo). Captain Scott was an excellent guide and teacher…and we were fortunate enough to see a lounging seal and a penguin (amongst other birds and fish). It was a tour to be treasured and not missed! They were great.
Written 29 February 2024
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Hiroshi K
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Breath-taking views. The small boat took off from the absolutely beautiful Hahei Beach, and took us into several sea caves, a blow hole, and a close encounter with Cathedral Cove, which is not accessible by land at this time. Plus we got to see a seal on a rock. One of the highlights of our New Zealand tour.
Written 25 February 2024
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Brittany B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amaaazing adventure with excellent staff! So pleased and with discounts we payed almost half price! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Written 13 February 2024
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Wander50134537365
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
What a fantastic boat trip we had with our overseas visitors. This is an excellent tour and would highly recommend it. Our skipper was very friendly and informative on local knowledge and made us feel very comfortable with his boat skills in and out of caves! I would definitely do this again with other visitors. This is a great way to see the local surrounds from the water in an hour!
Written 12 February 2024
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Rebecca S
Ely, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A must do if you're in the area! Staff were great, everything ran smoothly and the scenery was absolutely incredible. Would highly recommend!

Written 11 February 2024
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SeeTheRainbow
North Yorkshire, UK129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great experience! I’m staying in Hot Water Beach for a few days and without a car. Hahei Explorer picked me up and dropped me back which was great.

The boat trip was great, lots of detail offered about the formation of the amazing cliffs and caves, the marine life and the conservation.

The scenery is breathtaking in places and with the addition of some Māori history and culture it made this a great trip to take.

I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone in the area. Big thanks to Tom for picking me up, and to Oscar for his tour guiding and excellent boatmanship, managing to rescue two wind blown hats from the ocean, and navigating us into the accessible caves.
Written 10 February 2024
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Max J
Berlin, Germany47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Awesome 1h tour, no issue at all with two young kids (5 and 3). The guide was super knowledgeable and funny at the same time. Answered all our questions and had some great stories to tell. Everything about the tour was flawless incl. emails upfront explaining exactly where to find the boat etc.
Couldn't recommend highly enough, especially since Cathedral Cove beach is now empty, no tourists there due to the walkway having been closed after cyclone Gabrielle.
Written 10 February 2024
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MICHAEL JI
Greymouth, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
NICE TOUR NICE SERVICES, VERY FRIENDLY RESERVATION SERVICES AND TOUR SERIVCES ARE EXCELLENT. WILL COME BACK AGAIN. GREAT TOU R
Written 9 February 2024
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senorita08
Perth, Australia166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Didn’t quite know what to expect as there want a lot of information on the tour, but it was great. Tour is in an IRB/Zodiac/small inflatable kind of boat but didn’t get wet at all, and meant that you can get close to shore and go into and through the sea caves. Friendly and knowledgeable captain, beautiful scenery and a really fun thing to do!
Written 9 February 2024
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Safari67187645217
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The boat tour was brilliant. We went at 9am and although the weather was not bright and sunny there was still lots to see. Our skipper was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. We visited many more coves and caves than we were expecting. Recommended.
Written 8 February 2024
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