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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hahei, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3910
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous Tour Operator Fabulous exhilarating trip. Lasted one hour and that hour will last a lifetime of memories. We just didn't want it to stop. We were lucky with the weather and lucky with the sights ~ excellent value for money in our opinion

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really impressed with the warm welcome, the standard of service, the information and geological and marine knowledge of our Captain (Michael). We went at high tide on a calm day so that we could see all the caves and the blowhole. Even though...More

Thank Renee N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend taking a trip on Hahei Explorer. We thoroughly enjoyed the sights, informative commentary and the boat trip itself. One of the highlights of our trip to NZ.

Thank bradmichelle1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Experience!! This was more than we could have hoped for! Host and Tour guide (Michael) were outstanding. Knowledge of the area and history were exceptional - saw things that you just would not see if you walked to Cathedral Cove.

Thank suzndon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we went out was pretty choppy and drizzly but we had an absolute blast! We really had to hold on but it was worth the effort . Our guide took us into nooks and crannies that we would never have seen on foot....More

Thank nina659
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The boat trip takes you along the coast and around the islands and past Cathedral Cove. It can be chilly out on the water so take a jacket. Our guide/driver was very informative and happy to answer our questions. The hour just flew by. Would...More

Thank SuzW66
Reviewed 16 August 2018 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 16 August 2018

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

Thank MissJaneUK
HaheiExplorer, Manager at Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Jane Thanks for the great review. Its nice to come over on the ferry and see that side of the harbour. Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 25 July 2018 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
HaheiExplorer, Owner at Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

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

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

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20 September 2018|
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Response from HaheiExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Belinda. The boat tour stops at each point of interest so it will be calm at each spot. As our boat is an open top boat which is great for photography as other tour boats are enclosed. Depending on wind strength there may... More
17 September 2018|
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Response from Faye J | Reviewed this property |
we booked ours the day of the trip and didnt have an issue...but by the time of our trip it was fully booked and no spaces for casual turn up..all depends on when you are travelling and if in peak season or not...if a t a... More
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