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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Hahei, New Zealand
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About Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
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.
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Overview
The Hahei Explorer is one hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience. Seating only ten passengers, this personalised tour caters for all age groups.
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Julie P wrote a review Jul 2022
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A must do trip for visitors. Stunning scenery . Unique photos from the water of hidden gems- sea caves , island close ups.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Grace R wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions6 helpful votes
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We were fortunate enough to do this tour on a perfect winters day. Tom was excellent to deal with on the phone and we appreciated the flexibility he gave us as we weren’t sure if our 5yo would actually want to go. It all worked out in the end. Oscar was a fabulous guide and all about our boat absolutely loved our hour out on the water with him. The scenery was breathtaking and we were very lucky to see a humpback whale, 2 cheeky fur seals and some very friendly snapper. Everyone I bumped into during the rest of our stay in Hahei, I recommended that they go and do this! Thanks team, keep up the great work!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Gemma C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Oliver was our skipper and he and his colleague made our trip fantastic. Changed the time the night before to suit better weather. Thanks! Oliver ensured not a splash of water reached us in the boat. Being winter it was cold so rug up and be prepared to get your feet wet as you enter and exit the boat but don’t let that stop you, this trip is nothing short of fantastic. Informative and fun and today, we had the place to ourselves. Just nature and us 4 as we explored the majesty and mystery of this coastline including some truly amazing caves. 9km2 area is marine reserve and the size of snapper we saw near cathedral cove were great! Thanks Oliver and team for taking us 4 out today. We all had a fabulous time. Well worth doing it anytime but especially out of summer/ tourist season and see the area without hundreds of others! I will leave a surprise but let me say the last cave is the best. Magical! Thanks Gemma and friends.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Sue wrote a review May 2022
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Amazing, didn’t realise there were so many secret spots on our coastline. Informative and well organised. Totally recommend to anyone. We had a 5 month baby on board.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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sue_trubby wrote a review May 2022
Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand2 contributions
Tom was an excellent guide on our tour. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the area and history of Hahei as well as the surrounding bays/islands. This tour was the highlight of our Coromandel trip, especially being able to enter some of the caves - the acoustics were phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Hahei!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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