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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Hahei, New Zealand
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Amazing

Originally booked on a boat tour for today, but called yesterday to see if we could move it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jodie M
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Glorious way to see so much of the coastline's highlights !! Highly recommended

We took the morning tour on a magical day - very calm seas made for an excellent and comfortable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deborah K
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Caboolture, 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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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"blow hole"
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"snapper"
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"rock formations"
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"amazing cliffs"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Bec. Cheers, Tim

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of five adults, teenager and younger kids all throughly enjoyed this activity. We had originally thought viewing Cathedral Cove was going to be the highlight but seeing Sting ray, feeding snapper, birdlife, entering caves and lots of interesting commentary about the area all added...More

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this trip as closer than other operators..its same price or more expensive than other companirs ad only one hr not 2 so was a little short. Guide informative and drove fast.which we loved but had to hold on tight..our boat was v full so...More

Thank Faye J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving around the Coromandel Peninsula and stopped in Hahei for lunch. We saw some signs advertising the Hahei Explorer outside the restaurant and decided to give it a try. We bought our ticket from the guy down on the beach...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Just 10 persons on the trip each hour and very popular so book ahead. You get to see the shore line , island rocks , inside caves and the blowhole. We were able to take photos and video as we sped along. Then just near...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Arrived in area to see cathedral cove. Didn’t know whether to walk or boat. Looked into options and randomly chose this company. We were luck enough to book on the 9am cruise next morning. Wow! Brilliant sunny morning and only two on boat. Perfect calm...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour, informative commentary from our skipper Tom. Very beautiful location and spectacular scenery, well worth it.

Thank Leonie H
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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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