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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Hahei, New Zealand
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Quick decision became a great decision to see an amazing coastline.

All aboard to view an amazing coastline. I have been to stay in Hahei many times and have kayaked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ginney d
Beauitfully Coastal NZ

Loved seeing the coromandal coast from the boat, Very differnt perspective. Every stop was uniquely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Courtenay M
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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 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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“blow hole” (17 reviews)
“great trip” (18 reviews)
“snapper” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hahei, New Zealand
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"sea caves"
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"informative commentary"
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"rock formations"
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"marine reserve"
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"worth every cent"
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"bird life"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

All aboard to view an amazing coastline. I have been to stay in Hahei many times and have kayaked, swam and walked along the coastline. I was pleasantly surprised to discover more interesting sights and to hear the legends and history by our guide Tim....More

Thank ginney d
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved seeing the coromandal coast from the boat, Very differnt perspective. Every stop was uniquely gourgous! A DEFINITE MUST DO ♡♡♡

Thank Courtenay M
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Jodie M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

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 10 May 2018 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 12 May 2018

Thanks for the great review Bec. Cheers, Tim

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

Thank Lisa466
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 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 16 April 2018 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 15 April 2018

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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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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