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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

Hahei, New Zealand
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About Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored.Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. To top it off we land at Cathedral Cove where you will be treated to our world famous cappuccinos and hot chocolates on the beach! Having delighted travellers for over 10 years, Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours are one of NZ's must do activities!
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Active travelers will love exploring beautiful Cathedral Cove–the Te Whanganui-a-Hei Marine Reserve–by kayak. Get an up-close view of the rock formations and sea caves from your kayak, and look out for marine life, including stingrays, many fish species, and possibly dolphins. Receive personalized attention and the chance to ask your guide questions on a small-group tour.
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michaelharpot wrote a review Jul 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
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We did the remote coast tour - two and a half hours out on the water exploring caves and cliffs only accessible from the water. It was amazing. Our guide coached us through safely navigating our kayaks through tunnels and caves which added to the adventure. Throughout the journey he gave us the rich history of the area starting with the first explorers -the Māori. Such an incredible knowledge of the Iwi histories - this was a real highlight for me. He also helped us understand the geological history and how the unique land forms were made. I’d recommended this trip to anyone. We’re looking forward to going back to do the more sheltered Cathedral Cove Tour with our kids in the future.
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Response from Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Michael. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the trip so much, I agree it is spectacular along that stretch of coastline and can really be appreciated up close in the kayaks. Look forward to hosting you family on the Classic Tour some day. Thanks again for kayaking with us!
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Louise Poole wrote a review Jul 2022
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What an extraordinary experience my Kayak Trip to Cathedral Cove was!! Organised, friendly and professional crew. Well maintained, quality equipment and coffee on the beach! Hayden’s knowledge and history of the area was quite enlightening. But the grandeur and beauty of the trip was mind blowing. One of the best things I have done on a holiday.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your generous comments Louise. I'm so glad you had such a good time and that you enjoyed Haydens commentary. He'll be delighted to hear it. Thanks again for kayaking with us!
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Jason Goodson wrote a review May 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
Amazing experience! highly recommend to everyone, great staff, safe equipment and fun times!! the coffee the guides make is unreal too!!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Responded 25 May 2022
Thanks again Jason, glad you had a great time!
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Alex T wrote a review May 2022
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My partner and I had a great time kayaking with out with our guide, Hayden. We had some choppy water and there was some sea sickness in our group, but Hayden made extra sure that everyone was okay. He also regailed us with a tonne of knowledge of the area and it's history. Would highly recommend. Thanks again team! (The coffees at the end were also top notch 👌)
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Responded 8 May 2022
Thanks for your comments Alex.. and well done out there! Hayden will be delighted to hear you enjoyed the trip, I'll be sure to share your review with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!
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Simon wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had an amazing experience in the kayak tour. 3 hour tour on the beautiful beach of hahei and other bays. The hosts were also very helpful and awesome! Definitely worth the price.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Responded 24 Apr 2022
Thanks for the feedback Simon, glad you had a great trip. Many thanks
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