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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Two Thumbs Up for Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

This is a great way to experience a taste the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. After... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JBCabot
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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Great trip but disappointed

This was a great trip as we left for the morning tour. They explained that we wouldn’t be able to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sharon m
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Modesto, California
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3877
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great way to experience a taste the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. After launching the kayaks into the waves from the beach, off you paddle along the coast and ultimately into beautiful Cathedral Cove beach. The guides for our Backroads Group...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a nice review. Thanks for sharing your experience and for posting the great photos of your trip. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great trip as we left for the morning tour. They explained that we wouldn’t be able to land at Cathedral Cove (hence the name of the tour), but we’d stop along the water and view it from the ocean. The tour was...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sharon, My name is Mike - I am the owner of Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours. I really appreciate customer feedback and always make sure that I promptly read and respond to every review we get. Thank you for your comments. It would have been...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Our guide Brad was amazing. His knowledge of the area was so interesting. You felt completely safe. It was so nice to be able to paddle around to Cathedral cove. An added bonus was when Brad made...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your feedback Susan, Brad will be very happy to hear that you had such a good time on the water with him. Your comments are very much appreciated. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my 8 year old and kayaked from hahei beach round to cathedral cove. We both loved it. About a 3 hour trip at a nice pace. Guide was excellent and the cove itself is well worth the visit.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback.. glad to hear you had a great time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous morning kayak tour on Jan 27th. Our guide was Andy and he was fabulous! Very helpful and makes sure everyone is comfortable. Nice touch is the stop for coffee on a small beach! Such a beautiful day.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Andy, he'll be very happy to hear you had such a good trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the tours are very pricey, I believe it was worth the money. The 3 hour tour takes is a fantastic experience taking you around the coves in a way that you would not be able to experience it yourself. The staff are fantastic and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world.. glad to hear you had a great time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in at the office to book a kayak tour for the following day, but the weather conditions meant they weren't sure it would be able to go ahead so we had to ring back the following morning to check. Thankfully it was so...More

Thank cngj
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments. Thank you too for understanding that we are at the mercy of the weather conditions every day. Safety is obviously our main priority so weather and sea conditions are carefully considered before every trip. If we are not going to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst 3 of our party were really looking forward to the trip, my previous experience of kayaking made me somewhat sceptical. We met Henry on the beach and he was quick to calm me. The set up was spot on with spray covers to prevent...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great way to spend Christmas morning! I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Henry.. he'll be delighted to hear you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice sunny day, however a bit choppy, but the company was very flexible: changed the starting point, didn't land at Cathedral Cove (just passed as close as possible), paddled further to a nice calm and shallow beach, from where we had a...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review. Thank you for all your practical suggestions - no doubt very helpful to other travellers. I'll be sure to share your comments with our team.. I'm sure they'll be delighted to hear that you had a great time. Thanks again for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a two man canoe trip out around a small island and allomg to cathedral cover beach to land for coffee and biscuits, then return. All kit was supplied and safety measures discussed, so we felt totally at ease. Just a word it did...More

Thank Julie P
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Julie, glad to hear you had a great time!

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Leonard A
30 August 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
The following is taken from the Kayak Tours FAQ page.. The Cathedral Cove Classic heads north of Hahei Beach and explores the Marine Reserve and Cathedral Cove. The Remote Coast Tour heads south of Hahei and explores the... More
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Robyn H | Reviewed this property |
Hi - we were at Cathedral Cove in early December 2016, so quite a different season (as noted by the previous comment). As it's autumn, it will probably be moderate temperature-wise, but the weather may be more changeable... More
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Jessica M
12 January 2017|
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Response from Mike G | Property representative |
Absolutely no experience necessary and just a moderate level of fitness is required. If you can walk around a busy airport, lift your luggage into a taxi and walk the stairs at your accomodation then you'll be fine on the... More
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