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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Amazing!

Loved this trip - great guides and top notch gear. Cathedral cove is absolutely beautiful and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie M
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What a way to see the famous Cathedral Cove

I'd never Kayaked before on the sea, only in still lakes so my nerves where a little uneasy. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sammy M
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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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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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+64 7-866 3877
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this trip - great guides and top notch gear. Cathedral cove is absolutely beautiful and well worth the kayak over which is both fun and informative. We even sailed back by making a raft of all our kayaks!! Hot beverages are provided on the...More

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

Thanks Natalie, glad you had a great time. I'll be sure to share your comments with our team.. they will be stoked you enjoyed the trip so much. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd never Kayaked before on the sea, only in still lakes so my nerves where a little uneasy. Our guide was very helpful and answered any questions (as silly as they may have been) we had before we got out onto the water. This was...More

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

Thanks Sammy, glad to hear you had a great trip and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the Remote Coast tour with my husband. Brad was our guide. They provide warm, waterproof clothing and have optional thermals if you need. We both wore swimming bottoms and jumpers- definitely better to be warm than cold. Fab group sizes- there were...More

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

Thanks for your generous review Amisha. Great to hear you had such a good time on the water with Brad - I'll be sure to show him your comments, no doubt you'll make his day! Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

An amazing day trip with the guides being really informative as you travel across the peninsula to Cathedral Cove. You get to stop off and learn some cool history about Maori myths and legends which is really interesting. The water is beautifully clear and the...More

Thank fiachi2017
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto our team, no doubt they will be delighted. All the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I loved this kayak tour! Our guide Hayden spent a lot of time pointing out different animals such as sting rays. He was very patient with me when I sometimes couldn't see a creature or formation that he was pointing out. He...More

Thank Pam O
Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you are worried about this kayak trip - don't. These guys are experienced and competent. They are very good at looking after people and putting them at ease. The trip to Cathedral Cove and the need by bays is fantastic. We were also able...More

Thank JANDC47
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your generous comments! Great to hear you had a good trip and that you were well looked after by our team. Cheers

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations. We had a quick intro on the beach but were on the water very quickly. The weather was on our side and our guide Hayden told us so much about the history and geography of the land. We stopped off...More

1  Thank Morrisons_94
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for your generous comments.. glad you had a great trip!

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time on the kayaks. Our instructor gave us loads of information about the history of the area and ensured we felt very safe on the kayaks. The hot drinks and cookies at cathedral cove were a lovely touch!

Thank zoewilso
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Zoe.. glad to hear you had a great trip!

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The kayaking tour beginning of July was hands down one of our highlights while travelling through NZ! After being in super friendly email contact for the booking with owner Mike we were lucky to enjoy a beautiful day! Haydn was an amazing guide in every...More

Thank Sandra L
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Many thanks for your comments Sandra. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a great time on the water with him, I am sure he'll be delighted to read your generous review. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had an awesome time. Staff are friendly and the scenery is beautiful and it is really fun to Kayak around the bays and Cathedral Cove

Thank Steven H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us Steven, glad 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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