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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

Opens in 24 min: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A great way to explore the area

The surf was to strong to do the trip to Cathedral Cove but that was fine. Mike put together a tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ian S
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Highlight of our tour of NZ

We were apprehensive as only had limited kayaking experience but our guide put us at ease and made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LSN_18
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The surf was to strong to do the trip to Cathedral Cove but that was fine. Mike put together a tour for us as we just wanted to experience sea kayaking. Hayden was a fantastic guide and it was great just us in 2 boats....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your comments Ian, glad to hear you and your family all had a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were apprehensive as only had limited kayaking experience but our guide put us at ease and made us feel in safe hands while negotiating the beach landing and some waves over the shallower reef. The whole experience was great and one of the best...More

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

Hi there, thank you very much for your generous comments. We really do value your feedback and your positive review is hugely uplifting for our team. I am glad to hear you had such a good time on the water and that you were well...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to go sea kayaking. Couldn't think of a better spot. Communication after I made the booking was excellent, and a call/email the day before to advise the weather plans was most unexpected. Service over the top! It was winter, but the weather and...More

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

Thanks for your review Stephanie. I am very happy to hear you had such a memorable experience and that you were well looked after by our team. Your kind and encouraging words are very much appreciated - we will print your review and pin it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral Cove kayak tours gave us one of the best outdoor activity experiences we've had as a family. They made it so good and so easy. We arrived unannounced with no real plan, but they quickly worked up a bespoke trip for us. Led by...More

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

Thank you for your generous comments! Marky thoroughly enjoyed his time on the water with your family and was delighted to read your review. I hope the rest of your time in NZ continues to be a great adventure for your family. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This company was amazing! They took care of you every step of the way and took you to the most beautiful spots along the coast. I can’t say enough of how friendly and helpful the guides and owner were. The kayaking itself was made accessible...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

What a great review! Many thanks for your generous comments. So glad to hear you had a good time on the water.. I agree the Full Day Tour is a big day but a great day.. so much to see and do out there. Thanks...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very relaxed tour with cool guide. I can only recommend it! Highlight were the rays and the coffee on the beach at the Cathedral Cove.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for your feedback Joana, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Very friendly staff. Booked the trip with Kiwi Experience and it was organised so well by the driver and the kayaking company. The tour was 3 hours and the weather was so good. The tour guide can make very nice drinks!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for your feedback and thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The kayak tour was absolutely beautiful! HORSE was our tour guide and even made us tea or coffee with so many choices! Overall it was the best kayaking tour I've ever done!

Thank Dakota M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks Dakota, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 5 May 2018

We aren't one of those fit and fabulous families, so we weren't sure how we'd go with this experience, but we had an awesome time. After the friendly chaos of hot water beach, we got to Hahei early and found a beautiful cafe tucked away...More

Thank Angela T
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I will be sure to pass your generous comments onto Quiller, he will be delighted to hear you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

It's like a 20mins walk from the starting point. I was there for sunset, and the do lots of sky is amazing.

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Wong V
22 February 2018|
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Response from tamsin6394 | Reviewed this property |
We wore just normal gym clothes. You don’t get too wet as there is a protective thing over your seat and around you.
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LeonardA258
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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