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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Great activity

Would definitely recommend as an active if you are staying in Hahei. Hayden was our guide, he was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine N
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A marvelous experience for our family

We had a superb afternoon: two adults, three young teens. A nice relaxed pace, truly stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend as an active if you are staying in Hahei. Hayden was our guide, he was very knowledgeable and provided us with much education and information about the area and history. The tour was great and we got a infection day with the...More

Thank Catherine N
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Catherine, I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a great trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a superb afternoon: two adults, three young teens. A nice relaxed pace, truly stunning location, and unexpectedly hilarious commentary from our guide, Quiller.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your comments. Quiller will be delighted to hear you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing Cathedral Cove from a boat tour, we wanted to visit it, and decided on a kayak tour for our family of six. Although we had concerns about our two youngest and the length of the trip, we were reassured by the information provided...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a great review - many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I think it was Keith who took you out that day, I'll be sure to share your kind words with him, he'll be stoked you had such a good time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a thoroughly enjoyable few hours on the ocean off the Coromandel Peninsula yesterday. Our guides Mike and Andy are lovely young guys with a wealth of local knowledge and history. I felt safe at all times, and the hot drinks on Cooks Beach was...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your generous review. I am sure that Mike & Andy will be delighted to hear you had such a great time on the water with them. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! Highly recommend the full day kayak tour. Hayden our guide was extremely knowledgeable and his informative commentary kept us entertained in the morning and distracted late afternoon on the harder slog back : ) His advice and guidance in the afternoon could not be...More

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

Cheers David.. I'll be sure to share your comments with Hayden, he will be very happy to hear you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your time in NZ!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We had a wonderful time on this tour to Cathedral Cove with Kris as our guide. Lucky enough to have perfect weather, with no swell, meant the kayaking was a breeze. Small group of only 8 of us/4 kayaks.. Kris was really knowledgeable about the...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

What a great review. Many thanks for your generous comments.. Kris will be delighted that you to hear that you had great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Had a great experience with Kayak Tours! Khris was a friendly, knowledgeable guide who brought along at an efficient pace pointing out coral, fish, sting rays, and other wildlife. Once we got to the cove and rested on shore for a brief period, he prepared...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Many thanks for your generous comments.. no doubt Kris will be delighted to hear that you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

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 18 February 2018

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 16 February 2018 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

Thank sharon m
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

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 15 February 2018 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 17 February 2018

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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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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Leonard A
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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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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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