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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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Address: 88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full...

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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Loved it!

This tour is so much fun even in apeil, I had never kayaked before so was a great place to start! All the instructors are so helpful and we had ant who was a good laugh and makes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lucy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is so much fun even in apeil, I had never kayaked before so was a great place to start! All the instructors are so helpful and we had ant who was a good laugh and makes a brill mocha on the coffee break. Views are beautiful and I think the best way to see the cove. Definitely do... More 

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Thank Lucy F
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had the most amazing experience with Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours. Keith, our guide, was knowledgable and lovely! We loved hearing all his stories and exploring the water and Cathedral Cove. We got lucky and even saw a seal in the wild, swimming right by us! For us it was our favourite experience in New Zealand and... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our holiday in New Zealand. A great way to get exercise, experience something different and see the coast differently to those who drive and then walk. The kayaks are really easy to manouevre and glide through the water so they are suitable for all levels of experience. We were really well looked after... More 

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Thank ka2mba
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I (seven of us) decided to do something spontaneous and booked the Cathedral Cove Kayak Tour the day before. The trip was fabulous. It was heaps of fun and we stayed surprisingly dry with our protective skirts. The scenery was stunning and because we went on a weekday, Cathedral Cove was quiet and we found a lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sea kayaking is great fun, surprisingly dry (with all the protection equipment provided) though you would get a bit wet and not too exhausting. Cathedral Cove area is simply spectacular with dozens of islets rising from the ocean, caves and pillars everywhere. Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours are well organised, the guides are funny and knowledgeable and the tour itself is... More 

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Thank RestOrRanteur
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

What a great review, many thanks. I'll be sure to share your kind words with our whole team. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best with the rest of your travels. Cheers! More 

Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mike At Cathedral Cove kayak tours is incredible!!!! My wife and I got up early to drive an hour for our kayak tour. The morning was absolutely beautiful and our personal guide Keith was very knowledgeable about the area's history and geologic formations. When we arrived at Cathedral Cove we got out of the kayaks and he prepared cappuccino for... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Steve, good on you for staying one more day to get the best weather and sea conditions, it sure was a beautiful day when you joined us. I'll let Keith know you had a great time, he'll be delighted. No worries with the jump start, more than happy to help you out. All the best with the rest of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good fun kayaking, beautiful scenery great surf, loads of fun beaching and going through rock arches etc, Keith really knew his stuff and was a great guide.

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Thank PT N
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to let Keith know you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful couple of hours exploring the area by sea Kayak. The guides were charming and very professional.

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Thank Suanne H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a good time.. thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a great sea kayaking tour out to Cathedral Cove with Keith. He was very helpful and friendly, and put me at ease as I was a first-timer! A great paddle to Cathedral Cove with a bit of a hairy beach landing due to big waves (there was another guide there to help get us in). Had a great... More 

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Thank EG27
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you had such a good time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. We were disappointed by your comments about the photos on our Facebook page. We provide dry bags for you to safely bring your own camera on the tour. Our guides never... More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Fantastic views - cathedral Cove is an amazing location. Excellent and expert guides who know what they are doing, and provide sturdy and safe kayaks. They also provided a great snack of different coffees once we arrived at the beach, including moccachino, espresso, cappucino and others; great tasting and still don't know how they prepared all the different coffees at... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, glad to hear you had such a good time! More 

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