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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Cathedral Cove Kayaking Tour on the one good weather day of our stay in Whitianga. Our guide was Haydn who happened to be taking his grandmother out on the kayak that day. Safety briefing was excellent and we were well kitted out....More

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

What a great review.. many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you enjoyed the trip.. he will be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I had the best day out with these guys! Aimee was so nice and accommodating, and our guide Andy was hilarious. He was both very entertaining as well as super knowledgeable about the history and Maori culture. The kayak trip itself was...More

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

Thanks Vicky, I'll let Andy know you both had a great time on the water with him, he'll be stoked. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the sunrise tour, departing Hahei at 5.45am. It was an early morning but it was 100% worth it! The sea conditions were perfect, the guides were friendly and informative, and the coffee/hot chocolate on the beach was awesome!

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

I agree Briohny.. the sunrise here in Hahei is second to none, thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great day sea kayaking with our brilliant guide! Saw some stingrays in one of the bays. Arms were a bit sore the next day but so worth it!

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

Thanks for your comments Ashleigh, glad you had a great trip!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went onto a sea kayak tour for the second time, this one with my husband. We had a really nice time, and enjoyed a lot with the guide, Mike, who added a tint of fun to all the knowledge, legends and info he gave...More

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

Thanks Anita, your comments are very much appreciated. Great to hear you had a good time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic half day trip! Mike was fantastic with communication before our trip! This company is so professional throughout! We were so lucky to have Hayden as our guide. OMG he has so much info, is so fit and helpful and what can I...More

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

Thanks Chris, so glad you both had such a good time on the water with Hayden (I'll be sure to show him this review). Thanks for persevering with the weather forecasts until the last minute.. great to see the skies clear for a good days...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One word ‘fabulooous’ , sea kayaking to see cathedral cove was so much fun and Haydn was a wealth of knowledge. Great way to see the coast and learn some history along the way. Would highly recommend if you want to experience something you won’t...More

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

Great to hear you enjoyed the trip Naz. Thanks for sharing your experience, I am sure Hayden will be delighted to read your comments. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The tour around the coast was beautiful and peaceful. Hayden, the tour guide, was informative and you could tell he truly loved his job. He explained how to kayak and ensured everyone was at the same pace. His stories of Maori culture were interesting and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks for your comments Andi, glad to hear you had a great time. All the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

An excellent kayak tour, fantastic guides Andy and Ross. Highlights were seeing the marine life, great coffee skills (Ross), awesome sailing and kayak experience with Andy. Big thankyou Mike and team. Sally Baker

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks Sally, glad to hear you and the boys had a great time!

Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Thank Ian S
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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

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Daniel L
29 September 2018|
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Response from Pheonie | Reviewed this property |
Our tour landed at Cathedral Cove. Plenty of time to explore and even go for a swim. The guides are great at keeping everyone on schedule!
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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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