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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 way to see Cathedral Cove

My friend and I were celebrating our birthday this weekend and we decided to do the kayak trip to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christina_Weber1990
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Auckland, New Zealand
Highly recommended

What a fun tour with beautiful bays/coves and little islands of Mercury Bay surrounding one. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martina E
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Munich, Germany
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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 yesterday

My friend and I were celebrating our birthday this weekend and we decided to do the kayak trip to Cathedral cove. It was beyond amazing. The day was absolutely perfect. Kris who was our guide made the day fun and engaging. He made coffees for...More

Thank Christina_Weber1990
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun tour with beautiful bays/coves and little islands of Mercury Bay surrounding one. The tourguide takes great care, shares a bit of the history of Cathedral Cove... and even prepares great hot drinks during the break. Would always do this again. Thank you,...More

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

Thanks for your comments Martina, glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with Michael (he will be very happy to read your review). Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for Christmas & New Year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off I have to say that these guys were absolutely fantastic to deal with, from the first email all the way through to the end of the tour, I cannot say enough good things about these guys! We went for the SUNRISE TOUR so...More

Thank tamsin6394
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow, what a great review! Thanks very much for your generous comments and positive feedback. I'll be sure to share your kind words with our staff, no doubt they'll all be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for Christmas &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time sea kayaking and we had a lovely calm day. Many thanks to our guide, Henry, who managed to keep us all within calling distance and guided us around islands and the beautiful bay at cathedral cove. He also makes the...More

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

Hi Jo, many thanks for your comments..glad to hear you had a great experience kayaking with us. Hopefully the rest of your NZ holiday continues the same way. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 5 had little to no kayaking experience but our guide had us paddling like professionals.It was amazing to go out into the open water of the marine park, stopping for a history lesson before heading out to the outer islands and through...More

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

What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, I am sure your comments will be valuable to first time kayakers looking for advice. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the morning tour. Unfortunately we could not land at the Cathedral cove because swell was high. Kayaking in ocean was totally pleasant, water has such a turquoise color. We continued our journey to Cooks beach, entered calm river and had coffee and...More

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

Thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear you had a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This kayaking tour was an awesome way to see Cathedral Cove and learn so much more about the larger marine reserve it's a part of. Our guide, Michael, was so friendly and knowledgeable. Don't be scared by cooler weather—the gear keeps you fairly dry, and...More

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

Thanks Amelia, I will be sure to share your review with Michael, he'll be delighted to hear you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours is a typical tourist attraction in a real nature. Inexpensive and good for you.

Thank T0urist7
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great review, thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of 4, my wife and 2 sons (9 and 7). Andy was our guide and couldn’t have been better! He was very patient, fun and knowledgeable. Cookies, hot chocolate and flat whites on the beach.....what else could you ask for! My...More

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

Thanks Jared & Rachel, glad to hear you and the boys had a great trip! Thanks again for kayaking with us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had no real kayaking experience, and she was really nervous going out on the open sea, but the kayaks were really stable and the 3 and a half hour paddle was a relaxing pace, and very informative with the guides giving...More

Thank toddsullivan1969
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome to hear you had such a good time Todd. I'll be sure to let our team know that you had a great time on the water, no doubt they'll be stoked. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best with your new...More

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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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