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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Great tour, friendly staff and a very good hot chocolate at the beach

Very relaxed tour with cool guide. I can only recommend it! Highlight were the rays and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joana J
Awesome Tour

Very friendly staff. Booked the trip with Kiwi Experience and it was organised so well by the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
kardy c
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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 1 week ago

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.

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

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

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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!

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

Thanks Dakota, glad you had a great time!

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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
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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!

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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.

Thank Niilly
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 16 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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.

Thank TKAMMLondon
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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

Thank Pheonie
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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 16 April 2018

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 29 March 2018 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 31 March 2018

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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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
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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