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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Awesome experience! Loved it!

My partner and I had no real kayaking experience, and she was really nervous going out on the open... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
toddsullivan1969
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Howard, Australia
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A really fun day!

A group of five of us had a morning kayak tour to Cathedral Cove with Andy as our guide. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
AWWTG
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Fort Collins, CO
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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 7 November 2017 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 5 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

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A group of five of us had a morning kayak tour to Cathedral Cove with Andy as our guide. It was a little cool and blustery at the start but Andy did a great job getting us out on the water and north to Cathedral...More

Thank AWWTG
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

What a great review. Glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with Andy.. I'm sure he'll be delight to read your comments. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We did the half day tour and it was awesome. The guides were extremely helpful and since we were not good, our guide Andy looked after us personally. The tour is very well designed to cover the Cathedral cove and gives a taste of the...More

Thank Niloy_12
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Many thanks for your great review! I'll let Andy know you had such a good time on the water with him.. he will be very happy to hear it. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 3 November 2017

I can't fault the team at CC Kayak Tours - they were brilliant from start to finish. We popped into the shop in the village first thing in the morning and they told us when to turn up for booking in and what we would...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks for your generous review! Great to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels..

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had minor kayaking experience so thought we'd give it a go! Strong swells on our morning trip but our guides we amazing keeping the group safe and still were able to enjoy the trip. Our guides provided us with thorough history...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Wow thanks for your great review! I'll be sure to let the guides know you had such a good time on the water with them, they'll be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful time paddling a tandem-kayak. We came unprepared, but our tour guide had extra waterproof clothing to keep us and our stuff dry. I recommend doing the 8:45am tour so you can have time to explore the rest of...More

Thank Panayiotis K
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thanks for your generous review.. glad to hear you had a great time!

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this trip - great guides and top notch gear. Cathedral cove is absolutely beautiful and well worth the kayak over which is both fun and informative. We even sailed back by making a raft of all our kayaks!! Hot beverages are provided on the...More

Thank Natalie M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thanks Natalie, glad you had a great time. I'll be sure to share your comments with our team.. they will be stoked you enjoyed the trip so much. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

I'd never Kayaked before on the sea, only in still lakes so my nerves where a little uneasy. Our guide was very helpful and answered any questions (as silly as they may have been) we had before we got out onto the water. This was...More

Thank Sammy M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thanks Sammy, glad to hear you had a great trip and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I went on the Remote Coast tour with my husband. Brad was our guide. They provide warm, waterproof clothing and have optional thermals if you need. We both wore swimming bottoms and jumpers- definitely better to be warm than cold. Fab group sizes- there were...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thanks for your generous review Amisha. Great to hear you had such a good time on the water with Brad - I'll be sure to show him your comments, no doubt you'll make his day! Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

An amazing day trip with the guides being really informative as you travel across the peninsula to Cathedral Cove. You get to stop off and learn some cool history about Maori myths and legends which is really interesting. The water is beautifully clear and the...More

Thank fiachi2017
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto our team, no doubt they will be delighted. All the best for the rest of your travels.

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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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