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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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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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Good way to see the coast

Great staff who looked after us very well. There was quite a swell the day we did this so the plan changed slightly. Instead of landing at Cathedral Cove and returning to Haiti... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff who looked after us very well. There was quite a swell the day we did this so the plan changed slightly. Instead of landing at Cathedral Cove and returning to Haiti we did a one way route and got a shuttle bus back. This was good for us as we saw more of the coast and ended up... More 

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

Many thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear that you had a such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A fun trip, challenging enough for beginners in beautiful surroundings with experienced guides. Cathedral Cove is a must visit and arriving by kayak is great.

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

Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a fabulous time kayaking at Cathedral Cove! We did the classic tour in the morning. I've never kayaked before but my husband has. We were in a double kayak and it was very easy to navigate. Our guide was amazing! So funny and informative - we learnt lots about Cathedral Cove and NZ. He made us hot drinks... More 

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

Thanks for your generous comments Megan, great to hear you enjoyed the trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had booked a three hour trip and were a bit late. I called the operator and they very really friendly, and even waited for us (in the end the tour left 25 minutes later because of us). There was a bit of a swell and high tide, so we could not land near Cathedral Cove, but... More 

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

Thanks for your comments Francis, glad to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers! More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had so much fun on this kayaking adventure. Everyone was so friendly, the weather was wonderful, the sites were breathtaking, and they made us coffee! What's not to love? This was my favorite thing I did on my whole NZ trip so quit thinking about booking and just book already! I'd also recommend packing a lunch and spending time... More 

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

Wow thanks for your generous comments Jenn! I'll be sure to share your review with our team, they will be delighted that you had such a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Did the Cathedral Cove classic this afternoon, such an amazing experience. I've never kayaked before but this wasn't a problem at all, kayaked over to cathedral cove where we had coffee made on the beach and time to explore, fantastic way to spend an afternoon!!

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

Awesome, thanks Tracy, glad to hear you had such a good time! Thanks again for kayaking with us. More 

New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was one of our first tours in New Zealand and it set the bar high. We did the morning kayak, which was good before it got windy in the afternoon. The tour guide was great and had fantastic stories and history information on the area. We kayaked along the island through coves and then to Cathedral cove where we... More 

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

Thanks for your comments Tory, glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with us. All the best for the rest of your travels. More 

Sydney
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome 2.5-3 hr round trip from Hahei to Cathedral Cove. Amazing way to see the coast line. Guides are great, very informative about the history of the area etc. We were able to kayak into caves along the cliffs that you can't get to by foot. Amazing scenery and plenty of time to explore and enjoy. Stop at cathedral cove... More 

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

Thanks for your generous comments. You are right that kayaking is something almost everyone can do and arriving at Cathedral Cove from the water is an amazing experience. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great morning kayaking, thanks so much to Marky for the history, stories and the amazing hot chocolate! A little disappointed with not being able to walk through the archway as the tide was in, but out fault for not checking the times. Could have swam of course, but was heading off immediately after so needed to stay dry.... More 

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

What a great review, I'll be sure to let Mark know you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Love everything about this trip. We did the afternoon kayak with spectacular weather. We managed a kayak sail on the way home and loved listening to our guides stories. Just do it!

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

Thanks Allison, great to hear you had such a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

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