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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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+64 7-866 3877
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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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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Great morning on the water

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water, the scenery - all of it was breath taking. Our tour guide was down to earth and we really had a great time. At the end, he even brewed us coffee and served us "biscuits".

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

Thanks Leslie, glad to hear you had a great trip! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken out by Antz. Fabulous. He tells you how to get around obstacles...and even made a brew at cathedral cove. I am not a fit person, but was able to partake. Saw stingrays and a penguin. Brilliant!

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

Thanks for your comments Lee, I'll be sure to let Antz know you had such a good time on the water with him. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic morning. I had never kayaked before so was s little nervous but needn't have worried. The scenery is outstanding. Brad our guide was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed his stories of the early settlers. He was particularly impressive with his pop up barrister skills producing cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and tea from the kit he... More 

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

Thanks for your comments LinPee. Great to hear you had such a good time on the water. I'll make sure Brad sees your review, no doubt he'll be delighted with your feedback. All the best for the rest of your travels. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely afternoon & great way to see Cathedral Cove! Our guide was so knowledgeable &, because there was only 6 of us on the tour, the service was really personal. Only in New Zealand will you have such great coffee on a beach…who knows how they manage to magic up REAL flat whites, cappuccinos, long blacks, teas & hot chocolates... 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 you had such a good time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great operators! They got us to arrive for a slightly earlier departure on our day due to poor weather coming later in the day. We were split into groups of 4-5 kayaks per guide. Dry bags were provided for our phones and cameras, and the guides took photos of us as well. These tours are good for those with little... More 

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

Many thanks for your comments Michael. 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! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Took the morning Cathedral Cove Classic Tour through the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and was not disappointed. We were treated to some fantastic NZ history of the area by our guide Marky as we paddled around islands (with big noses) through arches and into caves. The tour was topped off by a stop at Cathedral Cove for a swim, sightseeing... More 

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

What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'll bet sure to let Marky know you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Took our boys, 10 and 14 out for a kayak in the beautiful marine reserve at Hahei beach. A stunning morning it was made even more magical when several Orca pods were spotted off shore while we were about to hop into our Kayaks. Was an amazing buzz to see such a beautiful sight. Although you are not allowed to... More 

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

Wow, what a treat to see Orca whales! Great to hear you and your family had such a good time and were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A great day perfect for most ages no experience required. Cathedral cove the most beautiful beach to stop and explore (thanks for the good coffee Ant) we sailed some of the way back which was a new experience for us. Friendly staff great way to spend a few hours.

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

Many thanks for your generous comments, I'll be sure to let Anthony know you had a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

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