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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 experience

Went on this guided trip with my wife. What a totally awesome experience. We had a superb guide... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Braveheart14
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Great Day

We copped the rain when we did our tour so I feel it wasn't as good as it could have been. Though I... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
breejm
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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 27 May 2017 via mobile

Went on this guided trip with my wife. What a totally awesome experience. We had a superb guide, felt in safe hands the entire time, saw amazing sights and had great coffee on the beach at Cathedral Cove. Thank you for a great memory

Thank Braveheart14
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments, glad to hear you had a great trip!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We copped the rain when we did our tour so I feel it wasn't as good as it could have been. Though I must say, this is not the companies fault! Other than the weather, we had a great day! Cathedral Cove is a nice...More

Thank breejm
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip (nice work braving the rain and the waves!). Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This tour is so much fun even in apeil, I had never kayaked before so was a great place to start! All the instructors are so helpful and we had ant who was a good laugh and makes a brill mocha on the coffee break....More

Thank Lucy F
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for your comments Lucy, glad you had a great time!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had the most amazing experience with Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours. Keith, our guide, was knowledgable and lovely! We loved hearing all his stories and exploring the water and Cathedral Cove. We got lucky and even saw a seal in the wild,...More

Thank Tess B
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Tess, what a privilege it is to be your favourite experience in NZ! I'll be sure to let Keith know you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was one of the highlights of our holiday in New Zealand. A great way to get exercise, experience something different and see the coast differently to those who drive and then walk. The kayaks are really easy to manouevre and glide through the water...More

Thank ka2mba
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. Glad to hear you had such a great time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My friends and I (seven of us) decided to do something spontaneous and booked the Cathedral Cove Kayak Tour the day before. The trip was fabulous. It was heaps of fun and we stayed surprisingly dry with our protective skirts. The scenery was stunning and...More

Thank amythlf
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

What a great review.. many thanks for your generous comments. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Sea kayaking is great fun, surprisingly dry (with all the protection equipment provided) though you would get a bit wet and not too exhausting. Cathedral Cove area is simply spectacular with dozens of islets rising from the ocean, caves and pillars everywhere. Cathedral Cove Kayak...More

Thank RestOrRanteur
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

What a great review, many thanks. I'll be sure to share your kind words with our whole team. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best with the rest of your travels. Cheers!

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Mike At Cathedral Cove kayak tours is incredible!!!! My wife and I got up early to drive an hour for our kayak tour. The morning was absolutely beautiful and our personal guide Keith was very knowledgeable about the area's history and geologic formations. When we...More

Thank Steve M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks Steve, good on you for staying one more day to get the best weather and sea conditions, it sure was a beautiful day when you joined us. I'll let Keith know you had a great time, he'll be delighted. No worries with the jump...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Really good fun kayaking, beautiful scenery great surf, loads of fun beaching and going through rock arches etc, Keith really knew his stuff and was a great guide.

Thank PT N
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to let Keith know you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a wonderful couple of hours exploring the area by sea Kayak. The guides were charming and very professional.

Thank Suanne H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Great to hear you had a good time.. thanks again for kayaking with us!

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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
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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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