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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Fantastic trip

What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Our guide Brad was amazing. His knowledge of the area... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
susankee
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Lisburn
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Brilliant trip

Went with my 8 year old and kayaked from hahei beach round to cathedral cove. We both loved it... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
yorkandbeyond
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York, United Kingdom
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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 15 February 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Our guide Brad was amazing. His knowledge of the area was so interesting. You felt completely safe. It was so nice to be able to paddle around to Cathedral cove. An added bonus was when Brad made...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thanks for your feedback Susan, Brad will be very happy to hear that you had such a good time on the water with him. Your comments are very much appreciated. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Went with my 8 year old and kayaked from hahei beach round to cathedral cove. We both loved it. About a 3 hour trip at a nice pace. Guide was excellent and the cove itself is well worth the visit.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Fabulous morning kayak tour on Jan 27th. Our guide was Andy and he was fabulous! Very helpful and makes sure everyone is comfortable. Nice touch is the stop for coffee on a small beach! Such a beautiful day.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I will be sure to pass your comments on to Andy, he'll be very happy to hear you had such a good trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Although the tours are very pricey, I believe it was worth the money. The 3 hour tour takes is a fantastic experience taking you around the coves in a way that you would not be able to experience it yourself. The staff are fantastic and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

What a great review. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the world.. glad to hear you had a great time!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We called in at the office to book a kayak tour for the following day, but the weather conditions meant they weren't sure it would be able to go ahead so we had to ring back the following morning to check. Thankfully it was so...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Many thanks for your comments. Thank you too for understanding that we are at the mercy of the weather conditions every day. Safety is obviously our main priority so weather and sea conditions are carefully considered before every trip. If we are not going to...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Whilst 3 of our party were really looking forward to the trip, my previous experience of kayaking made me somewhat sceptical. We met Henry on the beach and he was quick to calm me. The set up was spot on with spray covers to prevent...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

What a great way to spend Christmas morning! I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Henry.. he'll be delighted to hear you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

It was a nice sunny day, however a bit choppy, but the company was very flexible: changed the starting point, didn't land at Cathedral Cove (just passed as close as possible), paddled further to a nice calm and shallow beach, from where we had a...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

What a great review. Thank you for all your practical suggestions - no doubt very helpful to other travellers. I'll be sure to share your comments with our team.. I'm sure they'll be delighted to hear that you had a great time. Thanks again for...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

This was a two man canoe trip out around a small island and allomg to cathedral cover beach to land for coffee and biscuits, then return. All kit was supplied and safety measures discussed, so we felt totally at ease. Just a word it did...More

Thank Julie P
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks for your comments Julie, glad to hear you had a great time!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Had a cracking morning on kayaks at Hahei. Terrific hosting and guiding from Keith and Quiller. We were well briefed and looked after throughout, including artisan coffee brewed on Cathedral Cove beach by Keith during a pause... Another highlight was being visited by a large...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Wow, that sounds amazing! Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great morning. Departed at 8:45 to miss the midday heat. Don't stress if there's no-one at the office. Heed the sign and head to the beach. Plenty of parking at the beach when we got there, busy as we were leaving. Grant was...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

What a nice review, thank you. Great to hear you had a good time on the water and were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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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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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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