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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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A perfect trip

A stunning afternoon on the water, perfect weather made it a gorgeous time to take this tour... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
michellegbrady
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Brisbane, Australia
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Very well done

We really enjoyed this trip - our guide (Chris) was very good and shared a lot of the Hahei history... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
BoulderFrenchie
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Boulder, Colorado
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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 9 January 2018 via mobile

A stunning afternoon on the water, perfect weather made it a gorgeous time to take this tour. Marky made an interesting and informative tour guide while keeping everyone safe. Great experience for the whole family to experience Narnia in the flesh

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Many thanks for your generous comments. I'll let Mark know that you have review your trip, he'll be stoked to read your comments. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip - our guide (Chris) was very good and shared a lot of the Hahei history as well as made frothy coffee drinks on the beach. The 3.5 hr trip was very well planned with enough time to frolick at the...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I'll be sure to let Kris know that you had such a good trip with him, he'll be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Cathedral Cove Kayak Tour. We had seen this online before we arrived but only decided to do it on the day. We phoned up and were told there were places available. Tour ran from 1pm until 4:15pm from Hahei beach to Cathedral...More

Thank Liz H
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thanks Liz, glad to hear you had a great trip. All the best for 2018!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Mike and Hayden were wonderful The dawn trip on the 28th of December was fabulous and I would happily do this again and again. An unexpected highlight was the amount of information about Hahei, Captain Cook and the local Maori people. I loved that Hayden...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks Raewyn, glad it was worth the wait to find the perfect day for it. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for 2018!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We went on the Cathedral cove Kayak tour with my parents who were visiting from the US. It was a great tour. The area is beautiful and the tour is suitable for adults and children. My 5 year old was in the kayak with me...More

Thank Jaron G
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Great to hear that you were well looked after and that your whole family had a good time on the water. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were only in New Zealand for less than a week and took the trip from Auckland specifically for this tour. We were NOT disappointed. You really need to get out on the water just to see how clear and beautiful it really is. We...More

Thank Wrikey
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Wow, what a great review.. this one might have to go on our next brochure! Thanks for your comments and thanks again for joining the tour!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had a great time, Michael was very knowledgeable about the area, super friendly and his drinks were fab! Yummy hot chocolate and coffee!! The experience was fantastic in general, beautiful views on the way, great stop at Cathedral Cove, nice pics throughout the adventure......More

Thank 494Guiller
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

What a great review. I will be sure to pass your comments onto Michael, he will be very happy to hear that you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Great trip and definitely worth it. HAYDEN was an excellent guide as he was very knowledgeable of the geography and history. He was personable and most importantly safe! Not cheap but worth it!

Thank Gregg L
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Cheers Gregg, I have passed your comments onto Hayden. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Cathedral Cove Kayaking takes you on a great tour of the area. We booked the Remote Coast Tour but we couldn’t go out on the tour because of the currents. The company notified us 2days in advance, and we had the option to cancel or...More

Thank Ishaan T
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

What a great review! Many thanks for taking the time to review your kayaking experience. I am very happy to hear that you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Many thanks and hugs goes to Chris our charming and eye candy, conversationalist guide! The experience was amazing. We learnt much history and the whole experience was a memorable one for sure! The mochaccino and hot chocolate were awesomely made using camping equipment which was...More

Thank Aisha M
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thanks for your comments Aisha, I'll be sure to share your review with Kris..he will be very happy to hear you had a great trip. 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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