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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Highly recommended

This is a wonderful way to view this beautiful part of the country. The guides are helpful... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
highstartraveller
Fanastic way to explore this area!

This is a great way to see the area from the vantage point of the ocean. Went in the morning - sea... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
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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 23 January 2018

This is a wonderful way to view this beautiful part of the country. The guides are helpful, friendly, informative, attentive, and fun. Previous kayaking experience is not necessary. Wear clothing that can get wet. Do not bring large purses or backpacks. Special footwear not required....More

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

Many thanks for your comments. Great to hear you had such a good time on the water with our team. I'll be sure to share your kind words at our next staff meeting! All the best for the rest of your travels..

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a great way to see the area from the vantage point of the ocean. Went in the morning - sea usually calmer then. Not a difficult kayak. Boats well maintained, good briefing and helpful guides. Well worthwhile!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback.. great to hear that you had a good time on the water with our team. All the best for the rest of your travels!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth the time and the money. Tour was informative and we were lucky enough to have great weather. Highly recommend.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback.. I am very happy to hear you had such an enjoyable experience. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This was a great tour. NZ’s coast is amazing and this is a fantastic way to see it. Our tour guide was friendly and informative. We saw different seabirds, fish, amazing sea colours, coral and caves. No experience necessary, the equipment is very good and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

What a great review. Thank you taking the time to share for your generous comments.. and thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had Andy as a guide, he was well prepared and had a great attitude. We did the 3 hour tour, which passed without notice. Totally worth checking out, even if you’re not experienced, as they will place you in a group with other beginners....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. I'll be sure to let Andy know that you had a great trip with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing trip with our guide Tom who was super friendly, funny and made an amazing coffee on the beach which blew us away, he knew everything about everything and made the day amazing!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Did a half day family Kayak tour with our 2 daughters aged 8 and 10 who had never been in a sea kayak previously, this was a very good introduction. The trip was postponed from the previous day as the wind was a bit too...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thanks Dave, glad to hear you had a great trip. You are right, safety is very important to us so we err on the side of caution - especially with family groups. Thanks for your understanding on the day and for getting out of bed...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The guide was knowledgeable and looked after us, as we travelled around we got facts and stories about the history of the cove, the actual cathedral cove was awesome, we got to go ashore and explore whilst our guide(/barista) made us all a coffee!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thanks Jessica, glad to hear you had a grea time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels!

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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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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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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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