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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Great way to spend the morning

This was a two man canoe trip out around a small island and allomg to cathedral cover beach to land... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Julie P
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Hitchin
Great morning on the water

Had a cracking morning on kayaks at Hahei. Terrific hosting and guiding from Keith and Quiller. We... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Travelvic114
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Peterborough, 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 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

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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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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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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
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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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