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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Excellent Kayak Tour!

Sea kayaking is great fun, surprisingly dry (with all the protection equipment provided) though you... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
RestOrRanteur
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London, United Kingdom
An incredible day!!!

Mike At Cathedral Cove kayak tours is incredible!!!! My wife and I got up early to drive an hour... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Steve M
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Mission Viejo, California
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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 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!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had a great sea kayaking tour out to Cathedral Cove with Keith. He was very helpful and friendly, and put me at ease as I was a first-timer! A great paddle to Cathedral Cove with a bit of a hairy beach landing due to...More

Thank EG27
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Emma, Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you had such a good time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. We were disappointed by your comments about the photos on our Facebook page. We provide dry...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Fantastic views - cathedral Cove is an amazing location. Excellent and expert guides who know what they are doing, and provide sturdy and safe kayaks. They also provided a great snack of different coffees once we arrived at the beach, including moccachino, espresso, cappucino and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks for your comments, glad to hear you had such a good time!

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great staff who looked after us very well. There was quite a swell the day we did this so the plan changed slightly. Instead of landing at Cathedral Cove and returning to Haiti we did a one way route and got a shuttle bus back....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear that you had a such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A fun trip, challenging enough for beginners in beautiful surroundings with experienced guides. Cathedral Cove is a must visit and arriving by kayak is great.

Thank junie44
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a fabulous time kayaking at Cathedral Cove! We did the classic tour in the morning. I've never kayaked before but my husband has. We were in a double kayak and it was very easy to navigate. Our guide was amazing! So funny and...More

Thank Megan B
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Megan, great to hear you enjoyed the trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend and I had booked a three hour trip and were a bit late. I called the operator and they very really friendly, and even waited for us (in the end the tour left 25 minutes later because of us). There was a bit...More

Thank francis p
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your comments Francis, glad to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers!

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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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