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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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Address: 88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full...

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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Great new experience with kids

We took a morning trip to Cathedral Cove with our two sons (6 and 8), in January, in double kayaks. While my husband had kayaking experience, it was my first time. I'm far from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We took a morning trip to Cathedral Cove with our two sons (6 and 8), in January, in double kayaks. While my husband had kayaking experience, it was my first time. I'm far from fit, and wasn't sure how I'd get on. The guides were terrific, expert at getting us all going in the right direction, and even I managed... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. Great to hear you all had such a good time and you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My partner and I were blown away by the quality of this tour, and the value you get for how much we spent. Our tour guide was Anthony, and it was an utter delight having him show us, and the rest of our tour around. Thanks for the experience!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

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

Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We did the half day tour in the morning with our guide Andy, who was fabulous. He explained all the features of the Kayak etc calmly and simply and ensured everyone was comfortable before we went out on the water. It was the first time my husband and I had been in a Kayak with foot paddle steering and Andy... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

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

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had originally booked the all day kayak tour, but due to weather conditions, were only able to do the half day Cathedral Cove tour. This was completely fine with us, this was communicated to us the day before and we were refunded money right away. Our tour guide, Keith, was great. Very nice, knowledgeable, and made sure everyone was... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

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

Knutsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We booked a morning "classic" tour. It was excellent, the guide "Chris" was polte and professional taking us through all teh necessary details before we set off (life jackets, storage, technique). On the tour he was execellent, regularly stopping to explain the geology, wildlife and Maori stories. Not to mention providing, Lattes, Mochas, Hot Chocolates, Tea & Coffee at Cathedral... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good trip with Kris. Thanks for your comments and thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our guide and four double kayaks took off around 0830 and returned just after 12 noon. Our guide, Chris, was excellent - great knowledge about area, keeping everyone moving along and was our barista when we stopped for hot chocolate and coffee. Equipment was first rate - kayaks, paddles, splash skirts, vests and paddling shirts. Experience level in our group... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your encouraging feedback. I'll pass your comments onto Kris, no doubt he'll be delighted to hear that you had such a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our guide Mikey was great in taking us out to sea, mastering the swells and making us our choice of 5 different coffee drinks. Along the way we navigated some sea caves and heard numerous stories of rock, cliff and vegetation formation along with some local history. Weather was perfect, which always helps, but we'd do it again in a... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Cheers John, we will be sure to share your generous comments with our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent kayak trip to cathedral cove and even better 'afternoon tea'! Friendly and knowledgeable guide about the water, the kayak and the area. Highly recommend. Thanks guys for a great day.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Eleanor, glad to hear you had a great trip! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Was the best kayak tour experience we had ever had, beyond expectations. Neeve was a great tour guide, well informed and very upbeat and extremely safe. Cathedral cove is stunningly beautiful.... kayak tour is a must do with this tour group.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous comments Amanda, glad to hear you had a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My partner and I booked onto the Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours the day before. It was $105 per person, this included about a 3 hour Kayak trip around Hahei, Gemstone Bay, Stringray Bay and Cathedral Cove and it also included a coffee stop on the beach. We had fabulous weather! My partner and I are very inexperienced at Kayaking. Our... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jade & Joe. Great to hear you had a such an enjoyable time on the water. I'll pass your comments onto Keith, no doubt he'll be stoked! All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers! More 

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