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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Cathedral Cove Paddle

Great operators! They got us to arrive for a slightly earlier departure on our day due to poor... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
MichaelG4
via mobile
Wonderful morning kayak tour

Took the morning Cathedral Cove Classic Tour through the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and was... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Buddy74
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great operators! They got us to arrive for a slightly earlier departure on our day due to poor weather coming later in the day. We were split into groups of 4-5 kayaks per guide. Dry bags were provided for our phones and cameras, and the...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Many thanks for your comments Michael. Great to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Took the morning Cathedral Cove Classic Tour through the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and was not disappointed. We were treated to some fantastic NZ history of the area by our guide Marky as we paddled around islands (with big noses) through arches and into caves....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'll bet sure to let Marky know you had such a good time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Took our boys, 10 and 14 out for a kayak in the beautiful marine reserve at Hahei beach. A stunning morning it was made even more magical when several Orca pods were spotted off shore while we were about to hop into our Kayaks. Was...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Wow, what a treat to see Orca whales! Great to hear you and your family had such a good time and were well looked after by our team. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A great day perfect for most ages no experience required. Cathedral cove the most beautiful beach to stop and explore (thanks for the good coffee Ant) we sailed some of the way back which was a new experience for us. Friendly staff great way to...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments, I'll be sure to let Anthony know you had a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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!

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....More

Thank Quin P
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank kdeyles
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Katie C
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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!

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...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

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

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...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

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!

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is it busy in April? usually what are tge weather conditions like during this time?
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
I have never gone kayaking before. So I was wondering how physically strenuous it was, and whether you would recommend it to kayaking newcomers?
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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