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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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Breath Taking

We booked the Big Day in the Bay and it was the best decision! It's a 6 hour tour which not only takes you to Cathedral Cove but also remote hidden gems only that a kayak can take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the Big Day in the Bay and it was the best decision! It's a 6 hour tour which not only takes you to Cathedral Cove but also remote hidden gems only that a kayak can take you - small caves, blow holes and breath taking scenery. Our guide Tom was wonderful. He was laid back, informative, encouraging and... More 

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

Thanks Kara, great to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. I'll make sure Tom reads your comments, he'll be delighted! Thanks again for kayaking with us. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I cannot praise Mike, Kahn (sp?) and the team enough. Right from booking, everything was so easy, friendly, and informative. The team are extremely organised and everything has been thought of. Having 2 daughters - 6 and 9, I was impressed with the safety procedures implemented by our guide and other groups throughout the tour. This tour has been our... More 

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

Wow what a generous review! Many thanks for your encouraging feedback, I'll be sure to let Kang (yes, pronounced Kahn) know you had a great time.. he'll be stoked! All the best for the rest of your travels. Thanks again. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I decided to go on the Remote Coast tour that this company offers as the chance to visit parts of the coastline that only boats can access really appealed to me. This tour exceeded my expectations. All communication was prompt, helpful and courteous. Our guide tour Brad is very knowledgeable and gave good guidance and instruction including some interesting historical... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback Gina, glad to hear you had a good experience on the Remote Coast Tour. I'll be sure to pass your comments onto our team, they'll be very happy to read your kind words. All the best for 2017! More 

South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Our guide Andy made the trip enjoyable, informative and funny! I don't think we could have had a better guide, although from what we could tell all the guides were very good. He was very much a jokester, but knew when to be serious as well. We did the full day tour which is split into 2 parts (and managed... More 

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

Many thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear that you had such a good trip and that you were well looked after on the water. I'll make sure Andy reads your review, he'll be delighted with the feedback. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

My wife and I were first time kayakers and we loved it! We're a little nervous but our guide and the other kayakers were very friendly and even though everyone else knew what to do, the guide explained everything for us. The waters were calm and we were in 2 seater kayaks. Having never done it before we were worried... More 

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

Many thanks for your detailed review. Great to hear you had such a great time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This would have to be on the 'to do' list whist you are in the region. Very enjoyable for all levels of fitness.

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

Thanks for your comments, all the best for the best for your travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This would be my number 1 recommendation on the east of the Coromandel. I had been to Cathedral Cove before, but approaching it on the sea was really something special! Our guide, Chris, was really informative and added lots of interesting information along the way. The coffee is a nice touch at Cathedral Cove as well! We were then given... More 

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

Thanks Elyse, I'll let Kris know you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fun afternoon kayaking off Hahei beach, round to Cathedral Cove. Our guide, Mikey, was excellent and the kayaks are very stable and easy even for novices to paddle. The coastline is very beautiful, with the main attraction, Cathedral Cove, being particularly impressive. Make sure you head down to Hot Water Beach as well, to soak in the hot... More 

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

Thanks Andy, glad to hear you had such a good time! More 

San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were excited to hear that the morning Kayak tour was available on Christmas. Ashton was our guide and we had a really nice time. Our concern was driving from Auckland and arriving by 8:45 but it wasn't that bad. We left around 6 and got there early. Trip was very well organized and lots of fun. Water was pretty... More 

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

Thanks for your generous comments and thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Wow! I took my family here for our holiday in the afternoon and met on Hahei Beach. My husband and I never go near water so we were out of our comfort zone. My 2 boys aged 13 & 15 were experienced. It cost us $320 or $350 which I booked through Cambridge i-site for four of us and it... More 

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

Thanks for your comments Karina, I am sure your comments will be very helpful to others thinking of joining the trip. I will be sure to let Andy know you had a grea time, he'll be stoked. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

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