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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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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... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
MelJaneP
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Well Organised and Fun!

My partner and I were blown away by the quality of this tour, and the value you get for how much we... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Quin P
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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 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

Thank MelJaneP
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

Thank normanjamison888
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

Thank Rosebud02
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!

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...More

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Thank Amanda M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

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

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...More

Thank Jade C
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

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!

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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
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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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