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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Cathedral Cove Kayaking Experience

Many thanks and hugs goes to Chris our charming and eye candy, conversationalist guide! The... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Aisha M
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Amazing

Great experience, guides were super helpful and supportive. Scenery was incredible with lots of... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Jacob C
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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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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Many thanks and hugs goes to Chris our charming and eye candy, conversationalist guide! The experience was amazing. We learnt much history and the whole experience was a memorable one for sure! The mochaccino and hot chocolate were awesomely made using camping equipment which was...More

Thank Aisha M
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thanks for your comments Aisha, I'll be sure to share your review with Kris..he will be very happy to hear you had a great trip. All the best for the rest of your travels!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Great experience, guides were super helpful and supportive. Scenery was incredible with lots of opportunities for photos. If you are staying in Hahei I highly recommend doing this!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Jacob.. glad to hear you had a great time!

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

My friend and I were celebrating our birthday this weekend and we decided to do the kayak trip to Cathedral cove. It was beyond amazing. The day was absolutely perfect. Kris who was our guide made the day fun and engaging. He made coffees for...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thanks Christina, I'll make sure that Kris reads your review.. I am sure he'll be delighted to hear you had such a good time. Your comments are very much appreciated.. thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

What a fun tour with beautiful bays/coves and little islands of Mercury Bay surrounding one. The tourguide takes great care, shares a bit of the history of Cathedral Cove... and even prepares great hot drinks during the break. Would always do this again. Thank you,...More

Thank Martina E
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for your comments Martina, glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with Michael (he will be very happy to read your review). Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for Christmas & New Year!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

First off I have to say that these guys were absolutely fantastic to deal with, from the first email all the way through to the end of the tour, I cannot say enough good things about these guys! We went for the SUNRISE TOUR so...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Wow, what a great review! Thanks very much for your generous comments and positive feedback. I'll be sure to share your kind words with our staff, no doubt they'll all be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for Christmas &...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This was our first time sea kayaking and we had a lovely calm day. Many thanks to our guide, Henry, who managed to keep us all within calling distance and guided us around islands and the beautiful bay at cathedral cove. He also makes the...More

Thank Jo B
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi Jo, many thanks for your comments..glad to hear you had a great experience kayaking with us. Hopefully the rest of your NZ holiday continues the same way. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Our group of 5 had little to no kayaking experience but our guide had us paddling like professionals.It was amazing to go out into the open water of the marine park, stopping for a history lesson before heading out to the outer islands and through...More

Thank Jackie R
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

What a great review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, I am sure your comments will be valuable to first time kayakers looking for advice. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went on the morning tour. Unfortunately we could not land at the Cathedral cove because swell was high. Kayaking in ocean was totally pleasant, water has such a turquoise color. We continued our journey to Cooks beach, entered calm river and had coffee and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear you had a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for Christmas & New Year!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This kayaking tour was an awesome way to see Cathedral Cove and learn so much more about the larger marine reserve it's a part of. Our guide, Michael, was so friendly and knowledgeable. Don't be scared by cooler weather—the gear keeps you fairly dry, and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thanks Amelia, I will be sure to share your review with Michael, he'll be delighted to hear you had such a good time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours is a typical tourist attraction in a real nature. Inexpensive and good for you.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

What a great review, thank you.

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Wong V
22 February 2018|
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Response from tamsin6394 | Reviewed this property |
We wore just normal gym clothes. You don’t get too wet as there is a protective thing over your seat and around you.
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Leonard A
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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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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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