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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Kayaking to cathedral cove

Fantastic views - cathedral Cove is an amazing location. Excellent and expert guides who know what... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
60audrey2016
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Toronto, Canada
Good way to see the coast

Great staff who looked after us very well. There was quite a swell the day we did this so the plan... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
1macam
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 23 March 2017

Fantastic views - cathedral Cove is an amazing location. Excellent and expert guides who know what they are doing, and provide sturdy and safe kayaks. They also provided a great snack of different coffees once we arrived at the beach, including moccachino, espresso, cappucino and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

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

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great staff who looked after us very well. There was quite a swell the day we did this so the plan changed slightly. Instead of landing at Cathedral Cove and returning to Haiti we did a one way route and got a shuttle bus back....More

Thank 1macam
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments. Great to hear that you had a such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A fun trip, challenging enough for beginners in beautiful surroundings with experienced guides. Cathedral Cove is a must visit and arriving by kayak is great.

Thank junie44
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a fabulous time kayaking at Cathedral Cove! We did the classic tour in the morning. I've never kayaked before but my husband has. We were in a double kayak and it was very easy to navigate. Our guide was amazing! So funny and...More

Thank Megan B
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Megan, great to hear you enjoyed the trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend and I had booked a three hour trip and were a bit late. I called the operator and they very really friendly, and even waited for us (in the end the tour left 25 minutes later because of us). There was a bit...More

Thank francis p
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your comments Francis, glad to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had so much fun on this kayaking adventure. Everyone was so friendly, the weather was wonderful, the sites were breathtaking, and they made us coffee! What's not to love? This was my favorite thing I did on my whole NZ trip so quit thinking...More

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

Wow thanks for your generous comments Jenn! I'll be sure to share your review with our team, they will be delighted that you had such a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Did the Cathedral Cove classic this afternoon, such an amazing experience. I've never kayaked before but this wasn't a problem at all, kayaked over to cathedral cove where we had coffee made on the beach and time to explore, fantastic way to spend an afternoon!!

Thank Tracy W
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Awesome, thanks Tracy, glad to hear you had such a good time! Thanks again for kayaking with us.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was one of our first tours in New Zealand and it set the bar high. We did the morning kayak, which was good before it got windy in the afternoon. The tour guide was great and had fantastic stories and history information on the...More

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

Thanks for your comments Tory, glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with us. All the best for the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome 2.5-3 hr round trip from Hahei to Cathedral Cove. Amazing way to see the coast line. Guides are great, very informative about the history of the area etc. We were able to kayak into caves along the cliffs that you can't get to by...More

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

Thanks for your generous comments. You are right that kayaking is something almost everyone can do and arriving at Cathedral Cove from the water is an amazing experience. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great morning kayaking, thanks so much to Marky for the history, stories and the amazing hot chocolate! A little disappointed with not being able to walk through the archway as the tide was in, but out fault for not checking the times. Could...More

Thank Tjmazzer126
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

What a great review, I'll be sure to let Mark know you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Leonard A
30 August 2017|
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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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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
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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