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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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Awesome tour, awesome guide, awesome beauty of creation!

Our guide Mikey was great in taking us out to sea, mastering the swells and making us our choice of... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
John Y
Brilliant kayak tour

Excellent kayak trip to cathedral cove and even better 'afternoon tea'! Friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Eleanor S
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London, 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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+64 7-866 3877
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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!

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...More

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

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.

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...More

Thank smurfnic
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

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.

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...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Lostsoul92
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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!

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...More

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

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!

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.

Thank garyhart67
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thanks for your comments, all the best for the best for 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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