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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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A great kayak tour

We took the trip one afternoon in April. Our kayaks were excellent and the pre-trip briefing was very professional. Our guide was knowledgeable and very attentive -- he even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2012
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Vail, Colorado
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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

We took the trip one afternoon in April. Our kayaks were excellent and the pre-trip briefing was very professional. Our guide was knowledgeable and very attentive -- he even prepared coffee and tea for us on the beach in front of Cathedral Cove. Lots of fun! We'd do it again.

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

Thanks for your feedback.. great to hear you enjoyed your trip with us. See you next time! More 

cape town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

Wow, what a spectacular day out. Greeted on the beach by a big happy smile, an eager attitude and an excitement as if it was the first time he was doing the trip. The guide (Mark) had wonderful facts about the whole area including the fish, the rock markings and some awesome tantalizing kiwi legends. Saying this, he also allowed... More 

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

Thanks for the great photos Sarah and thanks a lot for taking the time to review your experience with us. See you next time! More 

New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

The tour guide was very knowledgable and the equipment was great quality. Coffee on the beach was delicious and stunning scenary !!!

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Mike_CCK-Director, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback - glad you had a great trip with us! More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

For a first time experience it was well paced, the guides met the needs of all participants. There was a range of water experience, local knowledge / stories and natural physical features to share. The size of the group was very manageable and meant that everyone seemed to have some individual attention from the guides. Guides experienced and equipment in... More 

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your kayaking tour. It is very pleasing to hear that all your needs were met and that the guide made sure you were well looked after. Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Go well. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

This was the highlight of our two week trip around the north island. Great sea kayaking experience on the Coromandel coast with spectacular scenery and wildlife. Excellent introduction to kayaking for beginners with basic safety instruction before you start, and you are accompanied by an experienced guide who tells you about the geology, animal and plant life, and Maori cultural... More 

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

Hi John, Many thanks for your comprehensive review.. what a great reference you have provided for other families to use when deciding their next adventure. See you next time! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

We had the best time on our tour. Our guide Hayden was fabulous - patient, knowledgeable, and all round great. The kids thought it was the most fun they'd had all holiday and rated the hot chocolate very highly. We will be back....

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

Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your trip with Hayden.. I agree he is knowledgable.. what he doesn't know about this area isn't worth knowing! Let me know when you will be back in the area.. I will be sure to give you a special deal. Thanks again. More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I had originally planned to do the Sunset Kayak Tour but due to lack of numbers it wasn't going ahead so I joined a late afternon tour instead. Finding the place was pretty simple; straight to Hahei beach and the guys have a stand on the beach by the car park (make sure you go to Hahei carpark, not up... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip. People often ask how strenuous the kayak tour is and I think your feedback sums it up nicely.. you will sleep well that night but its worth the effort! Glad you had a great time on the water. Thanks heaps for coming out with us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

A friend and I did the Cathedral Cove Kayak tour and loved it! The scenery was beautiful and our guide, Mike, was very informative telling us about the area and its history. We pulled up onto Cathedral Cove for about 1/2 hour and took a swim while Mike made our cappucinos! Overall this trip was amazing and well worth the... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your kayak tour with us. Sounds like you scored a classic Cathedral Cove day.. cappuccinos on the beach and warm summer water is as good as it gets! Thanks a lot for joining us and good luck with your travels. More 

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