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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Amazing Experience!

We had the best time kayaking with Hayden. He took the time to make us feel safe and comfortable... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
Kaitlin K
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Great experience with a great guide!

The day started out pretty good with a lot of sun and only a few swells. Hard to imagine that this... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
Remco2492
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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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 31 July 2013

We had the best time kayaking with Hayden. He took the time to make us feel safe and comfortable and was more than informed about New Zealand's rich and beautiful landscape and history. The tour covered quite a stretch of water but Hayden took many...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Wow thanks Kaitlin! Feedback like this is so encouraging for us, thanks very much for taking the time to review your experience. Glad to hear that you had such a good time and that you were well looked after. Enjoy the rest of your travels...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The day started out pretty good with a lot of sun and only a few swells. Hard to imagine that this is wat winter is like here. Our guide Hayden talked us through all the steps regarding safety and equipment. Extra bonus was meeting his...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Thank you for your generous review. Hayden was very happy to read your kind words and was very grateful for your encouraging feedback. Thanks again for kayaking with us and we'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We live in Auckland and I'm ashamed to say we haven't visited the Coromandel for many years. Tourists say we have the best sights at our doorstep, they are not wrong. Our party was 3 boys, 11, 14 and 15 and my husband and I....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Wow thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review! I am very happy to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your kayaking experience with us. Hayden puts 100% into every trip he runs and was very happy to receive such...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Fabulous experience with Hayden as our leader. Hayden was very professional, knowledgeable, patient and safety/comfort conscious as he toured us through spectacular coves and around the island. I was very impressed with his latte making skills when we beached at Cathedral Cove haha! What an...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Wow thanks for your great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip so much and that you were well looked after on the water. I will pass your positive comments onto Hayden. Good luck for the rest of 2013 and we'll see you next...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

It was a great experience to see the coastline from the water. Hayden, my guide, was able to give a lot of information during the paddle and answer any of my additional questions. I certainly was made to feel very much at ease and felt...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2013

Thanks for your great review Sabine! You are right that the winter months can offer some great kayaking conditions and give you the chance to enjoy the whole bay to yourself. I have passed your feedback onto Hayden who was very grateful for your encouragement....More

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

These folks know how to make you feel special. From the magnificent scenery to the fascinating geological and historical background the guide gave us as we paddled along massive cliffs and around amazing islands it was a stop to finish best ever. On top of...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2013

Hi Mike, Thanks for your encouraging review. I have passed your feedback onto Hayden who was very grateful for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a memorable experience and that you were well looked after. Your feedback is...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Our stellar guide, Hayden, was incredibly knowledgable, patient, personable and kept a wonderful pace for the group. I must say, the experience was phenomenal. Oh, and the mochaccino he made right there on the beach was the best energy boost before we headed back out...More

1  Thank Sara M
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Wow what a great review. Many thanks for taking the time to write about your trip. I have passed your feedback onto Hayden who was very grateful for your kind words. Thanks again and we'll see you next time!

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Reviewed 21 May 2013

The kayaking was easy and the view is spectacular! Highly recommend this activity to anyone looking to explore the area. Our guide made us hot beverages during a break from the kayaking and they were better than those made by a professional barista. Very impressed...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. We are very happy to hear that you had a great trip and wish you well in your future travels. See you next time!

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We have a 10year old and a 7 year old. Both kids enjoyed it. Staff member Cam was very helpful and made us cappuccinos and hot chocolate for the kids on the beach.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2013

Great to hear you were well looked after and that your family enjoyed their kayaking tour. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. See you next time!

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

From our briefing on Hahei Beach to sipping tea at Cathedral Cove, this was one fantastic day to remember. Our guide Hayden was informative, fun and really friendly. The views as we kayaked around the coastline were just spectacular, and when we pulled up at...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thats great news! So glad to hear you had a good time on the water. I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Hayden. Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. See you next time!

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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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