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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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An amazing experience

Just wanted to thank Pete for an amazing day. Although I was the 'old man' of the trip and not... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2013
Gerry C
,
Brisbane, Australia
Awesome!

We went on our kayak tour on New Year's Eve. We rung late on a Sunday to leave a message and were... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2013
Aimz2416
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Palmerston North
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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 5 January 2013

Just wanted to thank Pete for an amazing day. Although I was the 'old man' of the trip and not really experienced at kayaking, Pete's expertise in ensuring we were all safe and enjoying the trip was outstanding. His 'latte' skills were also pretty awesome!...More

Thank Gerry C
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2013

Many thanks for your kind words. I have passed your feedback onto Pete who was so happy to hear you loved the trip.. he said it was a memorable one for him too and he had a great time with your party. Enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

We went on our kayak tour on New Year's Eve. We rung late on a Sunday to leave a message and were pleasantly surprised when mike called us back almost instantly. We had a great guide who took us the opposite way to the other...More

Thank Aimz2416
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Wow! What an amazing review. So pleased to hear you loved the trip. I have heard people say that if you can keep kiwi's happy in the NZ tourism industry then you are doing a great job.. your feedback is so encouraging for us and...More

Reviewed 31 December 2012

this was my first experience with kayaking. It was easy as the guides explained well and all the information given about the area - it was just great! Well organised and a good thing to do the raft, before all explanations on water were given....More

Thank regina z
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Thats great news.. we are so pleased to hear you loved your first kayaking experience! That's one thing we all love about kayaking.. you just need a few safety tips and a little instruction to be on the water and loving it. Thanks for posting...More

Reviewed 28 December 2012

There were only 4 of us on our tour, and it was the perfect size. We saw a small blue penguin and sting rays. The land formations and the water were all gorgeous. Nick, our guide, had interesting information, jackets to keep us warm, and...More

Thank allenej
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2012

Hi there, it sounds like you had a classic Cathedral Cove Classic tour and did it all! Glad you enjoyed it so much and thanks for your review. I'll be sure to pass your great feedback onto Nick. See you next time!

Reviewed 14 December 2012

We were so lucky to go on the day we did. The kayak out was alright, the weather was a bit overcast but it was still nice. There was a small pod of ORCAS out in the water that day so we were absolutely thrilled...More

Thank jencal12
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

Awesome! The only thing that makes me happier than seeing orca whales is seeing how happy our clients are when they see them! What a great way to end your New Zealand holiday. Thanks for the great review and thanks for posting the beautiful photos....More

Reviewed 13 December 2012

The Kajak guys are awesome and the area is just beautiful. It was a great adventure and my guide was full of interesting information about the place and the history! the people really care! I forgot my sunglasses in the lifejacket and Mike came extra...More

Thank Tobyrocks
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2012

So pleased to hear you had a great time with us. We really do value your business and I am very happy to hear that you were well looked after by our team. Enjoy the rest of your time in NZ.. Cheers bro!

Reviewed 1 December 2012

Thanks to Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking for a fabulous and memorable day out. Our guide Hayden was professional, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. I was very impressed with the cappuccinos on the beach! Thanks for a terrific day.

Thank Di C
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

What a great review! Hayden will be very happy to receive such positive feedback.. thanks for all your encouraging comments and many thanks for taking the time to review your trip. See you next time!

Reviewed 1 December 2012

Totally worth it!! Great guide...on time, very professional. Tyrell, our guide told us several stories along the way that made it more interesting. The kayaking itself is a little work, but not so bad. I would highly recommend this outfit for a great day and...More

Thank cindi83
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Thanks for your great review.. I will be sure to pass it on to Tyrell. The guides put a huge amount of effort into their trips and feedback like this is very rewarding. Thanks for taking the time to review your trip.. see you next...More

Reviewed 28 November 2012

The lattes on the beach were great,The guides were friendly, helpful and great fun! What a lekka day out!

Thank Adel S
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

A lekka day out..! Love it, thanks for taking the time to review you trip.. great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 19 November 2012

You can't go wrong with the scenery on this tour - Cathedral Cove is a spectacularly beautiful place. Seeing it by kayak is pretty magical. That said, we found the tour to be very very slow. We're quite experienced kayakers. But I don't think this...More

Thank IntentToTravel
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Many thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. You are right that we do not offer freedom rentals from Hahei Beach. Safety is paramount in our business and although I am sure it could be lucrative to offer freedom rentals in...More

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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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