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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 experience!

My friend and I joined the Cathedral Cove classic trip on our way round the Coromandel and had a... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2012
MD23
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Magnificent Experience on the Coramandel Coast

This experience is not to be missed. The guides are extremely professional, personable and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2012
DaveG9
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Calgary, Canada
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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 19 November 2012

My friend and I joined the Cathedral Cove classic trip on our way round the Coromandel and had a fantastic time. The views and scenery were amazing! The equipment was well maintained and the beach side briefing was useful. Our guide Tyrell was fab and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Thanks for your positive review. Great to hear that your experience was a memorable one and that you were well looked after during your trip. I will be sure to pass on your encouraging words to Tyrell. Thanks for kayaking with us and we'll see...More

Reviewed 18 November 2012

This experience is not to be missed. The guides are extremely professional, personable and knowledgeable of the area, it's wildlife and geological history. A variety of tours are offered either up the coast for capucinos and cookies on the beach at Cathedral Cove or heading...More

Thank DaveG9
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Hi Dave, thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you out on the water on such a perfect morning.. you are right the Remote Coast is a truly remarkable stretch of coastline. Hope you do make it back next year.. we...More

Reviewed 6 November 2012

Did the Cathedral Cove Classic and loved it! Fantastic experience. Although the wind got up a bit more than expected and we certainly tasted the sea spray we felt perfectly secure and in safe hands with the lads. We were given the best and most...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2012

Fantastic to hear that you had a great time.. thanks for giving such a positive review. I am sure that your comments will inspire others to get out there and enjoy sea kayaking for themselves. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2012

My husband and I did this roughly 3.5hr trip over the labour day weekend. It was nothing short of amazing and I could not believe the value for the money. It was only $95 and you everything is provided for you including a guide and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2012

What a great review to wake up to! Looks like you had a great day out with Mark. Thanks for posting the photos and sharing your experience. Our staff put a huge amount of effort into ensuring your safety and aim to give you an...More

Reviewed 25 September 2012

We had a short week in NZ and wanted to do something memorable apart from hot pools and green grass and ever-friendly Kiwis. Cathedral Cove looked a good half day excursion, so you can imagine our pain when our trip was cancelled because of wind....More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2012

What a comprehensive review! Working with the weather does come with its challenges so thank you for understanding when we were forced to cancel the day before. Safety and risk management are paramount in our business so I am glad to hear you were well...More

Reviewed 15 September 2012

we had a great time kayaking to cathedral cove, we done the cathedral cove classic tour which also goes in round stingray bay, where we saw 2 of them. the guide is very knowledgable and makes a real good coffee, hot chocolate or whatever you...More

Thank David R
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2012

Awesome.. Stingray Bay is often a highlight on the Classic Tour. I'm always amazed how close you can get to them! Thanks for your encouraging review, we really appreciate your feedback. See you next time!

Reviewed 2 September 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our kayaking adventure! We were a party of 3 adults and 3 children (under 11years) in tandem kayaks with our great guide Mark. He did a fantastic job as both tour guide and barista. It is certainly a fantastic way to see...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2012

Awesome.. so pleased to hear that you all loved your experience with us. Mark had a great time running the trip and said you have some of the strongest children he's ever had out there! Thanks for coming and see you next time..

Reviewed 24 August 2012

Loved every minute of our small group kayaking trip with Nick. We have had little kayaking experience but were confident and happy to paddle out to islands and enjoy a few thrills as we paddled between and around small islands. Cathedral cove was stunningly beautiful,...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2012

Great to see that you enjoyed some winter magic in the Mercury Bay. I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto Nick. Thanks for paddling with us and many thanks for your great review. See you next time!

Reviewed 15 August 2012

Our kayak excursion was absolutely the highlight of our visit to the hot water beach area. Mike and the other guy who led our tour were both amazing, extremely helpful in planning a good day to get out on the water, and fun to spend...More

Thank Alex H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2012

Hi Alex, many thanks for your great review. We were very happy to help with your travel plans and so glad you had a great time with us. Good luck with your studies & see you next time!

Reviewed 15 July 2012

I did the Cathedral Cove Classic tour. Absolutly loved it. I had no experience what so ever. The guide was excellent. We were lucky with the weather. There is no better way to experience Coromandel. Higly recommend it. WIll recommend it to everyone who travels...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2012

I agree.. nothing beats kayaking on a crisp and clear winters day.. calm sea, sunshine and no one else in sight! Thanks for joining us and thanks for sharing your experience. Go well.

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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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