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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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We saw ORCAS!!!

We were so lucky to go on the day we did. The kayak out was alright, the weather was a bit overcast... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2012
jencal12
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Brisbane, Australia
Choice bro

The Kajak guys are awesome and the area is just beautiful. It was a great adventure and my guide... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2012
Tobyrocks
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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 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

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

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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

Thank sheila c
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

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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
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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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