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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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

We did the morning tour to Cathedral Cove with our guide Mike, who was fantastic. We had never... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2013
Zipper505
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
What a Day!!

Thanks for an amazing day on 19th Jan with Ginny as our guide. We had a group of teenagers (3, age... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2013
Debra M
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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 28 January 2013

We did the morning tour to Cathedral Cove with our guide Mike, who was fantastic. We had never done any kayaking before but don't let that put you off- you only need to be reasonably fit. We set off in a small group of five...More

Thank Zipper505
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2013

Many thanks for your comprehensive review. Glad to hear that you found the trip to be so enjoyable.. thanks for sharing your experience and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 22 January 2013

Thanks for an amazing day on 19th Jan with Ginny as our guide. We had a group of teenagers (3, age 11-16) , young Thomas (8yr old) with 3 other adults. Ginny performed her duties with professional attitude, a sense of fun & engaging with...More

Thank Debra M
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Hi Deb, thanks for posting such a detailed and positive review. I have forwarded your feedback to Ginney who was delighted to hear you enjoyed the trip so much. Thanks for kayaking with us and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 22 January 2013

We had a great time on our Cathedral Cove tour. We have 3 children, 8, 11 & 13. They all had a wonderful time. Our guide was Nick and he was awesome. He talked to us a lot about the history of the area and...More

Thank Janet H
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2013

Thanks for the great feedback Janet.. it is very much appreciated. I have forwarded your review to Nick who I am sure will be happy to hear you had such a great time kayaking with him. All the best for 2013 and we'll see you...More

Reviewed 19 January 2013

We combined two half day trips to make a full day on the water - in the morning we did the Volcanic Coast Adventure (just the 2 of us clients with 2 guides) - because the seas were calm, we were able to paddle through...More

Thank chrisandpeterCanmore
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2013

Wow, what a great review. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like you had a great day.. I am so pleased it we could get you on both tours to make up the full day trip. We try to run...More

Reviewed 17 January 2013

We had an excellent guide, Marky Mark. Knows a lot about the area, really friendly and a great barista too - he made mochaccinos on Cathedral Cove beach but he can make other ones too! A cool guide, a cool trip! Worth it!

Thank irpadi
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2013

Thanks for posting such a positive review. Mark will be stoked that you had such a great time with him. Go well and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

We arrived on the beach at 8:30am unsure of what to expect for the day ahead. Mark greeted us and we were directed to our group. Pete (our guide) explained the process of the wet skirt, life jacket, adjusting the peddles inside the kayak, who...More

Thank KiddHouse
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am very happy to hear you were well looked after and I will be sure to pass your kind words onto Pete. We believe kayaking is something almost anyone can do and...More

Reviewed 14 January 2013

A must do, cracking morning and amazing scenery. Thankyou to Nick our guide. No doubt be back next year!

Thank Sam2580
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Awesome. So pleased to hear you loved your trip and were well looked after. Thanks for the feedback and we'll see you next year!

Reviewed 13 January 2013

I had a great afternoon out with Mark. The equipment used is really good – better than in other kayaking operations I've been with in other countries. We went out for 3.5 hours – longer than the advertised time, as Mark gave us ample time...More

Thank spitze1982
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Hi there, thanks for reviewing your trip with us. I have forwarded your comments to Mark who was very grateful for your positive feedback. You are right that Cathedral Cove is so different when viewed from the water, I agree that it's an amazing way...More

Reviewed 13 January 2013

Children (10&12) loved this, probably a holiday highlight. Our guide was fun and informative and very safety conscious, bit of a shame it was peak season and so busy, does detract from the natural experience a little but got up close to two penguins.More

Thank MovealongJan
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Hi there, thanks for reviewing your trip with us. Great to hear that your family loved their experience. You are right, the Coromandel is a favorite for kiwis during the three week summer holiday period.. come and see us in winter and you'll probably find...More

Reviewed 12 January 2013

Us first time family of kayakers had a fabulous day kayaking with cathedral cove kayak tours. Solid kayaks great company fabulous guide called Hayden in the coromandel sea. Certainly the closest I've seen to paradise. Stop off at the cove for coffee was perfect. Can't...More

Thank russelljb
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2013

Wow.. thanks for posting such a positive review. I agree it really is paradise out there on the water. I will pass your feedback onto Hayden when he returns from his afternoon trip.. he's back out there paddling in paradise as I type! Look forward...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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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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