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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3877
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My husband and I loved this kayak tour! Our guide Hayden spent a lot of time pointing out... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Pam O
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East Setauket, New York
Highly recommended

If you are worried about this kayak trip - don't. These guys are experienced and competent. They... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
JANDC47
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Sydney, Australia
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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 9 August 2017

My husband and I loved this kayak tour! Our guide Hayden spent a lot of time pointing out different animals such as sting rays. He was very patient with me when I sometimes couldn't see a creature or formation that he was pointing out. He...More

Thank Pam O
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great review. I do apologise that I didn't see this until now. Nevertheless I am still very grateful and will still be sure to share your comments with Hayden, he'll be delighted! I hope you still have fond memories of your time kayaking...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you are worried about this kayak trip - don't. These guys are experienced and competent. They are very good at looking after people and putting them at ease. The trip to Cathedral Cove and the need by bays is fantastic. We were also able...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments! Great to hear you had a good trip and that you were well looked after by our team. Cheers

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations. We had a quick intro on the beach but were on the water very quickly. The weather was on our side and our guide Hayden told us so much about the history and geography of the land. We stopped off...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for your generous comments.. glad you had a great trip!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time on the kayaks. Our instructor gave us loads of information about the history of the area and ensured we felt very safe on the kayaks. The hot drinks and cookies at cathedral cove were a lovely touch!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Zoe.. glad to hear you had a great trip!

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The kayaking tour beginning of July was hands down one of our highlights while travelling through NZ! After being in super friendly email contact for the booking with owner Mike we were lucky to enjoy a beautiful day! Haydn was an amazing guide in every...More

Thank Sandra L
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Many thanks for your comments Sandra. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a great time on the water with him, I am sure he'll be delighted to read your generous review. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had an awesome time. Staff are friendly and the scenery is beautiful and it is really fun to Kayak around the bays and Cathedral Cove

Thank Steven H
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us Steven, glad you had a great time!

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Highlight of our time in Whitianga? Kayaking with Hayden to Cathedral Cove was one of the best things that we did in New Zealand. There is no better way to see the coast than from a kayak. Oh and did I mention that a wonderful...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Wow, what a generous review! I am sure Hayden will be very happy to hear you had such a good trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

At first I thought the weather wasn't going to cooperate but we had great weather and a fantastic trip. We first went around the nearby islands where we saw sea lions and several birds. Then we went to Cathedral Cove which is so beautiful really...More

Thank pandabear6
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Great to hear you enjoyed the trip.. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you had a good time on the water with him, no doubt he'll be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I loved this experience!! The views are breathtaking and you get to stop at a gorgeous beach on the Coromandel coast.

Thank Lillian M
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks again for kayaking with us.. glad you had a great trip!

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Went on this guided trip with my wife. What a totally awesome experience. We had a superb guide, felt in safe hands the entire time, saw amazing sights and had great coffee on the beach at Cathedral Cove. Thank you for a great memory

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Many thanks for your generous comments, glad to hear you had a great trip!

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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
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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