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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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Address: 88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full...

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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Excellent experience

Very professional, informative and beautiful. Sam, our guide, was outstanding. The sunset paddle is highly recommended because the Cove empties towards the evening.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Very professional, informative and beautiful. Sam, our guide, was outstanding. The sunset paddle is highly recommended because the Cove empties towards the evening.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments. I am very happy to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for 2017! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We booked literally with two hours to spare as it was such a beautiful day we knew it would be far more enjoyable reaching the cove this way (opposed to walking or getting a taxi boat) we had wanted to do a sunrise tour but had car problems so had to make do with the afternoon - which is obviously... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.. see you next time for the Sunrise Tour! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great morning spent Kayaking along the Coromandel coast, with Cathedral Cove being a highlight. The morning was well organized and our guide Tom was funny, knowledgeable and made the trip special. Required some effort as was a little breezy, however was manageable even with an adult and kid in each Kayak (ages 8-12). Well worth the effort.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a good time on the water. Tom will be delighted to read your review. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was the absolute highlight of my holiday. Thanks to our amazing guide. The views were breathtaking and the kayaking fun and informative regarding local heritage. Loved it. The sunrise tour was totally worth the early start to see cathedral cove without the hoards.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

What a great review.. thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I agree, the Sunrise Tour is amazing and well worth the early star! Thanks again for kayaking with us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We kayaked from Cooks Beach to Cathedral Cove with a guide in December 2016. It was an awesome experience!! Whilst my younger daughter is an experienced kayaker, I had never done so - but was welcomed and felt quite skilled by the end of the afternoon. Our guide was supportive, safety conscious and encouraging. Could not recommend more highly. He... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Robyn, glad to hear you all had a great time. All the best for 2017. More 

Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fantastic tour with a wonderful guide. My wife and have little experience with kayaking and they took great care of us and took us to some amazing places. I would gladly take this tour again as the coast is beautiful and the service was fantastic.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Cheers Nick, glad you had a great time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Why arrive by foot when you can arrive by boat? I was part of the tour with Varun_723 on the 12th December and it was a fantastic day out with our guide Sam. We learned how to maneuver the kayaks through the slightly choppy water (control freaks sit in the back to steer!) and spent some time out on the... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks again for kayaking with us.. glad you all had such a good time. All the best for Xmas. Cheers More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I was part of a small group of 7 that booked the tour on the 12th of December. Some of us had no prior experience kayaking but our instructor / guide, Sam, taught us the basics and in the matter of minutes we all looked like we knew what we were doing. The tour started on Hahei beach, after our... More 

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to let Sam know that you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the holiday season. Cheers! More 

Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing way to experience Cathedral Cove. Our guide Sam was amazing. Awesome friendly personality with loads of local knowledge. The rope swing at the top end of the beach was fun too - thanks for the tip Sam.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, glad to hear you had a great time with Sam. All the best for the rest of your travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

My partner and I did the kayak tour to cathedral cove and it was absolutely fantastic. Our guide Sam was very knowledgable and made us feel very welcome. It was a great experience and definitely worth doing.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Cheers Morgan, I'll let Sam know you had a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

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