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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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Great tour and great guide

Marky did a wonderful job of guiding our group of 9 in the sea kayaks this morning. Totally organised from woe to go. Very professionally run. Everybody loved the coffees on the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
LisaPepper2
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Marky did a wonderful job of guiding our group of 9 in the sea kayaks this morning. Totally organised from woe to go. Very professionally run. Everybody loved the coffees on the beach. Thanks so much.

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

Thanks Lisa, Mark will be stoked to hear that you all had such a good time. Thanks again to you and your group for kayaking with us and all the best for 2017! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was the best fun ever and our tour guide Brad was brilliant. As a beginner to kayaking I felt completely confident following a comprehensive introduction and it was definitely the best way to see this beautiful part of the coastline. Very impressed that Brad managed to rustle up a Latte half way round! Would highly recommend this to anyone

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

Great to hear you enjoyed the trip! I'll let Brad know you had a great time on the water, no doubt he'll be delighted to read your comments too. Cheers More 

Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We did the family tour in the afternoon with our guide Tom. He was really great and is a local from Hahei who has lots of interesting facts about the area. The tour is not too difficult or strenuous, maybe we had luck because the sea conditions were really flat and easy. Once you arrive at Cathedral Cove, Tom prepared... More 

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

Thanks Bram, I'll let Tom know you had such a great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went for the full day tour which seems better value for money than doing one of the single ones. It was worth the price in my opinion. Saw some beautiful scenery and got to go places only a kayak can go. Our guide, Brad, was friendly and gave us loads of info on the area and history, made a... More 

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

What a nice review. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments about the Big Day in the Bay tour. Brad will be very happy to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. Many thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for 2017. More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about Marky who was professional, knowledgeable and engaging. Great 2.5 hours on the water! Would recommend this tour with Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours and if you score Marky, double bonus! Also good tip from Marky on going on the dirt road to Coromandel as we got to see those 600 year old Kauri trees!

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

Many thanks for your generous comments. Mark will be very happy to read your comments. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for the year ahead. More 

Cabaralh QLD
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband and are did the sunset kayak tour in January 2017. It was the most enjoyable kayak tour we have done and we have done a few..... Ha Long Bay, Galapagos Islands.... Cathedral Cove is a popular place so we'd recommend the sunset tour. There are fewer boats on the water and fewer people on the beach at this... More 

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

Cheers Leanne, great to hear you had such a good time on the water with us. Thanks again for kayaking with us and all the best for 2017. More 

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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I booked a last minute tour (with help from our B+B) and lucked out on an afternoon tour! Antz (Anthony) was great - another couple had some difficulty as they had never kayaked before and he handled it like a pro! He was very informative and kept the group engaged throughout the day! We visited 3 or... More 

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

Thanks Sam, I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Anthony, he'll be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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399 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
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 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

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