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“tl;dr- You should totally go kayaking”

Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Hahei
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“tl;dr- You should totally go kayaking”
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had so much fun on this kayaking adventure. Everyone was so friendly, the weather was wonderful, the sites were breathtaking, and they made us coffee! What's not to love? This was my favorite thing I did on my whole NZ trip so quit thinking about booking and just book already!

I'd also recommend packing a lunch and spending time on Hahei beach after the trip. It was wonderful to relax afterward.

Visited February 2017
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
Wow thanks for your generous comments Jenn! I'll be sure to share your review with our team, they will be delighted that you had such a good time. All the best for the rest of your travels!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Did the Cathedral Cove classic this afternoon, such an amazing experience. I've never kayaked before but this wasn't a problem at all, kayaked over to cathedral cove where we had coffee made on the beach and time to explore, fantastic way to spend an afternoon!!

Visited March 2017
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
Awesome, thanks Tracy, glad to hear you had such a good time! Thanks again for kayaking with us.
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New York, New York, United States
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“Amazing was to see Cathedral Cove”
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was one of our first tours in New Zealand and it set the bar high. We did the morning kayak, which was good before it got windy in the afternoon. The tour guide was great and had fantastic stories and history information on the area. We kayaked along the island through coves and then to Cathedral cove where we stopped for tea, coffee and snacks. I highly recommend it!

Visited February 2017
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
Thanks for your comments Tory, glad to hear you had such a good time on the water with us. All the best for the rest of your travels.
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“Kayak tour from Hahei to Cathedral Cove ”
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome 2.5-3 hr round trip from Hahei to Cathedral Cove. Amazing way to see the coast line. Guides are great, very informative about the history of the area etc. We were able to kayak into caves along the cliffs that you can't get to by foot. Amazing scenery and plenty of time to explore and enjoy. Stop at cathedral cove allowed time for a swim and a look around as well as coffee and biscuits provided (nice unexpected touch). Would highly recommend as I can't imagine getting to see this part of the island on foot would compare. No need to have experience in kayaking and reasonably easy for beginners.

Visited March 2017
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
Thanks for your generous comments. You are right that kayaking is something almost everyone can do and arriving at Cathedral Cove from the water is an amazing experience. Thanks again for kayaking with us!
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“Great morning on the water”
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great morning kayaking, thanks so much to Marky for the history, stories and the amazing hot chocolate!
A little disappointed with not being able to walk through the archway as the tide was in, but out fault for not checking the times. Could have swam of course, but was heading off immediately after so needed to stay dry. Anyway, a fantastic experience for us all, would totally recommend.

Visited March 2017
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this review, 17 March 2017
What a great review, I'll be sure to let Mark know you had a great time on the water with him. Thanks again for kayaking with us!
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