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“Amazing! A must do!”

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!
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a fabulous time kayaking at Cathedral Cove! We did the classic tour in the morning. I've never kayaked before but my husband has. We were in a double kayak and it was very easy to navigate. Our guide was amazing! So funny and informative - we learnt lots about Cathedral Cove and NZ. He made us hot drinks on the beach at Cathedral Cove where we stopped for a break. Fabulous experience!

Thank Megan B
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your generous comments Megan, great to hear you enjoyed the trip. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend and I had booked a three hour trip and were a bit late. I called the operator and they very really friendly, and even waited for us (in the end the tour left 25 minutes later because of us). There was a bit of a swell and high tide, so we could not land near Cathedral Cove, but the paddling was easy and the weather superb. He guide was funny and friendly and took good care that we would not get too close to the shore (risk of being rolled over by a big wave). We "sailed" a bit, too (good teamwork moment) and we stopped for a snack and tea/coffee/cappuccino break on a very nice beach. On the whole a very good experience. The only "down side" was a tiny hole in the hull of our kayak, that flooded the rear part of the semi-dry compartment. But luckily enough, we had put all sesnsitive things in extra dry bags.

Thank francis p
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for your comments Francis, glad to hear you had such a good time and that you were well looked after by our team. All the best for the rest of your travels. Cheers!

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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.

Thank Jenn P
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!!

Thank Tracy W
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!

Thank Tory P
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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 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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