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Address: Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 555 5152
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Description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve...
Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches
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The cruise to choose!

We headed out mid-day with only two other couples and our fun captain, Ken. The boat is comfortable and manoeuvres well in the swells. The route and chat about areas were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Diana W
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We headed out mid-day with only two other couples and our fun captain, Ken. The boat is comfortable and manoeuvres well in the swells. The route and chat about areas were interesting and long enough with some fun and joking to entertain all. Good snorkelling equipment and location to swim IF you wanted. Since the weather turned great and no... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

This was such a great cruise! The boat isn't huge so that means there are fewer people on the cruise, which is much nicer. Sadly the weather wasn't the greatest so the water was bit murky but the views were still spectacular. The captain was really funny and knowledgeable. I would definitely do this cruise again!

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

HI Alana - thanks for your feedback - yes it's certainly a great trip - unfortunately the water wasnt all that clear due to the recent storm but still so much to see on the coastline - thanks for taking the time to post your review - Lesley More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ken the Captain met us at the wharf and explained the trip attractions. Ken stopped the boat a few times to give us a history of the attractions and show us the fish in the bay etc. Excellent valuue for money.

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

HI Angela - thanks for taking the time to post your review- Ken (skipper) does an amazing job explaining the key points of the tour and history of the area - so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us - Kind regards Lesley and Ken More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a fabulous time on this cruise. The boat is very dry and perfectly built for the conditions. The scenery is spectacular and its a great perspective seeing such beautiful beaches from the water. Highly recommended.

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we really enjoy sharing this part of paradise with visitors so we are pleased you had a good time - it certainly is a great way to get perspective on the coastline and beaches in the Mercury Bay - safe travelling - Lesley and Ken More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Myself and a friend booked this for the $75 tour and it was so much fun!!! Ken (the skipper) was really friendly and knew a lot about the area. Even though the sea was a little rough so we couldn't snorkel he took us out into some waves so we could have abit of a ride and get abit more... More 

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Thanks, I suspect you went a had a swim at the Lost Spring, A great thing to do after our tours. The sea was a little lumpy that day but these days are often the best for getting great pics and seeing the sea in all its glory. If you are into great photography opportunity these days are great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a brilliant day out with Ken! From the second we boarded you knew it was going to be great. Ken not only drove, but enjoyed giving us the history of this unbelievabley beautiful place. We snorkelled, he made sure there were plenty of fish to see and showed us places you would never see on foot. Would absolutely do... More 

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks Kim what a great review, We really appreciate you and all the guests who take the time to make a note, it really helps us improve our experience to know what we are doing well Ken More 

Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Everything from the time I enquired to our fantastic day out was due to the care that Ken puts into his business. I wanted an activity for my team of 7 people and nothing was a problem for Ken. He even organised freshly shucked oysters and smoked mussels on my request and I would not hesitate in recommending Ken's tour... More 

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks It was great to have my first corporate day out, We have the best muscles and the pacific oysters were great. The sundry crew were pretty pleased with the left overs. Thanks for choosing us Ken More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a great afternoon sail from Whitianga in a RIB up the coast from Whitianga. Visited Sheakspear Cliff , Cook's Blowhole Cathedral Cove and more. Skipper was very good at giving an instructive commentary throughout the trip.

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for doing the review. Yes our ex-coastguard vessel is a fantastic tour boat, we get a lot of feed back on how good it is to travel in More 

Normanby, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My family and I were in the Coromandel for our family reunion...Ken (skipper) was great....wealth of knowledge, funny, accomadating to our needs and showed us a great time. We loved the snorkelling, kai gathering :-), singing in the cave and more. Definitely a highlight of our weekend. Again THANK YOU for sharing this beautiful part of our country with us... More 

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you had a good time, the snorkelling has been great this year. We have had an amazing time with a lot of new time snorkelers. Especially the young ones More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Me and my boyfriend did this cruise and we had the best time, the skipper is so friendly and likes to see everyone having a good time and also knows alot about the area. Being able to snorkel and swim in such beautiful water was amazing. We definitely recommend this and would do it again :)

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you had a good time, the snorkelling has been great this year. We have had an amazing time with a lot of new time snorkelers. Especially the young ones More 

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