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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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Amazing cruise.

Wow! Our family had an excellent cruise with Ken. He helped us get some wonderful pictures, and was very knowledgeable. Definitely a highlight of our entire trip to New Zealand

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wow! Our family had an excellent cruise with Ken. He helped us get some wonderful pictures, and was very knowledgeable. Definitely a highlight of our entire trip to New Zealand

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

Yes that day I remember well Caedinal fans I believe. The conditions were about perfect. Super flat sea, clear water and just about perfect for phtography. Glad you enjoyed the trip More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had one of the most exciting rides of our life. Although it was cold the morning sun was kind and the seas calm. Our skipper Ken was fun and a great seaman. The cliffs and caves were amazing. We really loved staying at Whitianga and the Cathedral Cove cruise was certainly and higllight. Leonie

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

Thanks Leonie. I really enjoyed your company the other day. We sure managed to sneak the trip in just in time it has been pretty cold here the last couple of days. Today looks good again so looking forward to a trip later this morning. Safe travels Ken More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was one the best things we have done during our holiday of both North and South Islands. Ken's boat was so stable and he manoeuvred it into places that were awe inspiring. Money well spent and were learnt a lot from Ken about the history of the area.

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

Thanks for the review, Yes we were pretty lucky with the weather that day. A little chilly and a strong wind. Thankfully nice flat sea and the sun came when we needed it. I was glad we had all the blankets on board that day I think the 2 young ladies fro Europe felt the cold a bit. I hope... More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great way to travel the coastline and gain a nautical perspective of some outstanding scenery. Ken was a great host providing many laughs and surprises along the way. The afternoon trip was a highlight of my parents visit to the Coromandel, well worth sharing the memory with them. Thanks.

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

Great review, Glad you didn't give away our secret fun bits. I had a very cute 2 year old one day and after our fun bit I was worried she had been a bit scared, thankfully no all she said was "MORE". stole my heart that day More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great boat, even better skipper and guide and the most spectacular scenery you could hope to see. I am not going to give to much away because you have to do this and see for yourself. Absolutely brilliant day.

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

Thanks for the review, Glad you enjoyed the trip. What you see makes it easy to create a great trip and our fantastic boat with its smooth ride is perfect for all wanting to do something fantastic More 

Raglan, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Such an amazing morning on the boat! Ken is a legend and was such a good guide. He had so much knowledge about all the beautiful coastlines, caves and sights! It was all beautiful. Amazing and well worth it; couldn't have asked for a better Skipper or cruise! :)

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

Thanks for the review Ash. It was a pleasure to have you guys on the boat. Our great scenery mixed with awesome families like yours makes my job a dream come true. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The boat ride was excellent and lots of fun. Ken was the perfect host and got us everywhere safe and sound. The scenery was the best of all though, just awesome.

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

thanks for the review yes the spectacular coast is fantastic place to take our tours. Cathedral cove is wow but the best bit is further south. The amazing caves not accessible by foot or car are simply spectacular More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent a great afternoon on this cruise. Ken, the skipper of the fast ex-coastguard vessel was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the area and fascinating geology. His piloting skill means you get up close to the various rock and lava formations and visit the inside of caves. The fast boat means less time spent travelling (though this is exhilarating) so... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review and making such great comments. We love our Ocean 2 coast guard vessel its gives a great ride and is pretty spacious for up to 12, we avoid taking 14 on most trips. Hope your journey around NZ was enjoyable thanks again Ken More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

What a fabulous trip we had with Ken, he is extremely knowledgeable, the tour was a lot of fun & the scenery spectacularly breathtaking!! Highly recommend to anyone looking to do a scenic cruise whilst staying or visiting Whitianga.

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

HI Chris - thanks so much for your review and happy that you enjoyed your trip with us - Ken loves being able to show people around his part of Paradise! He certainly has a great office! Thanks again Lesley (and Ken) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The scenic trip was great, loved Ken our tour guide, very knowledgeable about the area and history. Boat was comfortable with 4 adults and 2 children. Nice and personable trip. Even though it was a bit rough weather for the first part of our trip it was still enjoyable and Ken kept us dry until the rain pasted (about 10... More 

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

Hi guys - thanks for taking the time to post your review - yes the day you went out there was a few showers and a bit of a swell - the boat handles these conditions really well and great having some shelter too - Thanks again and happy travelling Ken and Lesley More 

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