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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 Adventure.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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Raglan, New Zealand
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Atlanta, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Thanks in part to the incredibly beautiful weather, this cruise was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. Captain Ken did a great job of piloting his comfortable boat around the Marine Reserve and explaining all the points of interest along the way. The scenery was some of the most spectacular that we saw during our time... More 

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

Hi Rob - Thanks for taking the time to place your review - The coastline around here is certainly breathtaking and provides a great perspective from the sea - glad you had a great time in NZ - All the best Ken and Lesley More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 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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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, yes I think we had a look at the off shore power boats on you trip. Extended trips are not the norm but if we have nothing booked and the day is so good its great to share some extra interesting bits if we can More 

Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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