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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

Address: Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 555 5152
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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 

2 reviews
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 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Really lovely cruise. Had a fantastic time. Ken and Luke are extremely accommidating, knowledgeable and friendly. The snorkeling was the best I've had in NZ.

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

Thanks Aussies for travelling with us and taking the time to review - yes the snorkelling has been great with clear water and warmer water now! Glad you enjoyed your time and hope the rest of your travels went well! Ken and Lesley More 

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This comprehensive cruise boat is operated by a local Ken who has a wealth of knowledge of the area covering history and the geology. He offers a range of cruises and we decided on the extended one which was comprehensive visiting Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach Blow Hole, Marine reserve, Cathedral Cove, Mahurangi Island Champagne Bay and Aria Cave - the... More 

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

HI Ian - pleased you enjoyed the trip - we certainly have a great area to show visitors and the snorkelling has been great this summer - and also the underwater camera also offers the underwater experience for those who do not want to jump in! Thanks for taking the time to reivew for us - Regards Lesley and Ken More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A local resident recommended Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises to us and we were very glad that we took his advice. Ken included everyone in the group and made us all feel comfortable. He told us about the local area and geology and was very interesting. I wanted to go snorkelling but felt apprehensive as I am not a good swimmer.... More 

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

HI Christine - thanks for your great review - we have had such a great summer and the snorkelling has been amazing especially the other special spots that Ken uses - yes the lifejackets for snorkelling are good to give some extra confidence! Have a great year - Lesley More 

Ninety Six, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Ken was so accommodating considering we were the only ones on the 4:30 cruise. He let us decide how long we wanted to be out and priced it accordingly. Beautiful afternoon, and we thoroughly enjoyed Ken's knowledge of the geology of the cliffs and history of the land.

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

Thanks so much for your review. You were lucky to have the trip to yourselves as we have had a busy summer with amazing weather. Glad you enjoyed your trip Happy travelling. Lesley and Ken More 

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