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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, New Zealand
+64 27 555 5152
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Ranked #4 of 15 activities in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ken is a fantastic skipper. Has a great wealth of knowledge on the area and its geography. Was incredible swimming with the fish in the marine reserve. A must do with Ken if in town

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

Thanks it was a great day to travel since your trip weather has packed up so off the water for a few days all the best for your future travels More

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We're from NZ, but had never been to Cathedral Cove before. We took two close family members who are from Melbourne. We had the most wonderful day, scenery and experience. Ken was up close and personal, putting us at ease and filling us up with a wealth of his knowledge and information about this most beautiful place. An unforgettable and... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review I love the coast here and sharing it with travellers from all over the world is great fun More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Four of us enjoyed a terrific day out. Although there were 5 other adults (and two small children) on the trip and it is not a big boat, it did not feel crowded. We were surprised that whilst it was very calm in Whitianga that morning once we rounded a few bays it did get quite choppy. The 4 in... More

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

Yes we have had a few interesting sea conditions lately cyclone Lucy certainly kicked up,some good swell. Our boat is perfect for all conditions and we really appreciate your positive comments. Safe travel Regards Ken More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

In Whitianga with a friend for just a short time but definitely felt like I made the most of two days thanks to Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises. Ken was knowledgeable, super friendly and genuinely went the extra mile to make sure all on board where having a great day out. Have been telling all my friends and family about the... More

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

Thanks for the review we will be loading more video and pics on bot TA and FB soon We really appreciate you taking the time to write Regards Ken More

Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fun informative tour of caves, baya as well as a chance to amoroso. Well priced and super friendly captain. Cant go past it for an introduction to this beautiful part of the world

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

very happy that you enjoyed our trip thanks for posting the review. Keep an eye on our face book page for be pictures and info Ken More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were on holiday in New Zealand last December and we went on this tour with Ken (who is owner skipper) and I have to say what an excellent experience it was. The ride into or very close to all the attractions were incredible and Ken narrates each scene very well peppered in with jokes too. The underwater camera is... More

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

Very humbled by your kind words thanks for choosing us I hope you are back this way and we can show you more of our fabulous country Ken More

Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A wonderful afternoon with a great host to show us the sights with informed commentary. We had the boat to ourselves which was an added bonus. We had a number of possible companies to choose from but arer really glad we took the recommendation of our motel hosts.

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

Yes the coast here is awesome we never get tired of it. It is different every trip from the simply stunning sunny still days to the wild white water Ken More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lovely couple running this. Hard to choose as several companies providing similar style trip but glad we chose this over the glass bottom boat as it had TV screen to see fish and as it was choppy water wasn't clear enough to see any so Ken put on a video he'd prepared earlier! A tip is , if you have... More

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

Yes the underwater camera is a great point of difference and we will be developing that much more over the off season Thanks again Ken More

Merseyside
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had the boat to ourselves which was an added bonus. The man who took us was really nice, very knowledgeable about the area we covered on our trip. Lovely views of Cathedral Cove and the surrounding area. A really enjoyable afternoon, well worth the money

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

Cheers thanks for the neat comments we had an awesome time with you Ken More

UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

A most pleasant trip Ken was informative but not overbearing. Would recommend unreservedly. Viewing was superb.

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

Thanks for taking the time to respond and your positive comments, we are thrilled you enjoyed our trip More

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