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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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Address: 14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 555 5152
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit

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Awesome!!! An absolute MUST - excellent value for money

We've waited all week for a glimmer of hope for a break in the weather and today was our last day of our holiday!! Whilst the weather wasn't brilliant we phoned to see if Ken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
AngeWilliam
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've waited all week for a glimmer of hope for a break in the weather and today was our last day of our holiday!! Whilst the weather wasn't brilliant we phoned to see if Ken would be operating - yay!!! He was 😊 however, given the changeable weather he said that he wouldn't be able to guarantee the full 2.5hr... More 

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Thank AngeWilliam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! Ken was very informative and friendly with a good sense of humor. We were able to view numerous fish species, some seals along with some beautiful scenery and crystal clear blue water. Ken also drove the boat into some caves and was always advising us in advance of any photo or video opportunities to ensure... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes! Ken was very knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the area and this came out in his dialogue about the area as we zoomed around. He also had a great sense of humour which added to the great experience. In the 2.5 or so hours we covered a lot of ground a great day Thank you Ken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a day off from work and this tour was close by to where I was staying and the price was affordable for my tight budget. Besides Cathedral Cove, we saw many of the sea caves and even some wildlife. It's a short cruise, but it's definitely worth doing!

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

Thanks Amy All the best for the job hunt in Animation and your time in NZ Ken More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't planned or booked to go on a cruise we arrived the day before it was blustery and rough. The next day we were sitting in a cafe having breakfast looking out at a clam lovely looking harbour. We went to see if we could get on a boat at short notice, my wife spoke with Ken and no... More 

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

Thanks for the review, We love the spontaneous decisions to tour it really makes our day when we can add something special to someones day Ken More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have been on a number of cruises over the years including in Thailand, Florida, Greece, Bay of Island and great barrier reef. The time spent with Ken around the Coromadel beats them all. Thanks

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

Wow Thanks great comment. Its great to get comparisons and hear we are giving a good experience compared to international operators Ken More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We strolled over and were greeted by a lovely fella who went out his way to get us on a cruise. It was only $50 each for an epic 1.5 hours, the boat was fast, felt safe and very well driven. He gave us some really good information on the township and history of all destinations we visited. I can... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Short trips are good if you have a time limit. The boat is pretty awesome for ride and view and especially good for all ages. so far our range of age is 3 weeks to 96 year young. Catering for all travellers our speciality Thanks again Ken More 

Waipukurau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went out with Ken on a spontaneous decision to do something with our last afternoon in whitianga and it was our best decision yet! The day was beautiful, clear and warm, Ken was so friendly, knowledgable and engaging, the boat comfortable and warm as blankets were provided. We saw all the sights and some amazing added extras such as... More 

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

Thanks for the review. We have had some wonderful days here over winter. The water has been super clear and the days mostly fine and clear. Winter trips arr often the best time for water clarity Safe travels Ken More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Awesome experience. Ken, our driver, was very knowledgeablea about the area pointing out places of interest. We stopped often and were able to see the fish which Ken fed from the boat. We saw so much more from this vantage point in a relitively short amount of time. We could never have seen what we did from the land. We... More 

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

Hi there - Thank you for taking the time to review - our boat tour is definitely a great vantage point to see the amazing coastline and to get 'up close' with the wildlife - a great platform for photography - look forward to you joining us again when you are next here! Lesley (and Ken) More 

Tauranga NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We went out with Ken this week. Bad weather was predicted but Ken rang us to suggest we left earlier than set time. He was very informative and the coastline was stunning. With only two of us it felt like a private tour. Ken kept an eye on the weather and it was raining on our return but we were... More 

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

Thanks Jane for posting this review and glad that you were able to have a 'private tour' - often not possible when it is in peak season! Yes Ken always has an eye on the weather so it was great you could be flexible and you were able to get the tour in! Kind regards Lesley and Ken More 

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