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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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Address: 14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+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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Superb Adventure!

The best boat trip ever, helped by skipper Ken and his spontaneity and humor. The scenery was stunning, divers and we highly recommend to jump in for a swim...just for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best boat trip ever, helped by skipper Ken and his spontaneity and humor. The scenery was stunning, divers and we highly recommend to jump in for a swim...just for the experience;-).

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

Thanks. The swimming is great if you can endure the first few minutes. The water is a little chilly but great once you are in Ken More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother, his wife and 4 year old nephew joined my mum, husband and my teenage son for an epic day out with skipper Ken. He absolutely made the trip with his in depth knowledge of the stunning geology and scenery and his epic sense of humour. Highlights included speeding into an awesome cave where we fed the fishes; a... More 

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

Thanks for a neat review. I was thrilled to get a good singer in the cave much better than me for sure Ken More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this tour, we were able to book something the night before when everything else was booked. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the small, intimate boat was great for getting close to things and taking great pictures. He would even rotate the boat and go back to allow us to take pictures from different angles and get... More 

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

Thanks - the trip is a photographers dream really. In all conditions there are so,e amazing picture opportunities More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic 2.5 hours . Fast smooth boat, amazing scenery, knowledgeable, thoughtful and humorous skipper. Clear water, beautiful cave, refreshing snorkel We loved every minute

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

Thanks We have had some amaziing days with clear water. It makes for great snorkelling More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had a delightful trip to all the sites, and were given an insightful commentary by the knowledgeable crew, including some of the history and geology of the Coromandel Peninsula. A very worthwhile trip with really nice people.

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

Thanks for the review. Our coastal scenery I think is some of the most interesting and unique in NZ. The unusual geology and caves balanced by the Pacific ocean provides an amazing opportunity for us to give a great experience. More 

France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go with them with your eyes close! It was absolutly beautiful and very nice people,thank you for that

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

Thanks for the review More 

Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got lucky with a private tour for our group with captain Ken. What a fun few hours on the boat. We made our way to cathedral cove whilst stopping in various other caves and sites with commentary and stories along the way. Different perspective on cathedral cove (we had hiked down to the cove earlier in the day). Feeding... More 

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

Thanks for the review. I love the private tours it gives us a chance to do something different if time permits I am thrilled you enjoyed out tour Ken More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at whitianga it d obligatory you visit the cathédrale cove, after a walk you arrive in a amazing place

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

You have reviewed a walk to Cathedral Cove please remove your review as we are a boat cruise More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw all the bays, and stopped for those who wanted to do snorkeling as well. All the good reviews you have read about Ken and Cathedral Cove Cruises are true. A must do.

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

Thanks for the review. Great scenery, great weather and great customers have made the start of 2017 very enjoyable for us too Ken More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice and informative tour of Mercury bay. We had a stunning morning out and really enjoyed ourselves.

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

HI Simon - Thanks so much for your review - yes it was a stunning morning on the water - happy travelling More 

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