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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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Address: 14 The Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga, 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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Fantastic trip" Kruising with Ken" ( We do know how to spell cruising)

Really beautiful scenery. Great host- he catered very well for everyone on the trip, from the young adults to a slightly older adult who was very apprehensive about being out on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really beautiful scenery. Great host- he catered very well for everyone on the trip, from the young adults to a slightly older adult who was very apprehensive about being out on open waters in a smallish boat. Made every effort to give us as many experiences as possible. Enjoyed seeing Cathedral Cove and all the kayakers on the beach. Aurora... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is wonderful to experience an adventure with a person that has an absolute passion in what he does. Ken loves everything he does and ensures that every person on his adventures are really satisfied. From the time you board to disembarking his boat you are constantly being given facts, stories, etc. which makes for an exciting outing. Can highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was the most exhilarating adventures i've ever been on. The tour company is run by a husband and wife. They are so adorable. We had mistaken our pick up spot and they made the effort to pick us up from another spot just to make sure we didn't miss our ride. The trip takes roughly 3 hours. The guide... More 

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

Hi Natasha - Thanks for your great review and it was lovely to have you on board. Pleased that we could organise the other pickup for you. We are so glad that you got to go out as some days this summer havent been possible - hope that the taste for snorkelling has got you hooked! Safe travelling Ken and... More 

Perth Western Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic cruise on a very stable and comfortable boat driven by a competent skipper who can sing up a storm, we were treated like kings - a not to be missed experience.

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

Thanks so much for your review - yes we think we have the most stable boat running and the style of boat makes it a very comfortable ride Safe travelling - Lesley More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been visiting Whitianga for 20+ years but this was the first time we'd done one of these trips. It was fascinating to see some of the coastline we'd never seen before and learn a bit of its history and geology, thanks to Ken's knowledge. The kids (9 & 12) had a ball. They loved speeding over the swells and... More 

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

We have had some great trips in the swell over January. We love the family trips and really try hard to make all ages have a great experience. I am so pleased the kids enjoyed the trip. More 

Visalia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ken was a great tour guide with many interesting tidbits. What a wonderful adventure! Leslie worked with out time frame and made this tour happen for us. Really felt fortunate to be there.

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

Thanks for the review. I couldn't do this without the support of my wife Lesley and the work she does behind the scenes. We have managed to organise some great trips for travellers with little time or inclination to drive to Whitianga on the Cromandel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ken was a great, friendly guide full of information. We felt very safe in the boat, even in some very large swells! He altered the route so that we could still snorkel in clear water. Saw a stingray! Lesley did a great job organizing too. Well worth it and highly recommended. Thanks!

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

HI there - thanks for your review - yes it was a bit swelly out there but pleased that you got your snorkelling in!! Didnt hear about that stingray - they certainly are graceful in the water - safe travels - Lesley More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals in Whitianga we daily see people enjoying what our magical coast has to offer but we all get tied up in work and life sometimes you need to step away and look as if you are a tourist. WE were lucky enough to be invited by Ken to experience a fantastic afternoon on the water and I must... More 

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

Thanks Annette Its a bit like fishing, they say always fish your feet. The big one maybe closer than you think. To me its the same with the local sights, we have amazing scenery right at our feet and I think there are more than a few that have never seen the amazing coast line and caves that are so... More 

San Ramon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the last day of our 2 1/2 week vacation to Australia and New Zealand. It was one of the highlights of our vacation. Started with a flight on FlyStark and a Cathedral Cove Cruise with Ken. The weather was perfect along the coast and we had an enjoyable time seeing the beauty and listening to the excitement that... More 

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

Thanks for the review, We sure did sweat on the weather being good for your combination flight and boat cruise. Thankfully it was great. We really enjoyed your company on the boat all the best for 2016. Ken H Owner Skipper More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an awesome 2.5 hr trip with Ken on his Magical Scenery Tour in perfect weather. We visited all of the Coromandel top spots and Ken stopped on the way home to allow a swim for those inclined to do so. Must confess that it was a tad too cool to tempt us North Queenslanders. This section of the... More 

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

Thanks Dick, we have had 2 tours now with flights to start the day and both trips have been blessed with great weather. I am delighted that the day worked well for you all regards Ken H Skipper/Owner More 

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