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Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours

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The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored.Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak...more
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88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences we had during our time in New Zealand. You get to kayak to around some beautiful islands with a guide that cares about the geography and knows their stuff. Our guide Ash was a legend and he makes...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a great review, many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to share your feedback with Ash, he'll be stoked to hear your had such a memorable experience. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I scheduled a full day tour for my birthday but weather cut it short. It was still a great half day even with rough water and our guide, Brad, was funny and knowledgeable. They refunded us for missed time quickly. Highly recommend.

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Carly, I'll be sure to let Brad know you had great time. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hayden was an informative and fun guide. We were well-outfitted, given proper instructions, and even had the opportunity to "sail" back to shore (using all 4 boats as a boat, and a huge sail). Great coffee offered at Cathedral Cove, and lots of interesting history,...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your generous comments and thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time kayaking the area! Andy was a great guide -- he was flexible and changed things up in a flash to take advantage of a superpod of dolpins. They literally swam all around our kayaks! The trip was well organized and...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks QuinnBee, what a treat to paddle with dolphins! So glad to hear you had a great time and that you were well looked after by our team. Andy will be delighted to read your review. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Went on a Cathedral Cove Kayaking Tour on the one good weather day of our stay in Whitianga. Our guide was Haydn who happened to be taking his grandmother out on the kayak that day. Safety briefing was excellent and we were well kitted out....More

Thank Twaddel
Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great review.. many thanks for your generous comments. I'll be sure to let Hayden know you enjoyed the trip.. he will be delighted. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had the best day out with these guys! Aimee was so nice and accommodating, and our guide Andy was hilarious. He was both very entertaining as well as super knowledgeable about the history and Maori culture. The kayak trip itself was...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Vicky, I'll let Andy know you both had a great time on the water with him, he'll be stoked. Thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We did the sunrise tour, departing Hahei at 5.45am. It was an early morning but it was 100% worth it! The sea conditions were perfect, the guides were friendly and informative, and the coffee/hot chocolate on the beach was awesome!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I agree Briohny.. the sunrise here in Hahei is second to none, thanks again for kayaking with us!

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Such a great day sea kayaking with our brilliant guide! Saw some stingrays in one of the bays. Arms were a bit sore the next day but so worth it!

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for your comments Ashleigh, glad you had a great trip!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

I went onto a sea kayak tour for the second time, this one with my husband. We had a really nice time, and enjoyed a lot with the guide, Mike, who added a tint of fun to all the knowledge, legends and info he gave...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thanks Anita, your comments are very much appreciated. Great to hear you had a good time on the water and that you were well looked after by our team. See you next time!

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic half day trip! Mike was fantastic with communication before our trip! This company is so professional throughout! We were so lucky to have Hayden as our guide. OMG he has so much info, is so fit and helpful and what can I...More

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Mike G, Owner at Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thanks Chris, so glad you both had such a good time on the water with Hayden (I'll be sure to show him this review). Thanks for persevering with the weather forecasts until the last minute.. great to see the skies clear for a good days...More

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September 28, 2018|
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Response from Pheonie | Reviewed this property |
Our tour landed at Cathedral Cove. Plenty of time to explore and even go for a swim. The guides are great at keeping everyone on schedule!
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Wong V
February 22, 2018|
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We wore just normal gym clothes. You don’t get too wet as there is a protective thing over your seat and around you.
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