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“Daryl is the man!”

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Ranked #3 of 19 Tours in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Daryl is the man!”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Thanks to Daryl for an unbelievable 2.5 hour recent trip around the Coromandel coastline.
Daryl's boat is safe and absolutely the best in Whitianga.
My wife and I went down to the wharf to inspect the boats first the day before we wanted o go out. It's one thing to look at a brochure and sometimes read reviews but once you did what we did you can easily see why Daryl's ex coastguard vessel is the one to take. Very smooth through the water and one that we look forward to taking again when we return to the Whitianga area.
A must do for everyone who wants the best cruise in Whitianga!

Visited January 2013
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Lynette010, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your great review. Love the heading this was a great day out hope to see you again on your return to the Coromnadel.
Darryl
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Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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“A very good tour”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really enjoyed this. Good tour with nice bloke (dont be put off that he looks like an aging bikey). Also the best way to casually snorkell the marine park. In our experience walking all your gear down the hill then launching off the giant rocks is not much fun.

Visited January 2013
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Lynette010, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Hi JJ thanks for your review. It is always good to get peoples feed back on how they see things.
Ya aging, all ways telling my wife i have a lived in head. But love my job an all you wonderful people.
Darryl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Caves, fish and rocks.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The boat was comfortable, fast and very safe (ex coastal guard). Daryl was friendly and informative. The 2.5 hours flew by. Unfortunately due to algae in the water, we did not see a lot of fish when we snorkeled, but it would be great when algae not around. Daryl advised that the 8.30am trip has the most fish, but you can not snorkel then. The front of the boat is the place to sit!

Visited January 2013
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Lynette010, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your great review. It is amazing how quick the time flies by out on the water with so many things to see and do. Thank you so much for touring with Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises.
Darryl
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Amazing Experience with Stunning Views”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had an amazing trip around Mercury Bay seeing sights that cannot be seen any other way! Crystal blue water, along with amazing caves and spectacular hidden bays and beaches. Along the way, we were accompanied by one of the most friendly and knowledgable skippers for company named Darryl who had everyone entralled in his stories. The snorkelling experience was also incredible to do in the inaccessable crystal waters around the Coromandal area. WE HIGHLY RECCOMMEND!!!

Visited January 2013
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Lynette010, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am pleased you enjoyed the snorkelling on your tour with Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises as we have a wonderful coast.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Beyond our expectations!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

My cousin from the UK and I were the only 2 on the boat so had a wonderful 2 and a half hours, personal tour of the lovely Coromandel Coast - exploring the many caves and looking at the fish with the underwater camera and TV screen.
We felt very safe with Darryl who obviously has a good knowledge of seamanship and has a very safe boat - ex Coastguard - looked a lot more seaworthy than some of the other operators out there!! Seats also very comfortable
Darryl is a wealth of knowledge of the local history and wildlife. But he does not bore you with too many details (if you don't want them)

Visited January 2013
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Lynette010, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to put on a review.
Im am pleased that you enjoyed your 2 1/2 hour personal tour aboard Cathedral Cove scenic Cruises.
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