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“wonderful experience”

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Ranked #4 of 20 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
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I spent a lot of time on boats but this was one of the amazing trips i had. The skipper did a good job and told us very interesting details to the nature and history of the coast from whitianga to Hot Water Beach. Beautiful look from the seaside to the beach of cathedral cove and coastline and especially to the sealife through the glassbottom. Absolutly recommanded!

Thank Inge R
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Hi there Inge and thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed the trip with us. Yes it's certainly a great trip and part of the country with the amazing coastline. The underwater camera certainly makes for good viewing of the fishlife. Safe travelling - Lesley and Ken

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"captain ken"
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"cathedral cove"
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"fish"
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"rough seas"
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"excellent value for money"
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"excellent cruise"
in 4 reviews
"boat trip"
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"sense of humour"
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"without hesitation"
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"rock formations"
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"marine reserve"
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"felt very safe"
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"clear water"
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"great trip"
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"great local knowledge"
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"well worth the money"
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"recommend this trip"
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

We just picked Ken's boat at random not having read any reviews. Phew, it was a lucky pick. Ken was an excellent skipper and guide and made a great effort to give us an enjoyable time. Now read the other reviews and I agree...pick this tour if you are in Whitianga and you won't go far wrong!

Thank Brian M
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Thanks so much for coming on our trip and choosing us- yes it is a fabulous part of the country and Ken loves sharing it with others. The caves especially are a treat! Hope the rest of your travels went well! Kind regards Lesley and Ken

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Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Turned up at Whitianga Wharf with no plans. Ken quickly sold us on the idea of the morning 2.5hour trip. What a great trip. Weather was perfect and the sights amazing. Can finally tick Cathedral Cove off the list and the excursions to blow holes and sea caves were awesome! Cheers!

Thank richardsX5065HU
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to write your review - Yes often those things you do like that at short notice are the best! Glad you both had such a good time - you will remember your swimming adventure I am sure! Happy Christmas and thanks again for coming on the trip!

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Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This cave is so beautiful! So glad we decided to go. It is a little crowded so try to go early and during the week. Great place!

Thank Justine1313
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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2014

Hi there - Glad you enjoyed the trip - you certainly had good weather - hope the rest of your time was enjoyable - safe travelling

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Reviewed November 18, 2014

Awesome trip thanks so much Ken. We took the morning trip with two young children. We chose Ken because his boat had shelter for the children and also of course because of the excellent reviews. The commentary was great and seeing the fish through the bathyscope and underwater camera was especially suitable for our children and their grandmother. Highly recommended.

Thank fishm0nger
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2014

Thanks so much for the positive review, much appreciated. Families are our speciality we love to give a great interactive trip for all ages. Our youngest is been a few months and so far our oldest 92

Thanks again

Ken

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