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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing trip we had. Totally recommend this tour as the boat can get into all the small places some of the bigger boats can’t go. Great skipper/ tour guide. Amazing sights. Thanks

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Saw a brochure at our hotel and decided to that it sounded worth giving it a go. We were very glad we did. Went out on a fast moving inflatable that was very manoeuvrable and enabled us to go into sea caves and close to sites. The captain was knowledgeable and skillful and packed a lot into a tour that was just over an hour in length.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tarl D
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HaheiExplorer, Owner at Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks Tarl. Feeling a lot of warm fuzzies from this review. Will pass it on to Michael who I am pretty sure was your skipper on that day.

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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Awesome experience, we managed to see two seals and one Orca! Fantastic way to see Cathedral Cove, the surrounding coast and Islands. The guides and staff were super friendly and knowledgeable even staying out a little longer to see more of the whale.

Beautiful and cost effective way to see this beautiful part of NZ and gain some local knowledge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MishNZ
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Fabulous Tour Operator
Fabulous exhilarating trip. Lasted one hour and that hour will last a lifetime of memories. We just didn't want it to stop. We were lucky with the weather and lucky with the sights ~ excellent value for money in our opinion

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan B
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We were really impressed with the warm welcome, the standard of service, the information and geological and marine knowledge of our Captain (Michael). We went at high tide on a calm day so that we could see all the caves and the blowhole. Even though we live in Tairua, just down the coast, we got a look at our beautiful country from another angle which was complemented by our guide's knowledge. We loved seeing the seals sunbathing or cavorting about in the sea. All this was compressed into an hour which was just the right amount to efficiently see all this amazing coast and marine reserve have to offer without feeling rushed. Cathedral Cove was beautiful plus we enjoyed feeding the fish. We recommend Hahei Explorer! Great for those with time pressure or mobility issues.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Renee N
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