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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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Address: 14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+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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Excellent cruise

We had a wonderful cruise along the coast of Mercury bay on a beautiful sunny day. We saw coves and beaches and went into caves. I do not like small boats out at sea but I felt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful cruise along the coast of Mercury bay on a beautiful sunny day. We saw coves and beaches and went into caves. I do not like small boats out at sea but I felt very safe with Ken. We saw lots of snappers and other smaller fish. Those who wanted to snorkel were able to. Ken was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very keen to go to Cathedral Cove but we were uncertain if the weather was good enough to be out in a boat on the ocean. Ken was reassuring and professional and explained how he would alter the route depending on the conditions (which is excatly what he did!)! We had three children on our trip (ranging from... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kev was such a great guide, great knowledge of the area, he took some photos of us and sent them via email, made sure we had a enough battery and space on our cameras for the 'good stuff', and made sure he told us when to record or take photos. Very fun, amazing sights!

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Thank Maddy S
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this in Whitianga and on a whim decided to do it and we are so grateful we did! We did the coves, caves and coastline tour and it is well worth the money. Ken and Lesley are super friendly and knowledgeable and made the whole 2 and a half hours thoroughly enjoyable. There were snorkels on board... More 

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Mill Bay, Canada
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time on this tour. All I can say is book this and trust Captain Ken. He knows the place extremely well and we had an awesome tour. Highlights included boat ride into the cave and a short stop for a swim where we saw tons of fish and I swam with a string ray!

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Thank Doyle C
Muswellbrook, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ken and Lesley's customer service was so amazing, from the beginning of booking to leaving on the boat, we were all made very welcome and right at home on the boat. The views, the local information, the history behind everything was just amazing. A highlight for me was swimming in the caves and exploring the local waters. This is a... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since a boat ride was the best way to see Cathedral Cove and some of the other stunning rock formations along this coast, we called the day before and arranged with Ken to go on the 1:30 trip. The re-purposed coast guard vessel turned out to be perfect for this almost 10 mile ride each way. Even with the big... More 

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

Thanks for the review. all the reasons why Whitianga is now so highly rated in Trip Advisor as a travel destination. Our awesome scenery makes it easy to give a great experience. Ken More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best cruise. Seen Orca's and sharks and had an absolute ball. The caves were simply breath taking !! Must do cruise!! 😊

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

One of the best days with Orca and one of the rare days seeing a shark only little ones and never a problem where we go snorkelling. 1st sharks I have seen in about 2 years Ken More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great 21/2 hour tour. Ken is a fantastic guide with alot of local knowledge Ave goes above and beyond. Spectacular scenery. Flexible itinery based on conditions etc. Small group made it even better.

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

Thanks for the review. This time of the year is a great time to boat cruise. Sea is warm still and the conditions often perfect. It is a slightly less busy time to so good a chance to get a smaller crew on the boat. Thanks for touring with us Ken More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ken & Lesley were very accomodating and friendly throughout the tour, they provided a fun and informative cruise which made our day, the pricing was also very competitive in comparison to other tour groups. We would highly recommend them to all travellers!

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

Great feed back and awesome review thanks for touring with us Ken More 

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