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An amazing tour lead by an awesome guide!

This was hands down the best boat tour we've taken. The scenery was spectacular and our guide was... read more

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rj0c
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Auckland, New Zealand
Great boat cruise for enjoying outstanding coastal views

Terrific fast, agile little boat for cruising with captain Ken. Fabulous trip along a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindy K
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Adelaide, Australia
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Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This was hands down the best boat tour we've taken. The scenery was spectacular and our guide was amazing, he knew all of the best spots to enjoy the sights and take photos. He was a fountain of interesting knowledge about the area - passionate,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific fast, agile little boat for cruising with captain Ken. Fabulous trip along a fascinating coastline and so lovely to interact with marine animals in the natural habitat. Loved our time at sea on this cruise👌👍😎

Thank Lindy K
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the trip review. Always great to get some feedback thanks for the great comments K

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything they said! Wouldn’t change a thing. Recommend it! We’re lucky to strike a beautiful fine day; a good swell to keep the morning interesting, but still safe.

Thank 741colmay
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to do a review and for another 5 star. Fantastic. Really please you enjoyed the tour thanks for taking the trip with me Ken

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Great trip, with a positive and enthusiastic guide. Awesome information about area including some history.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review really appreciate you taking the time. Safe travel Ken

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Perfect, thank you to Ken, the tour was perfect, ken is a perfact guide. You have to do the tour with Ken. Our children will do it on august when they are going to do their trip in new zeeland, see you Ken. Warm regards,...More

Thank deere2014
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks Estelle. We will look out for the rest of the family. Thanks for choosing us and taking the time to review. Ken

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with Ken. He is so at ease with his vessel and knows the coves and caves like the back of his hand. Gave us some tips on photography skills too. The underwater videos of the snappers in tbe marine reserve...More

Thank Suannekhoo
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thanks for the review. Yes photography is a special interest for us and our aim is to put you in the right place for the best shot Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Would love to thank Ken for an amazing day out! His knowledge of the area is extensive and he is absolutely hilarious! We were entertained the entire time and he was extremely helpful with photo opportunities. He knew fantastic spots for snorkelling and gave us...More

Thank laurenmaytom
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks Lauren I really appreciate the review very humbling to get such comments thanks a lot I am glad you guys enjoyed it Ken

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Hi all, I would really like to take my time out and wanna say sincere thanks to Captain Ken... He is a nice guy with good sense of humour. This tour is must especially for first timers wanna visit to cathedral cove and surrounding places...More

Thank Alok S
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for the review I am looking forward to catching up with some of your friends. Ken

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Real piece of art from the Nature. You have to walk about an hour to get there. Be aware!! Try to go early so you don't get with the croud! You can also park the car nearer the path in private houses for $10.

Thank Juan M
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for the nice review but you have put the review on the wrong site. We would love to see you on our boat tour and yes Cathedral Cove is great but you missed much more by only walking. Next time perhaps

Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's a fairly small boat but is powerful and speedy when needed. One of us does not like going on the water so was a little perturbed about this trip, but had changed her mind by the end. Very interesting coast and best seen from...More

Thank paulwithcheryl
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank for the review. Yeah Ocean 2 our boat is a little deceptive, looks small on the water but as an ex coastguard vessel has a remarkably smooth ride. Thanks for coming and very pleased the non boaty liked the tour too Ken

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Response from Lesley H | Property representative |
HI there - hmm not sure why the website isnt working for you? We have 2 tours a 7.30am short tour 1 1/2 hours at $60 per adult and 9.30 and 1pm tours of 2 1/2 hours (better trip to do) as it takes in all the sights plus... More
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