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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 555 5152
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Great trip out with Ken

We had been out before with one of the other company's but choose Ken following a recommendation by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sue_hendry22
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York, United Kingdom
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amazing

We had the best day out on the water with Ken. He was amazing with my little 4 year old. He has a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cobain1994
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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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
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“cathedral cove” (78 reviews)
“coast guard” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 27 555 5152
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been out before with one of the other company's but choose Ken following a recommendation by a local this time He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his tour. He had a sense of humour. One the return trip he has a little...More

Thank sue_hendry22
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the nice review, I am glad someone like my Dad jokes haha Ken

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best day out on the water with Ken. He was amazing with my little 4 year old. He has a great sense of humor and shoed us the most stunning places. Topped it up with an underwater view in the middle of...More

Thank cobain1994
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. I hope the young one like the tour too. Seeing the big fish through our bathescope is really amazing even in less than perfectly clear water. Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the cruise, even though the weather wasn't the best but Ken made it an awesome outing. Great knowledge of the area, friendly and very thoughtful by making sure that we're comfortable and safe. I would do it again! Thanks Ken!

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

Hi. Thanks for joining the tour and yes unfortunately the weather wasn’t the best but still it sounded like you had a great time. The boat is a very comfortable ride. Glad you enjoyed. Lesley

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a difficult place to find but owner explained it well. Our pontoon boat was very comfortable in reasonably rough seas. Driver friendly and knowledgeable but did not bore us with long comentary. This is the only way to see the volcanic caves in the...More

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

Thanks for the review. I am glad you like the boat its always great n less than perfect sea conditions but our ex coast guard boat always feel safe and smooth safe travels Ken

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing 2.5 hours doing this cruise. Ken is excellent, knowledgeable and very friendly. Gave us ample time to take photos and just soak in the beauty of the place. Worth the price!

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

Thanks for the review, The stunning beauty of the place really has some awesome photo ops. Especially the Caves and unique geology. Glad you had a great tour. Ken

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were very impressed with this cruise. Ken provides excellent commentary and manoeuvres the comfortable craft close to all of the coastal features. The highlights were driving into the Orua Cave, Cathedral Cove and attracting fish to the boat. We were wrapped...More

Thank garyrU7172XN
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour. Ken loves showing visitors around our piece of paradise and Orua Cave is great isn’t it? Do come back again!! Lesley and Ken

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ken first of all was a great guide, who knew lots about the area and had a very kind and easy going personality. He takes to some really cool places such as deep caves and shows you some awesome swim spots! I really enjoyed it...More

Thank jamienicole14
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review our tour. Yes we certainly have an amazing coastline and glad the weather was good for your trip. Thanks for traveling with us. Lesley and Ken

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ken was an amazing tour guide, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly highly recommend it to anyone wanting a in depth,intimate tour of cathedral cove. 5 stars without a doubt.

Thank jordansW9497ZK
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review and happy you had an enjoyable time. Safe travels Lesley and Ken

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had a superb trip with Ken on his Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it, Ken pointed out places of interest and his informed commentary was excellent. Every one in our group thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks Ken

Thank nevholgate
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks Visionaries I had a fab time with you also I always love the group trips this one was especially lucky to spot some dolphins that day.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice trip to see the local attractions. Best time of the year as it was not too busy, and we had pretty good weather. Our guide Ken was very friendly and knew his stuff. Even rewarded with an encounter with a friendly humpback whale.

Thank stephenmclernon
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for the review but only 4 star?. Seeing a whale Virtually happens here not sure what else i can do to earn that extra star

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