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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3910
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Loved this trip

The water was a little choppy the day I did this, but it didn't matter. The trip was so enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Must do boat trip

This was recommended to us by friends and we’re so pleased we took their advice. We had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour including, two film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince Caspian and world famous CATHEDRAL COVE. Explore spectacular sea caves and if dolphins take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay, we have a marine mammal watch permit.When the tide is right you will visit an awesome blowhole and venture into a sea cave 80 feet high. Truly a magical place!
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“snapper” (15 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3910
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The water was a little choppy the day I did this, but it didn't matter. The trip was so enjoyable and we stopped a lot for photo opportunities (GREAT scenery) and our guide provided some history of the area. I totally recommend doing this trip...More

Thank iancT4518RP
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to us by friends and we’re so pleased we took their advice. We had a lovely calm blue sky day (even so best to wear a coat/jacket) the caves, rock formations and beaches are spectacular. Cathedral Cove is a highlight. Sit at...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Thanks to Shane and the team a great day was had Skipper Tom, you're awesome mate. Very informative.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My family and I really enjoyed this boat trip. We got to see the most amazing scenery in The Coromandel, speacilly the blowhole, that is so special. Our captain Tim as very helpful and accommodating. I'd strongly recommend taking this trip when you are around...More

Thank Nimonemo
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is well worth the cost. Shane takes the boat to areas you would normally never see. Deep into some sea caves especially. Really interesting journey.

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This trip is not cheap ($84 for a little over an hour) and I was a little unsure about it to start with. I can say now, however, that this was one of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. The weather was perfect...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Highly recommend this tour. We got to see the Cathedral Cove and so much more along the islands and in the caves and the blow hole. This was one of the favorite things my family got to do while visiting me here in NZ!

Thank julieatx2nz
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend doing this boat trip if you want to see the amazing islands, beaches and rock formations! Our guide was a really cool, funny and clever guy. He had answers to all our questions and he made the experience so much better. We...More

Thank Koenmak
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My kind of adventure. Spectacular scenery, detailed commentary, very friendly service. One hour of seeing and learning new and interesting things. Many thanks Shane for a wonderful experience.

Thank JalanM111
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Tom's sixty minute tour of the Cathedral Cove area was action packed and absolutely gobsmackingly beautiful.Despite being the middle of Winter and a rainy day, we got to see sea caves and cliffs fashioned by gargantuan Pacific waves.We saw shoals of massive Snapper and a...More

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Questions & Answers
Prateek M
9 October 2017|
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Response from RobynHarnett | Property representative |
Hi Prateek Go to the Hahei Explorer Website to book the trip thanks
2 December 2016|
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Response from RobynHarnett | Property representative |
Hi We find the calmest time to travel is the morning tours. We have summer tours at 9am, 10am, and 11am. Also if you come out when the tide is 2.5hours either side of high tide you will get to visit the amazing underground... More