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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Address: South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-866 3910
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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See all the highlights of this spectacular volcanic coastline in one hour...

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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Boat trip

Fantastic trip with knowledgeable Shane as skipper - he was an excellent guide and even pointed out some little blue penguins. Highly recommend this trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Karamsay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic trip with knowledgeable Shane as skipper - he was an excellent guide and even pointed out some little blue penguins. Highly recommend this trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The ride is amazing. If you visit Hahei, you must really try this amazing tour. I travelled with my Mum in her sixties and she enjoyed it very very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just brought some more guests over to the Coromandel to experience this amazing trip. As always, they raved over it - a real highlight to their holiday in NZ. Tui Tours Ltd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the Explorer. Lots to see in the one hour tour. Amazing coastline and marine life. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable on the area. Would definitely do it again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

See some the countries great natural coastline on this 1hr tour. The blowhole and the other spectacular sea caves need to be seen to be believed. Recommend you go at high tide to be able to access all the caves, plus get nice and close to cathedral cove.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially booked to go one day but the weather was inclement and we got a call to say the tour would not go ahead. We were still keen the next morning when we got a call to say the weather was looking good and ask if we would be available? We just made it from Whitianga to Hahei in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this hour long trip off Hahei beach on a bright and sunny day. It was delightful going up and down the nearby coast, into sea caves, around some of the closer islands., and finally to Cathedral Cove. The boat is small ( holding 10 people) so if the weather is cooperating the captain can get into some very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a great morning trip with my two girls (4 + 10), and they loved it! Definitively one of the highlights of our trip... The chance to feed snappers, see penguins, funny rocks, go into caves and through rock holes... Just fantastic!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Went on the boat trip as a way of finding out more a bout the coastline and we weren't disappointed. Easy to book and very easy to find on the beach so that was two problems sorted. The boat trip itself was fun, and the guide, Tom, was really informative. We were lucky to have chosen a time when it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Starting with a convenient pickup right from Hanei beach, we got lucky and had the boat to ourselves for the best boat tour ever. Tom took us thru amazing coves and breathtaking caves, was knowledgeable and entertaining, and went the extra mile letting us off at Cathedral Cove so we could walk through while he waited on the other side... More 

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