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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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Girls weekend

Great start to day 2 or girls weekend great weathet was fantastic to explore the coastline and... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
ShortyEm77
via mobile
Best boat trip ever !

Loved it from start to finish. Caves were awesome to see and the tour guide was great and... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
tharaen d
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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South End of Hahei Beach, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great start to day 2 or girls weekend great weathet was fantastic to explore the coastline and caves!!

Thank ShortyEm77
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Loved it from start to finish. Caves were awesome to see and the tour guide was great and knowledgeable on the area. I would do this again in a heart beat. I now know why this got recommended to us by 3 different people and...More

Thank tharaen d
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this 1 hour trip of the area including catherderal cove. We'd recommend it because the guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and the marine reserve inc the work going on to protect the environment. He gave a perfect amount of...More

Thank Tuckers73
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not a tour kind of person but we wanted to see what was around us in Hahei. This exceeded our expectations. The guys where friendly and funny on the beach the guide we had was knowledgeable and interesting with a PHD in marine biology,...More

Thank International-Dee
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This tour was excellent! We took off from the beach at Hahei and saw the best caves, islands and special parts of this coast. Small tour, informative, and lots of fun in the boat! Recommend it!

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This trip was recommended to us and it was great fun. We spent an hour on the water going along the coast line. The boat moved across the water fast and was exciting. We went into two caves, which had amazing scenery. It was good...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great experience from beginning to end, made even better by having the most beautiful summer's day and flat sea. We phoned the morning of our tour to see if we could book two families (including a 5 yr old and two 8 yr olds) in...More

Thank Heresmythoughts
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wonderful trip with most interesting skipper (Tom) - beautiful views, fascinating geology and the history well explained by skipper. Thoroughly enjoyed

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This one hour trip is really worth the money! You don't only get to see Cathedral cove, but many other creeks and caves that you can't access by foot or car. Moreover, you get a bit more background and information on all the rock formations...More

Thank Annemie H
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Taking a good look at the cathedral cove ang hahei beach from a distance was a different experience and they took us to place to where our feet won't be able to take us. Hopefully more stops in the future though, just can't get enough...More

Thank siobelita
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wins3
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
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StephCorf
18 February 2015|
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Response from SchalkNZ | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The boat is boarded from the beach, but it is all pretty straightforward.
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