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“Must do!”

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Ranked #3 of 19 Tours in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Must do!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This was amazing. Ken is fantastic, so knowledgable, friendly and heaps of fun. He took the three of us out for the 1.5hr trip. The scenery was spectacular. We went on a clear morning, the water colour was beautiful. The fish came right up to the side of the boat. We went inside of the caves which was just magical. you should definitely do this and if you have time go for the longer one. Great for kids of all ages. Our little girl is 1 and she loved it.

Visited August 2014
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thanks for the review it was pretty nice day, especially seeing the wind blew the night before. Yes the boat is great for the kids smooth and safe and she looked the part snuggled up in the life jacket.

I hope the rest of your Kiwi visit was enjoyable

All the best

Ken
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Must do in Whitianga!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip with skipper / owner ken. Very stable and safe boat made the trip very comfortable and relaxing. Stunning scenery, fish life viewed through underwater cameras and snorkelling when the water warms up. Ken has excellent local knowledge sharing a few tales with passengers. We were treated to a pod of dolphins playing in the morning sun. This trip is a must do for anyone visiting Whitianga. Lots of fun!!

Visited August 2014
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thanks Julie, you iced the perfect weekend to visit , great weather, the water is crystal clear and the dolphins were close by. The first time we have seen them for a while.

Come again in summer and enjoy a snorkel in the reserve it's fabulous

Ken
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Whakatane
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28 reviews
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“Top attraction”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Lots of fun, local knowledge impressive. Very close to the sea life with underwater camera and also the boating skills were top class with getting us close into the caves and surrounding areas. Very rough sea once we got round the point so trip was cut short - never felt unsafe at any stage. We were offered a partial refund but because of the enjoyment we had, we felt we already had value for money and declined. Excellent value for money!

Visited June 2014
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thanks, it was a shame we didn't get to the rest of the tour that day some days it just happens. We will always try and give value for the tour and we predicate you not accepting our partial refund offer. We are also thrilled to receive the latest 2014 excellence award from trip advisor. Great reviews like yours are the life of our business. Thanks again Ken
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Great boat trip!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Big thanks to Ken, captain and tour guide on what was a great day on the water. Everything from geology, sight seeing and marine life - including underwater camera and seal spotting.

Highly recommend to those wanting to get out on (or in) the water, complete with sea caves and of course Cathedral Cove itself.

Visited May 2014
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thanks for the review , it was a good day but a little rough from memory. A good sea always provides some great photo shots. I hope your travel continues safely. Ken
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great experience out on the water”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had a wonderful trip exploring the caves and sights of Cathedral Cove with the enigmatic Ken on this tour. His insightful and entertaining commentary and great expertise about all the local attractions made for a wonderful experience. The day was perfect out on the water and the added bonus of seeing a seal and the underwater camera action made it unforgettable. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to get up close with the gorgeous scenery at Cathedral cove.

Visited May 2014
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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Yes the winter touring has been awesome so far. You picked the perfect weather and the water clarity was fantastic. Always a bonus to sea some of the local wildlife. Thanks for the fabulous review.
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