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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 555 5152
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We spent the morning out on the water with Ken yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed the personal approach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Theresa S
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Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
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AWESOME

From start to finish excellent. Ken the biggest baddest & baldest boat captain made the trip a ton... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Drew A
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Prescott, Arizona
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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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  • Very good5%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the morning out on the water with Ken yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed the personal approach. Plenty of time was given to make sure each passenger had that “special take home photo shot” and there are certainly plenty of camera opportunities. Fun way to explore...More

Thank Theresa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish excellent. Ken the biggest baddest & baldest boat captain made the trip a ton of fun. His knowledge of area was top notch. Boat safe, clean and speedy. Saw all there was to see for a very fair price of NZ$85...More

Thank Drew A
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We chose this cruise as the time was convenient for us, but it was super. We were the only passengers so had Ken's full attention and he even sorted out my mobile phone for me! The scenery was magnificent, the sky was blue and the...More

Thank johnandmary88
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

That trip was awesome the sea was big but smooth so made for a great trip for lots lots of white water photos. Always safe as we don't sail if it's not Ken

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The trip was really good. We had an awsome time on boat. The marine reserve is beautiful and we saw lots of natural gems. We didn't have a booking but we went to the wharf early and we were able to go. Thanks for Ken...More

Thank Judit S
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

We love the spontaneous tour takers really adds to the whole experience if there are a good number on the boat. . We encourage booking though to avoide being disapointed if no seats are available Glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks Ken

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had a wonderful time on this scenic cruise.It was a gorgeous day but a little chilly in the wind so was nice to have blankets provided. It was great seeing the coast from a different perspective and seeing the fish close up when the...More

Thank sandi51231
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review yes a getting chilly now. We are slowly replacing snorkels and masks for blankets and beanies a lite cooler now Safe travels Ken

Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had an awesome time with Ken on this cruise. Not only was he very informative, he also had a great sense of humour. Feeding the snapper was an extra treat, we didn't expect.

Thank Debbie T
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review and a 5 star rating brilliant thanks Ken

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a wonderful cruise along the coast of Mercury bay on a beautiful sunny day. We saw coves and beaches and went into caves. I do not like small boats out at sea but I felt very safe with Ken. We saw lots of...More

Thank Sarah B
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks Sarah Glad you enjoyed the tour we really try hard to ease the wary when not confident on the water in our boat I am glad we succeeded for you Ken

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We were very keen to go to Cathedral Cove but we were uncertain if the weather was good enough to be out in a boat on the ocean. Ken was reassuring and professional and explained how he would alter the route depending on the conditions...More

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review I am glad you enjoyed the tour even in less than perfect conditions. Our superb boat really makes most conditions easy, we never test the boundaries though safety first especially with children on board Safet travels Ken

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Kev was such a great guide, great knowledge of the area, he took some photos of us and sent them via email, made sure we had a enough battery and space on our cameras for the 'good stuff', and made sure he told us when...More

Thank Maddy S
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review I am glad you got the pics I took. The tour is a photographers dream scenery I reckon. Phones and go-pros a must a good DSLR camera with a good flash will take some cool pics the others can't take Safe...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this in Whitianga and on a whim decided to do it and we are so grateful we did! We did the coves, caves and coastline tour and it is well worth the money. Ken and Lesley are super friendly and knowledgeable and...More

Thank Dhanniya S
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for the review we had the dream season really lots of sun flat sea and fish life was great. I agree if you drive or stay in Whitianga a boat cruise is a must. Ken

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