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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 555 5152
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Fab way to explore the area

My friend and I had a brilliant time on this trip, it was a great way of exploring the area in a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
smarshall86
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Best boat trip ever

I was only in the area for one day and night and as we checked into the hotel we had booked and got... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
C4tcy1984
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

My friend and I had a brilliant time on this trip, it was a great way of exploring the area in a short amount of time. Ken was fantastic and went out of his way to make sure the passengers on board had a great...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. I am glad you pics came out well and hope our secret fish viewing system worked well for you too. Ken

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was only in the area for one day and night and as we checked into the hotel we had booked and got chatting to the lady I expressed interest in cathedral coves so she recommended a boat trip and give us a leaflet and...More

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Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. yes its always a bit of a dilemma leaving early you never know who might turn up. I am glad Pam gave me a call as I really enjoyed your company on the boat and we all had a great time....More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Such a great day out at Mercury Bay.... Ken completely looked after us and ensured we got the absolute most out of our time on the water! A total must do for anyone heading to Whitianga!!

Thank Jo C
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. We have had a pretty good ruin of weather lately so winter cruising has been pretty good. Ken

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I were blown away by this cruise. Ken is such a wonderful guide and he obviously cares about his guests getting the best experience from Mercury Bay. His boat is the perfect size to fit a small group (much more personal than...More

Thank shannahkhoffman
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for the great review I hope you had a great tour in NZ. I hope you managed to get some pics of the Orca too, as you say very lucky to catch a day when these wonderful mammals are here Ken

Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I found this tour by accident, and booked at the last minute the night before the tour. It ended up being a highlight of our tour to NZ! Ken was super-friendly, knowledgeable and we had a great time with him! We learnt...More

Thank TaraTalbot
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for the review - yes probably the lucky passengers of the year, certainly a rare visit by these whales Safe journey Ken

Reviewed 6 July 2017 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
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for the review. Awesome photo shot available I agree I will load another one on our web sometime soon. Spotted and local sea bird eating a Eel - amazing Thanks again and for your future recommendations Ken

Reviewed 27 June 2017 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
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

hmmm nice review I think? haha - cant dispute the baldest bit but glad you had fun Ken

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 14 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 7 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 14 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 3 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 14 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

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