Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours


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Welcome to Cathedral Cove Kayaks – join us to discover the magic of kayaking in this amazing place! Our trips cover what we believe to be the most spectacular stretch of coast on the Coromandel Peninsula, if not New Zealand. So, choose the tour that fits you best to explore the area!

Welcome to Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours !

With modern sea kayaking equipment and qualified guides, we guarantee an amazing experience every time. No previous kayaking experience is required – our tours are tailored to suit all ages and abilities. As the only kayaking company licensed to land at Cathedral Cove, we invite you to join us and experience the magic of sea kayaking in this amazing place!

Cathedral Cove Kayaks have been offering guided sea kayak tours since 1999. Our tours are designed to give people the opportunity to safely experience sea kayaking and to discover the natural beauty and rich history of our coastal environment. Operating all year round, we cater for people of all ages, nationalities and abilities. With qualified tour guides we offer a safe and personal experience that entertains and educates our clients every time.

We are endorsed by Tourism New Zealand’s Qualmark programme, we have the Outdoors Mark safety accreditation and we are on the Approved Activity Operator register with Worksafe New Zealand. We have long standing concessions with Thames Coromandel District Council and the Department of Conservation concession to operate from Hahei Beach and Cathedral Cove.

Our tours include detailed commentary sharing the conservation and preservation values that we have.
We aim to educate our clients on the positive impact of Marine Reserves and the need for designated conservation areas to protect our native flora and fauna. We give people the opportunity to directly interact with the ocean and the huge variety of creatures and species that call it home. Our guests can come face to face with dolphins, seals, whales, stingrays, fish, penguins and much more.
We believe that interacting with the ocean is healthy. The Destination Coromandel slogan claims that The Coromandel is ‘Good for your Soul’ and we agree. We feel truely privileged to connect our visitors with the ocean and all it has to offer.

Our tours:

Cathedral Cove Classic Tour ($125/adult)

  • 5 years old minimum.
  • 3 hours (paddle time: 2-2.5 hours).
  • Departures 9.30am & 1.00pm (May – Aug), 8.45am & 1.30pm (Sept – April), 5.30am & 5.30pm (Dec-Jan only)
  • Extras: hot chocolates, cappuccinos & cookies included!
Our Specialty Tour ! Rated by New Zealand’s leading tour companies as one of the best sea kayaking trips in the country, the Cathedral Cove Classic has got it all!

The Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve opens up a sea kayaking paradise full of beaches, islands and rock gardens that are just waiting to be explored. Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. The tour offers great photo opportunities and is topped off with cappuccinos, hot chocolates and cookies at Cathedral Cove!

Cathedral Cove Kayak Tours Hahei NZWe paddle at a comfortable and relaxed pace to enjoy the views and soak up the sun. Our guides are full of local knowledge and have loads of fascinating stories and Maori legends to share. Our stable sea kayaks allow children to safely enjoy their kayaking experience with an adult paddling right behind them…

Let us know your family requirements and your guide will ensure your kayaking tour is safe, memorable and fun! Please note minimum age is 5 years and all family tours are only run when the sea is very calm.

Remote Coast Tour ($125/adult)

  • Minimum 12 years old.
  • 3 hours (paddle time – approx 2hrs 45min).
  • Departures: 9.30am (May – Aug), 8.45am (Sept – April).
  • No landing at Cathedral Cove, blowhole instead.
The Remote Coast Tour is all about getting further off the beaten track and exploring coastline that is rarely seen by other travellers.

Over millions of years the ocean has carved sheer volcanic cliffs into the magnificent sea kayaking playground we have here today. This tour explores sea caves, rock gardens and old volcanic islands before paddling deep inside New Zealand’s most beautiful blowhole!

Please note: The morning tour usually has the lightest wind & the calmest sea conditions. For this reason the Remote Coast Tour is only run once daily. Also this tour is not usually suitable for children under the age of 12, so please contact us if you have any enquiries.

We provide Professional qualified guides, Quality kayaking and safety equipment, Paddle Jackets and dry bags for your cameras| You will need Shorts and tee shirt, a warm top (winter only), water bottle, camera and a sense of adventure!

Full Day Tour ($205/adult)

  • Minimum 12 years old.
  • 6 hours approx (bring your lunch) - Note: This duration includes a stop at the starting point for lunch.
  • Departures: 9.30am (May – Aug), 8.45am (Sept – April).
  • Extras: hot chocolates, cappuccinos & cookies included.
A big day in the bay for the more adventurous folks out there we have designed an unforgettable full day tour !

The Big Day in the Bay combines the Remote Coast and Cathedral Cove Classic Tours. Our modern sea kayaks allow us to venture into sea caves and blowholes that others simply can’t get to. Covering the most spectacular coastline in the Mercury Bay, the Full Day Tour is guaranteed to be a day to remember! Cappuccinos, hot chocolates and cookies included.

This coastline was made for sea kayaking – join us for the adventure of a lifetime…
We provide: professional qualified guides, quality kayaking and safety equipment, paddle Jackets and dry bags for your cameras, hot chocolates, cappuccinos & cookies included.

You will need: shorts and tee shirt, a warm top (winter only), water bottle, camera and a sense of adventure!

Special Conditions : 

  • Please note minimum age is 5 or 12 years (depending on the activity) and all family tours are only run when the sea is very calm.

88 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei

NZ - North Island





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