No rush, no noise, just you and nature at its best appreciating this coastline in the best possible way up close and personal in modern sea kayaks. We operate several guided sea kayak tours in and around the Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Hahei. Paddle through sea caves, interact with the local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak paddling with the wind on your back. To top it off we land at Cathedral Cove and are are the only kayaking company licensed to land daily here.
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. To top it off we land at Cathedral Cove where you will be treated to our world famous cappuccinos and hot chocolates on the beach! Having delighted travellers for over 15 years, the Cathedral Cove Classic is now seen as one of New Zealand’s premier eco-tourism attractions.
Check in 8.45am & 1.30pm daily* (*Other departure times may be available during peak season)
THE MORNING CLASSIC:
(5.30am – Dec/Jan only) Discover the magic of kayaking as the first rays of sunshine light up the day. No wind, glassy sea and fresh air… an unforgettable experience!
THE SUNSET CLASSIC:
(5.30pm -Dec/Jan only)Experience the tranquility of the calm sea and golden sky as the sun sets behind the hills. Life feels good as we drift along at this magic hour.
Note: The Sunrise and Sunset Classic Tours are basically the same as the Cathedral Cove Classic Tour.
Our stable sea kayaks allow children to safely enjoy their kayaking experience with an adult paddling right behind them.
The Family Classic Tour usually covers the same route as the Cathedral Cove Classic Tour. We run the tours separately so groups can paddle at a comfortable pace and enjoy their kayaking experience without pressure to keep up with (or wait for) anybody else.
We can tailor your trip to suit your needs and your guide will ensure your kayaking tour to Cathedral Cove is safe, memorable and fun.
Locals advice: The morning tour usually has the lightest wind & calmest sea conditions. We recommend the 8.45am tour for the Family Classic if possible.
Check in 8.45am & 1.30pm daily or by arrangement.
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. Are you up for it?
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 at 8.45am.
For the more adventurous folks out there we have designed an unforgettable full day tour.The Big Day in the Bay explores the grand volcanic coast seen on the Cathedral Cove Classic and Remote Coast tours.
Our modern sea kayaks allow us to venture into sea caves and blowholes that others simply can not get to.
Covering the most spectacular coastline in the Mercury Bay, the Full Day Tour promises to go further and see more. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime!
Check in 8.45am daily.