The Hahei Explorer is the original Cathedral Cove boat tour to Hahei's marine reserve, stunning volcanic coastline and magnificent sea caves.
THIS KIWI FAVOURITE WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR HOLIDAY!
Overseas visitors and kiwis alike are discovering the adventure of our unique boat tour operating within the Cathedral Cove marine reserve on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, at Hahei, only 10 minutes drive from Hot Water Beach.
The Hahei Explorer (established in
is a state-of the-art rigid hull inflatable boat.
tour is an hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor
into coastal Islands of the marine reserve, reefs,
massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous
Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic
scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with
an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the
is all around and can be experienced close up because the
boat is right in amongst the natural scenery. Smell the seaweed,
watch gannets dive headlong around the islands, reach and
touch the rainbow coloured rock formations and hear stories
of Maori encampments!
Amazing bird life
One of the leading attractions of this extraordinary volcanic
coastline is, when the tide is right, the tour visits an awesome
blowhole, venturing through a sea cave underground into
a gigantic rock cylinder 80 feet high - truly a magical place!
eight passengers, this personalised tour caters for all age groups. Photographic opportunities abound so bring your camera. Dry bags and life jackets provided.
Cathedral Cove is a magical place for a beach wedding. The Hahei Explorer provides a water taxi service for your wedding party between Hahei beach and Cathedral Cove. We are the only boat tour company that has a Department of Conservation concession to land at Cathedral Cove.
We are 2.5 hours beautiful scenic drive through Middle Earth from Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton and Hobbiton Movie Set Tours.