7 Reasons why the Hahei Explorer is the best way to see Cathedral Cove

Operating since 1992, the Hahei Explorer is a scenic boat trip like no other. You’ll cruise through the Hahei Marine Reserve and travel 14kms along the beautiful coastline. Unique, insightful and unforgettable this tour is not only perfect for snapping those Insta-worthy pics but also discovering the beauty of New Zealand from a different perspective.

 

Here’s 7 reasons why the Hahei Explorer should be on your bucket list:

 

1. See Cathedral Cove from a whole new perspective

If you think Cathedral Cove looks amazing from the sea side, the Hahei explorer will give you a whole new view of this beauty! From the water, the cove is breath-taking! Plus, give your legs a break and save the 1.5hour hike.

 

2. Quick yet epic

In just one hour, you’ll see all the highlights of this magical volcanic coastline, from the beautiful turquoise water, amazing sea caves to the majestic marine life. This means, you’ll have more than enough time to kick-back and soak up the sun on the golden sand beach – just perfect!

 

Hahei Explorer with excited passengers

 

3. The best way to spot marine life

Get up close with beautiful marine life amongst the lush natural scenery. You’ll spot dolphins, seals and our favorite little blue penguins – super cute!

 

Hahei Explorer spots whales

 

4. Discover a massive blowhole

Visit a magical blowhole as you sail through an underground sea cave – it’s 80ft high and truly spectacular!

 

Magical Blowhole

 

5. Enjoy a comfortable ride

The Hahei Explorer has capacity for only 10 people. So, you won’t be stuck in a big crowd trying to peak over people to see the view. Sit back and comfortably enjoy the ride.

 

Hahei Explorer Skilled Team

 

6. Ride with the best

The friendly and skilled staff will make this insightful yet relaxed tour an unforgettable experience.

 

7. Discover a famous film location

You’ll spot a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean which was used for the discovery of Cair Paravel in the film, The Chronicles of Narnia – amazing huh?

 

Cathedral Cove Top View

 

It’s no wonder why the Hahei Explorer was voted the number one water activity in NZ on the AA 101 must dos! Find out more about this unique tour here.

 

Bhavisha

She likes to explore New Zealand and to blog about it. No preference in North or South Island as both are equally beautiful, yet in a very different way. Follow Bhavisha's journey on our travel blog to get inspiration for your upcoming NZ trip.

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