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Cathedral Cove Small-Group Ultimate Boat Tour provided by Cave Cruzer

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Cathedral Cove Small-Group Ultimate Boat Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Cave Cruzer takes your thrills & excitement seriously! Hold on tight for the best exhilarating small group tour in the Bay! Showcasing Cathedral Cove, Blowholes, Caves & NZ’s second largest sea cave, Orua. A photographers dream our open boat offers 360 unimpeded views & has access to smaller caves. Easily view sea life with purpose built all up front seating allowing everyone direct access to the side so you get closer & experience more. We go inside caves & blowholes others don’t. No Roof means you can see out through the top of blowholes and inside caves & the full height of the landscape. Experience “Cathedral Cove” & see abundant sea life. Snorkelling is an option. Cave Cruzer holds a marine mammal watch permit & our schedule allows us to get closer for longer if penguins, seals, dolphin or Orca are seen. (All above is subject to conditions on the day. Tour is NOT suitable for infants or the faint hearted. Everyone must wear lifejackets only available for persons 10kg up.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cave Cruzer Boat Tours
    Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
    We Leave from the Whitianga Wharf on Esplanade Road, Whitianga.
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  • 1
    Cathedral Cove Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Shakespeare Cliff Lookout
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Lonely Bay
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Cooks Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Hahei Beach Walk
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Big Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Hot Water Beach
  • 8
    Mahurangi Island / Goat Island
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 9
    Poikeke Island
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Ferry Landing Wharf
  • 10
    Mercury Bay
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Cave Cruzer Boat Tours
    Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
    We Leave from the Whitianga Wharf on Esplanade Road, Whitianga.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cave Cruzer Boat Tours, Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Duration
120–135 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not Suitable for infants or children under 10kgs
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kelly wrote a review Yesterday
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Amazing trip I decided to take 4 kids aged between 5 and 11 on the cave cruizer and I tell u it was over and above what we expected. Taking kids on things your always a bit nervous. But we were definitely looked after. It was thrilling exciting and informative.skipper was
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tuilisa wrote a review Yesterday
Paekakariki, New Zealand4 contributions
Exhilarating afternoon on the water with Brian & the Cave Cruzer cathedral cove boat tour. Informative & fun, caves, photo op's and adrenaline. Woop woop!! Would go again😁
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Gini wrote a review Yesterday
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Best Boat Cruize/Tour. Brian is a great host and he had fantastic knowledge of the area, not to mention good humor. Stunning views which you will experience from every seat on the boat. Would highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Daniellesite wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the best time! Such great value for money. The kids kept telling us they ‘loved it’ as we sped over the waves and explored the caves. A great few hours on the water. Highly recommend. Our kids are aged 4 and 8.
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Kylee S wrote a review 15 Apr
Wainuiomata, New Zealand2 contributions
So so good! A definite MUST DO! Such a great way to see all the sites & learn the local histories. Our tour guide was awesome too, so friendly & funny and made the boat trip so much fun! We loved it so much!!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jason P
Jason P
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Great for teenage boys
Its difficult to find something that teenage boys are interested in when it doesn't involve devices but our boys ha
814maggiel
814maggiel
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A great trip with great scenery and informative commentary.
We had a fabulous time. The various caves and scenery were well worth visiting. The marine sanctuary meant there we
Coastal67833137846
Coastal67833137846
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Amazing
Really enjoyed it, and our guide was awesome as well, great sense of humor. And safely is defiantly a key point for
mathewabeinprince
mathewabeinprince
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a time well thrilled
cant explain need to experience it. the clear sea, the caves, the reserves the guide, perfect........
Tour20031718431
Tour20031718431
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Exciting and fun Ride
Brian was excellent skipper! He has great sense of humour and experience of entertaining visitors! Wish to get this
Rachel E
Rachel E
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Amazing!!!
Could not recommend this trip enough! the skipper was great, very informative and made for a really fun ride. The t
inthehoy
inthehoy
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Fantastic!!!
We just loved it! So much fun. Brian is such a fun competent skipper - full of interesting information. Thanks for
RobbiTrev
RobbiTrev
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Cave Cruzer - the most exhilarating ride ever
Not really knowing what we were in for but hoping for the extraordinary and Brian Delivered we saw into amazing cav
traveller46_11
traveller46_11
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Cave cruizing
We,and 10 others, experienced an enjoyable morning speed-around inner Mercury Bay. Unfortunately an easterly breeze
clairekerrpho2graphy
clairekerrpho2graphy
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So much fun!
Absolutely loved this! Epic amounts of fun, a good dose of Kiwi humour and beautiful sights. I’ll definitely go aga
DavidS24375
DavidS24375
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Highly recommended
Fun, informative, exciting and breath taking scenery that can only be seen from a boat. And this boat is very fast
Steph_in_nz
Steph_in_nz
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A fun activity in the most stunning location!
An amazing & fun boat trip that we will remember! The location & views are breath-taking and whilst on the trip, yo
jimmymehta
jimmymehta
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Exhilarating !
A must do CAVE CRUZER when in Whitianga. A nice place to relax and recharge whilst having fun in doing these activi
johnhP7884FK
johnhP7884FK
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Fantastic
Great time had , Brian was excellent in every way. Going into the caves was a great experience. Highly recommend.
Amreen S
Amreen S
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Amazing Tour
It was a wonderful tour with lost of history attached to it. Brian was very funny and kept us happy / engaged throu
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  • Duration: 120–135 minutes
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