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Cathedral Cove Ultimate Thrills Tour provided by Cave Cruzer

Cathedral Cove Ultimate Thrills Tour

Cathedral Cove Ultimate Thrills Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The only tour to combine thrills & small cave experiences! Hold on tight for the best white knuckle, 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. (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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 128015P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Cave Cruzer Boat Tours, Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Arrive 30mins before departure time, meet at the Whitianga Wharf on Esplanade Road, Whitianga.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • Cave Cruzer Boat Tours, Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Arrive 30mins before departure time, meet at the Whitianga Wharf on Esplanade Road, Whitianga.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cave Cruzer Boat Tours
    Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
    Arrive 30mins before departure time, meet at the Whitianga Wharf on Esplanade Road, Whitianga.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Cathedral Cove Walk
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 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
    See details
  • 6
    Hahei Beach Walk
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Big Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Hot Water Beach
  • 8
    Mahurangi Island / Goat Island
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Poikeke Island
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Ferry Landing Wharf
  • 10
    Mercury Bay
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Flange67
New Plymouth, New Zealand8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
This was exceptional! Lots of thrills with speed and bumps heading out to explore the beautiful beaches and caves, with bonus snorkeling enjoyment. Brian our pilot was super experienced, informative and humorous, would totally recommend this epic tour. Worth every dollar.
Written 22 January 2022
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Rhy
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
The perfect mix of sightseeing, thrill seeking and down time. The water was a bit dicey the day we went but we never once felt unsafe and they really tailored the trip to the conditions but still ensured that we got our money’s worth. Would 1000% recommend and will be back next time we’re in town.
Written 22 March 2020
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Khaila
Canada1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Such an awesome experience! Beyond worth it, would 10/10 recommend Cave Cruzer Boat Tours to anyone. All the info Brian shared with the group about the area was super interesting and he made it fun learning, no boring stuff! The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, nothing like it. Brian was also super accommodating with how we split our time snorkeling, as some on the boat also wanted to cliff jump! If you are going to tour the caves in Whitianga definitely choose Cave Cruzer Boat Tours! BIG thumbs up! 👍🏼
Written 10 January 2020
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Jenna
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Friends
I highly recommend the Cave Cruzer tour. It's amazing value for money. The boat itself was incredibly fun, getting up to some great speeds but still remaining comfortable. The views were outstanding, and we stopped in multiple places for photo opportunities. We heard history tidbits which were really interesting, and we went inside caves and blowholes. The boat has a compartment you can store your gear in, which kept everything safe and dry. Today we even saw a pod of dolphins. Brilliant activity - definitely not one to miss.
Written 8 January 2021
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Kirisa Boylan
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Great trip awesome driver made everyone feel safe and ensured we got as much out of it as we could considering average conditions. Got the chance to snorkel . Kids loved it too (7&8 years ). Definitely get the thrills advertised and very experienced driver with plenty of knowledge
Written 27 February 2022
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The Levi tribe
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
The Highlight of this trip after the beautiful sights of the Whitianga coastal areas at the adrenaline pumping breakneck speeds like the infamous shotover jets, was our skipper Brian. Love your energy and enthusiasm for the people you serve and the history and legacy of the community you have become a big part of. You’re awesome brother!!God Bless you and your mahi
Written 12 January 2022
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Hannah F
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand36 contributions
The skipper makes or breaks the experience and I tell you what, Brian was exceptional. He was funny, informed us of the all the knowledge he knew about the places we went and took plenty of photos for us which are to be available on the cruise’s FB page. The boat ride itself was thrilling, you go fast and cycle through the seating so everyone gets a chance to sit at the front. It’s better than any roller coaster I’ve ever been on! We got to see plenty of fish being fed so they were at the surface. Drive into the caves and through tunnels. The chance to snorkel with some provided gear was offered too. It is an experience that I would recommend to many. I tossed up a lot who to book with because I know there’s a lot of competition but I’m so glad I chose Brian and Cave Cruzer.
Written 6 February 2021
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Dean BJ Martin
Hobart, Australia287 contributions
If your in Whitianga this is a must do, Brian is a first class skipper and tour guide ensuring we got great value for our trip despite less than perfect conditions. Amazing his driving skill in maneuvering into and around one cave. Soft riding and dry boat with very quiet and powerful (new) outboards.
Written 16 March 2020
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Rebeccah
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Family
Amazing experience, definitely recommend and will go again next time we are in the Coromandel. My four boys ages from 7-14 years all loved different parts, rock jumping, snorkelling, acoustics in the sea cave, the blow hole but best of all we loved the speed the boat could go and how smooth the ride was. Thanks so much for a great afternoon!
Written 11 January 2021
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CMc_10
NSW Australia5 contributions
We had a great trip with Brian. It was a little rough on the water but that did not stop us from enjoying the trip. He gave an excellent commentary, we got up very close and into a few caves, saw lots of fish and even a small shark on the way back. We highly recommend thie trip to see the best of the caves and coast.
Written 12 March 2020
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keetz3
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What an Unforgettable Experience!
Not just a nostalgic memory but a source of knowledge too. It was a glooming cloudy morning with an expected chance
ceciliamedina2022
ceciliamedina2022
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Cathedral cove's best
Fantastic boat tour! Distinctive features: The boat itself is small and agile, hence it can get inside the caves an
Courtney L
Courtney L
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The best boat cruise in Whitianga
Amazing day out on the water with skipper Brian. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and offered us a rea
tichturner2022
tichturner2022
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Boat trip
A excellent experience. Brian was an excellent host and guide with considerable local knowledge. Attention to safet
KTole
KTole
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Highlight of our holiday!
Wow! Our family LOVED this trip, the highlight of our holiday! Communication was super quick, and was no problem to
JulzK87
JulzK87
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Such a blast!
Holy shimoly, can't recommend this tour enough! We had an absolute blast on this two hour tour with Brian - totally
ChrisLoveridge
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Cave Cruzer Whitianga
Celebrated our birthday (yes same day) with an exhilirating morning out on Brians Cave Cruzer. Best birthday ever.
AB4G
AB4G
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Husband and wife out for a trip in the bay
Got to see a lot, safe as . Close up to the cliffs and into the caves. Plenty of photo opurtunities and plenty to
Isobel W
Isobel W
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Fabulous trip
Fantastic trip. Beautiful day, great photos. Even joined by heaps of dolphins going home. Thanks Brian. Recommend
Tarlah
Tarlah
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Exhilarating fun!
Exhilarating and fun! We loved it, great historic information on the areas we cruised around too. Sea was choppy wh
Inspire50263693197
Inspire50263693197
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Exciting Cave Cruzer Trip
This trip was awesome, fun and thrills and great value. Brian is a fantastic host, very knowledgeable. Highly Recom
donyashahab
donyashahab
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Worth every penny!!
Myself and my partner had the pleasure to meet Brian and have an experience with the Cave Cruzer. The ride itself w
Tom L
Tom L
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Great mix of adrenaline and sightseeing
Great mixture of adrenaline and sightseeing. The boat has plenty of power to get across to the various sights with
shalaghteaho
shalaghteaho
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Great Experience
Brian was great and the whole tour was well worth it. Enjoyed every moment. highly recommend. Looking forward to ta
Caine_Olds
Caine_Olds
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Amazing
We visited for our honey moon and were keen on some excitement and we were definitely not disappointed. Great Skip
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