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Cathedral Cove Cruise Tour provided by Cave Cruzer

Cathedral Cove Cruise Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Cruise on an open soft riding boat providing fun & unique photo opportunities while exploring the majestic landscape not all other boats can offer. Getting you up closer to see more taking you inside caves, blowholes & viewing fish in the marine reserve. Unimpeded viewing of Shakespeare’s Cliff, Lonely Bay, Cathedral Cove. Inside Cooks Blowhole & Whale Cave and our very own "Hole in the Rock" at Piokeke Island. Learn the history of the area and be amazed by the volcanic formations throughout the Bay Licensed to view Dolphins & other Marine Mammals, If present NO ROOF means getting up closer with unobstructed viewing! (Access to some attractions subject to conditions on the day)
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: 128015P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not Suitable for infants or children under 10kgs as jackets & lap sitting is NOT possible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
  • Boat Tour
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
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 recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not Suitable for infants or children under 10kgs as jackets & lap sitting is NOT possible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
    See details
  • 3
    Lonely Bay
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Cooks Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Hahei Beach Walk
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Mahurangi Island / Goat Island
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Poikeke Island
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Ferry Landing Wharf
    See details
  • 10
    Mercury Bay
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Kirstin Toleman
4 contributions
Apr 2022
Wow! Our family LOVED this trip, the highlight of our holiday! Communication was super quick, and was no problem to change dates when weather wasn't good. Brian was friendly and had a great sense of humour and we loved hearing about the history of the area. It suited our family of 4 (2 children 12 and 9) perfectly! Highly recommend!
Written 24 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nakita
1 contribution
Not just a nostalgic memory but a source of knowledge too. It was a glooming cloudy morning with an expected chance of rain but Brian was the light of the day. There were 6 of us aboard all of whom agreed to go ahead even with the expected rain forecast. Brian took us around Mercury bay and special parts of the marine reserve educating all of us on the rich history and some of the secrets this part of the coast holds. We shared encounters with stingrays and a big school of chubby snapper. Brian is a very skilled and experienced captain, he made us feel very comfortable. It felt like he genuinely wanted us to enjoy ourselves and have a good time, and we really did. We explored many of the incredibly unique rock formations and sea caves. But what made our trip super special was the cave cruisers ability to fit inside the sea caves and even through the unique rock formations which was very VERY cool! After our exploration, we came back to the wharf to gracefully drop off the faint hearted and boosted off for an exhilarating and thrilling ride, topping it all off with the sweetest cherry. Truly, an experience NEVER TO FORGET. Thank you very much Brian, You are absolutely AMAZING!!
Written 24 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Cave Cruzer
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
PipandAl
PipandAl
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Amazing!
What an experience! Brian was an awsome tour guide with such a great character. He knew all the sights to see and t
Pioneer27331368012
Pioneer27331368012
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Top Trip
Highly recommended, just as described, awesome scenery, and great owner operator. Cant fault it….( kids want to go
Sanjugz
Sanjugz
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Speed boat experience
Awesome experience and worth the money.Covers various sections and good thrills with the speed. Will visit back.
612garthl
612garthl
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Great value for great thrills and a unique experience
A great experience, we saw many sights like caves and blow holes that you would not normally get to see. Brian was
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
nonnanz
nonnanz
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Cave Cruising such fun
Thorough instructions on what to expect and safety instructions.Wonderful day to visit the coastal areas from sea.G
ChrisLoveridge
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.
tonii444
tonii444
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Fabulous time
Fabulous trip out to multiple cave sights on the Cave Cruzer. Our girls loved the thrill of riding at the front of
Whitianga4u
Whitianga4u
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The whole tour was so amazing with everyone enjoying the high speed thrills over the swells. Our boat skipper was great.
Enjoyed all the different coastal sites we visited. Something we've never ever learnt of especially from land but t
waynehJ3681WF
waynehJ3681WF
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Awesome day out
This had it all. Thrills on the boat, getting into caves no other tour company can, stunning scenery - so much more
lisasW7773IY
lisasW7773IY
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Epic Adventure!!!
Fun and safe adventure with a very talented and experienced skipper - Brian! Plenty of photo opportunities and able
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
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