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Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour provided by Ocean Leopard Tours

Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Ocean Leopard Tours - Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
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from $95.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Jump on board with Ocean Leopard Tours for the tour of your lifetime! Our custom built boat will carry you in ultimate comfort to some of the most beautiful spots you've ever been to, there really is no better way to see Cathedral Cove and the rest of this stunning coastline. Need an easily accessible and spacious boat? Want cushioned seats with backrests? We've got you covered. Need experienced local guides who love their job? We've got you covered. Need absolute safety and sun protection from New Zealand's harsh sun? We've definitely got you covered! Choose Ocean Leopard Tours today and you won't be disappointed.
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 262806P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Restroom on board
Duration
2h
Departure details
Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Esplanade rd,across the road from the Harbor House Cafe.
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Restroom on board
Departure details
Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Esplanade rd,across the road from the Harbor House Cafe.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
It is accessible for the mobility impaired.
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 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Whitianga Wharf
    Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
    Esplanade rd,across the road from the Harbor House Cafe.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Orua Seacave
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Whitianga Wharf
    Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
    Esplanade rd,across the road from the Harbor House Cafe.
    See address & details
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Gordon V
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
Awesome Trip - Well Worth It
Apr 2021
Fantastic Trip. Excellent guide, informative and friendly.
Get to see the coast/attractions that cannot be seen from land and some real surprises along the way.
Value for money AAA++
Written 16 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lester N M
Kawerau, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic tour & top class professionals
Mar 2021 • Family
Wow guys what a fantastic company and tour. Booked our tour online and within 10 minutes of booking received a phone call from them saying the time slot we had booked may not go ahead due to sea conditions. We were given the option to join an earlier tour which worked well for our plans and we were so grateful we did as the weather turn awful later in the day. The tour itself was awesome and the guide super knowledgeable made the tour interesting for all ages including our teenager. Well done team will definitely be recommending you to friends and family.
Written 18 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christina
1 contribution
Awesome experience !
Mar 2021 • Couples
Awesome experience . Our tour guide Justin was super informative and made the trip very fun! You get so close to the caves and even go fully into some which is super cool !
Written 14 March 2021
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Rishabh B
2 contributions
Excellent trip
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had an awesome time on the Ocean leopard tour, our guide Ritesh was very informative, friendly and made sure we had a great time. We also had a close up view of several coves and historic places. Would definitely recommend!
Written 8 March 2021
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Gita Fromont
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Amazing and outstanding
Mar 2021 • Couples
What an outstanding coastal experience in an iconic part of the country. Justin was an excellent skipper and tour guide. His local knowledge and interactive engagement with us all was the kind of approach to kiwi hospitality that we love. Boat was well equipped, well maintained. Thanks Justin. Everything was perfect. Highly recommended.
Written 7 March 2021
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John L
Cambridge, New Zealand161 contributions
A brilliant afternoon
Feb 2021
this is the second time i have been on this trip with Ocean Leopard and this time it was even better. Justin is a brilliant tour leader and always considerate of his passengers. We were blessed with wonderful weather so we were able to get full value from all the attractions during the two hour trip.
Seeing the shoals of snapper around the boat was fascinating (i never knew that they have blue fins!!) and whilst seeing Cathedral Cove was great , i thoroughly enjoyed the massive cave that Justin was later able to take us into.
Before deciding on Ocean leopard, we looked at competing tours some of which were cheaper but of shorter duration, but in my mind, this tour gives great value for money and is quite memorable.
Written 26 February 2021
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Shaza O
4 contributions
Full Monty
Feb 2021 • Friends
Awesome comfortable boat with such a great and competent skipper Justin , loved the knowledge of the shoreline he parted with us thankyou
Seeing the fish in the marine reserve was a buzz
Going inside the cave wahoooo
Came to see cathedral Cove and got so much more
Written 25 February 2021
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Josie
3 contributions
Amazing time, a must do in Whitianga
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time on the Cathedral Cove Boat Tour
Lots of interesting info about the area along the way, my husband loved the snorkelling at the end also
Tour guide Justin was awesome!
Really good value for money
We were recommended by a local to do this and so glad we did!
Written 22 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AngieM301
Christchurch, New Zealand117 contributions
Fantastic boat tour!
Feb 2021 • Family
We went out on this boat tour today with Justin and he was so welcoming, helpful and informative. We had our 4 year old with us and whilst 2 hours was almost a bit long for him, he had so much fun with everything to see and frequent changes in boat speed giving a little thrill factor. Justin was careful to always turn the boat at photo ops to give people on each side of the boat a chance to get great pictures. There was a chance for a little snorkel in the marine reserve at the end for those who wished. I would absolutely recommend taking this tour. Access was very easy from the Whitianga wharf. Thank you Justin for giving us a great time out on the water today!
Written 21 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Justin H
Hi Angie, thanks so much for this excellent and informative review. I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed the trip and got some great photos. I hope you've had a great summer so far and all the best for the year ahead. Cheers, Justin
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue R
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Super great tour!!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Wow - great day out - Justin was very informative and very tentative - highly recommend this tour. My husband and I took the option of snorkeling at the end of the tour (optional) and hands down was thrilled to be swimming with a whole ton of snapper - unbelievable that we can do this in NZ. Two hours was great value - all the very best in these tough times!!
Written 19 February 2021
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Justin H
Hi Sue, thank you so much for this excellent review and rating! It is great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and good on you for jumping in with the fish! Covid has been a challenge for us but a big thank you to all the kiwis choosing Ocean Leopard Tours this summer. Cheers, Justin
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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LanceS544
LanceS544
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Great fun
Awesome experience and guide Justin made it a lot of fun definitely would do it again.Had to cut the tour short but
PMaryS
PMaryS
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Great Way To See the Bays
We had an awesome time on this cruise. Our friendly guide was very knowledgeable about the area and was very patie
Nikola_djurkovic90
Nikola_djurkovic90
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Cathedral cove boat tour
It was one of my best New Zealand experiences! Really adventurous, and beautiful! Highly recommend! 🙂
mafeallan
mafeallan
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Highlight if the staycation in Whitianga
Enjoy and fun,our skipper his awesome helpful and entertaining,worth the money good to experience all of my friends
Tuna9296
Tuna9296
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Best of the best
The commentary was awesome and background knowledge amazing. The marine reserve fish schools impressive to witness.
I58K
I58K
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Fantastic boat trip
We had an excellent time during the boat trip. Justin, (the boat owner/driver) was very friendly. He was local and
barrykitch
barrykitch
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Excellent!
Had a great trip around the Coast to Cathedral Cove and various beaches and caves’ Went thru the marine reserve and
KathyH213
KathyH213
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Whitianga - Cathedral Cove Cruise
We had the pleasure of joining Justin on a cruise this morning. His knowledge of the regions history and geology i
stevea644
stevea644
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Great experience
I’ve dived and fished this coast off and in for 30 years but the trip out with Justin have a different perspective
Sharon B
Sharon B
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Awesome trip
Cathedral Cove, Shakespear & Nania Dragon rocks, and the special huge boat drive-in cave. Just some of the wonderfu
SRDFrench
SRDFrench
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Calm seas and informative guide
This was an outstanding experience. Taz was a good-humoured, informative guide and with calm seas we had a wonderfu
twoaussiestravel88
twoaussiestravel88
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Perfect way to see Cathedral Cove
Very knowledgeable skipper who shared the history of Mercury Bay and the surrounding areas. Beautiful scenery. Love
007_Richard_E
007_Richard_E
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Absolutely fantastic trip
We booked a two hour trip after checking out the reviews on TripAdvisor, I have to say that it was a fantastic expe
Jeff1903
Jeff1903
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Great skipper
A two hour trip along the coast taking in all the local highlights. It was a small boat with around 10 seats, so it
lockers29
lockers29
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A spectacular cruise!
My husband, 7month old daughter and I all enjoyed this 2hr cruise along Whitianga coastline. Justin was a great gui
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