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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Great day out for the family

If your after a relaxing day on the water, cruising the coves and caves, while being given an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davo_Rawlo
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Gawler, Australia
Cavecruzer - an excellent adventure

Researching the weather is key to getting the most from this trip - we wanted a calm water... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Coastr27
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Cave Cruzer Adventure Tours is the original Whitianga Marine Adventure Tour. Our ex naval rescue vessel gives you 360 degree unimpeded views and will take you to places that other boats cannot. You will learn local history of interest and visit caves, blowholes and the Marine Reserve where you will see an abundant amount of sea life. We take you to the world famous Cathedral Cove, the beautiful set used for part of the Prince Caspian/Narnia movies. Terry, our boat skipper will enchant you with tales as he shows you Shakespeares Cliff, Cooks Blowhole, Champagne Rock and the Orua Sea Cave (NZ's 2nd biggest sea cave), to name a few. NZ fur seals can be seen frolicking in the crystal clear waters from time to time and if you are really lucky, we have a NZ Department of Conservation licence to view all Marine life in the area. Safety is paramount and we as a company are committed to providing you with the best experience in the 'Bay' on the day. We provide all customers with access to their full tour of photos (1 photo taken every 10 seconds) in video form plus any images captured via our Facebook Page at the end of the day and encourage you to share your pictures with our followers. Lastly, this area is a photographers dream!
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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your after a relaxing day on the water, cruising the coves and caves, while being given an entertaining description of the local history from your guide, then i highly recommend the Cave Cruiser tour. Loved every minute of it. Thanks!!

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Researching the weather is key to getting the most from this trip - we wanted a calm water adventure and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon by picking a warm day with light winds - the tides and swell also play a part in your encounter around...More

Thank Coastr27
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and the important information you offer to perspective customers about the ideal conditions and weather. So glad you had a great time.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This tour is great! It was educational, fun, and entertaining. Being in a boat with no roof allowed us to go through narrow rock arches - a very cool experience. I would definitely recommend this tour company.

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you had a great time with us! We like having no roof because as you say, it adds to the excitement on the water. Nothing like squeezing through a narrow cave :-) Thank you for the review

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had a group of 4 from teens and adults. The Owners were absolutely amazing. They catered to the groups wants and needs rather than a stock standard, one size fits all. It was choppy out there and it was explained well and we were...More

Thank Jenny H
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this review.....and THANK YOU. What an awesome review and it sounds like your tour experience was lots of fun. Terry is a bit of a laugh, he likes to think of himself as the key...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Let's start with the good: The hosts were friendly and tried to make their best. also they seem to know the area well & explained about the islands we passed by, that was nice. Also the time spent on water was actually 2.5 hours. BUT!!...More

Thank chrisu160
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hi Chris Sorry your experience wasn't the best. I can understand you feeling that way because as we recall, your girlfriend was sea sick. Better luck on your next boat adventure.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Took our daughter aged 4 on the boat and it was a day too remember. Amazing views and lucky enough to see a pack of dolphins. Really recommend trying this out!!!

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

So lucky to get to spend time with the dolphins as part of your tour. We are pleased that your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for the lovely review.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Cate and I were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour. Our guide was amazing and we got to go into Places some of the others tours can’t get into. Amazing experience all round and one I will never forgot I would...More

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you guys! We really appreciate your review and are so glad that you had a great time. Sounds like Terry gave you lots of fun and banter.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Gorgeous coastal scenery, beautiful to snorkel amongst the fish in the marine reserve and see inside several caves along the coast. Enjoyed the acoustics in the Orua sea cave. Terry & Michelle were very accommodating, fitting in our group at the last minute even from...More

Thank LouiseChristine
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh thank you so much for the great review. We take pride in ensuring everyone is comfortable on the boat. Warmest regards

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a great day with this tour. The skipper was excellent; great stories and information about the various places and superb boat handling skills through the caves! We had a 5 year old with us and the skipper made her feel very comfortable...More

Thank Darren L
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

awesome review, thank you! Terry is really very good at ensuring our youngest on board are enjoying themselves as much as the adults. Must be the kid at heart in him. The tour is something we love to do and it is just so wonderful...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time with our fun guide and sailor.The trip was fun and super enjoyable.We liked that the company is a family business.

Thank Alexandra M
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased you had a fun time. Really enjoyed showing you around the Bay.

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