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Cave Cruzer

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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 663 3449
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Best Time Ever!!!!

We had a group of 4 from teens and adults. The Owners were absolutely amazing. They catered to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jenny H
Boring, not worth your time.

Let's start with the good: The hosts were friendly and tried to make their best. also they seem to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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“great trip” (8 reviews)
“children aged” (2 reviews)
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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 27 663 3449
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Riwai G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip on the cave cruiser with awesome people Terry and Michelle!! We got to see dolphins, See huge snapper come right up to the boat, And this is the only boat that can go into most caves with a excellent skipper who has great...More

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you Aisaka Rebecca Your review is so awesome! We are really happy you enjoyed the tour so much and got alot out of it!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

6 adults cruised with the cruzer and had a wonderful time. The scenery was amazing the information was great all in all a wonderful cruise

Thank Tickleish
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

So glad to hear you had a great time. We love this location. It's beauty astounds us every day. Thank you for the lovely review. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Took this tour with our family of 11 this morning. A really great adventure on the water, exploring beaches coves& caves with an excellent commentary of historical, geographical& geological information (with a touch of humour thrown in). Visiting lonely bay, cooks beach, cathedral cove and...More

Thank Claire H
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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for your awesome review. A great way to spend quality family time. As for those dolphins...awesome! Such magical creatures and we are pleased you were in the right place at the right time to experience them.

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