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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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Great captain best value for money

Had a fantastic trip on Saturday with Terry and Michelle entertaining , informative,very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bbnigel
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Definitely worth it!

Thank you very much for the trip! It was fun and educational to us first timers to the area. It was... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Azita T
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic trip on Saturday with Terry and Michelle entertaining , informative,very knowledgeable and safe. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to both tourists and kiwis . You see everything you need to see and more

Thank Bbnigel
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Thank you very much for the trip! It was fun and educational to us first timers to the area. It was a pity we can't enjoy the Washing Machine because the waves were not as strong as said, but we get to see DOLPHINS!!!! The...More

Thank Azita T
Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Azita Thank you so much for your fantastic review! There is always something to see here in Whitianga and it was our pleasure to show you around. Dolphins are a fantastic bonus! Right time, right place :-) Come back again soon and tackle that...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We spend a great time exploring all the caves, seeing beautiful fishes, spotting seals and going to Cathedral Cove ! The guide is providing us with a lot of useful and interesting informations and we even got to blow into a shell to make music...More

Thank roxannefl15
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I was hoping to go out for a snorkel dive to look at the sealife as promised by the pamphlet and booking staff. When we arrived they did their best to talk me out of it stating it would be too cold and they could...More

Thank Aratag
Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi Aratag Thanks for reviewing Cave Cruzer, we appreciate your feedback! We regret that you were unhappy with 'no snorkeling' on the day but as responsible operators it is our job to fairly inform you of the prevailing conditions. After snorkeling the trip continues on...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The BEST trip on offer. Due to the smaller boat, you get taken into more caves that the other tours can't fit into. We felt quite smug when we could see the other boats only floating outside the caves that we were able to explore!...More

Thank nev_87
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Wow. Thanks for the great review! We loved meeting you guys and showing you our gorgeous area. Safe travels for the remainder of your time in NZ.

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We went on the short trip (1 hour tour) and got to see alot! The guide was friendly, funny and knew alot! A lot of beautyful nature to see in Whitianga!

Thank Erlend H
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

We loved your review so much Erland....it is published in our latest brochure! Thank you

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The sites visited were amazing. As the boat wasn't too big, we were able to enter caves and special sites that bigger boats can't enter, that was a huge thumbs up. The guide was very funny and knew what he was talking about. It's walking...More

1  Thank VictoriaJArgentina
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! I have copied and pasted it into our latest brochure! Come back and visit again sometime!

Reviewed 5 January 2017

This scenic cruise was the perfect way to explore the beautiful coastline, the coves & blowholes in the area. Being a small boat, "Steve" was able to tailor our trip to what those on board were interested in (including snorkelling opportunities). He was a wealth...More

Thank Jo-Anne G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Really really enjoyed this tour with CaveCruzer, as the blowholes, sinkholes and cave formations are spectacular. All these tours around this coastline are affected by the dynamic geology as well as changing patterns of sea-life, fish as well as cetaceans. Steve was right up to...More

Thank Ankalima
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The tour run by our skipper Steve was much more than we expected! His interesting and humorous commentary kept us engaged throughout the 2.5 hour trip. The sights including Cathedral Cave and the many islands and geological features of Mercury Bay were above expectations. The...More

Thank steve_fossil
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