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Address: Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 800 806 060
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Join Les and experience a personal tour like no other.Visit the famous...

Join Les and experience a personal tour like no other.Visit the famous Cathedral Cove. Slowly cruise inside and enjoy the natural beauty of the incredible sea caves, from Whitianga to Hot Water Beach. Snorkel with the fish in the marine reserve or swim in the amazing waters of the massive Orua Cave. Enjoy the magnificent scenery, golden beaches, offshore islands, spectacular blowholes and towering rock faces. Visit all this and photograph more from our purpose built boat where your safety and enjoyment is our specialty.

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Great Tour, Very Educational, Lots of Fun!

We booked this over the phone in the morning for a 2pm cruise then drove the 42 kms of twisty road to Whitianga from Coromandel Town as the weather was forecast to change the next... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Kenneth H
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We booked this over the phone in the morning for a 2pm cruise then drove the 42 kms of twisty road to Whitianga from Coromandel Town as the weather was forecast to change the next day. Arrived at noon, had some lunch and hung out on the wharf until just before 2 pm. Weather is perfect, cruise is on a... More 

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Kenneth, Thanks for reviewing your trip on Sea Cave, I appreciate hearing the feedback on our trips. In the 2 hours of our trip i try to make sure i can show you as much as possible along the coastline, especially the hidden caves that most boats can not access. Our boat sits quite low in the water which... More 

Stroudsburg, PA
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My husband and I loved every bit of this tour! Check out Sunlovers96 review which nicely details the excursion. First of all, the ride in the rubber inflatable zodiac type boat which seats about 8 is a blast! Les, our skipper, and proprietor of Sea Cave Adventures is a friendly and knowledgable gent with a good sense of humor, not... More 

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Maria, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review about your trip out with us on Sea Cave Adventures, I really appreciate all the feedback. I am so pleased to hear you and your husband enjoyed yourselves out on the water, some of the views we see along the coastline are magnificent and... More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks Les for taking our grandchild and her friend out for a wonderful trip They thoroughly enjoy it, and couldn't stop raving about the afternoon they had with you

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thanks for taking the time to write a little review - I am glad to hear that your grandchild and her friend enjoyed their trip with us and I hope they were able to grab some great photos of the spots we visited. Cheers Les More 

Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Departing the Whitianga Wharf close to 8am with our lifejackets on and a friendly greeting from our skipper, Les took us on an informative tour of the beautiful coastline of Mercury Bay which encompassed not only the beautiful Coromandel Cove, but a whole lot of picturesque sites in the entire Marine Reserve along a stunning volcanic coastline. From Waikato through... More 

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review, I really appreciate hearing how you enjoyed the trip. I agree there is so much to take in along the Whitianga coastline and even though the famous Cathedral Cove is a marvelous site, the further we follow the coastline the more sea caves and different sites... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My family group just loved this trip. Les was very informative and loads of fun. The sea caves were so beautiful. Don't forget your togs/bathers.

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Meira, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, i really appreciate it. There are so many things along the coast that many people don't know are there especially a number of sea caves. I hope you were able to grab some great photos showing the inside of caves and getting right up close... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Thank you for one of the highlights of our NZ holiday!! Les was a great host, knowledgeable, safe, funny and a gentleman. We experienced well over an hour of geography, history and fun. 10/10!!!

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip - I really appreciate hearing the feedback from all our guests. I am so pleased to hear that it was one of the highlights on your NZ trip, it is such a beautiful coastline so much to see and enjoy. Thank You again Les More 

Devizes
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the trip on our last day in NZ and it was a great way to finish our holiday. Les is a fantastic guide, informative and funny. Forget trying to park and walk to the cove, you get a far better view from the sea and no crowds. Just the boat ride was worth the very reasonable cost.

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, i really appreciate the feedback. I'm so glad to hear that the trip was a great finish to your New Zealand visit, hopefully it encourages you to some back again in the future. Yes we do see a little bit more from the boat especially... More 

La Massana, Andorra
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320 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had planned on taking the ferry from Whitianga across the estuary & walking to Cooks Bay & onto Cathedral Cove however ran out of time to fit everything in so we booked a 2 hour trip on a sight seeing boat from the wharf instead. We were picked up together with about 7 others in an open topped rib... More 

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Thank Chris C
JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us, I appreciate hearing everything from the people on board. There is so much out along the coastline and I am to get almost everything in on the 2 hours we spend out on the water. Yes I agree, High tide is always the best time to go... More 

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We originally planned hiking to Cathedral Cove when a friend mentioned that we could do a boat tour that would show us so much more. We booked up the tour she mentioned and we were blown away by the value. We saw all the coves from Whitianga to Hot Water Beach, caves, blow-holes and we got a history lesson along... More 

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review on our trip, I really appreciate all the feedback and kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself on the trip and were not disappointed by the recommendation from your friend. i try to make sure I can get the very best... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cathedral Cove is a must do for a visitor to Whitianga. Thought I would do the walk for that experience and then looked at boat tours. So glad went this way as seeing this amazing coastline from the water with Les who took his smallish boat into all the nooks and caves of this amazing coastline was great. Would definitely... More 

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this review

HI Maree, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback from everyone on board. Experiencing the coastline from the water is truly something magical, so much more to see that can't be done from land however I must admit both have their advantages. Getting inside and right... More 

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