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Sea Cave Adventures

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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Deserves more than 5 stars

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What a fantastic tour, Les was lovely and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tegan W
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Must do and value for money

Sea cave adventures is one if the best value for money tourist attractions you can do. The guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hein K
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What a fantastic tour, Les was lovely and so knowledgable. The tour got us up close and personal with some of the most incredible landscapes in mercury bay, including Cathedral Cove, Stingray Bay and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sea cave adventures is one if the best value for money tourist attractions you can do. The guide (Les) is knowledgeable and funny and the tour is excellent. The bonus of a smaller boat than the other sea tours is that you can enter many...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Les is a great raconteur, knows lots of local history, points of interest and funny stories. More importantly he is a talented sailor. A great, entertaining couple of hours

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Extremely exiting tour in fast rubber boat. I was very reluctant to go, but this trip turned out ta be one of the highligts of my 4 NZ weeks!

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and rated it so highly on your trip to NZ. Hopefully we can see you again on your next visit :) Thanks Les

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Lou was great. The two of us were the only ones on this fun little boat. The fact that this wasn’t a very profitable trip for Cap Lou, didn’t stop him from giving us 100 percent. We were on the boat for 2-1/4 hours...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review - we try an show everything there is to see out along the coastline. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Thanks again Les

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A perfect day with stunning views throughout the Mercury Bay. Friendly skipper. Les gave us a very personal and detailed insight of the bays landmarks and top spots. visiting nearly every sea cave there is. excellent small vessel to get up really close to all...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to rveiew our tip, i really appreciate the kind feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself out with us exploring the coastline and the little insights of the area I gave along the...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Were to begin, we arrived at the wharf to be greeted by Les who runs this boat tour. I didn't know what to expect so sat back and listened about what we were going to experience. Off we go and only five minutes into the...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Dannie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback from everyone on board. So happy to hear that your trip out with us made such a special impact on your holiday - seeing...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

When we arrived at Whitianga we were hoping to get out onto the water to see Cathedral Cove. The managers of our hotel also offered tours via Sea Cave Adventures out onto the water, so we decided to take advantage of this opportunity. Lucy for...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Kimberley, Thanks for the review and taking the time to give me some feedback, I really appreciate it and even better to hear that you didn't regret your decision to book with us thru your hotel despite the rocky start. I'm glad to hear...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We loved Les's tour - the scenery was amazing, Les knew heaps about the area, and it was lovely jumping in for a swim. We saw Cathedral cove, several sea caves, and a lot of happy fish. Highly recommend!

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time out on the water with us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed yourself experiencing the beauty of the coastline. thank you again for your kind review, i really appreciate it. Cheers Les

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Took the sea cave adventures today had a great time the sea was a little rough but, Les got us up close to a lot of caves and in though some of them. He had great knowledge of the area. Would recommend this as a...More

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SeaCaveAdventures1, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Stellak3000, Thanks for taking time to review our tour and we are so glad you enjoyed it. The caves are a bit special and its always great to show them.

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Sarah F
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No we stay in the boat during the tour but there is plenty of opportunity to take photos as most of the trip is at a slow cruising speed. I keep an eye on the cameras and try to put the boat in the best position for the best... More
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