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Sea Cave Adventures

11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 800 806 060
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An awesome way to see the coast

We loved Les's tour - the scenery was amazing, Les knew heaps about the area, and it was lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tamyraptor
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Melbourne, Australia
Cathedral cave up close

Took the sea cave adventures today had a great time the sea was a little rough but, Les got us up... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Stellak3000
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Boise, Idaho
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 800 806 060
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We did this tour on New Years Day not knowing much about it at all. It was AMAZING! Les showed us the true beauty of the area and the unexpected caves were a real highlight. Our family absolutely loved it.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our trip - I really appreciate hearing your feedback. I am so pleased to hear yourself and your family enjoyed their time out with us on the water, we try and make sure we get to show...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We went on this tour with Les a couple of weeks ago. There were only 2 of us but he still seemed happy to take us out. We went on the early 8am tour which is probably the best as it probably gets a bit...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback. 8am is the best time to be on the water it is so calm and un-interrupted from the days activities, my personal favourite tour...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

There are several ways to see Cathedral Cove. You can take the water taxi. (Expensive and only goes to the beach) You can hike. (Long and only goes to the beach) You can kayak.(Long and only goes to the beach.) Or you can take one...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hi Daryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us - I really appreciate the kind feedback and hearing how everyone enjoyed the trip. Our smaller boat does allow for that little bit of extra exploring and while the...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour with Les. He is a character and full of knowledge about the area. He was able to answer any questions I had. He took us to caves and blow holes other bigger boats would not have fitted in. There was...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi Gail, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip out with us the other day, i really appreciate hearing the feedback. I am glad i was able to answer the questions you had - i like to think i am full of...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We did this boat tour at 8am on an unpleasant day and the water was SO calm with hardly anyone about and les was a legend with soooo much local knowledge, enthusiasm and humour! Would highly recommend to anyone stopping in Whitianga as he is...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hi Marli, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review of our trip, I really appreciate your feedback. 8am is definitely the best time to be out on the water and a great way to start your day. I...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have done this tour several times, and each time you see something new. This is the first thing we do with any visitors to the area, and we have always had a great time.More

Thank Daniel M
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Daniel, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us. So happy to hear that you keep coming back for our trip and enjoy it every time, also appreciate you bringing your visitors to experience the trip too. I...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I emailed Les last minute and he was able to accommodate our request of an arvo tour for 5 - stress free. We did the 2pm tour and the day was spectacular! Les was absolutely brilliant! His knowledge of the area, the right amount of...More

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SeaCaveAdventures1, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks Louie, I'm glad everyone enjoyed it. We've got a stunning bit of coastline and I love showing it off. Enjoy Sydney town and hope to see you again. Les

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The tour is AMAZING, you can get inside of several caves and you can get so close to the shores it's amazing. Breath-taking experience, really glad we did this. Thank you!

Thank Yanina M
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