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Sea Cave Adventures

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About Sea Cave Adventures
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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All reviews smaller boat cathedral cove boat ride detailed insight rock formations great tour fish friendly skipper informative commentary spur of the moment beautiful weather awesome experience crystal clear water value for money great knowledge of the area coromandel peninsula couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lee’s tag line of “get closer, experience more” is spot on... We booked on to the 2pm, 2 hour tour for Cathedral cove and even though that we had another family onboard it was still very very personal tour with Les. The caves were amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Andrea, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate the feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us onboard, especially with the added bonus of the dolphins. I try to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Les took us to places we didn’t know existed and we are locals! The snorkeling spot had crystal clear water with lots of fish and the water was warmer than expected Highly recommendedMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Lee for taking the time to review your trip. The coastline has so many hidden gems, that make the trips so much more special for locals like yourself. i still find myself amazed at the different sites and spots I find out there. The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours. Surprisingly comfortable boat ride to see the coastline. Les was able to get into caves and blowholes that bigger boats wouldn’t be able to do. Informative commentary throughout.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate it. The ability to get inside the caves and blowholes along the coast provide that extra something special than the other trips round the coast and gives the opportunity for...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

Great boatride, get a great impression of marine resort, highly interesting information. Great job Les. Thank youMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review Stefan, I appreciate all the feedback from everyone on board and i am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself whilst on our boat. I hope you enjoyed my fun facts about the coastline and Marine Reserve, there's...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

After 3 weks in NZ our trip with Les was the best day of our holiday so far. We were blessed with beautiful weather and that together with our skippers friendly style and great knowledge of the sea and coastline made it the most enjoyable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Angela for such a thoughtful review of our trip, I really appreciate hearing the feedback from everyone on board. It means so much to me, to hear how highly you enjoyed your time on board with us during your 3 week trip to...More

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Our boat trip started around 0800 at the Whitianga Wharf. During the trip we saw a lot of sea caves, rocks, Cathedral Cove and different coastal lines. Les did a great job giving us the history and guidance of different places. He also landed us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for the kind feedback on our trip, I really appreciate it. 8am is my favourite time to be out on the water as it is so calm and peaceful with the bets colouring of the water. I try and make sure...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We booked Les’ trip spur of the moment when arriving at our motel. We’re glad we did; the trip is a great combination of adrenaline-boosting powerboat (RIB) ride to get to each cave/coast etc., and relaxed and leisurely periods to really enjoy and observe all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip, i really appreciate hearing from everyone who comes on board. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip, my aim is to make it as enjoyable and comfortable for everyone...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

We found Sea Cave Adventures trips quite randomly and booked it online. The guide Les was knowledgeable and good at keeping us engaged. We saw fantastic sites and animals and got to places (caves ) other bigger boats could not. Recommended.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, I really appreciate it and i am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip out with us on the water. I try and make each trip different to the other with fun facts about the...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

A must do on the coromandel peninsula. Les and his boat are the perfect way to see all the sights from the best vantage points. Caves, beaches, fish feeding, sights, personal and knowledgeable guide. Every corner there’s another WOW moment. Thanks Les and go wallabies...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Ash and Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing the different feedback from everyone on board. So happy to hear that every corner was a WOW moment for you, we are lucky with our...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

That was a perfect day with stunning views throughout the Mercury Bay. Les was a really friendly skipper. He gave us a very personal and detailed insight of the bays landmarks and top spots with a boat allowing to get up really close to all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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JillAndLes, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Nicolas, Thank you for your kind review of our trip, I really appreciate hearing your feedback and what you enjoyed. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring the coastline with us, there are several hidden spots along the coast which make the...More

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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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