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Sea Cave Adventures

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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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We loved it!!!

Thank you for one of the highlights of our NZ holiday!! Les was a great host, knowledgeable, safe... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great boat tour, best way to see Cathedral Cove

We booked the trip on our last day in NZ and it was a great way to finish our holiday. Les is a... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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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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“smaller boat” (4 reviews)
“boat ride” (8 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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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!!!More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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...More

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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...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

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...More

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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...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

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...More

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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...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

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...More

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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...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

When we checked into our accommodations we were fortunate to meet Les, who recommended the next mornings 0800 Sea Cave Adventures tour. $75 per person and we signed on, so glad we did. Meet at the wharf and departed on time with 6 passengers. The...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback. The 8am is by far the best trip of the day, the water is always spectacular and the views are amazing so early in the morning. Visiting...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Les and Sea Cave adventures. We took our 6 & 10 year old and they loved it just as much as we did. My 10 yo was nervous to go on the boat but was quickly reassured by Les and his obvious experience...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind review about our trip - I really appreciate hearing what everyone has to say. I'm glad that your child felt comfortable enough coming on the boat with us, with the boat being slightly...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We went out on this today and to date it is the best thing we have done since arriving in NZ. Les, the operator is very friendly and offers a great bit of commentary as you make your way around the bay and the sea...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate hearing the feedback from everyone on board. I'm so happy to hear that our trip was such a highlight of your trip, that really means alot to hear....More

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

The boat is run by Les, and he is entirely entertaining. He doesn't need to be in order for this breathtaking boat ride to earn so much credit, but he makes it all the better! The ride takes you in close to the cliffs and...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a kind review about our Trip, I really appreciate hearing feedback from everyone who has been on board. We are lucky with our boat as it sits really well in the water to provide the...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a great trip, saw some wonderful coastline, and also some great marine life. Would recommend for everyone to do it.More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing the feedback from everyone on board. The coastline between Whitianga and Hot Water Beach is a great one to explore, there are so many little hidden gems we get...More

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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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