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Sea Cave Adventures

11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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This was a great up close and personalised trip through some fantastic scenery. Les' knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Paul B
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Must do in Whitianga- Beautiful coastline

Thank you Les for such a brilliant experience. It was an incredible experience having your boat... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Michael N
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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” (5 reviews)
“cathedral cove” (25 reviews)
“boat ride” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was a great up close and personalised trip through some fantastic scenery. Les' knowledge and layback style added an extra dimension to the whole experience.More

Thank Paul B
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review our trip - I really appreciate hearing the feedback from our trips. Yes, the scenery out along the coastline is fantastic and I try to ensure each trip gets as close as possible so they...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you Les for such a brilliant experience. It was an incredible experience having your boat going into sea caves to investigate them. Turquoise water and a brilliant 2hr experience.More

Thank Michael N
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip with us - i really appreciate hearing you had a great time out with us on the water. With our smaller boat I try and allow you to experience everything there...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

We wanted to visit Cathedral Cove but did not do any research on the boat tours. Although there were other tour operators in the area, we chose Sea Cave Adventures for its smaller boat and seats with back rests. The smaller size boat allowed Captain...More

Thank Jerry W
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Hi Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, I really appreciate hearing feedback about the trip. Our smaller boat does allow you to get that much closer to the scenery and experience more of the blowholes and caves along...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Les is so informative and has a great sense of humour. We enjoyed the whole trip and saw jaw dropping scenery. There is not one adjective to describe this beauty around he coast. Boat is safe and comfortable. Thansk Les for a great experience.More

Thank Wanda F
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Hi Wanda F, Thanks for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing your feedback. I agree, there are no words to describe the coastline which is why i enjoy taking people out so much. There is so much out there to...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Whitianga the evening after arriving in New Zealand and decided we wanted to do a boat tour of the coast, but were worried that we would not be able to as we had not booked anything and it was winter. We emailed...More

Thank Kath L
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Kath, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate it. I am so glad to hear that our trip was one of the first things you did visiting New Zealand and was also one of the highlights...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our trip with Les today was absolutely outstanding. Everywhere we stopped he knew loads about, and he was able to answer all the questions we had about the landscape and the areas around Whitianga. It was a bit grey and windy but so much fun!...More

Thank Rosalind1991
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Rosalind, Thank you for reviewing our trip, I really appreciate it. It is a pity it was a bit grey out there but I am glad to hear you still enjoyed your trip, even in Winter we are abel to get up close and...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

had an epic boat ride. it was grey and windy, and supposed to rain but this guy took us anyways on a private tour. was worth every cent. sooo good. saw caves and a blow hole and of course cathedral cove. so worth it. the...More

Thank Christin S
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Christin, Thank you for taking the time to review our trip, I appreciate the feedback. Yes the weather was not ideal for our trip but we were still able to see some of the beautiful sights out along the coastline with Cathedral cove only...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife booked a bout tour while we where in Whitianger last December and I would have to say that Im not one for water tours because I feel a bit trapped. But Sea Cave Adventures was fantastic and am looking forward to taking some...More

Thank David L
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip out with us, we try to make it as comfortable as possible for people who aren't overally confident...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

First of all, Whitianga is something amazing. Calm, extremely well maintained, one that places that you can relax and enjoy for a long time. Sea Cave Adventures team made my Family and I felt like in home, since from the moment when we booked the...More

Thank Antonio X
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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Hi Antonio, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us - I really appreciate hearing what you enjoyed about our trip. Over the busy period especially December it can be very busy down on the wharf so we like...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I emailed to see if this trip was available and I received communication back very quickly and was able to set up the tour. I wanted to get a different perspective of the coast and thought this would be the perfect way to do that....More

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SeaCaveAdventures, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Hi Krisn2boys Thank you so much your review of our trip, it means a lot to know what people enjoyed while out on the water. The trip certainly does provide a different view of the coastline, we like to get up close to the rock...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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