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“Stunning views, lovely trip.”

Sea Cave Adventures
Ranked #5 of 19 Tours in Whitianga
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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 the amazing sights. A must do when you visit the Coromandel peninsula.

Thank M4929HMstefanm
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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 way. We pride ourselves on making sure your trip gets closer so you can experience more.
Thanks again for the review and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Thanks
Les

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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 ride we were joined by over 30 or more dolphins young and old and they stayed with us for almost 15 minutes - the best experience we have ever had. So we ventured out and were truly amazed how beautiful the area is. Les took us to and into caves that words can't explain how wonderful there are. Les has a great knowledge of the area and we learnt so much. This tour is a must if your staying in the area and so thankful that we had a chance to experience this. Thank you again Les you made our holiday that more special.

Thank Dannie b
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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 the dolphins was truly something spectacular especially a pod of that size that were so happy to lay around and let us enjoy them. So glad to hear that you were amazed by the beauty of our coastline, it's beautiful out there and I am so happy I got to show it you.
Thanks again for the great review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Whitianga.

Les

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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 us, but not so much for the operator, he had had some motor trouble. So other clients had made alternative arrangements to get out onto the water, resulting in us having the boat to ourselves. This enabled us to ask all the questions we wanted about the coastline and marine park that we wished, and Les was very obliging with responding to our questions.

We found that Les' boat was just that bit smaller than most of the other tours, so we were able to get right inside some of the caves along the coastline, allowing us a very intimate viewing experience. My daughter and I took the opportunity to go out for a swim in the water, which was rather refreshing.

We would happily recommend this trip for those who wish to enjoy a sea-side view of the Coromandel coastline.

Thank Kimberley H
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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 you appreciated your personal tour and I was more than happy to answer or attempt to answer all your questions and give you a decent insight into the coastline and its history, there is so much out there I'm happy I was able to show you the bets bits.
Our boat is a little bit smaller than the others so we can get into those smaller and more restricting sights so our guests can see every little detail of our wonderful coastline.
Thank you again Kimberley for taking the time to review your trip and again I am so happy to hear that your daughter and yourself enjoyed the trip so much.

Les

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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!

Thank tamyraptor
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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 great time.

Thank Stellak3000
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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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