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Cave Cruzer

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Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 663 3449
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Fantastic Cruise

This scenic cruise was the perfect way to explore the beautiful coastline, the coves & blowholes in... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Jo-Anne G
New South Wales, Australia
Changing times

Really really enjoyed this tour with CaveCruzer, as the blowholes, sinkholes and cave formations... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Wellington NZ
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Cave Cruzer Adventure Tours is the original Whitianga Marine Adventure Tour. Our ex naval rescue vessel gives you 360 degree unimpeded views and will take you to places that other boats cannot. You will learn local history of interest and visit caves, blowholes and the Marine Reserve where you will see an abundant amount of sea life. We take you to the world famous Cathedral Cove, the beautiful set used for part of the Prince Caspian/Narnia movies. Terry, our boat skipper will enchant you with tales as he shows you Shakespeares Cliff, Cooks Blowhole, Champagne Rock and the Orua Sea Cave (NZ's 2nd biggest sea cave), to name a few. NZ fur seals can be seen frolicking in the crystal clear waters from time to time and if you are really lucky, we have a NZ Department of Conservation licence to view all Marine life in the area. Safety is paramount and we as a company are committed to providing you with the best experience in the 'Bay' on the day. We provide all customers with access to their full tour of photos (1 photo taken every 10 seconds) in video form plus any images captured via our Facebook Page at the end of the day and encourage you to share your pictures with our followers. Lastly, this area is a photographers dream!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Whitianga Wharf | The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 663 3449
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This scenic cruise was the perfect way to explore the beautiful coastline, the coves & blowholes in the area. Being a small boat, "Steve" was able to tailor our trip to what those on board were interested in (including snorkelling opportunities). He was a wealth...More

Thank Jo-Anne G
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Really really enjoyed this tour with CaveCruzer, as the blowholes, sinkholes and cave formations are spectacular. All these tours around this coastline are affected by the dynamic geology as well as changing patterns of sea-life, fish as well as cetaceans. Steve was right up to...More

Thank Ankalima
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The tour run by our skipper Steve was much more than we expected! His interesting and humorous commentary kept us engaged throughout the 2.5 hour trip. The sights including Cathedral Cave and the many islands and geological features of Mercury Bay were above expectations. The...More

Thank steve_fossil
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Steve was a great host and skipper. Relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. We knew it was going to be beautiful scenery- but from the boat it looked amazing! We appreciated you being flexible with us around the weather- and it turned out great. Thanks Steve- we...More

Thank Graymattrs
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful trip Les. Thankyou so much. Your knowledge of the area is amazing. Loved the grottos and brilliant colours of the sea

Thank jenniferW9322SM
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Picturesque cruise of bays, coves and caves. Entertaining, informative and funny trip with the tour guide. Highly recommended and thanks again!

Thank clockdnz
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Such an amazing place to visit. The Cave Cruzer trip out to Cathedral Cove was such a brilliant way to start the morning. Steve our guide was very friendly and had plenty of knowledge about the local area the marine reserve along with the Cathedral...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 30 November 2016

English Couple 5 weeks touring NZ after getting married in Napier firmly agree this is the second best thing they did on our extensive trip! Captain Wombat was a real star, nautically competent, amusing and knowledgeable in just the right balance. We did the longer...More

Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my family took a 1h boat ride (but got an extra 30 min for free) with Steve in November. We started out at 8.45 am when the sea was very calm. Steve was super nice and friendly and entertained us with stories and...More

Thank gli88
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This was a spectacular boat trip. The skipper, Wombat, had some fun information all the sights on the trip. He took us into some of the caves. We stopped in one of the caves to listen to music and try blowing a conch. Also stopped...More

Thank Brigiet T
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