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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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11 Esplanade Road | Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 800 806 060
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

So enjoyed our trip today with Lez! The views were spectacular. Lez did a great job narrating while navigating us in and out of the caves. If you are in Whitianga, don’t miss it!More

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

Hi Sue, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate hearing your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out and exploring the caves especially getting inside as close as possible. Hope you...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What a fantastic tour, Les was lovely and so knowledgable. The tour got us up close and personal with some of the most incredible landscapes in mercury bay, including Cathedral Cove, Stingray Bay and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review Tegan, I really appreciate it. I am s glad to hear that you really enjoyed yourself on board - I aim to make sure every trip is memorable for everyone on board with the amazing views out...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Sea cave adventures is one if the best value for money tourist attractions you can do. The guide (Les) is knowledgeable and funny and the tour is excellent. The bonus of a smaller boat than the other sea tours is that you can enter many...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip with us, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed our trip so much, with the advantage of getting in to the smaller areas, I aim to make sure...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Les is a great raconteur, knows lots of local history, points of interest and funny stories. More importantly he is a talented sailor. A great, entertaining couple of hoursMore

Date of experience: April 2018
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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing your feedback and so happy to hear you enjoyed my stories.Thanks again for your review, it means alot to myself as i aim to make sure every trip is enjoyable...More

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SarahF6352
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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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