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Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

  • Gannet Catching a Fish
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mercury Bay
  • Encounter sea mammals along the way
  • Parked outside Cathedral Cove on a magnificient day
  • Children enjoy a fun and educational cruise
  • Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve
  • Enjoy the underwater world, use our bathescopes, see fish on our underwater camera and or swim or snorkel in the marine reserve.
  • Cathedral Cove from the boat
  • Shakespeare Cliff
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Magical Scenery Cruise

Cruise Time Approx 2.5 hours

  • Morning Cruise 10:30am - Return 1:00pm
  • Afternoon Cruise 1:30pm - Return 4:00 pm
  • Evening Cruise 4:30 pm - Return 7:00pm ( trip by arrangement only)

TOUR PRICE: Adults: $85.00
Children (under 15) $50.00 (under 5 yrs free)

Book a Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise

BRING: Cameras, sunscreen and a sense of adventure! (Masks & snorkels provided)

All Tours Depart from The Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga (Google map).
Please let us know if you wish to be picked up from Ferry Landing.

GROUP BOOKINGS WELCOME!

Condensed Tour

Cruise Time Approx 1.5 hours

  • Early Morning Cruise 8:30am - Return 10:00am

TOUR PRICE: Adults: $60.00
Children (under 15) $35.00 (under 5 yrs free)

Book a Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise

BRING: Cameras & sunscreen

Tour the scenic Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach, local islands, sea caves and blow holes. Understand the local history, geology and marine life. See Dolphins*, Orca*, seals and other marine life. Swim and snorkel in and around the marine reserve. (Diving option available as a custom tour please ask)

Our tours depart from Whitianga wharf or if required Ferry Landing (please confirm with us if you need a ferry landing pick up). You will cruise on our amazing ex Coastguard vessel Ocean 2. Ocean 2 is a 8.5 meter Rayglass Protector with twin 150 horse power Yamaha engines. We use twin engines for safety and additional manoeuvrability inside the caves and blow holes we enter. Ocean 2 has a very gentle ride, smooth and dry with shelter from the elements if required. For the keen photographer a front seat is the best view and we will swap around so so everyone gets a go. We have a portaloo convenience for emergency use. We have a curtain on the cabin door for changing and bathroom use. but it is not particularly private. We encourage the use of public bathrooms before departure.

What you might see on your cruise

  • Dolphins – these wonderful mammals visit the area on occasion. No guarantees that you will see them but we will keep an eye out on the tour * Dolphins are not resident in Whitianga waters, seeing Dolphions is a bonus.
  • Orca – Orca visit from time to time a truly magnificent site if we are lucky enough to have them cross our path. *Orca come and go late in the year and like Dolphins not a nortmal sight seen on the tours but are extraordinary when we have a visit in the area.
  • Seals – In the winter months we see them lazing about on the rocks and occasionally swimming in the kelp
  • Bird life – A number of amazing sea birds from the majestic Gannet (Booby) to the wonderful blue penguin
  • Marine Life – either via snorkelling yourself, getting up close with the wonderful fish life in the marine reserve or using our Bathyscopes from the side of the boat an up close view of the sea life under the surface is a fantastic experience

If you prefer you can also view the undersea action via our underwater camera and 32” HD colour TV. This is a unique view of the marine environment in depths up to 7 meters below sea level.

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Magical Scenery Cruise

Cruise Time Approx 2.5 hours

  • Morning Cruise 10:30am - Return 1:00pm
  • Afternoon Cruise 1:30pm - Return 4:00 pm
  • Evening Cruise 4:30 pm - Return 7:00pm ( trip by arrangement only)

TOUR PRICE: Adults: $85.00
Children (under 15) $50.00 (under 5 yrs free)

Book a Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise

BRING: Cameras, sunscreen and a sense of adventure! (Masks & snorkels provided)

All Tours Depart from The Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga (Google map).
Please let us know if you wish to be picked up from Ferry Landing.

GROUP BOOKINGS WELCOME!

Condensed Tour

Cruise Time Approx 1.5 hours

  • Early Morning Cruise 8:30am - Return 10:00am

TOUR PRICE: Adults: $60.00
Children (under 15) $35.00 (under 5 yrs free)

Book a Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise

BRING: Cameras & sunscreen