Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

2 hour guided boat tour
Plenty of beaches & marine life
Stunning sections of NZ coastline
Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach & more
Visit Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve
See giant blowholes & huge sea caves including Orua Sea Cave

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Sat, Apr 13, 2024

What you can expect

Pay a visit to one of New Zealand's most iconic coastal locations with this 2 hour tour to Cathedral Cove, famed for its marine and coastal beauty. Departing at 2 separate times throughout the day - 10:30am and 1:30pm - Join us to discover 12km of rugged volcanic coastline visiting nearby islands and stunning beaches. From the supreme comfort of our boat we’ll get you up close and personal with the impressive Cathedral Cove where Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia) was filmed. Cathedral Cove is just the beginning, you’ll explore Lonely Bay, Cooks Beach, Shakespeare Cliff and Hahei along the way. Venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve where you’ll observe an abundance of marine and bird life. Step back in time and picture the spectacular geological process that helped form towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and huge sea caves including Orua Sea Cave, one of the largest in NZ and only accessible by boat. Throughout our unforgettable tour your local guide will highlight Mercury Bay’s rich and colourful history giving a perfect balance of information and time to soak up the sights and sounds. Keep your eyes open for marine life throughout the journey, as this area of New Zealand is renowned for dolphins and numerous species of fish, and the clarity of the water makes spotting them an easy task. Witness a stunning part of the country all for a single low price - book yourself a Coromandel and Cathedral Cove tour online today!

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 2 hour boat tour
Highlights
  • Explore 12 km of rugged volcanic coastline
  • Visiting stunning beaches, including Lonely Bay, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular Cathedral Cove (where the Chronicles of Narnia and Prince Caspian was filmed)
  • Venture across the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and get up close and personal with towering pinnacles, giant blowholes and sea caves including Orua Sea Cave, one of the largest in NZ and only accessible by boat
  • The picturesque white cliffs fall into clear blue waters, and at low tide visitors can pass right through the unique tunnel structure of the cove without difficulty
  • Local tour guide will highlight Mercury Bay’s rich and colourful history giving a fabulous balance of information and time to soak up the sights and sounds
Time
  • Tours depart daily at 10:30am and 1.30pm from Whitianga Wharf
Duration
  • Approximately 2 hours
Departure Location
  • Tours depart from Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade Road,Whitianga, New Zealand
What To Bring
  • Refreshments
  • An extra layer of clothing
  • Binoculars/camera
  • Sun hat & Suncream
Cancellation Policy
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip due to sea or weather conditions, or minimum numbers not reached
  • If the tour operator cancels a trip you will not be charged. Cancellations made by the client less than 48 hours in advance will incur the full charge
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • All participants must check in the night before their tour to confirm. Wear swimwear underneath your clothes and bring a towel with you if you want to snorkel. It can be cooler out on the water so come prepared with an extra layer.

Recent reviews

51 review
5

There were only four of us on the tour that afternoon

There were only four of us on the tour that afternoon, so it was very intimate with the boat drive. He drove us around to many places with amazing views. He was more than happy to ask any questions we had about the areas we visit and ontop of that he was very informative when speaking about these places. He gave us time to take as many photos/videos as we liked. none of us wanted to go snorkelling that day but he did he the fishes so we could see them pop up! Great day!

Rachel Ng about 9 years ago

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$130.00NZD
or 4 x $32.50 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience