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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...more
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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 7 February 2017 via mobile

The sites visited were amazing. As the boat wasn't too big, we were able to enter caves and special sites that bigger boats can't enter, that was a huge thumbs up. The guide was very funny and knew what he was talking about. It's walking...More

2  Thank VictoriaJArgentina
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! I have copied and pasted it into our latest brochure! Come back and visit again sometime!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in NZ in the off season so I got a very private tour (just me!) and it was awesome! I got to learn a lot about the beaches and rock formations. We even circled and climbed aboard The Spirit of New Zealand. It...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really friendly people with great knowledge about the area. Great boat, able to get into smaller areas.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We're a little late posting this, but the memories haven't faded a bit. We spent 8 days roaming the North Island and enjoyed every moment, but nothing topped this trip. Our hosts were beyond gracious with their knowledge and time (extra 1 1/2 hours) and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

True, Moby Dick is a story of self discovery and what lays at the heart of us all which maybe a bit of a stretch here, but there is discovery. We didn’t tame the white whale, but we did feed some impressively large trout, tussle...More

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Well, call me Ishmael.... Just had the biggest smile on my face reading this Cave Cruzer review! Trying to pick the face who wrote this from the faces we have smiled upon during the recent weeks! Thank you SO much for such a wonderful and...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

As a former tour operator on the Great Barrier reef, QLD.. I am very happy to see the professionalism / fun / informative combination, that is so important in a tour such as this. Terry the Skipper and Michele the 1st mate are amazing fun,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Booked this on line, excellent communication. Awesome operators, friendly, safe. This was the highlight of my grandchildrens (12yo, 9yo, 7yo and the baby slept right through the tour)holiday. Wasnt only great fun, but also informative and got to tick Cathedral Cove off my bucket list!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If your after a relaxing day on the water, cruising the coves and caves, while being given an entertaining description of the local history from your guide, then i highly recommend the Cave Cruiser tour. Loved every minute of it. Thanks!!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Researching the weather is key to getting the most from this trip - we wanted a calm water adventure and enjoyed a fantastic afternoon by picking a warm day with light winds - the tides and swell also play a part in your encounter around...More

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks for the great review and the important information you offer to perspective customers about the ideal conditions and weather. So glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This tour is great! It was educational, fun, and entertaining. Being in a boat with no roof allowed us to go through narrow rock arches - a very cool experience. I would definitely recommend this tour company.

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

So glad you had a great time with us! We like having no roof because as you say, it adds to the excitement on the water. Nothing like squeezing through a narrow cave :-) Thank you for the review

Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had a group of 4 from teens and adults. The Owners were absolutely amazing. They catered to the groups wants and needs rather than a stock standard, one size fits all. It was choppy out there and it was explained well and we were...More

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Michelle L, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this review.....and THANK YOU. What an awesome review and it sounds like your tour experience was lots of fun. Terry is a bit of a laugh, he likes to think of himself as the key...More

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