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A true delight!

So enjoyed our trip today with Lez! The views were spectacular. Lez did a great job narrating while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue M
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Naples, Florida
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Deserves more than 5 stars

If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. What a fantastic tour, Les was lovely and so... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Tegan W
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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 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!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 16 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

Thank Tegan W
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 9 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

Thank HeinK75
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

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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

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Extremely exiting tour in fast rubber boat. I was very reluctant to go, but this trip turned out ta be one of the highligts of my 4 NZ weeks!

Thank DrBogus
JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

So happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and rated it so highly on your trip to NZ. Hopefully we can see you again on your next visit :) Thanks Les

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Lou was great. The two of us were the only ones on this fun little boat. The fact that this wasn’t a very profitable trip for Cap Lou, didn’t stop him from giving us 100 percent. We were on the boat for 2-1/4 hours...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review - we try an show everything there is to see out along the coastline. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Thanks again Les

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A perfect day with stunning views throughout the Mercury Bay. Friendly skipper. Les gave us a very personal and detailed insight of the bays landmarks and top spots. visiting nearly every sea cave there is. excellent small vessel to get up really close to all...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to rveiew our tip, i really appreciate the kind feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself out with us exploring the coastline and the little insights of the area I gave along the...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

Were to begin, we arrived at the wharf to be greeted by Les who runs this boat tour. I didn't know what to expect so sat back and listened about what we were going to experience. Off we go and only five minutes into the...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Dannie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our trip, I really appreciate hearing all the feedback from everyone on board. So happy to hear that your trip out with us made such a special impact on your holiday - seeing...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

When we arrived at Whitianga we were hoping to get out onto the water to see Cathedral Cove. The managers of our hotel also offered tours via Sea Cave Adventures out onto the water, so we decided to take advantage of this opportunity. Lucy for...More

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JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Kimberley, Thanks for the review and taking the time to give me some feedback, I really appreciate it and even better to hear that you didn't regret your decision to book with us thru your hotel despite the rocky start. I'm glad to hear...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

We loved Les's tour - the scenery was amazing, Les knew heaps about the area, and it was lovely jumping in for a swim. We saw Cathedral cove, several sea caves, and a lot of happy fish. Highly recommend!

Thank tamyraptor
JandLCoomber, Owner at Sea Cave Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time out on the water with us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed yourself experiencing the beauty of the coastline. thank you again for your kind review, i really appreciate it. Cheers Les

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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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