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Address: Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, New Zealand
Phone Number:
0276 633 449
08:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:30

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Brilliant, magical, stunning!

The BEST trip on offer. Due to the smaller boat, you get taken into more caves that the other tours can't fit into. We felt quite smug when we could see the other boats only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was hoping to go out for a snorkel dive to look at the sealife as promised by the pamphlet and booking staff. When we arrived they did their best to talk me out of it stating it would be too cold and they could use that time to show off more attractions. Well the water was very warm, I... More 

Thank Aratag
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The BEST trip on offer. Due to the smaller boat, you get taken into more caves that the other tours can't fit into. We felt quite smug when we could see the other boats only floating outside the caves that we were able to explore! Terry & Stephen were gents and have a fantastic knowledge of the local history, marine... More 

Thank nev_87
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks for the great review! We loved meeting you guys and showing you our gorgeous area. Safe travels for the remainder of your time in NZ. More 

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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went on the short trip (1 hour tour) and got to see alot! The guide was friendly, funny and knew alot! A lot of beautyful nature to see in Whitianga!

Thank Erlend H
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this review

We loved your review so much Erland....it is published in our latest brochure! Thank you More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 6 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 distance from wherever you're staying in Whitianga. Absolutely recommended!

Thank VictoriaJArgentina
Michelle C, Owner at Cave Cruzer, responded to this review

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

New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This scenic cruise was the perfect way to explore the beautiful coastline, the coves & blowholes in the area. Being a small boat, "Steve" was able to tailor our trip to what those on board were interested in (including snorkelling opportunities). He was a wealth of knowledge & was also able to go into areas the larger boats couldn't, so... More 

Thank Jo-Anne G
Wellington NZ
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Really really enjoyed this tour with CaveCruzer, as the blowholes, sinkholes and cave formations are spectacular. All these tours around this coastline are affected by the dynamic geology as well as changing patterns of sea-life, fish as well as cetaceans. Steve was right up to date with the type of information we were most intesrested it. Very memorable. Hint: go... More 

Thank Ankalima
Canberra - Australia
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142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The tour run by our skipper Steve was much more than we expected! His interesting and humorous commentary kept us engaged throughout the 2.5 hour trip. The sights including Cathedral Cave and the many islands and geological features of Mercury Bay were above expectations. The snorkelling spot that Steve chose for us was outstanding. I would highly recommend this tour... More 

Thank steve_fossil
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Steve was a great host and skipper. Relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. We knew it was going to be beautiful scenery- but from the boat it looked amazing! We appreciated you being flexible with us around the weather- and it turned out great. Thanks Steve- we would definitely travel with you again- to see the scenery, call in at Cathedral cove... More 

Thank Graymattrs
Whitianga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful trip Les. Thankyou so much. Your knowledge of the area is amazing. Loved the grottos and brilliant colours of the sea

Thank jenniferW9322SM
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Picturesque cruise of bays, coves and caves. Entertaining, informative and funny trip with the tour guide. Highly recommended and thanks again!

Thank clockdnz

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