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Coromandel Peninsula Dolphin & whale watching

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Whitianga: Cathedral Cove, Small Caves & Snorkel Boat Trip

1. Whitianga: Cathedral Cove, Small Caves & Snorkel Boat Trip

Discover the scenic Cathedral Cove and smaller caves on this boat trip from Whitianga. Experience the thrill of small, hard-to-get-to caves and discover magnificent offshore views. See New Zealand's 2nd largest sea cave, and get up close to aquatic life in the marine reserve. Leaving Whitianga Wharf, stop to view Shakespeare's Cliff, and pass the stunning Lonely before exploring inside Cooks Beach Blowhole and gazing out through the top. Be amazed at the panoramic scenery at Cathedral Cove. Head south, getting close along the coastline in and out of bays, caves, and blowholes. Take in the mesmerizing volcanic landscape of towering pinnacles and rock sculptures. Marvel at the size of New Zealand's 2nd largest sea cave "Orua" before visiting offshore islands with more caves. Have the option to snorkel and witness sea life in the marine reserve before heading back to Whitianga.

From Whitianga: Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve Cruise & Swim

2. From Whitianga: Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve Cruise & Swim

Relax & enjoy Shakespeare’s Cliff, Lonely Bay & Cathedral Cove on an open boat with unrestricted stunning views. Experience the thrill of going inside Cooks Blowhole, Whale Cave and our very own “Hole in the Rock”. Regularly going to the places seen in online videos & pictures, venture inside caves others cannot take you! View fish in the Marine Reserve. Learn the history of the area and be amazed by the volcanic formations throughout the Bay. You won’t be disappointed with Coromandel’s fantastic coastline as we go down to the Orua Sea Cave where you will be taken inside the cave and hear the amazing acoustics as we play music.

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Was absolutely incredible! Cannot recommend this enough! One of the best experiences of my life!!! Way better than all the other boats that go out. (Bonus that they go out a lot futher too, so you get to see way more!) I was screaming like a little girl when we first went out but it was so thrilling after my husband told me to open my eyes haha! Then I didnt want it to stop!! Captain was amazing, full of knowledge. We will 100% do this again when we go back to Coromandal! Thank you for a fantastic experience!

Awesome experience, Brian is quite a skipper, very informative, and brilliant tour guide. The boat is amazing, super fast and thrilling. Scenery is indescribable. Overall, amazing experience. Highly recommend.

Our teenagers loved the thrill of the boat ride and we really enjoyed seeing all the caves around the bay. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun.

Exceeded expectations 1000%! Awesome skipper so informative , great interaction, incredible experience . Cannot recommend highly enough .. for the thrill seekers .

Brian was a great skipper! very knowledgable about the area, it was great to jump off the rocks & to snorkel with some snappers - a great activity!