Mercury Bay

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Mercury Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

    1. Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

    Delight in a 3-hour sailing trip from Whitianga and see the iconic sights of Mercury Bay and Cathedral Cove. Lend a hand with the sailing or simply sit back and relax on comfy beanbags and admire the picturesque scenery. Meet your guide in Whitianga just before 9:30 AM and board the Fully Charged, a fully-equipped cruising catamaran. After a short introductory session to the boat's main facilities and safety systems, set sail out to the calm waters of the bay. As you sail, spot the area's most notable sights with the help of your guide before dropping anchor for 30 minutes at Cathedral Cove. Swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the wonderful sea life, or simply chill out onboard and soak up the scenery. The tour concludes back at the starting point in Whitianga. The morning tour option includes freshly-brewed coffee, chilled organic juice, and a freshly-baked snack. The afternoo...

    This was such a lovely adventure. Friendly crew and we were so relaxed, hanging out on the bean bags and enjoying the magnificent scenery around us. The quick dip and snorkel was so cool, saw the most beautiful fish. And a hot cup of coffee with delicious home made banana bread to top it of...

  • Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

    2. Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

    Discover the Coromandel Peninsula from a unique aerial perspective with a scenic flight over Mercury Bay. Departing from the coastal town of Whitianga, head north to Matarangi, Whangapoua, and New Chums Beach.

    Travel along the coast with stunning views of the Great Mercury Islands, Opito Bay, and Great Barrier in the distance. Fly over white-sand beaches, high clifftops, as well as secluded bays and coves only visible by plane or boat.

    From there, continue down the coast to Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Finally arrive at the critically-acclaimed Cathedral Cove and fly over Cooks Beach before heading back to Whitianga.

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What people are saying about Mercury Bay

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

This was such a lovely adventure. Friendly crew and we were so relaxed, hanging out on the bean bags and enjoying the magnificent scenery around us. The quick dip and snorkel was so cool, saw the most beautiful fish. And a hot cup of coffee with delicious home made banana bread to top it of...

A fantastic afternoon spent with great people! Matt and Charlotte were friendly, attentive and knowledgable. Great snorkelling in the bay and a wonderful view of Cathedral Cove. Fantastic hospitality all refund and would highly recommend to others

We had a fantastic half day trip with Matt as our captain. Best way to see this stunning coastline. Matt made it fun, informative and memorable for all the right reasons.

It felt like we rented our own boat. Snorkeling equipment is included and the guides were very, very, very nice! Can only be recommended!

This was a great experience. Very relaxing, beautiful scenery. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Highly recommended.