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“Great trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whitianga Adventures

Whitianga Adventures
Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, New Zealand
0800 80 60 60
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Ranked #14 of 20 Activities in Whitianga
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Everyone who comes here must do this trip. Skipper Les was very knowledgeable and talked us through the seascape. He made his commentary funny and witty and kept us all entertained. The area is beautiful and our trip was made extra special by the playful dolphins that came around the boat. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful weather although a little choppy at times made getting a bit wet even more fun.

Visited March 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Many thanks to Les for the fantastic trip, amazing landscape and so much to see.
Les was very knowledgeable on the surroundings, and we highly recommend this trip.
Glad you had plenty of blankets as it was pretty cold on the way back into shore.. :)

Cheers
Marina & Gary
(Hamilton)

Visited March 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“One of the definite highlights of our holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Owner/operator Les assured us we wouldn't get wet. Unexpected swell came up and we smashed into it. My front seat copped the spray. Everyone else stayed dry! Good for a laugh. Informative and scenic tour. Sure beats the steep descent and climb to see Cathedral Cove on foot!!

Visited February 2014
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Rotorua
2 reviews
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“Stunning perspective of Mercury bay, beaches,caves and surroundings. A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Thanks Les. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip today. The scenery was amazing as were your boating skills. It was exciting and fun! Felt safe in rough conditions. Well worth the time and money spent.

Visited November 2013
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UK
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“This is the one, very safe great trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Dan is a fantastic bloke. He is passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the whole coastline not just Cathedral Cove which seems to catch everyone's imagination but you will see much much more on this trip. We saw lots of snapper in the marine reserve
The weather wasn't too good on the day we went out, Friday 17 Feb, but we felt safe at all times. Dan handles the boat very professionally and expertly and ensures a comfortable passage. The boat is quite small and that means Dan can take you right into the caves , some of the larger boats might not be able to do this.
The life jackets that are issued to each passenger are very small and you don't know that you are wearing them,some other boats issued far more bulkier ones.
On this boat all seats face forward and we sat at the back but we still had a great view.
Again on other boats you can be sitting side on which means that you are looking into the boat. As Dan positions the boat bow forward into the caves everyone is looking forward and gets a great view,
We took dozens of spectacular pics.
We were delighted with our trip and would highly recommend this to anyone for a great couple of hours.
The leaflet we picked up has a black background with sea cave in white letters and a green outline of cathedral cove and the word adventures in green underneath [--] gets you through to book
I am not connected to this company just really happy to recommend this trip
If you are down at the wharf the boat is an inflatable rib with blue pontoons with 'Sea Cave Adventures' emblazoned along its sides.

Visited February 2012
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