Get closer and experience more with Sea Cave Adventures who offer a cruise like no others in and around the incredible sea caves nearby Whitianga township. Explore deep inside the majestic sea caves and witness the magical acoustics and thriving sea life. Take in the Golden beaches, offshore islands, blowholes, towering rock faces and the famous Cathedral Cove – home to the set of Narnia. Experience the great scenery on this spectacular cruise. Snorkel with the fish & marine life in Gemstone Bay, or swim in the amazing waters of Orua Cave. We get in closer so that you are able to experience more, with over 25km of Volcanic Scenery, this truly is the perfect cruising coastline. View all this and photograph more from our purpose built boat where your safety and enjoyment is our specialty.
With over 25kms of continuous volcanic scenery between Whitianga and Hot Water Beach, our unique purpose built vessel is the perfect viewing platform for anyone looking for a more personable tour.
As we leave the Whitianga wharf, discover how the Town was founded around the timber industry, the relevance of Ferry Landing and some modern day info. As we cruise along the Shakespeare Cliff’s base, learn about its makeup, it’s naming and view some of NZ’s flora and fauna in the ancient rockery. Learn a little about the history of Capt. James Cook arrival in NZ and sit tight as we take the purpose built boat inside Cooks blowhole. Te Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve gives you an opportunity to view some of the marine life that the reserve holds, snorkel with the snapper in Gemstone Bay or the smaller fish at the Twin Markers.
Cathedral Cove is one of NZ’s most iconic sites, we will get you as close as possible to the archway, give you a fantastic look at Te Hoho, and slowly travel through The Mares Leg. Once through Wilmore’s passage we enter Champagne Bay, a majestic bay with its massive volcanic rock formations. We will take you up close and personal to the cliffs, caves and inlets allowing you to take those “once in a lifetime” photos. As we enter NZ’s 2nd largest sea cave ‘Orua Sea Cave’, marvel at its sheer size, its sparkling 15 metre deep waters and its marine life. Sit back and enjoy the ride as we enter the cave that takes us into this unbelievable blowhole towering 80metres above us. At Poikeke Island look over the side and see the crystal clear waters and watch as we navigate through the Mercury Bays own “Hole in the Rock”