Welcome to Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

  • Our tours depart from Whitianga wharf.
  • Tour to Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach, local islands sea caves and blow holes, including the incredible Orua Seacave.
  • Understand the local history, geology and marine life.
  • If lucky you may see dolphins, orca, and seals during the tour.
  • Swim and snorkel in and around the marine reserve.
  • You will cruise on Ocean 2, our 8.5-metre ex coastguard rescue boat.
  • Tours are 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours in duration.
  • Ideal platform to see both the amazing coastal scenery and experience the undersea world, either underwater or from above for those less keen on swimming.
  • Superb boat for photography and taking those memorable selfies.
  • Experienced photographer on board for assistance with family shots and some unique video opportunities.



We are glad to welcome Les Coomber as skipper for this Saturday.

We will schedule a tour this Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you on the water.


Spring SpecialS

Family of 4

2 Adults
2 kids (5-14 years old)

$260 (Save $60)

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Bring some
friends get 1 half-price ticket for bookings of 4 adults or more.

Code: group

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Available from the 12th September to the 30th October 2020.

Coves, Caves & Coastline

Cruise time approximately 2.5 hours

~ Morning Cruise 9:30am – Return 12:00pm ~

~ Afternoon Cruise 1:00pm – Return 3:30 pm ~

~ Evening Cruise 4:00 pm – Return 6:30pm ~

Tour Price

~ Adults: $95.00 ~

~ Children (5 to 15) $60.00 (4 and under free) ~

Cove & Coastline

This tour is IDEAL for those who don’t have a lot of time but still want to see the spectacular scenery of Cathedral Cove.

Our short tour is available by request to fit with your time table but only when CCC tour not already scheduled. Price ad departure time by request give us a call or drop us an email.

2020 Summer Special Charter Deal Available

Catering to groups, families, and special occasions. Private tours are a specialty of ours. We love the group interaction and gives us the opportunity to custom fit a tour for you.

Scheduled for evening departure 4pm – 2 1/2 hours with extended return time by request.

One of the many exclusive action shots set up by the skipper.

Cathedral Cove Cruises has been approved by the New Zealand Department of Conservation to view whales, dolphins or seals if they are encountered during a scenic boat tour.

If whales, dolphins, or seals are seen during a scenic boat tour, Cathedral Cove Cruises adheres to viewing rules to guarantee they always remain safe and are never distressed by our presence.

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

What You Might See On Your Cruise

  • Seals – In the winter months we see them lazing about on the rocks and occasionally swimming in the kelp.
  • Bird life – Sea birds from the majestic Gannet to the wonderful blue penguin.
  • Marine Life – either via snorkeling yourself and getting up close with the abundant fish life in the marine reserve or using our viewing tube from the side of the boat.
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises
  • Dolphins – these wonderful mammals visit the area on occasion. No guarantees that you will see them, but we will keep an eye out on the tour.
  • Orca – Orca visit from time to time, a truly magnificent site if we are lucky enough to have them cross our path.