Tour the scenic Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach, local islands, sea caves and blow holes. Understand the local history, geology and marine life. See Dolphins*, Orca*, seals and other marine life. Swim and snorkel in and around the marine reserve.
Our tours depart from Whitianga wharf or if required Ferry Landing (please confirm with us if you need a ferry landing pick up). You will cruise on our amazing ex Coastguard vessel Ocean 2. Ocean 2 is a 8.5 meter Rayglass Protector with twin 150 horse power Yamaha engines. We use twin engines for safety and additional manoeuvrability inside the caves and blow holes we enter. Ocean 2 has a very gentle ride, smooth and dry with shelter from the elements if required. For the keen photographer a front seat is the best view and we will swap around so everyone gets a go. We have a portaloo convenience for emergency use. We have a curtain on the cabin door for changing and bathroom use. but it is not particularly private. We encourage the use of public bathrooms before departure.
Operations in level 2 and Covid-19
We will be operating in level 2 following a brief trip to visit my ailing father in Hawkes Bay.
We expect to be available to operate from the 20th May.
Ocean 2, our wonderful tour boat can comfortably take 2 separate bubbles. One group up to 6 (back of boat) and another group 4 maybe 5 (Bow of boat) if a family or friends in a bubble.
We will only take a maximum of 10 people for each trip.
Keep in touch, message us or call to discuss your group. I will be posting a limited time special deal shortly.
We look forward to seeing you.
Skipper and Owner - Cathedral Cove Cruises