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Location: Cathedral Cove, New Zealand | Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
Category: Cruises & Water Tour
Leisurely cruise along calm waters to Cathedral Cove
Chance to snorkel & explore the rich sea bed
Views of towering mountains & vertical cliff faces
Fascinating history of Mercury Bay from an expert guide
Up-close encounters with marine life at Te Whanganui A-Hei
Snorkel mask and snorkel rental
Live tour commentary provided in English
Hop aboard an exhilarating cruise and explore one of the most awe-inspiring stretches of coast in New Zealand. Your 2-hour trip includes a visit to the Mercury Bay beaches, up-close encounters with towering rocks, and a stop at Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve.
Climb aboard your cruise at Whitianga Wharf and get ready to explore Cathedral Cove and its pristine rugged coastline. Maneuver around top Mercury Bay beaches such as the charming Lonely Bay, the gorgeous Shakespeare Cliff, the isolated Cooks and Hahei beaches, as well as the thermal springs of Hot Water Beach.
Along your cruise, hear the stories of the region's vibrant history, from Maori settlements to European immigration, from your expert crew members. Then stop at the wonderful Cathedral Cove, where scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia were filmed. Get your camera ready as your cruise makes a close approach to giant towering pinnacles such as Champagne Rock, as well as enormous sea caves like Orua Sea Cave.
Next, visit the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, where you encounter various flora and fauna of the rugged coastline, as well as unspoiled native bushland. If you're lucky, spot local wildlife like sea birds, bottlenose dolphins, and even seals. Soak up the remarkable sights and sounds and even take the opportunity to snorkel.
Know before you book:
Children 4 and younger are complimentary.,
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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