What to Expect
Get out on the water with Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises to follow the route the HMS Buffalo took around the Mercury Bay, and also discover some other historic sites by sea along the way!As part of the HMS Buffalo commemorations Cathedral Cove Scenic cruises are providing some special short tours leaving from Whitianga wharf.
You will be on board the Ocean 2 vessel leaving from Whitianga Wharf, travel to historic Back Bay and then cruise to Whitianga harbour entrance. The Ocean 2 will then take you along the route the HMS Buffalo took on her last journey - Shakespeare Cliff, Lonely Bay, Cooks Beach and to the site by Buffalo Beach where the ship founded - this will be marked by an orange buoy during the Buffalo Homecoming week commemorations.
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises links to the HMS Buffalo:
The current skipper of Cathdral Cove Cruises has a very personal link to the HMS Buffalo. Ken Hindmarsh is a direct descendant of John Hindmarsh who was a former captain of the HMS Buffalo.