Cathedral Cove Scenic Boat tours Whitianga

Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

Your Host
Ken Hindmarsh


Whitianga Wharf
Post Code
PO Box 392, Whitianga 3452


Cove to coastline tour (1.5hrs)
Once per day:
- 7.30am to 9am

Cove, caves and coastline tour (2.5hrs)
Three times per day:
- 9.30am-noon
- 1pm-3.30pm
- 4pm-6.30pm

Private Charter by arrangement.

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Scenic and Private Boat Charters

What to Expect

Cruise the magic scenery of the Cathedral Cove coast. Visit blow holes and the captivating geology of the Coromandel coast. Sit in the magnificent Orua Cave and view the beauty of the big bay blow hole. Plus the chance to see dolphins and Orca is there for the lucky but not a certainty.
Scenic Boat Tours
Fantastic scenery, fascinating geology, caves, blow holes, dolphin, Orca, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Gemstone Bay, Cathedral Cove, Shakespeare's Bluff, Cooks Beach, Cooks Blow Hole, snorkelling, fish life, adventure, local history, lava flows and more. This on the water adventure is a fun thing to do for all of the family and friends!

Our Tour Boat
The ex Coast Guard Rayglass 8.5 meter Protector offers a very smooth ride with an excellent viewing platform, and an underwater camera to view the sea life.

Enjoy Snorkellig At The Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
For the swimmers in your group, the opportunity to snorkel in the marine reserve and other locations gives a unique up close look at the fish life inhabiting the reserve. We exclusively offer the opportunity to swim with the fish in the Cathedral Cove - Whanganui A Hei Marine Reserve with our on board snorkel gear!!!

Scenic Boat Tour Options and Departure Times
We have a range of boat tours to suit our visitors that may have limited time available or for those with a more leisurely schedule.  Tours depart from Whitianga Wharf and pickup from Ferry landing can be arranged. 
Enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery of Cathedral Cove and the Mercury Bay with our local tour guides.
Double C tour – Cove and Coastline Tour
Departs Whitianga at 7.30am sharp
If you have limited time and would like to pack in the best of the spectacular Cathedral Cove and Mercury Bay scenery this is a great option. 
  • Departs Whitianga 7:30am - Return 9:00am (1.5hrs)
Triple C tour- Coves, Caves and Coastline 
Departs Whitianga  three times a day (2.5hrs)
This tour allows 2.5hrs for an in depth view of the Mercury Bay and Cathedral Cove Coastline with the additional highlights of sea cavesm blowholes and stunning beaches to view along the way.
  • Departs Whitianga 9:30am - Return 12:00 noon
  • Departs Whitianga 1:00pm - Return 3:30pm
  • Departs Whitianga 4:00 pm - Return 6:30pm
Private Boat Tours and Customised Charters
Contact our team who can tailor a special boat tour for your family or group occasion.  


Cathedral Cove Cruise Mercury Bay and Whitianga area
Family fun with Cathedral Cove Scenic Tours book now!
Dolphins at entrance to Whitianga Harbour
Te Horo at entrance to Cathedral Cove
Viewing fish via underwater camera on our onboard large screen tv
See the flower pot with a Whitianga boat cruise!
Orca in Champagne Bay on Cathedral Cove Cruise
Photo opportunities at Cooks Beach blow hole
Travelling with Cathedral Cove Cruises
Boat tours with Cathedral Cove Cruises
Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises leaving Cathedral Cove toward Hahei and Hot Water Beach
Amazing clear waters in the Cathedral Cove area


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Cathedral Cove had been on our "to-do" list for many years & finally we got around to it. How we wish now we had done it sooner as this was by far the best boat trip we have ever done. Ken was informative, funny and obviously a very skillful skipper. The views were stunning and nipping into caves made it all the more fun.

Sarah D
One of the best cruises I have been on, the Captain was fantastic and informative about the area, the kids absolutely loved it and couldn't stop talking about what they saw and how great it was on the boat. Thoroughly recomend the triple C cruise

We booked our cruise on Tuesday with Ken . He was so knowledgable of the area and showed us all around Cathedral Cove . A definite cruise " to do" when you're in the area . Good time with lots of laughs !!

Thanks Diane & Ben ( Sydney )
I would definitely recommend this trip if you're staying in the Whitianga area. The trip we went on started at 07:30 and lasted until about 09:00 but it's definitely worth the early morning start because you get to see Cathedral Cove when it's not overly busy.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
This was my second time doing the tour with Ken. I did it 2 years ago and brought my friends to do it with me again from Australia. It was one of their favourite parts of their holiday in NZ. Ken has a lot of local knowledge and great sense of humour he even told us the best place for fish and chips in town and he was right!! We had so much fun snorkeling and the tour was great! Highly recommend to anyone

Thanks for a great day out on the scenic tour! Ken is great and went out of his way to entertain us and made my son feel so special even though the weather conditions were less favourable we still had a great time! Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises with Ken is a "must do" for all!!!

Adel Hattingh

Whitianga • The Coromandel • NZ

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