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Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

Whitianga: 3-Hour Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove with Swim

From US$ 74.91 per person

Sail around the beautiful coastline off Whitianga in a catamaran and visit local iconic locations. Set anchor at Cathedral Cove and either relax on the boat or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing sea life.

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  • Sail on Mercury Bay on a fully-equipped blue-water cruising catamaran sailboat
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Cathedral Cove and marine reserves from the water
  • Help to sail or sit back on the comfy beanbags, soak up the scenery, and relax
  • Snorkel or swim in the marine reserve and encounter wonderful sea life
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Delight in a 3-hour sailing trip from Whitianga and see the iconic sights of Mercury Bay and Cathedral Cove. Lend a hand with the sailing or simply sit back and relax on comfy beanbags and admire the picturesque scenery. Meet your guide in Whitianga just before 9:30 AM and board the Fully Charged, a fully-equipped cruising catamaran. After a short introductory session to the boat's main facilities and safety systems, set sail out to the calm waters of the bay. As you sail, spot the area's most notable sights with the help of your guide before dropping anchor for 30 minutes at Cathedral Cove. Swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the wonderful sea life, or simply chill out onboard and soak up the scenery. The tour concludes back at the starting point in Whitianga. The morning tour option includes freshly-brewed coffee, chilled organic juice, and a freshly-baked snack. The afternoon tour option includes chilled local beer or New Zealand wine with some smoked local seafood.
  • 3-Hour catamaran sailing tour through Mercury Bay
  • Certified sailor and guide
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Freshly-brewed coffee, chilled organic juice, and a freshly-baked snack (morning tour)
  • Chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood (afternoon tour)

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    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • You are welcome to take your own snacks and drinks onboard
    • A light jacket is recommended in case the wind picks up during the trip
    • The morning sail departs at 9:30 AM and the afternoon sunset sail departs at 1:45 PM. Please make sure to arrive on time
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    This was such a lovely adventure. Friendly crew and we were so relaxed, hanging out on the bean bags and enjoying the magnificent scenery around us. The quick dip and snorkel was so cool, saw the most beautiful fish. And a hot cup of coffee with delicious home made banana bread to top it of...

    May 17, 2021

    December 24, 2020

    Great time. Highly recommend.

    November 16, 2020

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    Product ID: 283412