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Boom Sailing

Whitianga: Sailing Trip to Cathedral Cove

3.5 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Experience the spectacular coastline off Whitiangaon a spacious sailing catamaran. Soak in the scenery, get up close to Cathedral Cove, and swim or snorkel with the abundant sea life.


Embark on a sailing trip from Flaxmill Bay, a small cove nestled between Cooks Beach and Whitianga to 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.  Board our large, modern catamaran, and 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. Keep your cameras ready as you sail past Cathedral Cove. You will enjoy some snacks and drinks during the journey.  Once the boat sets anchor, if conditions are good, choose to swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the wonderful sea life, or simply chill out on board and soak up the scenery.  The tour concludes back at the starting point in Flaxmill Bay. 


  • Explore Mercury Bay on a modern, comfortable sailing catamaran
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Cathedral Cove and nature's beauty 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
  • Savor a complimentary wine, beer or hot drink with a refreshing snack


  • Sailing cruise 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 a fresh fruit platter (afternoon tour)

Health Advisory

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Additional Information

  • You can take your own snacks and drinks onboard
  • The morning sail departs at 9:15 AM and the afternoon sail departs at 1:45 PM. Please make sure to arrive early


Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


$118.64 NZD

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