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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise provided by Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Cathedral Cove Cruise
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from $110.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Our unique tour is the only one to show you the marine life without getting wet. The glass panels provide a clear window to spotting marine life. Our crew are passionate about the ocean, conservation and our marine reserve.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Join us for a 2hr eco tour to explore above and below the surface in the marine reserve and along our stunning volcanic coastline. View spectacular scenery including Cathedral Cove, sea caves, towering pinnacles and blowholes. Sit back and watch and abundance of marine life through the glass panels with the option to take the plunge and snorkel amongst the fish. Equipment supplied. Learn all about the marine life and geology within the marine reserve. Our professional and friendly crew have extensive knowledge of the area and provide a fun and factual commentary on our Maori and European history. Let the passionate crew teach you about our amazing marine reserve, our ocean and sustainability. Our mammal watch permit allows us to sustainably interact with any dolphins, whales, orca and seals we see while on tour. Our tour exclusively offers the chance to see above and below the surface and is dedicated to offering the best experience on the water. With excellent ratings and service awards, bookings are essential. Tours depart daily from the Whitianga Wharf.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 238364P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
professional and friendly crew
Duration
2h
Departure details
Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Please meet at the Whitianga Wharf 15 mins before your tour departure time. The Whitianga Wharf is located directly across the road from 13 Esplanade.
Inclusions
professional and friendly crew
Departure details
Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand Please meet at the Whitianga Wharf 15 mins before your tour departure time. The Whitianga Wharf is located directly across the road from 13 Esplanade.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Popular mentions

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292 reviews
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GioSam25
3 contributions
Must do
Apr 2021 • Family
Trip to marine reserve and scenic beaches. Neve and Katie were great with info and history of sites we visited.
Written 4 May 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for your excellent review. Glad you enjoyed the coast and the history of our area. Thanks for coming out with us. Regards, Hayley
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Duncan Bennett
3 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Couples
There knowledge of the local area was great Neive and Julian were fantastic guides.Thoroughly enjoyed our experience,would highly recommend.
Written 1 May 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia ora, Thanks for coming out with us and for taking the time to share your excellent review. Good to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Regards, Hayley
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Logzjulz
1 contribution
Awesome experience
Apr 2021
Our family went on the tour this week and it was an awesome experience. The area and coastline around Whitianga has an enormous amount of NZ history and the
tour guides (Kate and Neve) were very knowledgeable about the area and the marine reserve. They had an answer to all the kids questions and had a lot of fun with them! The weather was perfect and lots of fish to view. There is also an opportunity to snorkel amongst the fish if you're keen. Mark, the owner, made our family feel extremely welcome in Whitianga and we highly recommend this experience. Logan
Written 1 May 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, It was great to have your family out with us and its great to hear your really enjoyed the time with Caitie and Niamh. We are very lucky to have such a special place to live and explore and we love showing it to our guests. Thanks for your excellent review :) Regards, Hayley
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ChrisM
2 contributions
Great experience , well worth it
Apr 2021
Fantastic weather and scenery and awesome views of the fish in their natural habitat. This was a lovely way to see some of the beauty of the Coromandel from a different perspective and well worth it. The crew, Julian and Neve were very informative , interesting , friendly and enthusiastic . We would highly recommend this experience.
Chris
Written 1 May 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for your excellent review. Getting to see the marine life through the glass panels is a real highlight, especially for the people who don't like to swim or dive. Thanks for your recommendations! Regards, Hayley
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Nick Eastham
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
Two fun hours
Apr 2021 • Family
A great way to spend two hours, exploring the coast line and marine reserve. Exhilarating experience on the boat when he throttled up and quickly took us to the next spectacular spot. Loads of marine life to see, and fantastic views of the coast line and a myriad of small islands to skip a around. If the idea of getting wet with a swim and snorkel doesn’t appeal, you can still get a great view of the sea life through the glass bottom. Knowledgeable crew add to the experience with something new for everyone to learn.
Written 1 May 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for coming out with us and for sharing your excellent review. There is so much to see on the tours and viewing the marine life through the glass is a highlight. Thanks, Hayley
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Debbie Balme
1 contribution
AWESOME TWO HOURSAsh was very informative and made our trip great.
Apr 2021 • Friends
Watching our skipper Ash swim under the boat! during the snorkling. Great interaction with everyone on board.
Written 29 April 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for coming out with us and for your excellent review. Ash is a bit of a fish and its hard to keep him out of the water sometimes :) Thanks, Hayley
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Mary G
6 contributions
Great family fun
Apr 2021 • Family
My husband, 2 year old and I really enjoyed our tour. Ash was friendly and informative. There were plenty of fish and other creatures to see. Our 2 year old loved it.
Written 29 April 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for your excellent review. Good to hear that you all enjoyed your tour with Ash. Thanks for coming out with us. Regards, Hayley
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Helly13
Wellington, New Zealand66 contributions
The girls were great but that Mark guy :-)
Apr 2021
But seriously this was such a great day out. The two girls that looked after our boat were fun but knowledgeable. They obviously enjoy their work and everyone in the team seems to get on well. My partner was the only one on board that went snorkelling but he raved about it. Would 150% recommend this trip but go on the girls boat :-) :-)
Written 29 April 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for your wicked review! The girls are smashing it this season, providing awesome fun tours. Thanks for your wonderful comments! Well done to your partner for taking the plunge. Maybe we will see you both again so you can snorkel! Regards, Hayley
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Glenda
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Great trip
Fabulous trip with Skipper Ash. Very knowledgeable, good fun and we didn’t
sink the boat. Highly recommended to all ages.😀😀😀😀
Written 29 April 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Well we are very happy Ash didnt sink the boat either ha ha. Glad you had a great time exploring the coast with him. Thanks for coming out with us and for your review :) Thanks, Hayley
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Nicoleh
1 contribution
Absolutely amazing and so informative - would definitely book again on a future trip to Whitianga
Apr 2021
We had an amazing trip - the highlight of our holiday. Mark and Jordi were extremely informative - they knew so much about the ocean life. It was such great value - and it would definitely be worth repeating when we visit Whitianga again. Make sure you book this trip when you are in the area.
Written 28 April 2021
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Mark and Hayley J
Kia Ora, Thanks for your fantastic review. Its great to hear that your really enjoyed the tour with Mark and Jordy. We think the tour is great value too, thanks for that wonderful comment. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. Regards, Hayley
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Discussted
Discussted
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High light of our trip so far!!!
This was amazing!!! Our crew Amy and Julian were just the best. They definitely need recognition. Will definitely b
lex225
lex225
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Great day out
Katie and Jordie were great hosts, Katie did great keeping the wind and water off the side of the boat where my Wif
jacquit_13
jacquit_13
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Great time out on the water...unique
Naeve and Katie were great. Knowledgeable and fun but professional and you really got a sense that they loved their
blueberriedoll
blueberriedoll
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Perfect Morning activity for the family !
Great experience with lovely weather. 2hours was a perfect amount of time for the tour as we had our 20month old so
harinder26
harinder26
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Awesome, worth the money
Thank u Katie and neev. You have been so wonderful. Even i vomited and felt very uncomfortable but many thanks for
HooperFam
HooperFam
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Great morning out
Was recommended this by a friend and it is a lovely trip out. Kids enjoyed snorkelling off the boat. Saw lots of fi
Sgmil
Sgmil
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Awesome adternoon
Awesome afternoon with Steve the captain and Neve? Awesome to have swim in the marine reserve! Highly recommend
KarolinaW0591
KarolinaW0591
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10/10 great trip
Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. Beautiful trip. Beautiful scenery. Saw lots of fish. If you wis
Tysonkay
Tysonkay
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Great family experience
Just want to say a huge thanks to Steve & Niamh for being our awesome guides. I took my family on the Cathedral cov
252JulieM252
252JulieM252
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Awesome
Highly recommend this tour. Steve and Gordie were fantastic hosts. Best part. Ummmm all of it. See you next year
sweetpeapb1
sweetpeapb1
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Had a fun trip on the boat today
Julian and Lucy were our hosts today and were excellent at their jobs. They knew the history of the area and kept u
Tauranga05
Tauranga05
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A day with the dolphins
Fantastic trip, highlight of our holiday. Had the rare opportunity of up close encounter with dolphins in a small
Harry7201
Harry7201
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Awesome afternoon
We had the most amazing trip with Jordy and Julian. We saw a pod of bottle nose dolphins, snorkelled with some mass
Clayton V
Clayton V
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Awesome trip!
Mark & Lucy were great!!! Lucy was awesome with the kids! enjoyed it thoroughly! 🤘🏻it was very informative and we
Kalu003
Kalu003
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Well spent 2 hours of life
Best experience in the oceanic and coastal beauty with an awesome team (#Cam and #Julian). A must go for all.
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