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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Spectacular!!

Such an enjoyable trip - from one who can’t swim and hates water! Great to see such coastal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ronoc63
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Dublin, Ireland
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Amazing experience

It was beautiful day. Sea was really calm and perfectly clear. We saw lots of fishes more than I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hsm12121110
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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Explore some of the Coromandels most specular coast line including Cathedral Cove. Get close to the stunning volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and sea caves. What sets us above the rest is we take your below to explore the under water world of the Marine Reserve. Spot many different species of fish plus crayfish, stingrays, octopus, kinna and more. Watch the marine life through the glass in the comfort of the cabin or take the plunge and experience sensational snorkeling with equipment provided. Our experienced crew will entertain you with a fun commentary enriched with history and information on the area. Our mammal watch permit allows us to view dolphins and orcas when they visit.
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Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an enjoyable trip - from one who can’t swim and hates water! Great to see such coastal features and marine life through the glass bottom. Steve is a real character and regaled is with his stories - true and some ‘alternative facts!’ Cathedral Cove...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Ronoc63 Thank you for joining us out on the Glass Bottom Boat and wow, what a fantastic review right there. Awesome to hear that someone who doesn't quite enjoy the water had such a great time out exploring on our tour and enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was beautiful day. Sea was really calm and perfectly clear. We saw lots of fishes more than I thought. Stuff is very kind and friendly. He showed us to few interesting places too. We had so much fun and amazing experience. Thanks a lot!!...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Hsm12121110 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and for writing this great review. We love to get feedback like yours, it sounds like you had a great trip out exploring our gorgeous coastline and our underwater world....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow thanks for the great trip on Saturday, awesome views from the water of Cathedral Cove and surrounding bays. Loved seeing all the fish and marine life while still wearing a beanie and puffer!More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this great review. Saturday afternoon was a stunner, but you are right about needing that jacket and beanie as it sure was chilly. Our coastline is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent way to see The Coromandel from a different beautiful view. The glass bottom boat tour was fantastic, our tour guide was knowledgeable about the region and history, the water was amazingly clear! So worth it!

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! That's awesome you had a great time onboard with our crew, and even better that the water visibility sounded amazing. We hope to see you back one day soon! Kind regards, Caitie

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We did a last minute glass bottom boat tour because we wanted to get it in before the weather deteriorated and my goodness did we get lucky. Perfectly calm water with 15-20 dolphins working the bay. Our guide Mark was excellent and made our day...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Good morning David P Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and for writing this great review. A dolphin day is always a good day, well done on being lucky. They are magical to watch in their wild and free...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

So glad we took this morning cruise. It was more than we had anticipated and we enjoyed every moment. Their were two families with young children on our cruise. When the glass bottom was revealed, their excitement was a joy to behold, as was their...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Good morning Anne D Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Isn't it neat watching the young ones excitement when they view through the glass! Those glass panels truly bring out the inner child in all...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Great tour, stunning scenery and worth every dollar. Well done. Very accommodating skipper. ReccomendedMore

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Good afternoon Mullos1969 Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed your tour with us and think we are good value, that is always awesome to hear and greatly appreciated. Also...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This was an amazing trip and recommend for young and old alike. Our crew were amazing and the views phenomenal. Take the time to venture out on the glass bottom boat and experience the pleasures of the water - enjoy a bit of snorkeling as...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Good afternoon Mark H Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for this awesome review. Our tours are perfect for all ages, I think it brings out the inner child in everyone especially when you get to enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Our family decided to go on the Glass bottomed tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ash was our skipper, and was very knowledgable and professional. We learnt a lot about the fish, reserves, geology and history of the area. Spectacular cliffs, caves and coves. Highly...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Good afternoon TaupoRaerae Thank you for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and for this great review. We are very proud of our backyard and our tours, they really are more than just a boat ride. The history of the area is great to hear, and...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We took the 9.0am option and it was a very calm trip. Great opportunity to see the magnificent coast, hear the history and experience the fauna. This is one of the great experiences of NZ. The glass bottom boat was also a bonus. Able to...More

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markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Hi David G, Thanks for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for making your wondering review. We think we are one of NZ's greatest experience too :) thanks heaps for that! Having the ability to explore above and below the surface on the...More

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adelinerao
9 October 2017|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi. November is a nice month as its starting to warm up. At the moment we are getting all 4 seasons in a day so just be prepared for that just in case. There are other great family activities in and around Whitianga. The... More
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Tarni-Lee R
28 August 2017|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your message. We see orca quite a few times throughout the year however there is no particular time to see them. They tend to come and go as they please. Lets just cross our fingers and our toes and pray... More
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lwwho1
4 February 2017|
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Hi lwwho1, Thank you for your question. Yes the water is a refreshing high teen to low twenties in December. If you are not a fan on this temperature water you are welcome to bring a wetsuit. We do find that is can be... More
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