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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1962
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I would say do it!!

My wife and i did this boat tour when we visited Coromandel. I have to say i was a bit hesitant in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Synoptics
Worth every dollar

We were lucky enough to book on a picture perfect winters morning. Our tour guide, Capt Joe was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Porsh85
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Palmerston North, 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 5 days ago

My wife and i did this boat tour when we visited Coromandel. I have to say i was a bit hesitant in paying 95NZD per person, but when we compared it to the other boat offering it turned out to be the "value for money"...More

Thank Synoptics
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to book on a picture perfect winters morning. Our tour guide, Capt Joe was incredibly warm and friendly, funny, informative, very knowledgeable. The sights - oh wow, the sights are incredible!! I never knew this beauty was in our own backyard...More

Thank Porsh85
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Porsh85 Thank you so much for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Yay, so great to hear that you enjoyed our stunning coastline, because it is just that .... stunning :) More Kiwis need to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lovely sunny day we left for a real once in a lifetime experience. The scenic coastline with its history and wildlife made the time pass so quickly. Two added bonuses were skipper Jo's comments and the pod of dolphins that surrounded us. We...More

Thank Ross M
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ross M Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write this fantastic review. Our coastline is pretty magical and when dolphins turn up .. wow, what a day and what an experience. So glad...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mercury Bay put on a gorgeous late fall morning for a cruise out to see Cathedral Cove. Skipper Mark managed to fit a bit of history, geology, marine life, and just plain tourism into two hours in a friendly, matter-of-fact style. (Always good to find...More

Thank JimTeAnau
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jim TeAnau Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We are very lucky to have such a stunning coastline which is so full of NZ history right on our doorstep, and even luckier...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had a group of 6 adults take this trip. What a fantastic time, from the friendly staff when we stepped on the boat to the excellent knowledge our skipper had of the area. The glass bottom boat was an added plus being able to...More

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Helen M Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this awesome review. So happy to hear you all had a great time. Our tour is one that shouldn't be missed while in...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Capt Joe is a hoot!! Such a wonderful time to see the Coromandel coast from a fun perspective! Loved it & thank you Capt Joe for making it extra special for us!! 😘More

Thank Melanie R
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Melanie R Thank you for coming out on tour with the Glass Bottom Boat and Captain Joe. He is a big hit with our customers so it is always a pleasure reading about peoples reactions to our tour and his perspective on it all....More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours on a picture perfect day. We had a great day, the glass bottom boat offers great views of the abundant sea life -don't miss it!More

Thank Coco9088
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Coco9088 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. Such nice words, it is always a pleasure reading peoples thoughts about our tour. Great to hear you had an excellent time out with us :) Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

My husband and I had a fantastic trip today with a very informative skipper. A chance to see the beautiful coastline of Whitianga and the sea life in the marine reserve. I would highly recommend this trip. Helen and Bill from Tasmania.More

Thank poppysames
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Helen and Bill Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It was great chatting to you yesterday when you booked, and even better to get this review letting us...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the glass bottom boat during our family trip to NZ and cannot speak highly enough of it! It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, our skipper/tour guide was very informative and friendly, and the scenery was breathtaking.More

Thank Ruby G
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Ruby G Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. It is always a pleasure getting such great feedback. We know we have a great tour but I never get tired of reading how...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great day out with Mark taking us. He was very friendly and helpful and informative. Good stops at Cathedral cove, orua cave and a nice swim with plenty of fish. Glass bottom boat especially good for the kids who loved it. Thanks MarkMore

Thank scottiruss
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Scottiruss Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this wonderful review. All aged kids, even us big ones, get great enjoyment from the glass panels, the imagination just runs wild looking into the underwater world. Great to hear...More

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lwwho1
Hi. What's the water temperature in early December? I read "refreshing" as in low 20s? Will we need wet suits? Thanks!
4 February 2017|
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Response from markjZ2050QW |
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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Faisal A
Hello, Me and my wife are planning to stay in Whitianga for 2 nights. we are planning to do the glass bottom boat tour. But will we get a chance to get off the boat at the Cathedral Cove or we have to come by foot to do that? also if we plan to do a beach walk to Cathedral Cove do we need to do the boat tour too??
29 November 2016|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi Faisal A Thank you for your question. Our boat tours are two hours long, leaving from and returning to Whitianga. You are on the boat the whole time except if you want to jump in for a swim/snorkel. We cannot beach the... More
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scottyhq
Hi there! My partner and I were wondering if you are running trips this Labour weekend? what's the viz like currently? How much is it for two Adults?
18 October 2016|
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Response from markjZ2050QW |
Hi, Yes, we are running tours all labour weekend long and the weather forecast looks great. We are starting to fill up our tours so I would recommend booking in the next couple of days so you are not disappointed. The vis... More
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