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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga
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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...more
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Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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All reviews captain joe marine reserve fish great trip marine life cathedral cove sea urchins great hosts ocean floor enjoyable trip great afternoon all ages awesome experience pod of dolphins highly recommend this trip two hours mercury bay
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Reviewed today

Had a really great trip with a really knowledgeable guide. Shona was brilliant on this very interesting and informative trip. I would recommend this experience to everyone to do. Well worth the money.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an absolutely excellent trip this morning with great weather, excellent scenery and two extremely knowledgeable female crew members. It was a brilliant way to see the coastline, be reminded of a bit of NZ history, and check out the fish๐Ÿ˜„. Highly recommended... lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hils001
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Hils001, Thanks for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and for sharing your wonderful review. We have such an amazing coast line and our crew have such a passion for this area and marine life. We love watching the fish life in the reserve,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just returned from our whirlwind tour of NZ. One of the highlights was a trip out on the Glass Bottom Boat to see Cathedral Cove. Scenery was beautiful. Captain took us into a sea cave as well. On the way back someone on board spotted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chrissy D
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Chrissy D, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to share your amazing review :) So pleased to hear the Glass Bottom Boat was one of your NZ highlights. It really is a great trip, allowing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great two and a half hours or so skippered by Ash. He is a fount of knowledge being both born and bred in the area plus a marine biologist. A lot of fun!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paddingtontraveller
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review Paddingtontraveller! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us and learnt a few things about our local region from Ash, he really is a great, fun person to learn from!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the price, a very informative and fun trip along a spectacular part of the coastline off Whitianga through to Hot Water Beach. Thank you Adam and Ash!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Uskiwibloke
markjZ2050QW, Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your trip out with us along our beautiful Whitianga coast!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the glass bottom boat with Mark. It is a really great way to know and appreciate the nature of North Island better. Young and old will enjoy this trip.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Escape38010154216
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Escape38010154216, Thanks for choosing to come out with us and for sharing you great review. So glad you enjoyed your tour with Mark. We have such an amazing stretch of coastline with some pretty special history and I know that Mark really enjoys sharing...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great trip out today. Having spent a few weeks travelling around New Zealand this was a different perspective of the coast. Loved the underwater viewing that made the ride different from others. Thanks Ash for all the local knowledge and insights.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PDC1JMBEN
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi PDC1JMBEN, Thanks for choosing to come out with us and for sharing your wonderful review. Jumping on the boat is a great way to see the coastline, you get to see so much more. The glass panels are definitely our standout feature as getting...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

We wanted to chose one tour to give us an overview of the coast, as well as a chance to see the fish. The glass bottom boat was the perfect choice. Our guide, Shona, showed us many of the historic points in the area, giving...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VT_Travelerx2
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi VT_Travelerx2 Thanks you for coming out on the GBB and for taking the time to share your awesome view. Our tour is perfect if you want to see all the coastal highlights plus all the marine life. Watching the fish through the glass is...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Mark was a incredible tour guide, we loved every minute. The kids absolutely adored the glass bottom and we loved the history and sights! Would recommend to young and old. Thank you so much for the great tour Mark!More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meander40331994431
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there, Awesome to hear you and the kids had a great trip on the boat with Mark as your skipper. There is so much interesting history to hear about in the bay, and so many amazing sights to see. I will let Mark know...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had such a great time with Ash on the glass bottom boat tour! We were on the 4pm trip and it was a warm day so lots of ppl went snorkeling when ash parked in a sheltered bay, it was gemstone bay in the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RBerry163
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us an awesome 5 star review! Ash is a great skipper who loves his work, he is a wealth of local knowledge so I am sure you had a great trip. Gemstone Bay is the...More

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DianeL298
30 June 2018|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Our trip is 2 hrs long. sometimes due to weather conditions it can be 1.5hrs to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, the price is adjusted accordingly.
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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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Vacation729414
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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