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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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Address: Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 7-867 1962
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 05:00
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Explore some of the Coromandels most specular coast line including...

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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The BEST day of our New Zealand holiday.

Thank you Tony , Cheyne, myself and the kids just got back from our morning out with you and the Beautiful Orca's. We enjoyed every minute of our adventure. Plenty to see , the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kylie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Tony , Cheyne, myself and the kids just got back from our morning out with you and the Beautiful Orca's. We enjoyed every minute of our adventure. Plenty to see , the amazing coastline was some of the best I've ever seen, you went above and beyond to make sure we got some wonderful views of the orcas... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you Tony!! Awesome trip, and great way to spend a couple of hours on the water. Highly recommended for all ages. Your knowledge of the area and skilful skippering of your boat made this a most enjoyable trip. The marine life and fish we saw through the glass bottom certainly was worth seeing. Thanks again

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Thank Angela C
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Angela C Thank you joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this review. It is turning into the Tony show, which he is loving to read :) You really can tell that our skippers love what they do and where they work which turns a fantastic tour into an exceptional one full... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful trip and we were well looked after by Tony. Friendly, professional and well worth the money. I would thoroughly recommend this trip. Ask for Tony, he looked after us so well.

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Thank Sheryl W
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Sheryl W Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Tony is just loving all the great feedback, he gets online regularly to read the reviews so thank you on his behalf. It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful trip, happy customers is what we... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing day with Tony as our skipper. Unbelievable sights and great company. Was not expecting such an experience.

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Dkblues Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and wow what an awesome review. I am glad our tour totally exceeded your expectations, that is great to hear :) Our crew all amazing but it is always a pleasure to get such awesome feedback as yours. Thanks again for sharing. More 

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just before our tour which we weren't booked on but managed to get into the tour. Tony was very welcoming and quite knowledgeable about the places to visit. Boat had a full 10 passengers but didn't feel cramped. Wonderful sights along the way with Shakespear Cliffs, Cathedral Cove and the marine reserve. When we stopped along the reserve,... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Judy H Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Tony is pretty fantastic so I am no surprised to hear that you had a great time out there on our tour and enjoyed our stunning coastline. You were very lucky to have found some spare seats... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Joe was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Very interesting to listen too and made it fun. Not masses to see on the snorkelling as the visibility was quite low but the view under the boat was excellent.

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi 0001Wanderer0001 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So great (but not surprised) to hear that you had a great time out on our tour with Captain Joe. He knows how to tell a story or two and make history fun. I am glad you enjoyed our glass panels too, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome trip Thanks Tony &Kate for a great 2 hours weather perfect views .Very informative too . 10/10 Midlifers group

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Thank Christine W
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Christine W Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this great review. It sounds like you all had a 10/10 time on our tour and enjoyed our fabulous crew, love to hear this so thank you very much for sharing. We really do appreciate it :) More 

Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do if you want to see this areas highlights up close. Tony is a fantastic guide, his personal touch, sense of humour and knowledge were a real bonus. The sites from the water were amazingly beautiful and delivered with a detailed knowledge. It was a great way to spend our last afternoon in the Coromandel.

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Peter M Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. What a great way to end your time in the Coromandel, see our stunning area land is one thing but by sea is another, such a neat experience to do. So I totally agree with you on our tour being a... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Mark for his informative narrative during our recent adventure with Glass Bottom Boat tours. It was a great 2 hrs cruising Mercury Bay and seeing the fish and seabed through the glass. My partner enjoyed his dive with the fishes :) Take your camera,togs and snorkel if you would like to swim with the fish, gear is also... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Susan C Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this great review. Yes, a camera is a must, as well as togs but snorkel gear is on board so you don't have to worry if you don't have any. I am happy to hear Mark has helped make some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely time with Joe and Emily, it was perfect! Loved everything about it! Perfect views and very nice to go snorkeling as well!

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Roy V Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. Perfect, thank you for that!! We aim to please so hearing that really makes us smile. So glad you had a great time out there enjoying the sights and getting in for a snorkel and it is great to hear our crew... More 

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