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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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This was an amazing trip and recommend for young and old alike. Our crew were amazing and the... read more

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Mark H
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
NZ scenery by sea.

Our family decided to go on the Glass bottomed tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ash was... read more

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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 yesterday

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

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank TaupoRaerae
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank David G
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markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i had a great experience with them. We saw all the hot spots from the penynsula and also learn about the history of them! The crew was lovely and super funny.

Thank Juan M
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markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Juan M, Thanks for coming out on the Glass Bottom boat and for sharing your great review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. There is so much interesting history to be learnt about our area. Thanks. Hayley

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip out for a couple of hours. Amazing scenery, great skipper and a super-cool guide (Caitlin) who made sure we all had a wonderful time. Must do!More

Thank Stephen L
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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Stephen L Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat for two hours of goodness. We are lucky to have such awesome crew, both skippers and deckies :) . That and the scenery and glass bottom really makes our tours special....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our two hour tour, our skipper Steve really knew his stuff & was hilarious. The scenery was magnificent.More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Lain and Louise Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour out there along our stunning coastline and that you enjoyed listening to Steve's commentary and stories along the way :) ....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a glass bottom boat tour during our two-day stay in Whitianga. Although there wasn't a ton to see due to the season, it was really fun to view the ocean floor through the bottom of the boat. We went quite...More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Skem2510 It sounds like you and your husband had an awesome time out on our tour, thank you joining us and taking the time to write this review. Our coastline is stunning and we do cover quite a distance because there is just...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had so much fun during the Glass Bottom Boat tour, Skipper Steve is very funny and friendly. Thank you for the awesome tour!More

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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning NickyKomala Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this great review. We love to read peoples feedback on our tours and our wonderful crew. So thank you very much for your feedback, we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this tour for the glass bottom experience and for the shelter available onboard so we wouldn’t get sunburnt. The staff in the office in town were warm and helpful. Our skipper was friendly and knowledgeable. The coastline is spectacular and our kids loved...More

Thank Pheonie
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markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Pheonie Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat. Your review is awesome and thank you so much for mentioning the office staff, we kind of get forgotten as soon as you board the boat ;) Our boats are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience! Our first time to the coromandel and the glass bottom boat was a highlight. We went on the first sailing of the day and this was great because it wasn’t too hot or choppy. The scenery was spectacular! Cathedral cove was...More

Thank nellanella
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markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nellanella, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to share your wonderful review. Its great to hear the Glass Bottom Boat was a highlight for you. There is so much to see along the coast and...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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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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