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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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Great time

Skipper Tom and guide Caiti we're great. The boat has an enclosed cabin so was great when the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert F
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Beautiful morning

My mum and I decided to cancel our booked tour the day before as a storm was approaching and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elana K
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Camden, Australia
via mobile
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Skipper Tom and guide Caiti we're great. The boat has an enclosed cabin so was great when the wind was a little chilly. The glass bottom allowed us to see heaps of fish and it was a great way to see some highlights of Mercury...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum and I decided to cancel our booked tour the day before as a storm was approaching and we were offered the tour the next morning at 8am. Well, all we can say is that we made the right decision. It was a beautiful...More

Thank Elana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great alternative to trekking to the famous sights in the area. Seeing Cathedral Cove, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, etc. from the sea is very special indeed. Cruising slowly through the Marine Reserve and looking and identifying the many different fish species through the glass...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven friends off for a couple of hours to view the beaches and scenery around Whitianga. The glass bottom boat tour was fabulous. Lots to see. Mark, our guide was very informative. We stopped in a few bays to see the fish on our glass...More

Thank 395cherylj
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 395cherylj Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. What a cool outing for a bunch of friends to do. Our coastline and marine reserve are just magical and a boat tour is the only way...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out on the 10:30 to this morning with Ash and Caitie. Loved the experience. So much more on offer to be able to see what is going on down below in the marine park.More

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

Hi Damien V Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We are very lucky to have such an awesome marine reserve right on our back door. Our glass bottom is definitely the point of difference, viewing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a glass bottom boat tour while visiting Whitianga for a couple of days. It was a great way to see a lot of the coast line without having to drive for hours, and to see it from a different perspective. It was too...More

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

Hi Aussietourists Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. That is the neat thing about our boats/tours, you can jump in and snorkel if you choose to but even if you don't looking through...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day, helped by beautiful weather, on a 2 hour cruise to Cathedral Cove. Crew very informative and helpful. Plenty of fish to view and caves to visit. Would highly recommend, especially on a fine day.More

Thank IandH_46
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi LandH_46 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. It is awesome to hear that you had a great time out on our tour, viewing our wonderful marine reserve and stunning coastline. Even on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing trip. An awesome way to see the coastline away from the crowds. Viewing the fish life through the glass bottom was certainly an added bonus. Going into the sea cave was just spectacular. A photographer's delight. Would recommend this two hour...More

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

Hi Joanne D Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Our coastline really is a photographers delight, Cathedral Cove is the draw card but the rest of the coastline we tour along is just...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was quite looking forward to this trip and the sights were good to see but after booking this trip 70% for the snorkelling part of the tour I was disappointed when it was not even offered? Was a clear day and we saw plenty of...More

Thank Chris C
Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris C, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and thanks for the review. Its a shame you feel this way. Snorkelling is offered on all our tours and we have had plenty of snorkelling this season already. When the crew...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous views of Cathedral Cove and surrounding area with Caitie and Steve, visited the area a few times before but first time by sea and highly recommend this tripMore

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

Hi Spinkyi Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this review. Isn't it amazing how different our coastline is from the sea, and how much more you get to see and enjoy than...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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