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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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Fantastic experience for the whole family!

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ruby G
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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

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 much our customers enjoy the trip. So thank you again for sharing :) More 

Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 Mark

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

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 you all enjoyed the tour and our magical coastline. Thank you again for sharing, we... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very helpful and informative guide in Tony. Super few hours. Thanks this looking for more characters which is irritating and unhelpful but there you go

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

Hi Gerry C Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for letting us know that you had a great time out there on our tour is our wonderful skipper Tony. It is the best way to see our coastline, especially if your time is limited. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to get out onto the water and see the coastline from a different angle. Having walked along to Cathedral Cove that morning, we were interested to see it from the sea too. Captain Joe showed us some of the more secluded beaches that are hard to reach without a boat and informed us about the marine reserve and how... More 

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

hi Lilacgoat Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. You do see so much more from the water, our coastline is so rich with history and is just stunning. Even people that boat in the area take this tour and get blown away, which is just awesome. Snorkeling is... More 

regional victoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing the change in colour of the water. When the viewing area was opened the water was a beautiful bright blue. Watching the fish was amazing. We even saw a lazy seal laying back in the water. There was an opportunity to have a snorkel on the surface at the end of the trip. Wish we had taken... More 

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

Hi Carolyn I Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this amazing review. It sounds like you had a great time out on our tour, excellent because that is what we want all our customers to do. Shame you didn't jump in for a snorkel with the fish,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great friendly team. Knowledgeable skipper who told us all about the area. very personalised great time.

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

Hi Barbara G Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Our tours are small and very personal, you are definately not just a number when you come out with us. Our crew are very well trained and knowledgable and take great pride in showing off our stunning coastline, which I think... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the trip and scenery, Mark was an excellent guide throughout. My partner loves being in the water, so the snorkelling was a real treat. She was lucky enough to see a sting ray! Definitely a must do boat trip if you come to Whitianga.

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markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Adam E, Thanks for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your great review! Good to hear your partner took to plunge and that she got to see a stingray. They are pretty cool to watch gliding through the water. Thanks again :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley Jones. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations went on this tour and all had a good time. The glass bottom was really interesting and beautiful to watch - even babies loved this! A few of us jumped in for a swim (in April) - it was bracing but they had a great time. It was a very efficient and informative way to see the sights.... More 

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

Hi Rachel C Thanks to all of your family for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Our tour truly is one for all the ages. Our glass panels appeal to all, the informative and fun side to those with minds that love to hear and learn and the water... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Mark made our day. An amazing experience for us all but for the young children to experience swimming in the reserve with their mum,aunty and cousins was as Keisha said "the best birthday ever" the tour was awesome; we are so lucky to live in this very special place. Lets keep it that way. Cheers guys for making rhis... More 

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

Hi Mary L Thank you for finally joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. At last we get you over the hill to try out what we have to offer :) Love to hear that is was the best birthday ever, thanks Keisha!! Watching kids on our tours is so... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had great trip with Mark showing us the interesting scenery and formations along the coastline. Plenty of different fish to see through the glass bottom, as well as a fantastic snorkel in the crystal clear water. Fantastic afternoon and our best tour in NZ, can thoroughly recommend this trip as a great way to see above and below the water!

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

Hi Fiona V Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this awesome review. Woohoo, the best tour in NZ you have been on, love that comment. Thank you, thank you. We love our tour, our coastline and sharing it with our customers but it is feedback like this that really makes our jobs worthwhile... More 

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