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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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Amazing fun

Good sized boat with a local captain who made it so much fun. Big Joe was quite a character and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marc S
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Port Fairy, Australia
Awesome trip

We had a fantastic trip in the Glass Bottom Boat today. Mark was a great skipper and took the time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joy C
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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 2 days ago

Good sized boat with a local captain who made it so much fun. Big Joe was quite a character and the great spots he brought us to made it an amazing experience. It's just a great part of the world but being able to access...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a fantastic trip in the Glass Bottom Boat today. Mark was a great skipper and took the time to show us the sights and give us an informative commentary of the area. Thanks for an awesome trip. We will definitely recommend to others.

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mark was an amazing skipper. Making sure all eleven of us saw what we wanted. Great fun had by us all . Ages from 3 to 80.More

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

Good morning Graham H Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great little review. Mark loves his job and is very passionate about all things marine and very knowledgable in our history, which just flows into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Mark for a great guided tour of the coast line around Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach and the history of your area was excellent. Totally enjoyed your company and knowledge and the glass bottom boat was awesome. Seen many species of native fish all...More

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

Good morning Kay D Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Mark is very passionate about his work and so he should be as he is the owner :) All our crew are fantastic, their aim...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The very friendly staff takes you to amazing places around the cathedral cove. The sealive they show you is an extra point and everything is worth the price and the prices are fair. Overall a good choise and we are coming back.More

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

Good morning Patrick L Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Our crew are fantastic, their aim is to show off our stunning coastline, introduce you to our underwater world, fill you in on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant way to see the coastline. Stunning scenery with our friendly guide, Mark. The kids thoroughly enjoyed seeing the fish through the glass floor of the boat.More

Thank F1721ZBnicoleh
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning F1721ZBnicoleh Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Our glass panels are awesome aren't they. Its funny, the kids get down there and take it all in, then the next thing the adults are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our honeymoon. It was a very very great experience indeed. Will surely visit here again wen in New Zealand. Catie was a wonderful host to all of us and they also gave us a chance to get a dip in the...More

Thank Jayrita91
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Jayrita91 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Congratulations on the wedding, hope the rest of your honeymoon was enjoyable. Our crew are fantastic and very knowledgable and their aim is to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth visit to this beautiful place. Great photo opportunity for a close up of the sea caves. Quite cold for a snorkel but worth it.More

Thank Grommet000
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Grommet000 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Wow, did you actually get in for a snorkel .. during our winter temps .. crazy, but well done you!!! I am impressed, but you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from the afternoon cruise today and just cannot get over how great this cruise was. The boat is small so even if fully booked it is not a big crowd so it is quite comfortable. Captain Joe was utterly fantastic with the informative...More

Thank Ian M
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ian M Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and wow, what a fantastic review. We love to get feedback like yours because our main aim of this tour is to show off our stunning coastline, let you view...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip! 2 hours and the skipper was very informative. Weather was good rain held off as it was the middle of winter. Would recommend this to family and friends. On comparison far better glass bottom boat tour than the doggy one...More

Thank kaizer05
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Kia ora Kaizer05 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So happy our glass bottom tour out shone the other one you have done, great to here. Winter can be miss and hit, but sheesh...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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Faisal A
28 November 2016|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi Faisal A Thank you for your question. Our boat tours are two hours long, leaving from and returning to Whitianga. You are on the boat the whole time except if you want to jump in for a swim/snorkel. We cannot beach the... More
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scottyhq
18 October 2016|
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Hi, Yes, we are running tours all labour weekend long and the weather forecast looks great. We are starting to fill up our tours so I would recommend booking in the next couple of days so you are not disappointed. The vis... More
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