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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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Wonderful.

Went on the trip lead by Captain Joe and deckhand Tilly. Had an amazing time seeing the various coves and beaches. All five of us thoroughly enjoyed it, and therefore we are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on the trip lead by Captain Joe and deckhand Tilly. Had an amazing time seeing the various coves and beaches. All five of us thoroughly enjoyed it, and therefore we are rating it 5/5. The crew were very entertaining and knowledgeable.

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant early morning trip. Thanks Angela for the tip! Kids loved seeing all the fish and amazing caves and cliffs. Emily and Captain Joe were awesome and so friendly. Such a great family trip and would highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great afternoon on the boat with Tony and Catie! Coming from the outdoor industry myself, it was awesome to just sit back and enjoy the tour and you could see how much these two love their job. Full of great banter and local info, Tony and Catie did an awesome job at keeping us entertained. A+ for the... More 

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

Hi Andrew M Thank you for coming out with us and getting to sit back and relax on the Glass Bottom Boat. Also what an awesome review, our crew ... the 'A' Team will love (cheeky sharing their crew nickname). So glad you just got to enjoy, makes a nice change especially if you are in a similar industry. Our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On our visit to Whitianga in the first week of the year, we took the kids and grandkids on the Glass Bottom Boat tour. Captain Joe was a complete laugh and made the whole trip interesting and fun. We visited all the local beaches and coves and he highlighted all the hanging cliffs and other sights worth seeing, with wit... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trip was recommended to me by the people back at the hotel as a great way to see the coast and especially Cathedral Cove. The skipper Joe and his assistant Tilly were really good and Joe in particular told some fascinating stories about his experiences and also gave us a lot of information about the history of the area.... More 

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

Hi SmudgeBirmingham Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat, thank you to the Hotel that recommended us and thank you for this great review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and had a great time with our fabulous crew. They sure have mastered the art of making sure everyone on board walks off... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a suburb trip out on the water with an amazing crew Rose and Tony! couldn't recommend a more informative funny unique way to see the mercury bay, would definitely recommend the experience.

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Thank LauraBash83
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi LauraBash83 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Our tours are pretty unique within such a gorgeous destination :) So glad you had a great time with our fabulous crew, they work hard to make sure everyone has a great time and walks off with even better memories.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must have visit , take your snorkelling gear and enjoy an educational 2 hour cruise. Captain Cook history A+

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

Hi Tony D Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. We do have snorkel equipment on board free of charge, but you can bring your own gear. The great thing about our tour is it is full of history and stories, our area and coastline played a big part in New Zealand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Scenic boat trip was fantastic. Tony and Rose were great hosts, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Enjoyed every minute of it and would do it again.

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

Hi Minak423 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So happy to hear your enjoyed every minute of our tour, I would have had a word to the crew if you didn't :) If you have a spare 2 hours our tour really is one of the must do in the area,... More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Tony and Tilly ( especiallyTilly ) for this awesome trip this morning. Having arrived in Hahei the day before, we hadn't anything specific planned, but knew we wanted to go out to sea. Looking on the Internet early evening ( about 6pm) decided the Glass Bottomed Boat tour sounded perfect. Great to have the facility to book online... More 

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

Hi Rickawl Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this fantastic review. Our tours are quite popular so booking seats in advance in the busy summer season is essential. But we do our best to finds seats for our bookings. So good to hear our crew (especially Tilly) were awesome (as usual). They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Emily and Fraser were awesome guides, lots of local knowledge. The snorkeling was also a highlight, definitely recommend!

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

Hi Kirsty H Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So good to hear you enjoyed your tour with our fantastic crew along our wonderful coastline. The snorkeling is a big hit for our summer tours, actually we have people jumping in through out the year :) Thank you again for your... More 

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