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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 experience

We visited here on our honeymoon. It was a very very great experience indeed. Will surely visit... read more

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Jayrita91
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Very cool experience

Well worth visit to this beautiful place. Great photo opportunity for a close up of the sea caves... read more

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Grommet000
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Newport, Australia
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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 today 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
Reviewed today 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.

Thank Grommet000
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome seeing the marine reserve and leaning a bit of history. Great bloke and look forward to bringing my friends and family next timeMore

Thank plapalapa
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Plapalapa Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We are lucky to have such a great marine reserve and a coastline rich with NZ history. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our Captain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just brilliant my daughters and I went in this boat tour. Mark the skipper had so much great information to impart and got us up very close to seals and into caves. The scenery is simply breathtaking. I want to go back when the weather...More

Thank Jo C
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Jo C Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and for writing such a great review. You will definitely have to come back and jump in to swim with the fish, it is a very popular thing to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the best afternoon thanks to captain Joe not only did he give us great information about the area but had a great sense of humour. Highly recommended worth every cent. Will differently be bringing my whole family for the tour...More

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

Hi Maria L Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Great to hear you will be back with the family. It is such a great tour for all ages and our skippers are pretty...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great trip out - we even saw whales breaching a real bonus!!!!! Delivered all it promised and more. The skipper Mark was brilliant, very knowledgable about the area and wildlife. We loved the interaction with other trip providers that enabled us all to share...More

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

Hi David G Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this fantastic review. Oh you were so lucky that day to have the Humpbacks pass by, I was very jealous sitting here at my desk hearing all about...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

My wife and i did this boat tour when we visited Coromandel. I have to say i was a bit hesitant in paying 95NZD per person, but when we compared it to the other boat offering it turned out to be the "value for money"...More

Thank Synoptics
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Synoptics Thank you for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and thank you for this fantastic review. Winter is great time to explore, as long as the weather behaves our coastline sparkles. The seals are so neat to see, even though most the times they...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were lucky enough to book on a picture perfect winters morning. Our tour guide, Capt Joe was incredibly warm and friendly, funny, informative, very knowledgeable. The sights - oh wow, the sights are incredible!! I never knew this beauty was in our own backyard...More

Thank Porsh85
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi Porsh85 Thank you so much for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Yay, so great to hear that you enjoyed our stunning coastline, because it is just that .... stunning :) More Kiwis need to...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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