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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Address: Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 867 1962
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Ranked #1 of 19 Activities in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: View two of the magical film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince Caspian, including world...
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Owner description: View two of the magical film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince Caspian, including world famous CATHEDRAL COVE. Watch the awesome marine life up close and snorkel the marine reserve with all equipment (including wetsuits in winter) supplied free. Explore spectacular sea caves and if dolphins take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay we have a marine mammal watch permit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Terry and Rod good duo! Excellent 2 hour trip beautiful scenery excellent commentary too .Brilliant for all ages too

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Glennis, Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up you awesome review. Good to hear you enjoyed the whole experience and the stunning scenery! Your photos are great, thanks for loading them :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Aldavilla, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a relaxing, interesting and lovely trip. Only 12 of us on the 8am trip, the commentary was great and our skipper took every opportunity to ensure we had a great view of everything on offer. We took the option of a snorkel and nothing was rushed so our 2 hour experience was just lovely and we felt the price... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up you awesome review. The 8am trip is one of the best trips of the day with the weather usually being the calmest, plus you are the only people of the water so you get most places to yourself. are pleased... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

There are several companies who will take you out to the coastal sites, including Cathedral Cove and Orua’s Sea Cave, and they were all cheaper than this tour. However, they were all in open zodiac-type boats which are more exposed to the elements, and feel less secure for children, or for those scared of the water. The glass bottom adds... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Jane C, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and then taking the time to write up your super review! We are pleased your group had such a wonderful time on the tour. Having the glass panels so everyone can see the marine life is such a bonus of the tour. Thanks again for all your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The sun was out, the water was warm and clear the staff Terry and Rod were both friendly and knowledgeable about the area and there product. We snorkelled, spotted fish and followed a spectacular coastline. An excellent tour for all ages.

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

HI Caron, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Good to hear that you and the family really enjoyed spotting the fish and snorkelling. I will pass your comments on to Terri and Rod. Many thanks, Mark and Hayley More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a wonderful time out on the water with glass bottom boat. Really friendly staff, safety is a priority, life jackets available for all especially children and staff completely approachable. Went snorkeling with 5 yr old. They had all the gear for adults and children (just goggles for 5 yr old) but that's all we needed. Fantastic scenery and great... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for making the effort to make your awesome review. We are pleased you felt safe and welcome on the tour. This is what we really strive for on all of our tours. Our crew really enjoy their jobs and taking our guests out and showing them why we... More 

Alva, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Chose Glass bottom boat for trip out to Cathedral Cove and around the bay,great value,a little more expensive than others available,but well worth it,staff were Mark and Sandra,both knowledgeable and very informative. Make sure you take your swimming gear!

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi mort1952, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. I will pass your comments on to Mark and Sandra, im sure they will appreciate them. Love your profile picture :) Many thanks, Mark and Hayley More 

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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Worth the money, if you got the time, do the trip and enjoy a beautiful tour!! We did the Glass Bottom Boat Tour on a perfect Sunday morning. The sun was shining and the ocean was calm. The tour started from the wharf in Whitianga which is reachable within 3-5 minutes from the I-Site and probably from almost every accommodation... More 

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Hi Anne F, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your fantastic review! Great to hear that you really enjoyed your 2hrs exploring the coast and marine life. Having the glass panels is such a bonus for those who chose not to snorkel cause they dont miss out on... More 

Timaru; New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great trip! Fun snorkelling albiet short as we had run out of time. Lovely skipper and host. Thoroughly recommend.

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Sherbsfamily, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Glad you enjoyed the tour and the snorkelling. Maybe we will see you next time you are here for another snorkel. Thanks again. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went out on a morning tour, it was very calm seas and great scenic views. We went in a small boat and went into the cave and stopped twice for a short snorkel. The snorkelling you see fish (snapper, kingfish, type of swordfish marlin? and kina ( no coral) it is refreshing and scenic underwater too. We couldn't fault... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Dianne, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Good to hear that you enjoyed the tour and were happy with your guides. I will pass your comments on to Tony and Terri. I have spoken with Tony and what you saw was a really large... More 

Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The captain was very friendly, informative and patient with our international students. The students loved being able to snorkel in the Marine Reserve, and the other students who didn't want to swim, loved looking at all the fish through the glass. The coastline was stunning, and the weather was great! I highly recommend this as a great way to get... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi LIslJones Thank you for bringing your students out on the Glass Bottom Boat and then for writing your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have them all come out with us and to see them take the plunge and swim in the reserve. We look forward to doing this again :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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