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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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Address: Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-867 1962
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Description: 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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This boat trip was a highlight of our trip to Whitianga. Both Hayley and Mark were excellent and super friendly to deal with. Mark had a wealth of knowledge about the area which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This boat trip was a highlight of our trip to Whitianga. Both Hayley and Mark were excellent and super friendly to deal with. Mark had a wealth of knowledge about the area which added a richness and depth to the cruise. We cruised alongside the coastline and took in the sights of shore and sea. The scenery was stunningly lovely.... More 

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

Hi rhrpink, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your amazing review. We are pleased that your experience was the highlight of your Whitianga trip. The marine reserve is a very special place and we are very lucky to have it right on our doorstep, plus having the glass panels... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A great trip out to see the Marine Reserve and the gorgeous coastline from the water. Very comfy boat with shelter from the sun and the breeze. Great commentary all the way. Having a glass bottom boat allowed us to see the wonderful fish life in the Reserve. A seal was in early in the season to relax, a few... More 

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

Hi Karen W, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Good to hear you enjoyed the tour exploring the coast line above and below the surface. The glass panel and the ability to see the marine life is such a bonus! Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went on an afternoon on a glorious day and it was just awesome -- the best thing in our short holiday in NZ. Mark was a great skipper, handled the boat very skilfully and was the full-bottle on marine life, birds, geology, birds and the remarkable coastline. Well done, Mark!! Next time we'll do it again --- and it's... More 

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

Hi Rod S, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking to the time to share your awesome review. Our coastline is very special so we are glad this experience was on the top of your holiday list. Hopefully we see you again :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a great way to see the local coastline. The Glass Bottom Boat is an excellent way to take in the amazing scenery and to view the marine life. Mark was very informative on our trip giving us all sorts of information. thanks guys for an awesome trip.

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

Hi LMN67, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to make your awesome review. Our coastline and marine reserve is an amazing place and we are pleased you enjoyed exploring this area on out boat. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went on the 10:30 morning tour. The sea was calm, and we were stoked to see the beautiful rock formations, islands, Cathedral Cove, and the fish of the marine preserve through the glass bottom. (Kind of like snorkeling but without getting wet.) Another tour boat sounded the emergency alarm. What was it? Orcas! First a male swimming up and... More 

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

Hi Raelene, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your amazing review. What an amazing tour you had with the orca! Our mammal watch permit allows us to spend time with these amazing animals. We loved the photos your took that day and thank you for sharing them. Kind... More 

Gore, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great trip, guide knew alot about the area and took us to some amazing places. My wee girl loved seeing the fish through the bottom of the boat. My husband enjoyed taking a dip in the sea and trying out the snorkel.

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

Hi 97Hayley, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your review. We are pleased your whole family enjoyed the experience, especially watching the fish through the glass. Well done to your husband for taking the plunge and snorkelling! Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Wellington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We chose to do the glass bottom trip this time after a faster boat trip on out last visit & it was great. Mark knew his stuff & had lots go interesting facts to tell us including photos. We stopped & some got off for a quick snorkel around the boat, it was great seeing my 9 year old go... More 

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Hi SunBeachFun2014, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write your awesome review. Well done to your family for taking the plunge and snorkeling with the fish. Its a shame about the dolphins, you will have to try again next time you visit Whitianga. Come in and see us for another... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time. Mark gave heaps of great information about the local area, including geological and environmental but also historical that was so interesting. Having the glass bottom was great especially for the kids to see all the fish, and even mum swim under the boat to wave at them too! Mark has great eyes spotting a very... More 

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HI Rachel F, Thank you for bringing your family out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. The glass panels are a great way to make sure the non snorkellers on board dont miss out on anything so everyone on board has a great time! Well done for taking the plunge... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our group found this such an exciting experience . The weather was perfect for being out on the water and being able to dive and swim amongst the fish. The viewing was amazing and all ages from my group partook of the opportunity to get in the water. Hayley was most informative on our trip out to the magnificent Cathedral... More 

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

Hi TaylorTours, Thank you for bringing your awesome group out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your group come out on the boat. We loved getting to know them and have them explore our marine reserve and coast! We look forward to working... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

At the time of booking, the friendly staff were very helpful with maps and weather forecasts and most understanding when we had to change our booking time on the day of the trip. Our skipper was very knowledgable about the local history, geology and the marine reserve and his expert handling of the boat ensured that we accessed the best... More 

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

Hi DianeandCarlos2014, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your fantastic review. Customer comfort and satisfaction is very important to us so we can be very flexible when it comes to booking. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed looking through the glass panels, this is such a... More 

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