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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
07 867 1962
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Ranked #2 of 17 Activities in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Mark is an owner / operator and he is a great tour guide. The boat is very modern and comfortable, good seltzer if the weather picks up. He provides good commentary on the history of the area. Then he opens up the floor to expose the glass bottom and the view of the huge snapper and cod is awesome. Too... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had a great trip out with Mark in the glass bottom boat. We are a family of 5 with 3 kids under 5 and they all had an awesome time. Marks knowledge of the local area is impressive and the care he took of his passengers was much appreciated. The trip was not cheap but well worth the money.... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fantastic experience! I am so glad I picked the glass bottom boat over the other boat trips offered in the area as the fact that we could see all the fish, ocean floor, crayfish, crabs & even a stingray was absolutely mind-blowing. I didn't stop grinning the entire trip - even zooming back to shore through the waves at... More

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

Hi Annabelle, Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your super review! We are pleased you had a fun time on the tour. being able to see all the marine life through the glass is such a bonus. We hope to see you both out again with your kids, we may... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A phenomenal experience that will stay with us forever. Mark Jones's impressive knowledge of the area and boat skills made everyone on board relax from the start. We will definately book again when we return. Booking an hour in the lost spring is a great addition that topped off the trip. 10 out of 10!

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

Hi Pete, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up you awesome review. We are pleased that you had such a fantastic time on the tour and enjoyed some first time experiences. Again, a big congratulations to you both and I hope the rest of your trip is just as magical!... More

Planet Earth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This 2 hours adventure on the Glass Bottom Boat was fantastic, through Mark's knowledge, we found out a wonderful coastal, full of history with Cook's beach or Mercury Bay, offering a nice scenery all along the trip with cliffs or caves and with Cathedral Cove as the highlight of the cruise. We were also witness of a diversified wildlife under... More

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

HI Pierre, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing up your awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed everything about the tour. The view is stunning both above and below the surface. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our family really enjoyed our tour and just wished we had been there in the summer weather to have a snorkel too...next time! Great people, and a truely memorable experience. We will recommend Glass Bottom Boat tours to all.

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

Hi Sharon, Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to make your awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and hopefully one day we will get you in for a snorkel. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband said afterwards that I didn't stop smiling throughout the trip. Mark was a great host and we thoroughly enjoyed the spiel as well as the amazing views and history. Altogether a must do experience

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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 taking the time to write up you great review. The tour is definitely a smile worthy one with the 2hrs being so action packed. Mark is very pleased he made you grin :) Kind regards, Hayley and Mark More

Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Absolutely loved it!!! great for the kids and the local knowledge was very educational beautiful place!!!Defiantly recommend this trip for any age its one not to forget!!:)

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

HI Jodie, Thanks for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are pleased you and the family had a great time! Cool photos you uploaded :) KInd regards, Mark and Hayley More

Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Four of us headed out on the glass bottom boat today and it was a fantastic experience. Mark was such a great host and was very knowledgable about the local area. We saw lots of beautiful sea life, lots of snapper and huge pink jellyfish! Will certainly recommend this trip to anyone visiting. Thanks Mark and Hayley for a great... More

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

Hi Diane, Thanks you for your top review. We are pleased your whole family came out on the boat to share the experience. Its pretty awesome to get out and see what we have in our backyard both below and above the surface! Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were lucky to get the perfect day flat sea blue sky just luverly. The trip was great, seeing the sea life through the glass bottom a real highlight. Heartily recommend.

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

Hi Glenn, Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are pleased you enjoyed watching the marine life. Having the glass panel and a window into the underwater world is really what steps us apart from the rest. Maybe when the water gets a bit warmer you... More

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