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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: 07 867 1962
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Description: View two of the magical film locations from the 2nd Narnia movie Prince...
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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Excellent. Don't miss it!

We did this trip in February. There were 5 of us ranging in age from 45-79 and we all had a fantastic time. Our driver was Mark and guide Terri. They were such wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AnnieB3099
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We did this trip in February. There were 5 of us ranging in age from 45-79 and we all had a fantastic time. Our driver was Mark and guide Terri. They were such wonderful, enthusiastic young people who made the trip really interesting with their knowledge. We had a stunning sunny day and the coastline along this part of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We did the Glass Bottom Boat tip from Whitianga and real enjoyed it. The clarity of the water & being able to see the fish & the bottom through the glass was fantastic. Really liked going into the sea cave & watching the water dripping onto the sea surface from overhead. The water colours are unbelievable. We enjoyed the snorkelling... More 

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

Hi Jon, 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 really enjoyed your tour. Having the glass and seeing all the fish life is such a bonus. Well done for taking the plunge and snorkelling! Many thanks, Mark and Hayley More 

Wellington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great crew, just down to Earth and friendly. We were scheduled for the 4pm tour and got a call around noon asking us if we wanted to go earlier as they had spotted dolphins for the first time in summer. Sure enough they came to pick us up at Cook's Beach and we ended up in the middle of a... More 

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

Hi Lokumos, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Im pleased that you agreed to jump on the 1.30pm tour and got to see the dolphins. They are so awesome to watch from the surface or under the glass. Many thanks, Mark and Hayley. More 

Irvine, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a great trip. The people running the tour were friendly and were able to give interesting information about the areas they were showing us, which included Cathedral Cove and a cool little sea cave. When the glass bottom was revealed they had taken us to a place with lots of fish that were very easy to see. This... More 

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

Hi Jonathan, 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 and watching the fish life through the glass. Many thanks, Mark and Hayley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My partner and I were absolutely very well looked after by the crew (Mark and Sandra) who were also very knowledgeable about the area and the marine life! We saw heaps of snappers, Rays... A cool way to discover the coast as well as the underwater world, basically we had an awesome couple of hours :) Thanks to Hayley who... More 

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

HI Aurelie K, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to share your awesome review. The tour is a cool way to see the coast and we are pleased you feel the same. Having the glass panels to explore the underwater world is a bonus! Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When I arrived in Whitianga I booked a trip to go out on the glass bottom boat, when booking the tour I spoke to Hayley who was extremely friendly and helpful, not just about the tour but for everything else I needed information on about Whitianga and the surrounding area. I booked my tour for the late afternoon and the... More 

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

HI Red222222, 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 all aspects of the tour from the scenery to the marine life. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Chesham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We did this trip today and it was truly amazing. The weather was great and so were the crew. We saw loads of Dolphins and also through the bottom of the boat lots of different types of fish close up. Truly amazing. Worth every $. Thank you for such a brilliant morning out.

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

Hi Lesley, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful morning with the dolphins! Seeing them through the glass is pretty special :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took the first trip of the day being collected at the Ferry Landing at 8.00am The crew, Teri & Tony explained everything very well and we felt very safe on the boat. The weather was overcast at first but we still saw all the cliffs and wonderful rocks that have been shapes by the sea. The glass bottom is... More 

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

Hi Tony, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up you awesome review. Good to hear your enjoyed the tour including the stunning cliffs and the marine viewing through the glass. Hopefully we see you up this way again. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Traralgon, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a trip with this operator on 21st Jan this year. We took a 6:30pm trip - which was added as an extra that day - due to the weather conditions looking not good for the next day. So the later departure meant it was a shorter version - 1 1/2 hours - so didn't go the full... More 

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

HI Murray and Karina, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are pleased you enjoyed the sunset tour and the snorkeling in the reserve. It is such a beautiful part of the world and we are glad you could come out and see it all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Thouroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend to anyone keen on a glimpse into New Zealand underwater sealife. We saw heaps of species including snapper and crayfish. And a big sting ray! And all the big sites on the coast like cathedral cave as well as harder to access boat only spots. Staff were knowledgable giving an interesting insight into... More 

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

Hi Ben1104, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Having the glass panels and seeing all the marine life is the high light of our tour. we are pleased you enjoyed this plus the large sea cave. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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