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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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Friendly, knowledgeable and skilled skipper

Great couple of hours, value for money, a must do if visiting Whitianga. Most informative commentary with local history and geological facts throughout adding to the success of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great couple of hours, value for money, a must do if visiting Whitianga. Most informative commentary with local history and geological facts throughout adding to the success of this attraction.

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out of the Glass Bottom Boat and writing your wonderful review. We take great pride in where we live and knowing its history to share with our customers so it is nice to have great feedback. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great afternoon out with Mark. He quite ably told us all about Whitianga, and the marine life we could see through the bottom of the boat. The water was incredibly clear and the sites around the coast were amazing. Highly recommended for families with children of any age.

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing your wonderful review. We live in an amazing place and it is always a pleasure to share it with people. Winter is a great time to visit, cold but the waters are usually crystal clear, perfect to view the marine life through our glass panels. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a great morning we had on the Glass Bottom Boat with our skipper Mark. We are from the Deep South (champion Highlanders land) and have been travelling the Waikato, BOP and Coromandel and this has been the highlight of our trip. The children all learnt lots about the local marine reserve and history of this beautiful area, they were... More 

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Hi 29janieneh Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and sharing your awesome review and photos. It was great to see the kids snorkeling and enjoying the marine life we have to offer (tough deep south kids in the chilly water). It is always a fun trip when dolphins turn up. Thank you for sharing your... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fantastic morning. Mark was our guide and skipper. Totally recommend this trip. My son has autism and Mark was fab with him. Highlight was coming across a pod of dolphins. So lucky to see these mammals in the wild and having a glass bottom boat couldn't be better. Thank you and if you are in Whitianga go with this team.... More 

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Thank you for coming on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write your amazing review. We are pleased that you chose us and proud to have shared this amazing experience with you and your son. Our glass panels are a huge hit with kids and adults alike. We are very happy you got to enjoy the pod... More 

Russell NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning out on the Glass bottom boat. Tony our skipper was very friendly and great with the children on board. The trip was informative and relaxed. A great way to see the coast, Cathedral Cove and the underwater life.

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

Hi BeachsideResort NZ, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat, im so please we could finally get you out :) Tony is a wonderful skipper and tour guide and I will make sure to pass on your kind comments. We appreciate your wonderful review. Hopefully we can get you out again. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Bundaberg, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Whitianga Glass Bottom tour was amazing. Tony was our guide for the afternoon, he was very knowledgeable on the history of the area as well as the fish we saw. The snapper in the Marine Park were a sight for sore eyes, unfortunately I couldn't throw a line in. My kids are 8 & 10 and loved being able... More 

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

Hi Mshelsky, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing up your awesome review. The snapper in the marine reserve are definitely a site for sore eyes! Its amazing to look through the glass panels and see the number of fish in the reserve and some of theme are so big. Glad your family enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I did a camping trip around the top of the north island for two weeks and this was by far our most favourite experience. The glass bottom boat was the most perfect way to explore one I the most stunning coastlines I've seen. From the cathedral cove Down to hot water beach and all the caves, marine... More 

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

Hi Kim R, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your amazing review! Its awesome to hear that our trip was your highlight of your camping trip. We have such an amazing coastline and marine reserve and we love taking people out to experience it all, especially exploring the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

When we arrived at the wharf and walked down to the boat we were greeted by Mark who welcomed us onboard... The sun was shining and the skies were blue and we were away to explore the waters!!! Mark was very knowledgeable about the area and history and was very friendly and easy going... We saw heaps of fish and... More 

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

Hi Jayz1979, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are pleased to hear that this was one of your highlights while in Whitianga. We have such an amazing coastline and being able to explore above and below the surface is wonderful. Great photos, we love... More 

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
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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Address: Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-867 1962
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 am

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