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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
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great afternoon! Mark was very knowledgeable about the area. Beautiful sights to see and glass bottom is amazing. Thanks heaps

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

Hi Rachael, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards, Hayley and Mark More

te anau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Highly recommend for anyone including families this was over a 2 hour cruise with lots of local knowledge. Went into caves and the glass bottom allowed us to see the marine life which was amazing seeing snapper etc. Well worth the money spent

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Hi, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your great review. We are please you enjoyed the tour, especially watching the fish through the glass. It is awesome to be able to see all the fish below the boat! Take care, all the way down the other end of the... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Totally enjoyed our experience. Mark was very friendly and informative, he knew alot about the local area and its history. The scenery was breathtaking. It was a last minute decision for us to go, and I am so glad we did. Highly recommend!! Thanks heaps Mark, thoroughly enjoyed the experience :) Mike and Paula, Katikati

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Hi Paula, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are glad you decided to come along and experience the best of what Coromandel has to offer. We hope to see you back in Whitianga one day. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

San Marino, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Even in winter the trip today was terrific. Very warm in the sun. Saw all the famous places including the 2nd largest sea cave in NZ. Great variety of sealife inches away from the glass bottom. Kids sat right at the bottom and even found octopus and squid. Super kind skipper very knowkedgeable. Kids absolutely loved the 2 hour journey... More

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Hi Valerie, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing your awesome review. We are please you and they kids enjoyed your tour especially being able to see all the marine life through the glass. The marine reserve is such an amazing place both above and below the surface. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A most enjoyable and educational excursion. Although May we enjoyed a sunny and pleasant trip, too cold to snorkel though. Friendly skipper. There are several operators to choose from but only one with the glass bottom boats. Seeing the giant snapper and other fish below was a highlight of our trip. There isn't a toilet on board so go before... More

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Hi, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are please to hear you enjoyed your trip especially the glass bottom viewing. Having the glass and being able to see the marine life while staying nice and try is definitely a bonus of our tour. Kind... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The down to earth, lovely hosts Hayley and Mark made us feel welcomed, relaxed and comfortable on our afternoon trip. Glass Bottom Boat!!! Was definately the coolest part, local Marine Life just below your feet!! Hayley and Mark were extremely informative with the region's history and hot spots, and also respected their stunning surroundings...It was a bliss way to end... More

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

Hi Traysea1284, Thank you for coming out on The Glass Bottom Boat and for your awesome review. We are pleased we ended your birthday weekend with an amazing trip. It was a pleasure to meet you both. take care :) Kind Regards, Mark and Hayley More

Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beautiful day. Skipper Mark friendly amusing & informative. Calm weather, no wind, seas flat. Even if weather was worse, I think it is still would be an unmissible excursion.

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

Hi 97Ross97 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your lovely review. We are pleased to hear you had such a great time on our Cathedral Cove Cruise. Take care. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

spent the day in Whitanga on saturday, decided to take the Glass Bottom boat cruise to fill in some time. Best two hours, our skipper was very friendly and informative about the area. Was very pleasantly surprised with how much marine life we saw -sadly we could not put the line overboard or sample the kina's. Will definately be recomending... 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 taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip. The coastline is very pretty when all the Pohutakawa trees are in bloom so we do hope you get the chance to come back. Kind regards, Hayley and Mark More

Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My wife and I took a cruise on the glass bottom boat during a recent trip to Whitianga. The tour guide/skipper Mark, was great. Super friendly, professional, and well informed regarding the area's history and marine life. The highlight of the trip was seeing the school of big healthy snapper at Gemstone Bay, and taking the boat inside a sea... More

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

Hi Rich, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are please to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your trip especially watching the fish through the glass. This is quite a site! Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Great two hour tour full of caves fish and fantastic beaches. A very knowledgable guide of the area and marine life. Loads of fun and great value for money. Our guides boat handling was exceptional and took us right into large and small caves, blow holes and right up to the amazing cathedral cove. Highly recommended. Thanks so much Mark... More

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

Hi Aaron, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for the awesome review. We are pleased to hear that you were happy with the skippers boat handeling skills and you felt safe. There is so much to see along the coast and we do try getting all tours up close and personal to it all. Kind... More

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