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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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Highly recommend this tour!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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 

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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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