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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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What a great day

Thought we would miss out as the weather was supposed to be bad but the day turned out great. Mark was very knowledgable and went out of his way to make everyone's trip awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Old Bar, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Thought we would miss out as the weather was supposed to be bad but the day turned out great. Mark was very knowledgable and went out of his way to make everyone's trip awesome. We will be back. It's the only way to see Cathedral Cove.

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Goomeri, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful and very informative trip. Joe was a very entertaining skipper. Was definitely a highlight of our New Zealand holiday, would certainly go again, in the summer as the water was so inviting.

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

Hi Janiene Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. It is so good to hear we were a highlight of your trip to New Zealand. Our aim is to make our trip fun and informative, we have so much to offer here. We look forward to you coming again, when... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great afternoon around the water. Mark was superb in his commentary and we thoroughly enjoyed the view as well as the local history. Highly recommend this

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

Hi GnRB Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. We have a special place and love to share both the scenery and history behind it. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with us. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a fantastic way to see a special part of the Coromandel Coastline. Our skipper for the day was Mark who knew a lot about the coastline and looked after us very well. Viewing all of the marine life through the glass opened up a whole new world, and I was so impressed at how clear everything was. We were... More 

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Hi Evans296 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. The whale sighting was a rare great sighting which we all took pleasure in and are happy you got to experience it to. We hold a mammal permit which allows us to view these amazing creatures from a respectful distance and... More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Thank goodness for a last minute decision to take a trip on The Glassbottom Boat as I got to have my first experience at seeing a real life whale. As a Local in Whitianga I encourage everyone (local or tourist) to take the time and do this trip it is 'SO WORTH IT'!! Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable... More 

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

Hi JoyBurnz Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing such an amazing review. I totally agree that locals need to get out there and explore because we have such an amazing coastline and marine life right on our doorstep, I too was blown away when I eventually discovered it. We take pride in... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took this trip on our month long visit to New Zealand for our son's wedding. The guides were amazingly knowledgable and friendly and the whole experience was fantastic. There was lots of time to admire the wildlife and to swim/snorkel in the warm turquoise waters around Cathedral Cove. Every trip to New Zealand should include this cruise!

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

Hi Jan R Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing such a great review. I am glad you shared your holiday and took the time to come out and enjoy our tour and coastline with us. It is a very special place and it is good to have great feedback such as yours. More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a must when you are in the Coromandel. I was so impressed with the crystal clear waters. Our guide was sympathetic to the area and obviously knowledgeable about the marine reserve, geography of the area and the geothermal aspects too. The best way to see Cathedral Cove in my opinion. Just brilliant loved every minute of the tour.... More 

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

Hi JanineMegaw Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing your amazing review. Winter is a great time of the year to visit, our waters are usually crystal clear at this time. We are proud of where we live and the history behind it all so really appreciate getting such great feedback. More 

Wellington
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The glass bottom doubled the quality of the experience. Also the owner was a knowledgeable marine biologist and also understood the unique geography of the area. Whether you want to learn new things or just have an awesome experience in nature, this trip is fantastic.

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

Hi DebsG09 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this amazing review. We do take pride in our amazing coastline and try to provide our customers with knowledge of the area to create a whole package experience. We really appreciate having such great feedback, so thank you. More 

Otorohanga, New Zealand
1 review
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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