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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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Ka Mau Te Wehi = Awesome

At the time of booking, the friendly staff were very helpful with maps and weather forecasts and most understanding when we had to change our booking time on the day of the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
DiandCarlos2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

At the time of booking, the friendly staff were very helpful with maps and weather forecasts and most understanding when we had to change our booking time on the day of the trip. Our skipper was very knowledgable about the local history, geology and the marine reserve and his expert handling of the boat ensured that we accessed the best... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had the great pleasure to have Mark as a skipper and enjoyed every minute of the trip. The guys have done a great job of training a couple of fishes that will definitely show up when needed. Also Mercury Bay is a superb looking place, just waiting to be explored. Mark was incredibly friendly and shared a lot of... More 

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

Hi C0rwin, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. Mercury bay is a magical area and we are glad you had a great time exploring it. I will share your nice comments with Mark. Its great when we hear good comments about the staff as they... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

had a great day out on the boat with the hosts! lots of good information about the gorgeous coastline. saw heaps of wildlife through the glass! was amazing and had an enjoyable swim in the ocean :) definitely a must do if you are heading to Whitianga!

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

Hi Luvsthesun2015, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to share your awesome review. Good to hear you enjoyed the tour and enjoyed a wonderful swim in the marine reserve. Take care. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Kelowna, British Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We tried the night before to book the 9:30 am tour but it was full. We went into their office in the morning in case there were cancellations but no luck. We agreed to come back for the 1 pm tour. A few minutes later, one of the girl's from there office came and found us down the street to... More 

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

Hi Ghosttown22 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We work had to make sure all our guests are happy, so thanks for recognizing this. We are pleased that your had a great tour with Rod exploring the coast. Well done for taking the plunge and... More 

Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had the most beautiful dolphin watching experience with Nicole and Captain (can´t remember name sorry!). They were great hosts, full of interesting information and proud to show off this area of outstanding beauty and marine life to their guests. We saw so many dolphins and had a great swim with hundreds of snappers and other marine life. This was... More 

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

Hi OmidTobogaMexico, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to share your awesome review and photos. What a magical day on the water your had with Katy and skipper Tony. Well done for taking the plunge and snorkeling with the snapper in Gemstone Bay. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Exmouth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been on the Glass Bottom Boat twice now and I have thoroughly enjoyed it both times.Amazing wildlife and scenery and a memorable experience with a confidence skipper who had a lot of local knowledge & history , highly recommended tour , well done to the skipper & crew on the Glass Bottom Boat tours .

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

Hi Bezza1292, 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 have enjoyed both of your tours and the company of our crew. They are all very passionate about their jobs and that really shows. Hopefully we will see you again. Kind regards,... More 

Loxton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was one of the most wonderful ways to see some of natures beauty.The Staff were amazing and couldn't be more helpful if they tried.I would highly recommend this to any one.

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

Hi Jodie M, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your lovely review. Our coastline is stunning and we are pleased you enjoyed exploring it. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was an awesome trip. As a local I felt it was time to have a tourist look at our beautiful coastline and this was the best way to do it. The skipper was knowledgeable and friendly and we had a beautiful day for glass bottom viewing. Two of my fellow passengers went for a swim before we headed off... More 

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

Hi Tekohiwi, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We love having locals on the boat to explore the stunning coast that is our back yard. We are pleased that you enjoyed the whole tour :) Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Was a beautiful day out on the water with a lot of sea life to be seen. The skipper and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful. Snorkel was beautiful too with leather jackets n snapper all around us. Thanks glass bottom boat we'll be back :)

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

Hi Maddyarrp, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the water and well done for taking the plunge and snorkeling. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Mark and Hayley More 

Halesworth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its easy to see why this experience gets such great reviews and a mystery how anyone (ZooGirl101) can mark it so low. We thought it was worth every bit of the cost. Mark was our guide and he was really excellent. He gave us plenty of time for photos at each of the spots and controlled the boat in such... More 

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

Hi Annexe2a, Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We have a stunning coastline and we are pleased that you enjoyed exploring it. Many thanks, Mark and Hayley More 

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