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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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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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Great activity!

Mum and I have both been to whitianga many times, and really enjoyed the boat trip and learnt a lot about the areas around us. Our guide Joe was hilarious and we had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DanniJune
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mum and I have both been to whitianga many times, and really enjoyed the boat trip and learnt a lot about the areas around us. Our guide Joe was hilarious and we had a great time with stunning weather!

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful trip on the water with Caption Joe entertaining us with his natural humour and knowledge of the area. A few fast thrills with the turn of the boat and towards the end the glass bottom of the boat was exposed and we were amazed at the masses of fish exposed, large snapper small and even a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My four kids and I had an amazing time out on the Whitianga Glass Bottom Boat! I was worried they would get bored on the two hour tour, but they loved it! Even the 2 year old! It was nice to be on a boat that had a roof for shelter, comfy cushioned seats and plenty of handles! The glass... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed that 2-hour trip despite not meeting promised seals or penguins. The scenery was beautiful and glass bottom was someone's great idea to show sea life to those not keen to dive:-)

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

Hi Traveller_to_NZ Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. The seals and penguins must have been in hiding that day, we can never guarantee sightings but we are very lucky to see them most days. One good thing about our trips is that gorgeous scenery is always there, and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is well worth your money to get a view of Coromandel's aquatic beauty. Captain Joe knows many stories about the land, the water and what's underneath it. A truly beautiful and educationak experience for the whole family.

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

Hi Ivo I Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write this great review. Captain Joe really is a character, loves his job, is passionate about the ocean both on top and beneath and yes he sure does love to tell a story or two throughout the tour :) Our... More 

Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much to Captain Joe for a wonderfully educational and enjoyable experience. The commentary was entertaining and knowledgeable. We really appreciated your enthusiasm for all the wonders that we saw. Loved seeing the Dolphins and the fish as well as the beaches, caves and islands. We would highly recommend this trip to everyone. Thank you again for sharing... More 

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

Hi Peter K Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and writing this great review. Captain Joe's love for his job and the water is quite obvious, the man doesn't know how to hold back which is just awesome for any person that boards our boat and tour. We have been pretty spoilt with dolphin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to see the beautiful coast around Whitianga on a sunny winters day. From meeting Captain Joe I knew we were in for an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon and I wasn't disappointed. Would highly recommend 😃

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

Hi Beth P Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. Our Joe sure knows how to make our tour that step above the others, here I was thinking our glass bottom viewing was the drawcard but it seems Joe is taking that over. He knows his stuff and loves to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best boat trip ever!! Well educated and fun for family and kids. Captain Joe is the highlight!! A must do in Whitianga. We were accommodated even arrived late. A++

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

Hi Tony H Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this awesome review. A++ now what is an awesome rating!! Well done Captain Joe, he has been a great addition to the GBB family and just loves his job and being on the water, it really shows doesn't it. Thank you again for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cruise, Catain Joe was very experienced and entertaining, water visibility was poor but we were warned of that when booking and given a discount, would recommend for anyone, lots of fun!

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

Hi Tallymacfly Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and writing this great review. We do like to make sure our customers know the conditions and we do vary our prices accordingly. But our coastline is one that shouldn't be missed when in the area and a little bit of murky water should not put... More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience and an absolute blast made even better by the ever entertaining Captain Joe! Loved every minute and will be back in summer to jump in that water!

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

Hi Falofasofa Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. Joe is great fun out there, we hear nothing but great feedback about his tours. The water is so clear and when that winter sun comes out it really is a stunning time of the year to come. But definately come... More 

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