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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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Address: Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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+64 7-867 1962
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 05:00
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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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We booked a trip for 2h. But finally we returned after some 2h20min. What we experienced in between was nothing less than amazing! The Crew consisting of Tony and Cathi were just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a trip for 2h. But finally we returned after some 2h20min. What we experienced in between was nothing less than amazing! The Crew consisting of Tony and Cathi were just great. Relaxed guys and very Guest minded. And, the boat was not that big and thus very personal (we were 10 Guests). Thank you Tony and Catie for... More 

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

Hi Walt & Kaisa Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Yes our crew can get carried away sometimes and give you more than is expected :) We are very lucky to have such wonderful crew so it is great to get feedback like yours. Our boats are only... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband brother and I went with Captain Joe and Rose on the early morning trip. Captain Joe was friendy humourous and informative.The weather was not brilliant but we did see some fish and beautiful scenery.My husband and brother had a very quick snorkel as the water was so cold it took their breath away. It was a very good... More 

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

Hi Wendy M Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. Yes this summer has been a bit of a strange one, the temperature didn't quite rise as expected but getting in for a snorkel is well worth the refreshing water, well done boys :) I am glad you enjoyed our wonderful crew,... More 

Varetz, Limousin, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A two hour boat ride around the coast provided a great way to see Cathedral Cove plus many other interesting sites. A chance to try snorkelling and see lot's of fish and coral reefs. Captain Tony Beamish with his mate Kathy were delightful providing us with a very interesting commentary as making sure that everyone from the youngest member aged... More 

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

Hi Angela B Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. So great to hear that you enjoyed the sites that our stunning coastline has hidden away. Our fabulous crew are there to make sure everyone on board is well informed about all the history of our coastline, they have... More 

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Joe was a knowledgeable and fun host on our trip today. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks heaps

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

Hi Sue A Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. And you are more than welcome, great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your tour out there with Captain Joe. That is what we love to hear, so thank you again :) More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose an early morning trip 8am and were not disappointed .on the Cathedral Cove Cruise .Mark and Catie were full of entertaining knowledge on the surrounding beaches and cliff formations .We were lucky the water was clear enough to see a few varieties of fish when we able to view through the glass bottom..Thoughly recommend

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

Hi Freddie855 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. The early morning trip is magical, a fresh day is a great time to be out on the water. Our crew are pretty fantastic and very knowledgable about our amazing coastline and all things marine. Thank you again for sharing your experience... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable 2 hour trip to see some of the local coast and fish. I chickened out of snorkelling as the water was cold, but enjoyed watching fish through the glass bottom. Sadly no dolphins turned up.

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

Hi Supergranbee Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. You so should have jumped in for a snorkel, it is only cold for a short moment then it is refreshingly lovely. Next time ;) Great to hear your enjoyed our tour of our stunning coastline and marine reserve, it truly is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable experience on Waitangi weekend on the glass bottom boat with Cpt Joe and Tilly. They showed us some lovely scenery, while being also very entertaining. We stopped for swimming and snorkelling, all gear provided. The water was very clear and we saw lots of fish. Also looking through the glass bottom of the boat was... More 

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

Hi Papmoan Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Great to hear you enjoyed our trip and our fabulous crew. Our glass panels are our point of difference which our customers thoroughly enjoy, so neat looking into the underwater world but many do like to take the plunge also and snorkel... More 

Fraser Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic trip with this tour company. Skipper Joe is very entertaining with his wit and excellent sense of humour; and Catie's helpful, obliging nature complimented our experience. Both Joe & Catie are very knowledgable. The beaches plus views from the boat were amazing and the water was so beautiful and crystal clear. My husband and I had already completed... More 

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

Hi Julesb2503 Thank you for making the best decision and coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us, and for writing this awesome review. Our crew sure are fantastic, their aim is to make sure everyone has the best time and takes home some great memories and photos of our tour. You can walk to some places but as... More 

Soldotna, Alaska
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Whitianga and stopped into their iSite as we normally do in each town we stay in. They were able to book our tour for the next morning, how exciting. We arrived at the dock and there were 2 boats for our tour. The captain of the smaller one (Mark) is also the owner and he chose myself,... More 

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

Hi Lori, Thanks for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with me and got some amazing pictures. Only taking out a small number of people is defiantly a bonus on our tours as you can see all of the highlights without being overcrowded. It sounds like you struck it lucky with the Xmas parade too. I hope... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an awesome afternoon with Joe and Tilly on one of the glass bottom boats yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed Joe's sense of humour, and both he and Tilly shared some really interesting facts about the area. This was our granddaughters first outing on a boat of this size, and she Loved it! Fantastic scenery, crystal clear water, and a... More 

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

Hi Lianne H Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and having an awesome afternoon with us and writing about it. Love to read feedback like yours, makes my job that much more enjoyable knowing I am booking people like yourselves onto our tours and getting to show off our stunning coastline. Our boat is awesome and... More 

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