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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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The A Team - Tony and Catie

Had a great afternoon on the boat with Tony and Catie! Coming from the outdoor industry myself, it was awesome to just sit back and enjoy the tour and you could see how much these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andrew M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great afternoon on the boat with Tony and Catie! Coming from the outdoor industry myself, it was awesome to just sit back and enjoy the tour and you could see how much these two love their job. Full of great banter and local info, Tony and Catie did an awesome job at keeping us entertained. A+ for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our visit to Whitianga in the first week of the year, we took the kids and grandkids on the Glass Bottom Boat tour. Captain Joe was a complete laugh and made the whole trip interesting and fun. We visited all the local beaches and coves and he highlighted all the hanging cliffs and other sights worth seeing, with wit... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trip was recommended to me by the people back at the hotel as a great way to see the coast and especially Cathedral Cove. The skipper Joe and his assistant Tilly were really good and Joe in particular told some fascinating stories about his experiences and also gave us a lot of information about the history of the area.... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a suburb trip out on the water with an amazing crew Rose and Tony! couldn't recommend a more informative funny unique way to see the mercury bay, would definitely recommend the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must have visit , take your snorkelling gear and enjoy an educational 2 hour cruise. Captain Cook history A+

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

Hi Tony D Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. We do have snorkel equipment on board free of charge, but you can bring your own gear. The great thing about our tour is it is full of history and stories, our area and coastline played a big part in New Zealand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Scenic boat trip was fantastic. Tony and Rose were great hosts, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Enjoyed every minute of it and would do it again.

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Thank minak423
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Minak423 Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So happy to hear your enjoyed every minute of our tour, I would have had a word to the crew if you didn't :) If you have a spare 2 hours our tour really is one of the must do in the area,... More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to Tony and Tilly ( especiallyTilly ) for this awesome trip this morning. Having arrived in Hahei the day before, we hadn't anything specific planned, but knew we wanted to go out to sea. Looking on the Internet early evening ( about 6pm) decided the Glass Bottomed Boat tour sounded perfect. Great to have the facility to book online... More 

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

Hi Rickawl Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this fantastic review. Our tours are quite popular so booking seats in advance in the busy summer season is essential. But we do our best to finds seats for our bookings. So good to hear our crew (especially Tilly) were awesome (as usual). They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Emily and Fraser were awesome guides, lots of local knowledge. The snorkeling was also a highlight, definitely recommend!

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

Hi Kirsty H Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So good to hear you enjoyed your tour with our fantastic crew along our wonderful coastline. The snorkeling is a big hit for our summer tours, actually we have people jumping in through out the year :) Thank you again for your... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a number of scenic boat trips to choose from in the area but absolutely happy with our choice. Captain Joe and emily made it a fun and memorable trip. Fantastic to have the opportunity for a quick dip in the sea in life jackets for the kids. Lots to see and the glass bottom gave a whole new... More 

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

Hi 4Toddsontour Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and writing this fantastic review. So good to hear you all had a great time on our tour with our wonderful crew. Well done on the kids for getting in for a snorkel, the lifejackets are great for letting you all relax and have a great... More 

Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was fantastic, and exactly what we were looking for. Joe and Emily were fantastic hosts, and made us all feel welcome and kept us highly entertained throughout. The Magical Fantasy Island was a definite highlight, which fantastic photo opportunities. Joe and Emily made the trip extra special!! Thank you so much for a great morning!!!

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Thank rachharrison21
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review

Hi Rachharrison21 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this wonderful review. Our crew area well trained, very knowledgable and full of stories, not too sure what is true or slightly fabricated :) So glad you did enjoy them though, and our amazing coastline which as you said is full of fantastic... More 

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