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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-867 1962
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Just back from the afternoon cruise today and just cannot get over how great this cruise was. The... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Ian M
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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This was a fantastic trip! 2 hours and the skipper was very informative. Weather was good rain held... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
kaizer05
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Just back from the afternoon cruise today and just cannot get over how great this cruise was. The boat is small so even if fully booked it is not a big crowd so it is quite comfortable. Captain Joe was utterly fantastic with the informative...More

1  Thank Ian M
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Ian M Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and wow, what a fantastic review. We love to get feedback like yours because our main aim of this tour is to show off our stunning coastline, let you view...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip! 2 hours and the skipper was very informative. Weather was good rain held off as it was the middle of winter. Would recommend this to family and friends. On comparison far better glass bottom boat tour than the doggy one...More

Thank kaizer05
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Kia ora Kaizer05 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this great review. So happy our glass bottom tour out shone the other one you have done, great to here. Winter can be miss and hit, but sheesh...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome seeing the marine reserve and leaning a bit of history. Great bloke and look forward to bringing my friends and family next timeMore

Thank plapalapa
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Kia ora Plapalapa Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We are lucky to have such a great marine reserve and a coastline rich with NZ history. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our Captain...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Just brilliant my daughters and I went in this boat tour. Mark the skipper had so much great information to impart and got us up very close to seals and into caves. The scenery is simply breathtaking. I want to go back when the weather...More

Thank Jo C
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Kia ora Jo C Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and for writing such a great review. You will definitely have to come back and jump in to swim with the fish, it is a very popular thing to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the best afternoon thanks to captain Joe not only did he give us great information about the area but had a great sense of humour. Highly recommended worth every cent. Will differently be bringing my whole family for the tour...More

Thank Maria L
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Maria L Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. Great to hear you will be back with the family. It is such a great tour for all ages and our skippers are pretty...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A great trip out - we even saw whales breaching a real bonus!!!!! Delivered all it promised and more. The skipper Mark was brilliant, very knowledgable about the area and wildlife. We loved the interaction with other trip providers that enabled us all to share...More

Thank David G
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi David G Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and writing this fantastic review. Oh you were so lucky that day to have the Humpbacks pass by, I was very jealous sitting here at my desk hearing all about...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

My wife and i did this boat tour when we visited Coromandel. I have to say i was a bit hesitant in paying 95NZD per person, but when we compared it to the other boat offering it turned out to be the "value for money"...More

Thank Synoptics
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi Synoptics Thank you for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and thank you for this fantastic review. Winter is great time to explore, as long as the weather behaves our coastline sparkles. The seals are so neat to see, even though most the times they...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were lucky enough to book on a picture perfect winters morning. Our tour guide, Capt Joe was incredibly warm and friendly, funny, informative, very knowledgeable. The sights - oh wow, the sights are incredible!! I never knew this beauty was in our own backyard...More

Thank Porsh85
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi Porsh85 Thank you so much for choosing the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Yay, so great to hear that you enjoyed our stunning coastline, because it is just that .... stunning :) More Kiwis need to...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

On a lovely sunny day we left for a real once in a lifetime experience. The scenic coastline with its history and wildlife made the time pass so quickly. Two added bonuses were skipper Jo's comments and the pod of dolphins that surrounded us. We...More

Thank Ross M
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Ross M Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write this fantastic review. Our coastline is pretty magical and when dolphins turn up .. wow, what a day and what an experience. So glad...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Mercury Bay put on a gorgeous late fall morning for a cruise out to see Cathedral Cove. Skipper Mark managed to fit a bit of history, geology, marine life, and just plain tourism into two hours in a friendly, matter-of-fact style. (Always good to find...More

Thank JimTeAnau
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Jim TeAnau Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We are very lucky to have such a stunning coastline which is so full of NZ history right on our doorstep, and even luckier...More

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Tarni-Lee R
28 August 2017|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your message. We see orca quite a few times throughout the year however there is no particular time to see them. They tend to come and go as they please. Lets just cross our fingers and our toes and pray... More
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lwwho1
4 February 2017|
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Response from markjZ2050QW |
Hi lwwho1, Thank you for your question. Yes the water is a refreshing high teen to low twenties in December. If you are not a fan on this temperature water you are welcome to bring a wetsuit. We do find that is can be... More
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Faisal A
28 November 2016|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi Faisal A Thank you for your question. Our boat tours are two hours long, leaving from and returning to Whitianga. You are on the boat the whole time except if you want to jump in for a swim/snorkel. We cannot beach the... More
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