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“Fantanic trip and a great tour”

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga
Ranked #2 of 19 Tours in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Fantanic trip and a great tour”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Highly recommend for anyone including families this was over a 2 hour cruise with lots of local knowledge. Went into caves and the glass bottom allowed us to see the marine life which was amazing seeing snapper etc. Well worth the money spent

Visited August 2014
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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Hi,

Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your great review. We are please you enjoyed the tour, especially watching the fish through the glass. It is awesome to be able to see all the fish below the boat! Take care, all the way down the other end of the country :)

Kind regards,

Mark and Hayley
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Worth every dollar”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Totally enjoyed our experience. Mark was very friendly and informative, he knew alot about the local area and its history. The scenery was breathtaking. It was a last minute decision for us to go, and I am so glad we did. Highly recommend!! Thanks heaps Mark, thoroughly enjoyed the experience :) Mike and Paula, Katikati

Visited July 2014
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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hi Paula,

Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are glad you decided to come along and experience the best of what Coromandel has to offer. We hope to see you back in Whitianga one day.

Kind regards,

Mark and Hayley
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San Marino, California
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7 reviews
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“Amazing 6 star adventure perfect for kids to see even octopus, squid, sea urchins and tons of fish.”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Even in winter the trip today was terrific. Very warm in the sun. Saw all the famous places including the 2nd largest sea cave in NZ. Great variety of sealife inches away from the glass bottom. Kids sat right at the bottom and even found octopus and squid. Super kind skipper very
knowkedgeable. Kids absolutely loved the 2 hour
journey during which you see tons of things.

Visited July 2014
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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Hi Valerie,

Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing your awesome review. We are please you and they kids enjoyed your tour especially being able to see all the marine life through the glass. The marine reserve is such an amazing place both above and below the surface. Enjoy the rest of New Zealand.

Kind regards,

Mark and Hayley
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Rangiora
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Glass bottom adds to the experience.”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A most enjoyable and educational excursion. Although May we enjoyed a sunny and pleasant trip, too cold to snorkel though. Friendly skipper. There are several operators to choose from but only one with the glass bottom boats. Seeing the giant snapper and other fish below was a highlight of our trip. There isn't a toilet on board so go before you board:)

Visited May 2014
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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi,

Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write up your awesome review. We are please to hear you enjoyed your trip especially the glass bottom viewing. Having the glass and being able to see the marine life while staying nice and try is definitely a bonus of our tour.

Kind regards,

Mark and Hayley
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Best Boat Trip in Whitianga”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The down to earth, lovely hosts Hayley and Mark made us feel welcomed, relaxed and comfortable on our afternoon trip. Glass Bottom Boat!!! Was definately the coolest part, local Marine Life just below your feet!! Hayley and Mark were extremely informative with the region's history and hot spots, and also respected their stunning surroundings...It was a bliss way to end our visit to Whitianga, very fairly priced, I would've happily paid more for the experience, an absolute must do..Thanks guys

Visited June 2014
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Mark and Hayley J, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hi Traysea1284,

Thank you for coming out on The Glass Bottom Boat and for your awesome review. We are pleased we ended your birthday weekend with an amazing trip. It was a pleasure to meet you both. take care :)

Kind Regards,

Mark and Hayley
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