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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

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The very BEST boat trip of the bay and beyond. Informative, friendly and humorous skipper. Boat is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KateC3499
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Boat cruise.

We loved the boat cruise. Saw heaps of Coromandel coastline as well as Cathedral Cove. Hubby loved... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
69Jad
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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...more
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Departs from Whitianga Wharf | 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The very BEST boat trip of the bay and beyond. Informative, friendly and humorous skipper. Boat is amazing as we could see the fish etc below the water right down to the bottom of the sea, as well as the brilliant scenery above. Boat is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guided tour of the surrounding beaches and caves. The weather was good and water was clear so had a good view of the fishes and marine life at the marine reserve through the glass bottom. The ride can be a bit bumpy especially when on...More

Thank SL_Wong201405
markjZ2050QW, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi SL-Wong201405 Thank you for your coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat and for your great review. Sounds like you had a great day with an awesome view of all the fish life! Unfortunately the sea conditions and weather are something that we cant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the boat cruise. Saw heaps of Coromandel coastline as well as Cathedral Cove. Hubby loved the glass bottom boat and all the fish we saw. The skipper was friendly and informative. Lots of opportunities for photos.More

Thank 69Jad
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon 69Jad Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing up this fantastic review. Great to hear your Hubby enjoyed the glass, it is neat looking through into the underwater world, without having to get wet especially...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Took a group of 10 people on this trip. Was a fantastic trip, Got to see Cathedral Cove and the little caves and inlets that you wouldn't even know were there. Saw hundreds of snapper under the boat in the marine reserve and then had...More

Thank DennisFlash
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Good morning DennisFlash Thank you for bringing your group out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for this fantastic review. So great that you all enjoyed your time out on the water and got to see the pod of dolphins. Such a magical...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

The overall experience is fantastic, from booking to departing and returning. The glass bottom boat is a fantastic way to explore the iconic ocean, coastline scenery, and aquatic life south of Whitianga to the Orua sea cave. Coupled with the knowledgeable and entertaining skipper (thanks...More

Thank aselby
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Good morning Aselby Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this fantastic review. It sounds like you had a great time out on tour with Steve and got to explore our amazing coastline. It truly...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We couldn't have hoped for more perfect conditions, clear winter skies, calm sea, crystal clear water, and we were lucky enough to encounter dolphins and a seal. But what nature delivered was luck. What Glass Bottom Boats delivered was pure excellence. Our skipper, Mark, was...More

Thank David L
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Good afternoon 64David64 Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this awesome review. We really do appreciate it when our customers take the time to share their experience of our tour and it sure does...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out, great crew, friendly, helpful, informative and flexible. We had an amazing encounter with dolphins and the guys adapted the trip to accomodate this special experience. We would recommend this trip that is a boat ride, cultural experience with a real point of...More

Thank Lorraine H
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Good morning Lorraine H Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for this fantastic review. Dolphins are always a big hit on our tours, something so magical that we always make sure our customers enjoy watching them in their...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

My daughter and I had a great time on the glass bottom boat - something I had been meaning to do for some time. Mark, our skipper was very informative and helpful and it was amazing to see how many fish both large and small...More

Thank KiwiMangatangi
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Good afternoon KiwiMangatangi Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. It is great to hear that you finally got out there to see our amazing coastline and hear all the history that surrounds us,...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very enjoyable day out. Nice to see the coves and beaches in the area and the glass bottom allows one to see some of the local fish better. Cathedral Cove from the boat is possibly a better viewpoint than the beach itself. Captain / guide...More

Thank Colin M
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Good afternoon Colin M Thank you for coming out on the Glass Bottom Boat with us and for writing this great review. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour of our stunning coastline with us. You definitely get a better look at Cathedral Cove from...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing trip out to Cathedral Cove. Beautiful day, clear water and friendly knowledgeable guide. Would thoroughly recommendMore

Thank Kerryn W
markjZ2050QW, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Kia Ora, good morning Kerryn W Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this great review. We have been having some gorgeous winters days and on the water it makes everything sparkle. Our...More

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Diane L
30 June 2018|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi Diane, Our trip is 2 hrs long. sometimes due to weather conditions it can be 1.5hrs to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, the price is adjusted accordingly.
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adelinerao
9 October 2017|
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Response from Mark and Hayley J | Property representative |
Hi. November is a nice month as its starting to warm up. At the moment we are getting all 4 seasons in a day so just be prepared for that just in case. There are other great family activities in and around Whitianga. The... More
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Vacation729414
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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