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Glass Bottom Boat

#3 of 5 things to do in Leigh Features Animals
Goat Island Road, Leigh 0947, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6334
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Can't recommend this company

We booked the glass bottom boat tour and drove a lot of kilometers. As we arrived (waisted our half... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Family friendly

Great time with the family, we were lucky enough to see dolphins playing and splashing right beside... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
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The Goat Island NZ Glass Bottom Boat is a popular, fully commentated 45-minute tour showcasing the area’s abundant marine life, fauna, birds, reefs and caves. During the trip, guests learn about the history, preservation and protection of New Zealand’s first marine reserve. For those wishing to get a closer look, kayaks, wetsuits and snorkel gear are available for hire at the beach. Bookings are essential. Guests may book on the beach, however booking online or by phone is recommended to secure your seat.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Goat Island Road, Leigh 0947, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We booked the glass bottom boat tour and drove a lot of kilometers. As we arrived (waisted our half day because of the tour) there was nobody so we waited until the tour should start. Unfortunately there was no sign saying the conditions are too...More

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Scott P, Owner at Glass Bottom Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Its unfortunate that people do not read the conditions of purchase, it states to check the web site or phone to insure the boat is sailing due to weather conditions, we also send a text message if we are not sailing due to conditions but...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great time with the family, we were lucky enough to see dolphins playing and splashing right beside the boat. Would defiantly recommend it to others and take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful view before or after the boat trip or there are many good...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I had a very nice time and I really would like to come back to glass bottom boat with JMR group and my own family. Thank you. The Guy was very informed and he talked about the diferent types of fishes there are in New...More

Thank NewZealandbear
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The skipper was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the view around was awesome. However, the view under the glass bottom was not as attractive as expected, partly due to too many heads reflected form the opposite bench, partly due to lack of various fish under...More

Thank Sunny W
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Toke the tour with 5 year old son and found skipper very friendly, knowledgeable and definitely made the trip interesting and fun for everyone. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels as comes right up on beach to get on and off.

Thank CurliWinks
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A great way to view the marine life, the visibility wasn't ideal but Scotty the skipper made the trip interesting and enjoyable. Definitely a good idea to book over the phone or on the website if you're going in peak season! Special thanks to Jacqui...More

Thank emilyw1228
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This was a fantastic boat trip. It is very good value for money. I highly recommend doing this, you will get a lot out of it.

Thank AnnaWellington
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Goat island is beautiful and the boat was a great way to explore it! I went there with my family and we all love it

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Fantastic day seeing everything the marine reserve has to offer snapper, huge schools of fish and a big highlight of seeing a number of large stingrays feeding off the bottom of the sea floor. Very knowledgeable skipper and a wonderful and safe way to see...More

Thank JAM3810
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day....labour weekend. Family holiday outings...loved goat island,glass bottom boat was good couldn't see much..bt boat ride and guide was entertaining n friendly people. Beautiful scenery..👍

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