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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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Captain Joe & Caitie made my Holiday!

Had an absolute ball on the water with Captain Joe & Caitie, they worked well together and also... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mitchell_CT
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Captain Jo

Well worth the trip.....Captain Jo was very knowledgeable about the area and its history and made... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yvonne S
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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 3 days ago

Had an absolute ball on the water with Captain Joe & Caitie, they worked well together and also taught us a lot about the area. Seeing the sealife in a marine reserve was also spectacular. I would recommend it to all and would go back...More

Thank Mitchell_CT
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the trip.....Captain Jo was very knowledgeable about the area and its history and made the trip very enjoyable with his humour.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was looking forward to the trip, captain Joe welcomed all on board warmly and with a huge amount of enthusiasm! His passion for the area, the sea and his job shows through. He entertained, informed and educated all about many aspects of the New...More

Thank cleonerobson
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good morning Cleonerobson Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this amazing review. Very sorry that is all had to come to an end, but great to hear you enjoyed it that much! Captain Joe is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Glass Bottom Boat trip with Captain Joe & Caitie was a memorable experience and would certainly do it again and recommend to friends and family. Very entertainingMore

Thank jaspinpty
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Jaspinpty Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. We really do have a wonderful tour, stunning coastline and seeing the marine reserve through our glass panels as well as entertaining commentary, just can't be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our adventure on the Glass Bottom Boat. Our skipper and guide were Mark and Caitie and they were lovely!! The scenery was stunning! The bonus of having the glass bottom to look through was amazing. Highly recommend this company and our guides.More

Thank Missypot
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Missypot Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. So good to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful crew, they are very passionate about their jobs and our stunning coastline and take great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exquisite coast line. Captain Joe was entertaining and informative...best guide I've had. Fun and good humoured..he's a gem. Nice small group and intimate exploration of the fascinating and stunning coast.More

Thank Karen G
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Karen G Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Captain Joe is good fun, full of knowledge but also loves to tell a story or two. The neat thing about our tour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Tom & Caitie for a great trip Caitlin can't stop talking about the fish, and as a local diver i found it to be a whole new experience, the glass bottom made it feel like i was diving but just didnt have to get...More

Thank Darrell B
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Darrell B Thank you for joining us at long last on the Glass Bottom Boat and for taking the time to write this review. Such a pleasure finally getting you and your family out there. I know you were excited so I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour with an excellent guide! Throughly recommend it, if are are in the area, gives you a totally different perspective when you're viewing the coast from the water. Mark was very knowledgable and made time for everyone's questions and photos. The glass bottom is...More

Thank 1Becky1
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon 1Becky1 Thank you for joining us on the Glass Bottom Boat and wow, what an awesome review. I just love to read reviews like yours. We do stand out from the other tours due to having the glass bottom, seeing into the underwater...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived from Chile to do this trip, the places were beautiful and Captain Joe was one of the best guides I have ever had, he knows the whole story about each place and had a good disposition to answer questions.More

Thank jmtoso1
Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon Jmtoso1 Thank you for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this great review. So great to hear you enjoyed your time out with Captain Joe, because you sure came a long way to do it :) ....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coastline is breathtaking. The captain did everything to show us everything possible and was very photographer friendly. He turned the boat in all directions for the best possible shot. We also got a lot of interesting information from the charming tour guide. The tour...More

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Mark and Hayley J, Front Office Manager at Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Thank you so much for coming out with us on the Glass Bottom Boat and for writing this fantastic review. Our aim is to make sure everyone steps off our tours with smiles on their faces and great memories as well as the...More

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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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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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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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