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NZ$120 per adult

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Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Climb aboard the Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga for a unique two-hour eco-adventure to Cathedral Cove and the surrounding marine reserve.

The vessels are fitted with 2 glass-bottom viewing windows to view the abundant marine life up close. For the more adventurous, they provide snorkel equipment at no extra charge, which is a popular choice in summer!

Take in the breathtaking scenery of the volcanic coastline as you enter into the spectacular Orua sea cave and learn about the local history and Maori culture.

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga also have a marine mammal watch permit to view dolphins, seals, penguins and orcas, when they take time out of their busy schedule to visit!

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga Activity Options

Coromandel Scenic Cruise

  • Explore on the the world’s most stunning pieces of coastline
  • Cathedral Cove, sea caves, volcanic rock formations and pinnacles
  • Marine reserve above and below the surface
  • Either stay on board to view wildlife or hop in the water and snorkel to get a close-up experience!

Snorkelling Trail

  • A snorkeling trail has been set up at the marine reserve to encourage swimmers to explore the marine life. The snorkelling opportunities are outstanding, especially at Gemstone Bay and the western side of Mahurangi Island.
  • Four marker buoys with information panels depicting which species inhabit each area are anchored from 50 to 165 metres offshore.
  • For example at buoy three, snorkellers can expect to see marblefish, butterfish and red moki hiding in a seaweed city.

Snorkelling Options

  • The Glass Bottom team knows all the best snorkel spots both inside and outside the marine reserve. They provide quality snorkel equipment which is available on the boat free of charge. The skipper with decide on the day which snorkel spot to choose, based on factors such as weather, snorkelling skill level, water clarity and where the marine life has been spotted last.
  • If snorkelling is not your thing, you can experience the same thing as the snorkelers which sitting back and watching the marine lift through the glass panels on the boat.

Other Information on the Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Fully trained crew ensure your safety and enjoyment whilst on-board the 23-foot Stabicraft vessel, which are widely used by The Jacques Cousteau Institute for their safety & stability.


  • From Whitianga Wharf at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm (also 8 am and 4 pm during summer).


  • Two hours


Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.

Book the Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

You can book the Glass Bottom Boat separately or as part of one of our North Island holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

Popular New Zealand holiday packages with a stay in the Coromandel Peninsula include:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Coromandel Peninsula activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children

* Children: 3-15 years, under 3 years are free

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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• Glass Bottom Boat Adult NZ$120
• Glass Bottom Boat Child NZ$70
• Glass Bottom Boat Family NZ$340

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