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Make the most out of your Whitianga scenic cruise by hopping on the Glass Bottom Boat. Departing daily from the Whitianga wharf, explore the breath taking volcanic coastline, including the world famous CATHEDRAL COVE. See the stunning Champagne Bay plus a range of blow holes and sea caves, such as Orua’s Sea Cave, the 2nd largest sea cave in New Zealand! Our marine mammal watch permit entitles us to get up close and personal with any dolphins, orcas or seals we see during the cruise. We see NZ fur seals on most days from May until October. Blue penguins are a common sight and can be seen all year round. Our fully trained tour skippers and guides will take you on a two hour adventure providing you with a fun commentary enriched with local history and Maori culture along the way. Tour Times: 8am (December to February Only) 10.30am 1.30pm 4pm (December to February Only) Duration: 2 hours Price: - Adults: $95 - Children (3-15 years)*: $50 - Family (2 adults & 2 children): $260 - Children under 3 travel free If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
MARK and HAYLEY have always had a passion for the ocean, which is why they have always worked in marine tourism. They met in Exmouth WA, when working for a whale shark snorkelling and diving company. Mark and Hayley were lucky enough to then start travelling the world working for many different marine tourism companies and enjoying the diving life. This includes humpback whale tours in Tonga and Exmouth, Diving in Canada and other places in New Zealand.Mark is a qualified skipper, with many years of experience and has completed his marine biology degree in the Bay Of Plenty. Make sure to ask him all your tricky questions.Hayley is the office manager in the booking office and a guide on the boat over the summer. She has completed several marine tourism and safety courses in Australia.Their love for the area and passion for the ocean is what bought them to live in Whitianga and they thoroughly enjoy taking people out to experience some of the best coastline in the world! They truly believe the Glass Bottom Boat is the number 1 Whitianga boat tour and is the only way to explore Cathedral Cove and the marine reserve, as you get to explore what lies above and below the surface. They welcome you to jump onboard.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.