Glass Bottom Boat

Cathedral Cove Cruise

If you looking for things to do in Whitianga, you cant go past the Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Operating all year round this is the best way to explore Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve.

Make the most 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!

Come and see what lies above and below the surface in the ‘Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve and be amazed by all the marine life that can be seen through the glass panels. You can choose your own level of fun. Either sit back and enjoy the amazing marine life through the glass bottom or take the plunge and snorkel amongst the fish. All equipment supplied and no experience necessary.

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.

We are 2.5 hours beautiful scenic drive through Middle Earth, from Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton and Hobbiton Movie Set Tours.

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Having two vessels allows us to take up to 24 passengers at a time and cruises can be tailor made to suit your event. Do you have an event coming up?

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Our vessels are fitted with 2 glass panels giving you a window into the underwater world.

This one of a kind tour is the best way to explore the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve both above and below the surface. Use the fish identification charts to learn about what you are seeing through the glass… read more.

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