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The Glass Bottom Boat, Cathedral Cove Cruise. Amazing bird life in the Cathedral Cove marine reserve. This boat trip is a bird lover / nature lovers dream.

Amazing birdlife

Blue Penguin

Little Blue Penguin


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Cathedral Cove Cruise

Experience more on the Coromandel's most iconic boat cruise. Departing daily from the Whitianga wharf to explore the breathe 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 to be seen. 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.

Daily 2 hour cruises depart Whitianga Wharf all year.

Great for all ages.

Dec - Feb 8am, 10.30am, 1.30pm & 4pm
Mar - Nov 10.30am & 1.30pm

Adult $95
Child $50 (age 3-15/under 3 no charge)


$260 (2 adults&2children)

No charge for snorkelling equipment.

Prices for school groups/camps start at $40pp.

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Seeing Cathedral Cove in one day from Auckland, Coromandel Town or close by, has never been so easy!

Departing Coromandel Town, head over the mountain range to the scenic beauty of the Eastern coastline. Join our friendly Glass Bottom Boat crew for a 1hr express cruise along stunning volcanic coastline to world famous Cathedral Cove.

Return Package Prices

Adults -     $120

Children -  $57

Tour departs Coromandel Town 11.30am and returns 3.30pm

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Includes a 2hr Secenic cruise on the Glass Bottom Boat and 4 activities of your choice (includes 1 free) at Combat Zone Paintball and Fun Park.

*Terms and conditions apply

Child - $90

Adult - $135

Family $399 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

To enquire please call (07) 867 1962 or email


Glass Bottom Boat, Cathedral Cove Cruise, a must do for kiwis and international tourists visiting New Zealand, the Coromandel, Whitianga

The Glass Bottom Boat, Cathedral Cove Cruise, taking you to the film locations for the Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian. Including Cathedral Cove.

The Chronicles of Narnia &

Prince Caspian:
Step aboard and visit the stunning
scenery of the two film locations at Big Bay and world famous Cathedral Cove               

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