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Sensational Snorkelling 

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 Coromandels most iconic scenic boat cruise. Departing daily from Whitianga to explore the breathetaking 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 suface 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 with all equipment supplied and no experience necessary.

We have a marine mammal watch permit to ensure you get up close & personal when dolphins, orca and NZ fur seals take time out of their busy schedule to visit us in the bay. We see NZ fur seals on most days from May until October. Blue penguins are a common sight and seen all year round.

Our fully trained tour guides and skippers 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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School Holiday Activity:

Mercury Bay Word Find

Mercury Bay Museum, Fun Zone-Fun Park and the Glass Bottom Boat and come together to make an exciting word find competition with an exciting prize to be won. The winner will be drawn at the end of the school holidays and will win a childs pass to the Museum, Fun Zone and the Glass Bottom Boat!

Word finds can be collected from accommodations, cafes or the Museum, Glass Bottom Boat office or Fun Zone. Instructions are on the word find.




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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