Glass Bottom Boat

Glass Bottom Boat

Goat Island


7 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

16 Warkworth

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Inside Glass Bottom Boat
Boarding Boat just off the beach
Blue mao mao


45-min trips at Goat Island Marine Reserve, NZ's first marine reserve.

Glass Bottom Boat trips at Goat Island Marine Reserve, just North of Auckland. Our 45-min Around the Island trip is our most popular trip. See big caves and a variety of marine life and fish. Operating through the year, weather permitting.
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North IslandAuckland RegionWarkworth


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Cornelia Witte


Ranking: 8/10

Great big window, good explanations of all we could see, joke making crew.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ranking: 8/10

Great underwater scenery, good explanations of different fishes, nice jokes and a cool crew.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lis Bon


Ranking: 8/10

A really good experience as a family! We had clear visiability in the water and a very enthustiastic guide and skipper. It was very educational and we saw a lot of different fish. Don't expect it to be colourful - though. The fish are all kind of brownish.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marianne Wheatley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Relatively inexpensive and a good experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sue S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Goat Island

Poor visibility - not companies fault, but maybe not fair to ruin trip if weather/ could chorus not good - We were walked through.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

Glass Bottom Boat - Goat Island responds:

Dear Sue
Thank you for your feedback.
I'm Sorry to hear you visited us on one of those days when the visibility was poor. Sorry to hear it wasn't a good day for you. We do try to advise customers before they buy the tickets that the visibility isn't good so people get the option of going or not.
We cancel trips when we feel the visibility in the water is too poor as we do want our customers to be happy and satisfied. Many want to go on the boat even if the visibility is poor as they enjoy the commentary and to see the big caves and we have to turn them away telling them the water is to dirty.

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Johannes Kerner


Ranking: 2/10

Not a good experience. We were just bums on seats for them. Some nice fish and a nice place. Seemed like a husband and wife team - he steered the boat and she took the money at the start and neither was very friendly. They seem to have it made, the only operator in a popular tourist area and they don't need to make any effort to get their bums on seats. Disappointing!

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

Glass Bottom Boat - Goat Island responds:

Hi Johannes
I'm very sorry that you didn't have a good experience.
We must have had a really bad day, the way you describe things, sorry ! We like our customers to enjoy the trip as a memorable experience, and most do. However, we do like feed back on the Glass Bottom Boat trips so we can improve our business, so feel free to send us a e-mail and tell us more about your trip.
Kind regards Christina / Glass Bottom Boat

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Ranking: 9/10

I liked the guides knowledge. Good boat.

Reviewed over 13 years ago