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Goat Island NZ - Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Step aboard the Aquador and experience the magical underwater world of the Goat Island Marine Reserve from a completely new perspective!

Experience the thriving ecosystem of New Zealand’s first marine reserve through our glass bottom boat on our 45-minute fully commentated “around the island” tour.

Located just 1 hour north of Auckland, Goat Island enjoys lush fauna, sandy beaches and flourishing reefs.

Learn about the fascinating bird and marine life, as well as the history and preservation of this unique and protected area.

Have your camera at the ready as dolphins, orcas, whales and sharks sometimes make an appearance as they migrate through the reserve.

 

A fun and memorable eco tourism adventure suitable for guests of all ages.

 

Price:

  • Adults: $40 each
  • Children: $20 each (2-15 years old)
  • 0-2 years old FREE - *** tickets can be added as you proceed through the checkout ***
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    Duration: 45 Minutes

    Departure: From the beach at Goat Island Marine Reserve

    Check in: On the beach, 30 minutes prior to departure

    Location: Just 80 km north of Auckland

     

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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Paul and Ning from New Zealand wrote on 28 January 2019

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    Awesome

    We had a tour as family and the tour was very informative, absolutely worth doing and thoroughly enjoyed having such experience. Thank you very much to your team!!!

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    ANNA PECHORINA from New Zealand wrote on 12 November 2018

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    Nice

    Stunning views and great opportunity to have a short boat trip especially for little ones. We didn't get to see much marine life unfortunately and the water was quite blurry.

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    Pritika Devi from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2019

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    Awesome

    It was an awesome trip with you guys. We really enjoyed it so much. Thanks

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    Jen Sands from New Zealand wrote on 10 December 2018

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    Under the Sea

    Lovely way to experience the underwater life of the beautiful marine reserve without getting wet. Nice calm day to be on the water. Just wished we would have seen more fish life.

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    Jenna Chapman-Richardson from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2020

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    Not amazing

    Tour guide was nice enough but didn't really engage with guests. We saw a few snapper, and a couple of Eagle rays, given the reviews and it being a marine reserve I expected to see alot more. Wouldn't do it again

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    From Goat Island NZ - Glass Bottom Boat Tour

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Tough day at the office yesterday with the conditions. It's an open reserve meaning that marine life can move in and out as it pleases. Sometimes they're there, sometimes not. I hope you learned something about the area and its inhabitants though. :-) Again, thanks for leaving your review.

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