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Glass Bottom Boat

Located in Leigh, north of Auckland, our Glass Bottom Boat operation provides a fun and educational adventure for guests of all ages. During this 45-minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life, and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, as well as the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island.

Our direct boarding from the beach allows guests to stay dry throughout the entire journey – making it a perfect activity during most of the year.

For our visitors keen to have a closer look at the Reserve’s marine life, we have kayaks and snorkel gear available for hire on the beach. The Kayak & Snorkel Hire operates seasonally during the warmer months.

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Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Embark on a captivating journey around Goat Island, New Zealand's inaugural marine reserve, with our exclusive 45-minute glass-bottom boat tour aboard the state-of-the-art "Aquador." Immerse yourself in the wonders of a thriving underwater ecosystem, observing vibrant reefs, fish, and coastal bird species—all from the comfort of a dry and spacious vessel.

Why Choose Our Tour?

  • Informative Commentary: Our fully narrated tour provides in-depth insights into the rich history, preservation efforts, and ongoing protection of the Goat Island Marine Reserve.

  • Ever-Changing Wildlife: Experience the diversity of marine life, with occasional visits from dolphins, orcas, whales, and sharks as they migrate through the reserve.

Book Your Journey:

  • Flexible Booking: Enjoy multiple daily trips, weather permitting.

  • Convenient Options: Reserve your spot online in advance or book on the beach on the day of your adventure.

  • Family-Friendly: Suitable for all ages, creating unforgettable memories for everyone.

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Weather Updates: Stay informed with automated emails for trip cancellations due to poor weather, ensuring a seamless experience.

  • Dress Comfortably: Bring a jacket during colder months and consider motion sickness medication if needed.

  • Onshore Picnic: Plan for an extended adventure with food and beverages for a beachside picnic.

Remember, This Is a Protected Marine Reserve: Help preserve its beauty by refraining from fishing and leaving nothing behind on the beach. Dogs are not allowed at Goat Island Marine Reserve.

Make your Goat Island exploration unforgettable—book your glass-bottom boat tour today!

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Coastal cruise

Coastal Cruises.

Embark on a captivating coastal cruise and discover the hidden treasures of Leigh, a coastal gem located just an hour north of Auckland. Our exclusive voyage takes you on a journey along the pristine shores of Leigh, a haven for marine life and natural wonders.

Step aboard our specially designed boat and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Leigh's coastal waters. With a glass-bottom feature, our cruise provides a unique opportunity to peer directly into the mesmerizing underwater world. Witness the vibrant marine ecosystems, and an array of fascinating sea creatures that inhabit the coastal waters of Leigh.

As you cruise along the coastline, feel the refreshing sea breeze and take in the panoramic views of Leigh's picturesque landscapes and secluded beaches. Our coastal cruise offers not only a scenic adventure but also a chance to connect with nature in a serene and tranquil setting.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a wildlife lover, or simply seeking relaxation by the sea, our coastal voyage promises an unforgettable experience. Join us on this curated journey where every moment is set against the backdrop of Leigh's natural beauty.

Discover the magic of Leigh's coastal wonders as you embark on a cruise that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting you to be captivated and inspired by the charm of this coastal haven.

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