The Glass Bottom Boat, ‘Aquador’, runs trips at Goat Island Marine Reserve, world renowned for its abundant marine life. It’s located 80kms north of Auckland, just outside the small fishing village, Leigh.
Our most popular trip is our 45 minute Around the Island trip. On this trip we show you fish, marine life, reef and caves. A range of bird life can also be seen around Goat Island. All trips have full commentary.
The commentary is educational and informative on all marine creatures during your trip. Each trip is different and unique; you never know what marine life you will see.
Tickets for the Glass Bottom Boat are purchased at the bottom of the stairs as you enter the marine reserve or on the boat,depending on the day.
As you stay dry during the whole trip our trips are a great activity through the winter as well as the summer.
The Glass Bottom Boat is fully surveyed to carry 49 passengers. Our purpose-designed and built 11-metre Glass Bottom Boat gives you the best possible view of the marine life both above and below the water. The two 5-metre long glass panels with seating all around have been specially designed to ensures a good view from all seats. The boat is boarded via an easy access ramp and allows safe and dry embarking and disembarking from the left hand sidebeach of the beach at Goat Island Marine Reserve, where you also get your ticket.
Terms and Conditions:
Subject to weather, wind and sea conditions. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.