The Glass Bottom Boat, 'Aquador', runs trips at Goat Island Marine Reserve, world renowned for its abundant marine life. Goat Island Marine Reserve was the first marine reserve established in New Zealand in 1975, situated just outside Leigh, 90kms north of Auckland.
Marine reserves are designated areas of sea and coastline, and are 'no-take' areas. The marine life is left to recover and flourish, allowing scientists to investigate ecosystems in the absence of human pressures.
The Glass Bottom Boat has been operating for over 16 years and is run by Adrienne and Scott who are locals to the area. Aquador has been specifically designed and built to give visitors the best possible view of the marine life without going underwater. It has recently been refurbished and can take up to 49 passengers.