Trips & Prices

The Glass Bottom Boat 'Aquador' runs regular trips from the beach at Goat Island Marine Reserve, Leigh, 80 kms north of Auckland (click here to view map). The marine reserve has been established for over 37 years and consequently has fish numbers no longer seen anywhere around the New Zealand coast.

Trips run every day, bookings essential, (weather and sea conditions permitting), travelling around the reserve showing passengers the reefs, marine life, caves and seabirds in their natural habitat. A full commentary about the marine life and the marine reserve accompanies all trips which are suited to most ages.

The best viewing conditions are Southerly winds and no onshore swell.

Before you leave home, check the sea conditions by phoning Adrienne or Scott on (09) 422 6334. Bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment. Trips are subject to sea and wind conditions.

Around the Island trip
(Our most popular trip)

A great way to stay dry while seeing the whole marine reserve.
This fascinating 45-minute eco-tourism adventure gives various views of the fish and abundant marine life both above and below the water. Also, admire the outer reefs and big caves of Goat Island.

  • Adults: $28 each
  • Children: $15 each
  • Under 3 years FREE

Discounts for schools and larger groups can be arranged. Prices subject to change without notice.


Inner Island trip (30 minute trip)

This trip is our substitute for the 'Around the Island' trip if conditons don't allow us to go right around the island. This depends on sea and weather conditions.

See the ocean bottom, sea urchins and a variety of fish.

  • Adults: $22 each
  • Children: $12 each

Tamihana Cave
Outside Tamihana Cave
Easy beach access
Easy beach access