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Team work makes the dream work

There are several boat trips available and leaving from the Whitianga Wharf to see the wonderful sites of mercury Bay. It was a pleasure to go out with Caitie the skipper and Amber the guide on the Glass Bottom Boat trip last Monday.
 |  MichelleRhodes  |  ,

Amber and Caitie

What a great trip combining marine biology information (I did not know a Snapper can change its sex if required to help balance the population of its species within a given area such as the Marine Reserve). Geological information on the types of rock both soft and hard and getting into and up close in a safe way at the Orua Sea Cave and of course Cathedral Cove is beautiful from any angle.

Although a local, I had guests for the weekend, a returning Kiwi who now lives in Switzerland and her fiancé a St Hellenan now living in London; and decided to join them. I am so glad I did.

Amber and Caitie got all the passengers on the full boat to introduce themselves at the beginning of the trip so 3 x Up State New York, A Couple from Stuttgart Germany, a Canadian living in Auckland and her 2 guests from Canada, a NZ couple from Rotorua, myself a Brit now permanent resident in NZ and my 100 % Kiwi bloke set out on our adventure. We had great fun feeding fish and snorkelling on our return from the Marine Reserve after the informative part of the trip. Really good quality super clean snorkels were available if you didn’t have your own.

Please remember we are not allowed to feed, touch or take any fish, rocks, sand or plants within the Marine reserve.

What was also great fun was the teamwork and banter between the other tour boats sharing the beautiful weather and coastline with Brian of the Cave Cruiser Brian was showing off the acoustics in the Orua Sea Cave by playing Adele …. sounded amazing. Also thanks to Ken of Cathedral Cove Scenic Tours who whizzed over to tell us about the location of two seals who have arrived early to winter on one of Mercury Bays many islands.

Great to see our tourist dependent boat trips doing so well and working in harmony. If you have guests this coming school holidays the Informer would highly recommend any of these boat tours – rest value for what you experience.