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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

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Waikoloa Village, United States
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
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Overview

See the tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a glass-bottom boat ride. Enjoy shaded seating and beautiful ocean panoramas aboard a 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat, departing from Waikoloa, close to Kona. Expert guides join you on board to discuss Hawaiian marine life and answer any questions as you examine the underwater world through the glass. This scenic cruise is engaging for travelers of all ages, and returns to your original departure point.
  • Glass-bottom boat cruise of Anaeho'omalu Bay from Waikoloa
  • Relax under the shaded bench seating and enjoy great ocean panoramas from the six full-size viewing windows
  • See green sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, Hawaiian coral and maybe even the famous humuhumunukunukuapuaa!
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • The perfect Big Island activity for the whole family
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30-minute glass-bottom boat ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl , 69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Check in at our beach hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay, ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your glass-bottom boat cruise departs from Waikoloa, just a short drive from Kona. Hop aboard your 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat and glide into the waters of Anaeho’omalu Bay, which hosts impressive scores of Hawaii’s diverse marine life.

Take a seat under the shaded benches and view the bright world below, with passing tropical fish and beautiful green sea turtles. Marine naturalists join you on your cruise to provide commentary about the region’s marine life and answer any questions you may have. These experts also offer some insider tips on the best snorkel spots in the bay. Don’t forget to ask them about the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Hawaii’s celebrated state fish, before your trip concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Anaehoomalu
Tour the beautiful reefs of Anaeho'omalu Bay from the comfort of our Glass Bottom Boat. Look for sea turtles and beautiful tropical fish. Our on-board marine naturalists will answer all your questions and help you spot those unique Hawaiian corals and fish.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Sports
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitisation during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.

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star-5
The views under the ocean...
Ari_W
, Aug. 2022
The views under the ocean and the views from the boat. Lots of fun for my entire family! Tour guides were very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip and the information provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-4
Dry snorkling for kids and old people
Jan_H
, Jul. 2022
Enjoyed seing grandchildren eagerly following the fish in the water. Good seats and fine instructions from the crew.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your grandchildren enjoyed the trip and the information provided by the crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we appreciate you chose to spend part of your morning with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Wonderful for any age
travelrnhaw
, Jul. 2022
We had a wonderful time with Captain Sam and Shane. Very knowledgeable about marine life, Cora,l, Hawaii. Very interesting and ended up being a 45 minute boat ride.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by Captain Sam and Shane. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Fun and relaxing.
Bobby_C
, Jul. 2022
Staff was fun and had us laughing. Also knowledgeable and interesting. The shade covered boat made the ride comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the boat, and your interactions with our crew. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Fun simple experience
Hector_S
, Jul. 2022
This is a fun experience for families who may be unable to get out and snorkel because of disabilities. We took my in laws and while getting on the boat was a bit of a challenge, we are happy we went. Finding the check in place was not easy!! We had to dig deep within the site to locate how to get there. Once there, everyone was extremely friendly and they even waited for the other family that arrived late because it was hard to find. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that despite the difficulties finding our check-in location on the beach and the challenges of boarding, you enjoyed the cruise. You're completely correct that it can be a bit difficult to find us -- the beach and our beach hut don't have an official address, so we do our best to provide directions to the closest parking lots, and directions from the parking lots to the beach. We also agree with you that depending on tide heights, our boat boarding ramp may require a challenging step up to get onto the bow of our boat -- but our crew will always assist in whatever way we can. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Great alternative to snorkeling
Andrew_G
, Jul. 2022
Bottom of the boat was very clear, we could see everything - fish, coral, several turtles. As close as you can get to snorkeling without getting wet! Staff were very knowledgeable as well.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Family fun on Glass Bottom Boat
Donald_P
, Apr. 2022
Great family excursion. Everyone enjoyed it. There were 9 of us . 5 adults , 3 kids ages 14, 6, and 4 and an infant. We saw lots of fishes, coral reefs, sea cucumbers, eels, turtles and a shark! All without getting wet! Highly recommend. Captain Mike and his first mate were very knowledgeable and friendly.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip and the information provided by Captain Maika and his crew. You certainly got to see a wide variety of marine life (shark sightings are REALLY rare)! We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Simply amazing!
Janice_G
, Apr. 2022
Tim and Dominic made our trip simply amazing! Very knowledgeable about what we were looking at, but made it fun for all ages! Definitely a must have activity while on the Big Island! We will do it again! Thanks Tim and Dominic for a memorable day!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by Captain Tim and Dominic. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we appreciate you spent part of your day with us and would choose to join us again. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Smart
VERONICA_H
, Apr. 2022
Great experience. Captain and lead Deck hand were really knowledgeable. Enjoyed my time out on the boat.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we really appreciate you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Would do again!
Monica_B
, Mar. 2022
Great boat tour! The captain was very knowledgeable and personable. The kids really enjoyed it. The waters were the clearest I've ever seen anywhere. One piece of advice, pack your island patience, you are on Hawaiian time. You'll have a much better time if you just go with it.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by the Captain. We apologize for the late departure...sometimes we get held up a bit by trips scheduled prior, and since so many of our guests are on vacation, we try to accommodate everyone's needs. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Tim and Dominic were...
Sarah_G
, Mar. 2022
Tim and Dominic were great guides! We saw so much- the reef was active, the water was clear, and they were very knowledgeable!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by Captain Tim and Dominic. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-4
A little bit pricey, but...
Terry_P
, Feb. 2022
A little bit pricey, but we enjoyed it. Food was great, but dessert could have been better. We did enjoy it though. Fire dancer was amazing!!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Aloha, Your review isn't about our Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We don't serve food on this cruise and we don't have anyone dancing! Please take this post down (or apply it to the correct activity)! We hope we'll be able to share one of our adventures with you! Mahalo
star-5
Sweet start to our day
Jill_M
, Jan. 2022
We had a great trip-saw lots of sea turtles, coral and fish and our guides, Kai and Jason, were knowledgeable and fun. Short and sweet ans nothing very adventurous but a perfect way to start our day in paradise
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by Captain Jason and Kai. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou!
star-5
Great experience!
Sheila_G
, Dec. 2021
Great experience! They were knowledgeable, friendly and answered all our questions. Highly recommend, great tour to do with family.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the tour and your interactions with our crew. We're honored by your recommendation and look forward to sharing more adventures with you and your family the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka
star-5
Fabulous family-friendly event!
Laura_E
, Dec. 2021
This tour was fantastic. The guides were knowledgeable and super friendly. They were very patient with our son who asked a bunch of questions. And we even got to see turtles!!!
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your son enjoyed the cruise and your interactions with our crew (we LOVED all your son's questions...he's a budding marine biologist for sure)! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we really appreciate that you chose to spend part of your morning with us. Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka
star-5
Family fun!
Jody_R
, Nov. 2021
Fun family activity!!! My 3yr and 6yr loved the boat and all the fishes!!! Saw a couple of turtle too!
icon Response from Host , Nov. 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy that you and your keiki enjoyed the trip and got to see fish and turtles! We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you and your 'ohana the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo
star-5
Awesome experience!!
LMGreene
, Mar. 2021
Awesome experience and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The water was so clear and beautiful and we even saw an eel
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip...and getting to see an eel -- WOW (those nocturnal eels are rare sightings). We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
star-5
Amazing!
Keith_A
, Feb. 2021
The tour was fantastic. Melinda the boat captain was kind and informative and took us out further to see more sights. Appreciate her.
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2021
Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and the tour provided by Captain Malinda (we agree...she's a wonderful Captain)! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be challenging to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you! Mahalo
star-5
Great experience
Lance_C
, Mar. 2020
The glass bottom was really clean, the visibility was excellent. The captain and crew were very friendly and informative.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2020
Mahalo for reviewing your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to join us. A Hui Hou Kakou!
star-4
Reef boat tour
Emmaleecharlotte
, Feb. 2020
Beautiful we saw lots of fish and turtles and the staff were wonderful. Would be nice if the tour were longer so you could watch them on the reef more or if a longer one was offered.
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2020
Aloha, Thanks for re viewing your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise! We're happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew so much that you wish you could have stayed out longer. Actually,guests reserving our Aloha Day Beach Package can choose to take as many Glass Bottom Boat Cruises as they'd like during the 4 hours the package covers (go to https://hawaiioceansports.com/beach-activities/aloha-days-at-the-beach/ for more information about this activity)...so that may be an option for you to consider. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you! A Hui Hou Kakou

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