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Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Don't miss the chance of seeing some of Oahu's most exciting marine life. This tour takes you out onto the water and over tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s popular shipwrecks. As you sail, leep an eye out for honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all visible from the deck of our vessel through the boat's glass bottom.
  • Glass-bottom boat tour: Excellent opportunity to see marine life
  • Learn about resident marine life from your guides
  • Canopy-covered deck: Keep your cool in the afternoon heat
  • Complimentary water: No need to bring your own
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60-minute sightseeing cruise
Marine life viewing (dolphins, turtles, whales during the season
Experienced captain and crew
Canopy-covered deck for shade and comfort
Bottled water
Parking($1/hr Metered parking is available upfront closest to Waikiki and Diamond Head.)
Gratuity
Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)
Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats , 1009 Ala Moana Blvd F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

1009 Ala Moana Blvd. Kewalo Basin Harbor, slip F21 (Look for the big RED sign that says Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats)

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • We cannot accommodate power wheelchairs. There is one step across from the dock to board the boat
  • We recommend bringing infants in a car seat or hands-free carrier
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:We’re in the Kewalo Basin Harbor. Our address is 1009 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814, slip F26. You can find us at the front of the harbor along Ala Moana Blvd, close to the entrance near Ward Ave.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you provide hotel pickup for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:No. You must make your own arrangements to meet us at the Kewalo Basin Harbor. There is plenty of cheap parking at the harbor, or you can take a taxi or app-based ride-share service like Uber and Lyft.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time in order to check in.
Mar 2021
Q:
What kind of boat is used during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The Haleiwa Queen is a 50-foot power catamaran with glass viewing ports on the bottom so you can see what’s going on underwater without ever getting wet!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the boat handicap accessible for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:All passengers must take a step from the dock to the boat in order to board. Our crew can assist if needed — just make sure to arrive early! Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs can be brought on board. Motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?
A:Yes, absolutely!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Yes, there is a restroom on board.
Mar 2021
Q:
Should I worry about seasickness during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Our boat is very stable in the water, so we rarely encounter seasickness. If you’re worried about it or especially prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking your preferred brand of seasickness medication about two hours before boarding.
Mar 2021
Q:
What can I expect to see during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, and living reef formations. You get spectacular views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the cityscape of downtown Honolulu. Sharks, dolphins, and whales may also be seen depending on the season.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drinks onboard for the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:We provide water on all cruises. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks (including adult beverages) on any of our cruises. We even have coolers with ice that you can use.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go swimming during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:In the interest of seeing the maximum amount of sea life, we do not allow guests to swim on our sightseeing cruises.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.

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  • "Snorkeling boat trip would be preferable to see more marine life." See review

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star-3
Okay
Kimberly_P
, Aug 2022
It was okay. We really didn’t see much from the ‘glass bottom’, more from the sides of the boat. It was okay for the price.
star-5
Amazingly fun!!
Neesha_L
, Aug 2022
Excellent- top tier service and phenomenal guide on the water. We saw fish, turtles & swordfish. The ride on the water was fun & safe and entertaining and informative. Highly recommended for all young & old
star-3
Seeing the turtles...
Raul_D
, Aug 2022
Seeing the turtles swimming in the water was cool. Glass squares too small to see anything underwater.
star-5
Outstanding experience!
George_D
, Aug 2022
Jim and his wife were awesome! They were wonderful tour guides informing riders of local knowledge, as well as expert marine content. I highly recommend this trip! Will do it again on future trips to Oahu!
star-3
A boat trip along Waikiki beach
Andrew_Y
, Aug 2022
As a boat trip it’s ok but you have to remember its 30 minutes out and 30 minutes return so you don’t go too far, just followed Waikiki beach and back. Glass bottom is just a novelty as you can’t see much for bubbles and when the boat did stop for 2 minutes it was literally over sand.
star-5
Worth a visit
Chris_H
, Jul 2022
We had a chance to see dolphins, turtles and fish. Good experience. Captain and crew was wonderful. Thank you.
star-4
Highly recommend if you have younger kids
Priya_W
, Jul 2022
Cliff explained the Oahu/Waikiki history, various beach points quite well. He also slowed down every time we spotted Marine Life. We saw a variety of fish and spotted a few sea turtles. We took some great pictures of the mountains, ocean and the diamond crater in the background. Go during the early hours. The boat was not too full and we could move around to get a good view.
star-5
Amazing Experience!
Dawn_E
, Jul 2022
Definitely a value add to our trip. Crew was friendly and witty! A relaxing and scenic ride. Great time!
star-5
Lee family
Thae_L
, Jul 2022
Seeing the fish and turtles and taking pictures . Would be nice if was 2 hours long, but would do it again
star-5
Perfect boat ride,a must do in Hawaii!
Michelle_C
, Jul 2022
We had a lovely time on the glass bottom boat. Our hosts where lovely and the view looking back on the mainland and Diamond Head is fantastic. The blue colour of the water is unbelievable. Even if you don’t see a turtle it is a great boat ride and an hour is all you really need. I would re this tour.
star-4
Fun boat ride! Saw lots...
Rachel_W
, Jul 2022
Fun boat ride! Saw lots of fish, a turtle, and learned more about the island! Great for families with children as well!
star-5
Great tour!
Deonka_S
, Jul 2022
Great tour! My daughter was so thrilled to see dolphins sleeping! We were able to get some amazing pictures and videos. Highly recommend!!!
star-5
Definitely would recommend
Lisa_B
, Jun 2022
The captains were full of energy and very knowledgeable. They made the excursion lots of fun for our family We saw dolphins and sea turtles and lots of fish!
star-5
Don't miss this!!!
Celenia_A
, Jun 2022
Awesome team and great service!!!,.tour team makes you feel welcome. Very entertaining, great location boats very clean and comfortable.
star-3
just okay
Sophia
, Jun 2022
it’s not what you think 💭 the entire bottom of the boat isn’t visible to the ocean only for rectangular squares that you have to crowd around to see. the people were nice but it’s just a plain boating experience the skipper was very kind but kind of winged his ad libs. Overall decent experience but kind of a let down.
star-5
Fantastic!!!
Bobbie_Y
, Jun 2022
The greatest part of this experience was seeing the faces of my grand children as they marveled in the excitement of the day.
star-5
Awesome
Pasquale_N
, Jun 2022
Wild life and great views clean and safe ship great friendly staff saw some sea turtles and many cool fish
star-5
Wonderful experience, the captain’s are amazing!
Jessica_N
, Jun 2022
We had such a wonderful time on this excursion! We had a group of 15, all family and we tend to get loud, but the captain’s were fantastic and went above and beyond to show us a good time! We saw a dolphin and they steered the boat in that direction. We ended up seeing an entire pod of dolphins! The kids loved it. Our two captain’s made this experience 100x better and we can’t thank them enough. They answered all our questions and made sure we had a great time. This excursion was fantastic because of them, and I can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you so much for the amazing experience, we will definitely return on our next visit!
star-5
Great family fun!
Jason_H
, Jun 2022
Jim and Kiko were wonderful hosts and made the tour fun and enjoyable. Seeing the turtles and fish were beautiful and Kiko’s pictures of our family in front of Diamondhead are a gift to remember.
star-5
Awesomeness!!
Chela_W
, Jun 2022
We had an wonderful time and the weather was perfect. The captains were very sociable and they connected with the people.

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