Kailua-Kona, United States
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clock-o50 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the rainbow-colored fish and bright corals beneath the waves without ever getting wet during this 50-minute glass-bottom boat trip from Kona. Climb aboard your 36-foot (10-meter) vessel (specially designed for floating above reefs) with an expert naturalist as you explore the incredible marine landscape of Hawaii. As you cruise you’ll observe Hawaii’s underwater coastline and admire fascinating creatures like dolphins, turtles and maybe even a seasonal whale or two.
  • Tour the coral reefs just off the Big Island aboard a glass-bottom boat
  • Experience the magical underwater world of Hawaii without ever getting wet
  • Travel aboard a custom-built boat designed to glide over shallow reefs
  • Admire rainbow-colored tropical fish, beautiful coral and creatures like dolphins and humpback whales
  • Learn about the geology and ecology of Hawaii as you explore its underwater pinnacles and coastline
  • Perfect trip for families and children
  • Great way to experience Hawaii's marine life
Dive into the magical underwater world of Hawaii without ever leaving the boat during this 50-minute ride aboard a glass-bottomed vessel. This special ship offers a unique window into the wondrous mysteries and fascinating creatures that inhabit the Big Island’s shores and reefs.
Check in for your morning boat ride at Kailua Pier, climbing down into the viewing area of your totally custom-built 36-foot (10-meter) boat. Grab a seat on a cushioned couch alongside one of the boat’s four viewing windows and receive an introduction and overview of your trip from your on-board naturalist.
Cruise out into the mellow waters just off the Big Island as you admire some of this amazing coastline’s unique coral reefs. Your unique shallow-bottom boat can get right up to the edge of these amazing underwater wildlife areas, offering you the perfect view. As you gaze in amazement at the colorful fish and corals below, listen as your naturalist narrator shares a few insights into reefs and the ecological forces that shape them. Learn where some of Hawaii’s beautiful white sand comes from and get a peek “behind the curtain” of fish mating rituals.
Continue your ride by proceeding into deeper waters, allowing you views of an amazing underwater pinnacle and a chance to watch as the bottom quickly drops off into the deep ocean. As you ride, you might even have the chance to spot spinner dolphins and (depending on the season) humpback whales. And if you get tired for some reason of the views from below, turn your gaze toward the horizon, where you’ll be able to spot historic shoreline sights like Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikaua Church and Kamakahonu (where King Kamehameha I made his home in his final years), plus much more.
Finish your magical experience along Hawaii’s beautiful coast by traveling back to Kailua Pier.

Reviews

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L
, Dec 2018

See reef and fish. See spinner dolphins. Great for those who don't snorkel. Mesmerizing. Multi-colored small fish everywhere.

k
, Feb 2018

Tour was good for little kids or seniors...staff was good!

D
, Nov 2017

Had an amazing time, made better with all the wonderful info our guide gave! We don't scuba so now we now the beauty they see!

T
, Oct 2017

This tour was great, the host was very knowledgeable about the area and all the fish species. Very friendly and helpful with any questions we had about the reefs and the fish that live there.

M
, Aug 2017

This was a wonderful way to see the coral reef and it's inhabitants. Loved how knowledgeable our guide was and how she shared her knowledge with us. Very good experience.

J
, Jun 2017

The people providing the tour were nice, but the things we saw were less than what we had expected. The best part may have been seeing the dolphins.

n
, May 2017

Very good tour. Saw a lot of very colorful fish

T
, Nov 2016

Good for someone who can not get in the water: ie: elderly, disabled, small children.

D
, Aug 2016

Fun and informative. Kid friendly. Great value.


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