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See the tropical fish, sea turtles and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a 30-minute 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 will 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. 


  • 30-minute glass-bottom boat cruise 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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What You Can Expect

Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

Glass Bottom Boat

Your glass-bottom boat cruise will depart from Waikoloa, roughly 30 minutes 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 will join you on your cruise to provide commentary about the region’s marine life and answer any questions you may have. These experts will 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.

Customer Reviews

Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

From ages 22 to 74 in our group ... We loved this activity! Recommended for families with young children and especially for anyone who does not snorkel. Saw many fish, sea turtles, beautiful island views, and spinner dolphins! Tour operators knowledgeable about marine life and reef conservation. Thank you for making our trip even more special!

Leong L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great, they were flexible to time. We were early and they took us out.
Free parking next to the kobea private homes. Turn left.

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012


Leona S

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

The tour was short--about 1/2 hour in length, but enjoyable. Not only did we see a lot of reef fish, but also several Honu. Our grandson loves Honu, and was thrilled to see them. The trip also affords a nice view of the Big Island coast. I would recommend it, especially if you don't snorkel.

Walter O

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

This activity was just what we needed -- the previous days had been quite hectic, so it was relaxing and educational. Saw quite a few fish and some turtles. My recommendation is to give a better description on how to find the actual location of where to board the boat. We had been on the beach previously, so we knew where to board. We were not staying in the area we were in Kona.

Christine D

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Very cool

John S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise. We didn't get to see too much due to the rainy weather. Would have been a dynamite trip on a sunny day.

Christina H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

A great activity if you have younger children with you, we saw lots of fish and turtles.

Tammy J

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

Was a bit disappointed, there wasn't many exotic fish as we thought. The individuals doing the tour were great

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