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Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Settle in for an afternoon cruise aboard the Haleiwa Queen, a 50-foot power catamaran that departs conveniently from Honolulu’s harbor. Learn about Hawaii past and present from the friendly crew as you venture into the open Pacific Ocean to look for dolphins, sea turtles, and even migrating whales. As a bonus, look beneath the water’s surface at fish and coral reefs through unique magnifying view portals.
  • Observe Hawaiian sea life on a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Stay comfortable beneath canopies while you look for dolphins, turtles, and whales
  • Hour-long express tour fits easily into most Honolulu sightseeing schedules
  • Great way to see tropical fish and coral gardens without getting wet

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board
  • 60-minute cruise
  • Experienced captain and crew
  • Parking
  • Gratuity
  • Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats, 1009 Ala Moana Blvd F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F21 Look for the BIG RED SIGN **Car** - GPS: 1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813 - Harbor entrance near Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave - Boat is on front side of harbor near Ala Moana Blvd **Bus** - Take bus #19, #20, or #42 - Exit at Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Operated by Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?

A:Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.

Mar 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?

A:Yes, absolutely!

Mar 2021

Q:Is there a restroom onboard during the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?

A:Yes, there is a restroom on board.

Mar 2021

Q:Should I worry about seasickness during the Afternoon Waikiki 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 Afternoon Waikiki 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

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Great entertaning crew....
DEBRA_J, May 2022
Great entertaning crew. Wildlife was few but that's because of previous bad weather. Just the right amount of time on water.
The friendly place
Jimmie_G, May 2022
I seen a lot of boats lots of old buildings I love the young man was so friendly and nice I seen a big turtle I never seen before and I seen so many wave the water was so beautiful
Must Do
Christian_L, May 2022
Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise members showed everyone on board a good time. Boat captains were very knowledgeable and made every effort to interact with the passengers
An affordable hour on the water
Teri_J, May 2022
If you just want to get out on the water for an hour this is an affordable and fairly comfortable way to do it. Nothing was seen in the glass boxes or just looking out. The crew person said they saw a turtle. It was like turtle, turtle gone. I don’t think anyone saw it. The captain was actually full of information when he wasn’t on his phone or vaping.
No animals, but relaxing boat trip
Carol_O, May 2022
The captain was entertaining, his first mate was very helpful. We didn't see any turtles or seals, but they can't control that
Sheila 2022
Sheila_C, May 2022
The crew of the boat were very nice. We did not get to see any underwater sea life due to the cloudy waters. Did get to see turtles. The boat ride was beautiful.
Wonders in catch
Elizabeth_R, May 2022
It was a wonderful experience to see and feel the wonders of the sea. To be able to see all the beaches and the surfers. All those black fishes following us and at the end a couple of turtles saying goodbye to us. Wonderful
Great Adventure and...
Carissa_G, May 2022
Great Adventure and experience for the whole family, tourists and residents of Hawaii. Easy to find location. Short wait times. Captain and crew are polite and knowledgeable of the hawaiian island. Price is reasonable.
How the captain took...
LawrenceS_F, May 2022
How the captain took extra time on telling us the history of the area. Wife and husband team was great.
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Unforgettable Excursion!
Joe_P, May 2022
The hosts (captain and first mate) were SO knowledgeable and made this such a memorable experience for my wife and me. Just the right combination of professional, personable, and funny.


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