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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

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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Traveler Tips

Really pretty , get to the boat early for shade.
You can bring your own drinks (cocktails, wine, champagne..) for the ride 😊
Sit at the front of the boat for the best view, if you don’t mind being in the sun.
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Glass Bottom Boat Experience
Rita_S, Jun 2022
It was a fun ride. We saw lots of turtles and several different types of fish. The scenery was amazing.
Don’t miss out
Simon_R, Jun 2022
The captain was great and very informative. Also awesome to see the dolphins and fish right up close.
Great way to end the day!
William_B, Jun 2022
Cruise was nice and chill good vibes. Nice way to end the day. Cliff and his crew did a awesome job with the history lesson on wikiki. 🤙🏾
The views are amazing...
Omar_V, Jun 2022
The views are amazing aboard the ship. The captain and crew are very helpful and friendly. Had a blast
A must-do boat tour
Krista_L, Jun 2022
Captain Cliff did an excellent job ensuring we enjoyed our adventure. We saw sea turtles, schools of fish and breathtaking views. I would highly recommend this tour.
Nice Boat Ride
Sajini_V, Jun 2022
Very nice crew and It was good experience but we only saw turtles and some fish . The crew was explaining everything in details
Enjoyable and relaxing
Steve_C, Jun 2022
Brandon was great! Very knowledgeable. Will definitely be recommending to everyone. Aloha and Mahalo!
Great trip
Thomas_W, Jun 2022
Great crew. Views were awesome. Perfect one hour cruise. We had a wonderful time. Loved seeing all the surfers.
Awesome time! Boat...
Shannon_A, Jun 2022
Awesome time! Boat captain was super nice! Weather was great. Saw lots of turtles, and a great view of the coast from the water.
The Spinner Dophins where...
Ray_W, Jun 2022
The Spinner Dophins where wonderful. Looked like they were showing off. Our tour guides were very friendly and answered questions we had.
A nice excursion
Theresa_J, Jun 2022
A nice experience where you can see various fish and sea turtles. The boatmen were very knowledgeable and comical. The boat ride lasted about 45 minutes and the wait time was about 10 - 15 minutes. It’s great for all ages.
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Melissa_D, Jun 2022
I enjoyed watching my sonZion’s face light up as he watch the animals at sea. The tour was so informational and beautiful to see
A plus. Thumb up to Jason and Mike.
Thuantri_V, Jun 2022
Great little boat ride. Explored and learned a little more about Oahu island. Friendly and knowledgeable staffs. Best bang for the buck. A+
A major highlight of our trip to Waikiki!
Jeff_H, Jun 2022
Jim and Koko were amazing hosts! They were so thoughtful, funny, and knowledgeable. Everyone on board had a fantastic and memorable experience. It wasn't just a trip to see wildlife. It was also an historical tour of Waikiki, as we made our way along the shore. The views of Waikiki from the water, with the mountains and clouds behind, were spectacular! Highly recommended.
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Captain Jim very...
Rosemary_H, Jun 2022
Captain Jim very informative and friendly. Both crew Interacted well with everyone including my excited little grandson. Saw several turtles and fish feeding brought round lots of fish.
Sherry_S, Jun 2022
Everything I loved it all it was beautiful out in the océano Mmmmmmmmmmmmmghf su ovd ty incd un vfydgii r tjo y xb n
Awesome Tour, Great Guides!
Richard_C, Jun 2022
Jason and Mariah (the tour guides and boat owners) were AMAZING! They were so welcoming, shared a ton of knowledge about the island and offered valuable resources and suggestions on how to really enjoy the island and all it has to offer. The tour was customized to the area and conditions so we didn’t miss anything. They made sure to navigate and maneuver everywhere they needed to, to make sure we seen fish, green turtles, parts of the island and enjoy the water. I can say that parking is extremely difficult and you should arrive at least an hour earlier (if traveling with a family) to find parking and get to the dock. Other than parking, everything was awesome.
Fun trip!
Jacey_S, Jun 2022
The people who gave the tour were always helping us look for sea life and would help point it out. They were knowledgeable and friendly.
Amazing ride and...
Chritopher_G, Jun 2022
Amazing ride and beautiful views. Very informational and made the whole experience a good time. Will do again when visiting next.
Very enjoyable!
Rabia_E, Jun 2022
Our kids really enjoyed this experience. Highly recommend. Great (and short)fun outing for families with young kids.


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