Kapolei, Hawaii
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Experience the magic of bioluminescence on this evening cruise from Oahu’s Ko’olina Marina. As you glide across the reef on a glass-bottom boat, a marine biologist will explain this natural phenomenon, where living organisms in the ocean produce light just under the water. Nonalcoholic drinks are provided, as well as fresh local pupus (Hawaiian snacks).
  • Oahu bioluminescence cruise
  • Glide across the reef to marvel at the natural glow of sea creatures
  • Learn about the phenomenon from a marine biologist
  • Enjoy sunset views of the Pacific Ocean and Oahu coast
  • Snacks and drinks provided

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Small-group tour
  • Semi-submersible tour


  • The listed price does not include a $10 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Ko'olina Marina

Departure Time

Boat departs an hour before sunset which varies throughout the year - Usually 5:00, 5:30 or 6:00 p.m.  Check with tour company to find out when your tour leaves.

What To Expect

Don’t miss the rare chance to discover what goes on in the waters of Hawaii after the sun sets. This evening cruise from Oahu introduces you to bioluminescence on the reef, which you’ll see through the boat’s magnified glass bottom. You’ll depart about an hour before sunset so you can enjoy views during this romantic time of day.

The underwater lights of the boat allow you to peer into the water to see what’s happening below while an onboard marine biologist tells you about the activities of the marine life. You’ll also experience Hawaiian cultural traditions like blowing a conch shell and a Hawaiian chant to celebrate the sunset.

Cruise along the Oahu coastline, and hear stories from your guide about Hawaiian history while you enjoy provided beverages, fruit and appetizers. When darkness falls, begin your exploration of the reef and its ‘living lights,’ listening to facts about biofluorescence and bioluminescence. The study of this natural occurrence is still relatively new, and not many people in the world have the opportunity to witness it, so consider yourself lucky! Learn about the glowing creatures and how they interact with our ecosystem. Every night and location is different, so you might notice variations in the intensity, shape, size and color of each glow. A plankton net is thrown overboard to collect some of the organisms so you can get an up-close look at them through a magnified bottle.

You’ll return to shore with a new appreciation for the sea.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 37826P3

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