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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

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Waikoloa Village, United States
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the tropical fish, sea turtles, and coral of Anaeho’omalu Bay on a 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 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.
  • Glass-bottom boat cruise of Anaeho'omalu Bay 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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30-minute glass-bottom boat ride
Hotel pickup and drop-off
69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl , 69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Check in at our beach hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay, ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your glass-bottom boat cruise departs from Waikoloa, just a short drive 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 join you on your cruise to provide commentary about the region’s marine life and answer any questions you may have. These experts 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Anaehoomalu
Tour the beautiful reefs of Anaeho'omalu Bay from the comfort of our Glass Bottom Boat. Look for sea turtles and beautiful tropical fish. Our on-board marine naturalists will answer all your questions and help you spot those unique Hawaiian corals and fish.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Sports
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.
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What is the social distancing policy during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa.

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Family fun!
Jody_R
, Nov 2021
Fun family activity!!! My 3yr and 6yr loved the boat and all the fishes!!! Saw a couple of turtle too!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy that you and your keiki enjoyed the trip and got to see fish and turtles! We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you and your 'ohana the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo
star-5
Awesome experience!!
LMGreene
, Mar 2021
Awesome experience and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The water was so clear and beautiful and we even saw an eel
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip...and getting to see an eel -- WOW (those nocturnal eels are rare sightings). We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
star-5
Amazing!
Keith_A
, Feb 2021
The tour was fantastic. Melinda the boat captain was kind and informative and took us out further to see more sights. Appreciate her.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and the tour provided by Captain Malinda (we agree...she's a wonderful Captain)! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be challenging to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you! Mahalo
star-5
Great experience
Lance_C
, Mar 2020
The glass bottom was really clean, the visibility was excellent. The captain and crew were very friendly and informative.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo for reviewing your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to join us. A Hui Hou Kakou!
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Reef boat tour
Emmaleecharlotte
, Feb 2020
Beautiful we saw lots of fish and turtles and the staff were wonderful. Would be nice if the tour were longer so you could watch them on the reef more or if a longer one was offered.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha, Thanks for re viewing your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise! We're happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew so much that you wish you could have stayed out longer. Actually,guests reserving our Aloha Day Beach Package can choose to take as many Glass Bottom Boat Cruises as they'd like during the 4 hours the package covers (go to https://hawaiioceansports.com/beach-activities/aloha-days-at-the-beach/ for more information about this activity)...so that may be an option for you to consider. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you! A Hui Hou Kakou
star-5
Great time!
Alice_W
, Jul 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful time enjoyed all the information given about the fish and history of the area.
star-5
Great Glass Botton Boat Tour
Marsha_E
, Jun 2019
Smooth, good views of coral , plenty of fish and a few turtles. Crew were friendly, explained about the fish. Young and older enjoyed the 30 min trip. from A Bay.
star-5
Great Time
Exploration443969
, Apr 2019
We had a great time. The Captain was very kind and willing to make sure we saw turtles and fish. Definitely a must do!
star-5
A lot of fun! Saw dolphins !!!! and...
Michael D
, Jun 2017
A lot of fun! Saw dolphins !!!! and turtles underwater! Kids loved the experience!
star-5
Very nice tour. Not much crowded...
Jeslin P
, Feb 2017
Very nice tour. Not much crowded boat. We could even see few whales a bit far away. Lot of fish and turtles. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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