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Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat

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Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get out onto the water in Oahu for an express sightseeing cruise, even if you just have an hour to spare. This glass-bottom boat tour is the perfect introduction to Hawaiian sea life, as the expert captain and crew help spot creatures like green sea turtles (honu), migrating whales, and dolphins. Unlike other catamaran cruises, this one lets you look underwater through clear magnifying port holes.
  • Explore the Pacific Ocean on a top-rated sightseeing cruise from Honolulu
  • See tropical fish and coral reefs without getting wet, thanks to clear viewing portals
  • Hear local Hawaiian legends and stories from the friendly captain and crew
  • Quick and easy option for families and first-time visitors to Oahu
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60-minute sightseeing cruise
Marine life viewing (dolphins, turtles, whales during the season
Experienced captain and crew
Canopy-covered deck for shade and comfort
Bottled water
Parking
Gratuity
Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)
$1/hr Metered parking is available upfront

Departure Point

1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, 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

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • We cannot accommodate power wheelchairs. There is one step across from the dock to board the boat
  • We recommend bringing infants in a car seat or hands-free carrier
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise?
A:Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?
A:Yes, absolutely!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise?
A:Yes, there is a restroom on board.
Mar 2021
Q:
Should I worry about seasickness during the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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 Waikiki Beach Sightseeing 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
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drinks onboard for the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise?
A:We provide water on all cruises. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks (including adult beverages) on any of our cruises. We even have coolers with ice that you can use.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go swimming during the Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise?
A:In the interest of seeing the maximum amount of sea life, we do not allow guests to swim on our sightseeing cruises.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat?
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 Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat.

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  • "This trip is short and sweet and not terribly expensive." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Worth it!
Geonwoo_K
, Oct 2021
It was very good time! The crew were very friendly and nice. The captain showed us and explained about places where we passed by. I should've done this tour on my first day! I highly recommand to take this tour on first day, so you get ideas where to visit for your rest of your days! Thanks!
star-5
Last minute adventure
Blanca_Q
, Oct 2021
My family loved the experience, the capitán was very knowledgeable and funny. We were able to see the turtles and a beautiful rainbow 🌈
star-5
We had great day
Jeremy_N
, Oct 2021
Captain was incredibly friendly and fun! Got to see turtles and great views of Honolulu. Great for kids too since it's not too long!
star-5
Magnificent!
CandiceCannon_B
, Oct 2021
The ocean came to life. Time together in this beautiful paradise—the ocean, dolphins, turtle, views… This excursion was a high point of my trip!
star-5
Awesome!
Veronica_V
, Oct 2021
The guides were very knowledgeable and funny. We really enjoyed the experience and would recommend this to everyone that visits Hawaii.
star-5
Great, quick cheap tour!...
Anna_K
, Sep 2021
Great, quick cheap tour! Saw a few dolphins, a turtle, and fish. The views of the beach and skyline were great for pictures! Guides very friendly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The fish coming around...
Michael_W
, Sep 2021
The fish coming around the boat is amazing. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
star-5
I love it. In out trip we...
Sandra_E
, Sep 2021
I love it. In out trip we saw dolphins turtles a los of fishs. Was really nice this day. Thank you for the service
star-5
A must see
Juan_R
, Sep 2021
Amazing experience. We were able to see the dolphins and turtles. The crew was great as well. Would visit again.
star-5
Awesome boat ride, we got...
Yanuri_G
, Sep 2021
Awesome boat ride, we got to see a turtle, dolphins and lots of fish.. Mrs. Koko and husband were amazing ..

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