Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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3 00 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

From $40.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • 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)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats
    1025 Ala Moana Blvd Slip 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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kewalo Basin

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

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.

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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Featured review
Wonderful tour. Got to see wildlife, better views of the island, and the crew were very welcoming. Highly recommend if your looking for a quality tour without spending too much money.


1,443 reviews
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Rachel_V, Sep 2023
The water was beautiful and clear to see the bottom. Water was not rough and our Captain and co- captain we’re ready nice and friendly
Water beauty at its best….
Karstin_V, Sep 2023
The fam., had an amazing time - music was flowing, fishes were showing…. The beautiful sunset was gorgeous and the overall view experience was pleasant!
The water was beautiful....
janet_b, Sep 2023
The water was beautiful. The two crew members were wonderful. We expected a glass bottom boat. There were four little boxes not everyone could get two. We only saw a few little fish and one turtle.
Great boat trip
Maxine_H, Sep 2023
Great boat trip with great captain and his first mate would definitely recommend . Great weather and very informative
Fun experience
Tami_G, Sep 2023
A fun afternoon 🐠 friendly and knowledgeable captains . we got to see turtles, dolphins, and fish. Definitely worth it ☺️ it’s not real full glass bottom boat but a few windows to look down. Highly recommended
It worth it 👌
Asiyat_U, Sep 2023
It was a nice trip 😊we saw some turtles and fish 🐟. The Capitan was great ,he gave us some tips about Honolulu. Beautiful view of diamond head.
Excellent tour!
Pamela_R, Sep 2023
We loved the entire trip! Our captain and 1st mate were funny, cool, gave great local tips, knew every fish site and were so knowledgeable about Waikiki Beach! This tour is a must when visiting Oahu! 🤙
We have a good time with...
Yiming_R, Sep 2023
We have a good time with good views of the beach side, we saw sea turtles, dolphins and other animals. We learned a little about Honolulu stories. The captain did really good job.
Family fun
Desmond_F, Sep 2023
Saw sea turtles and a few manta rays, and some fish. The captain of the boat was great with dad jokes.
Great glass bottom boat tour
Karen_L, Sep 2023
Great tour very informative! Both Captain and first mate were great and we saw fish and mantras! (I would mention that the entire boat floor is not glass)
First time in Hawaii
Edward_J, Sep 2023
We got to see the most wildlife in such a short period than I ever experienced. Sea Turtles and dolphins abound. Great time.
Great experience
Lindsay_H, Sep 2023
Great and ran by locals. If you get sea sick maybe take some meds before. But we saw a lot of sea animals from turtle to fish.
Fantastic! Well worth the price. Best I deal we found!
Jennifer_H, Sep 2023
We saw a seal!!! The fish were so beautiful. Learned a lot from the amazing driver and other host Stone. Super relaxing ride and terrific adventure.
meditation on the water
AnneParks_D, Sep 2023
boat captain and helper (jim and kamala we think) were just wonderful and enhanced the trip by being there. we found it a totally restful hour amid the hustle/bustle of waikiki. loved seeing the fish and turtles and having our photos taken with diamondhead in background. all good.
A bit lame
Taylor_O, Sep 2023
I'm not sure what I was expecting but the tour is a bit lame. 4 small "glass bottom" areas that you can see directly down from. The field of view is small and the same experience can be achieved on any boat with a pair of polorized sunglasses. Guides were informative about buildings and areas on shoreline but overall not my cup. Opt for snorkeling, parasailing or a tour that includes swimming instead.
The captain and first...
Jennifer_Z, Sep 2023
The captain and first mate did a really great job narrating and telling great stories and funny jokes. Would definitely recommend!
Fun afternoon
Timothy_G, Sep 2023
Crew was great! Saw a lot of fish and turtles. Got a little nervous with the little kids running all over. Not the crews fault. Parents were enjoying themselves and not watching over their little ones.
Seeing the aquatic life,...
Trina_H, Sep 2023
Seeing the aquatic life, dolphins, turtles, and various fish. The volcano and the boats that were part of true story movies. Amazing cool breeze and the beautiful blue waters.
Great experience and budget friendly
Brenda_M, Sep 2023
The entire ride was really great. The boat captain was informative and entertaining. The ride itself was so nice, and the crew were more than helpful in taking group photos for everyone who wanted one. They also went out of their way to locate multiple types of ocean life and waiting so everyone had a chance to experience them. It was(for the price) the best experience we chose while on our visit to Hawaii.
Perfect tour to end our vacation
Tina_B, Sep 2023
I took my elderly mother, my daughter and her one year old son on this tour..We had a great time! The views and the staff were amazing! I highly recommend!!

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