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Kewalo Basin Tours and Tickets

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In the heart of downtown Honolulu, just across the street and two blocks west of Hawaii’s largest mall, is the small boat harbor of Kawalo Basin and the starting point for a number of popular Honolulu water-based adventures. Deep sea charter fishing vessels moor alongside snorkel and scuba charters, parasailing vessels, winter whale watch pontoons, underwater submersible tours and even an 83-foot pirate galleon complete with water-firing cannons for daytime family fun or evening debauchery. If you’re looking to get beyond the beaches of Waikiki and out into the big blue, a stroll along its street-side dock will, at the very least, display your varied options.

Though there is no beach access here, a gentle but ridable wave that breaks left of the harbor channel is a popular surf spot with local groms (kids in surf speak). In addition to hosting the Rip Curl GromSearch competition, the break is a training ground for the Kamehameha High School surf team.

On land, the adjacent hipster enclave of Kakaako, and shopping strips in the Ward area, afford plenty of options for hungry (or thirsty) sailors and surfers.

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South Side Waterfront, Honolulu, HI, USA, 96814
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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki

Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki

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Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
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  • 3 hours
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Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

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Go whale-watching off the coast of Oahu on this excursion from Waikiki or Ko Olina. During the months from December to May, pods of humpback whales migrate through Hawaii's warm waters, and this tour guarantees whale sightings. With a small group of people, watch the gentle giants swim, feed, breach and play around your boat. In the rare event that you don't see any whales, you will be allowed to do the tour again for free. Snacks are included.
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  • 2 hours
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Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour
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Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)

Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)

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Explore Oahu's wildlife-rich waters on a sightseeing cruise that conveniently departs from Honolulu. Get a fresh perspective on Diamond Head and other South Shore landmarks as you stretch out on the spacious decks or under a shade cover. The seasoned crew helps spot dolphins, sea turtles, and occasionally humpback whales—plus, you can peer through magnifying glass portholes for a look underwater.
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Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Don't miss the chance of seeing some of Oahu's most exciting marine life. This tour takes you out onto the water and over tropical reefs and one of Hawaii’s popular shipwrecks. As you sail, leep an eye out for honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all visible from the deck of our vessel through the boat's glass bottom.
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Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat

Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat

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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.
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Diamond Head Sail and Snorkel Adventure
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Diamond Head Sail and Snorkel Adventure

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The beaches of Oahu can be crowded with tourists swimming and snorkeling. Escape the crowds and enjoy a relaxing, intimate experience aboard a catamaran off the coast of Diamond Head. This is a fun adventure for the whole family, with opportunities to swim and snorkel. Your guides provide on-board restroom and shower, all snorkel equipment, and Hawaiian music while you sail.
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  • 2 hours
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Waikiki Waterfronts & Shoreline Sunsets Private E-scooter Tour

Waikiki Waterfronts & Shoreline Sunsets Private E-scooter Tour

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Cruise along Oahu's famed South Shore as we explore boardwalks and scenic panoramic views. Choose between a morning ride through the Kakaako Arts District or sunset along the South Shore! Our exclusive, state-of-the-art Cycleboard scooters are safe, stable, easy-to-ride and fun! Choose from our morning tour through the Kakaako Arts District and waterfront, or our afternon tour, where you'll cruise along the South Shore on boardwalk and shorelines with breathtaking views. Morning Route (10:30am to 12:30pm) Discover unique street art by some of Hawaii's renowned artists adorning the Kakaako Arts District and roll through Kakaako Waterfront Park's boardwalk. Sunset Route (4:00pm to 6:00pm) Cruise through Oahu's sweeping south shore boardwalks along Kakaako Waterfront Park, Kewalo Basin, Ala Moana Beach, and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Photo ops are plentiful along the way, with unique art or sweeping views of iconic Diamond Head Crater and the Waikiki shoreline.
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  • 2 hours
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Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel
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Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

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On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure.  On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Two Tank Certified Wreck SCUBA Diving From Waikiki

Two Tank Certified Wreck SCUBA Diving From Waikiki

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When visiting Hawaii, try this guided, 5-hour, small-group ocean dive from Waikiki. Climb aboard a custom dive boat and experience Hawaii’s fascinating underwater world, complete with colorful coral reefs and an abundance of marine wildlife. All the necessary equipment is included. Evidence of dive certification is required from all visitors wishing to participate in a certified dive.
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