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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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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
Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats , 1009 Ala Moana Blvd 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

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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star-5
Family friendly cruise
Ricardo_Z
, Jun 2022
We booked this for my family of four during our Hawaii vacation. Extremely friendly staff and great experience.
star-5
Fun hour on the ocean
Joan_M
, Jun 2022
Only a few turtles and fish were visible but we enjoyed seeing the shoreline and the kids loved the boat ride. Tour was well organized and on time.
star-5
Amazing tour
Tina_B
, Jun 2022
Loved our tour! Just the perfect amount to time to be out in the ocean with two littles. The captain and her first mate were great with getting the group amazing views of fishes, A couple turtles and great knowledge of the island.
star-5
Glass Bottom Boat site seeing
Carolyn_A
, Jun 2022
This was a nice relaxing site seeing and it was nice that the boat had shade! The captain was very knowledgable and excellent customer service! Nice island reggae playing while cruising, too!
star-5
Amazing
Jorge_B
, Jun 2022
Was a great experience, and the tour guides were very informative. Saw couple of sea turtles and a plethora of fish that came to the surface when the guides started feeding the fish. My son enjoyed it and loved it. Will definitely do this again next time.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Somnath_P
, Jun 2022
Captains Brandon and Lorenzo guided a very entertaining, educational, and beautiful tour of the marine life near Waikiki. We got to learn more about the history of the island as well as the Hawaiian culture. Would highly recommend this tour to others!
star-5
It was really beautiful!...
Shaminder_K
, May 2022
It was really beautiful! I would definitely recommend to my friends . It was really good experience . Thank you!
star-5
Great Show
Rene_D
, May 2022
Obviously worked real hard and put a lot of effort . I would definitely recommend this show . The dancers were very talented and my girlfriend and I were very impressed
star-5
Great ride
Stephen_D
, May 2022
Quick hour boat ride but saw a lot of wildlife. The captain also provided history of the coastline. Well worth it!
star-5
Aloha cruise
Roger_A
, May 2022
Super friendly captain and first mate. Relaxing time with good friends in a very beautiful setting! Mahalo!!! 🏝
star-5
Excellent trip.
Donna_W
, Apr 2022
Seeing the turtles and the fish. Really enjoyed the informative commentary by staff who were super friendly and helpful.
star-5
One of the best...
Ayantu_D
, Apr 2022
One of the best experiences!! The crew was fun and it was an amazing and they made it so much fun!! I will recommend anyone to try this!!
star-4
Saw very nice views! I...
Chardi_M
, Apr 2022
Saw very nice views! I liked it! The water was beautiful! Enjoy the waves! Ok that's it! sdfzgkljdzfklghdkl;fhjl;fgj
star-5
Great trip!
Maxine_L
, Mar 2022
Wonderful trip. The crew was fantastic and knowledgeable. Comfortable boat. We saw green sea turtles, spinner dolphins and lots of fish. Great time!
star-5
We had a great time!
Kassie_G
, Mar 2022
We went out on a somewhat cloudy day, but that didn’t stop us from having the best time. Captain Courtney and first mate Tristan were awesome and very engaging. They knew the history of the shore line. We only got to see sea turtles which was great because that is all we were most excited to see. We were able to bring our own drinks and allowed us to keep our family party going. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting and you can’t beat the price.
star-4
Great trip!😀
Marla_M
, Mar 2022
Loved hearing about Oahu and seeing the sights. Before the trip, I spent a very long time on the phone making sure it was wheelchair accessible. Viator. It really wasn’t. We did our best with my daughter who is wheelchair bound.
star-5
Wonderful trip, wonderful views, wonderful hosts!
Tess_B
, Mar 2022
Jim & Kiko were very hospitable, sociable, & knowledgeable! They offered extremely cute water cups, & Kiko took incredible photos of us at Diamond Head! We saw fish & lots of sea turtles! If you feel like wanting to see a once in a lifetime experience, mixed with fun history along the way, this is the boat for you. It’s also baby/kid friendly & stroller friendly! Cruising with Jim & Kiko felt like we were with friends from home instead of on a vacation boat! 10/10 would sail with them again!
star-5
Good experience
Zhraa_A
, Jan 2022
Good experience, but wish to go to farther places if possible,. captain crew and assistant have great Knowledge, and a sense of humour.
star-5
Wonderful boat ride
Debra_S
, Jan 2022
We did this in Dec 2021 and really enjoyed the ride! Thank you to the lovely couple running the boat. We got to see plenty of fish, a stingray, and turtles. We definitely got our money's worth and would love to do it again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Had and AMAZING time!
Allyza_R
, Dec 2021
Would definitely recommend this cruise to family and friends who are visiting — especially those with little ones — this 1-hour cruise, the perfect length for younger kids!! The views were amazing! The tour guide and his wife — sorry, I’m so bad with names — were very kind, they knew exactly what they’re doing and looked like they love doing it! We were very lucky to have seen lots of dolphins! Obviously, that’s not guaranteed but if you end up not seeing any, the breathtaking views of the island will make up for it!

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