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Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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Bottled water
Restroom on board
60-minute cruise
Experienced captain and crew
Parking
Gratuity
Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)

Departure Point

1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise.
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
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drinks onboard for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat 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 Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat 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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Traveler Tips


  • "You can bring your own drinks (cocktails, wine, champagne..) for the ride 😊" See review
  • "It was a nice inexpensive way to enjoy marine life." See review
  • "A very pleasant and affordable hour long cruise featuring beautiful views of the Honolulu coast and Diamond Head." See review

Reviews

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Great experience!!
Jeff_H
, Jun 2021
Tour guides were great, really cared about the experience. Staff on the dock was equally helpful and friendly.. it was worth the ride to see a portion of the coast and enjoy the company.
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Great Experience
Robert_M
, Jun 2021
The crew went out of there way to make sure that we had a great time. Would highly recommend this !!!
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Amazing Experience!
Kelli_S
, Jun 2021
This boat cruise was amazing! The guides were fantastic, sharing insights of the island, and making sure everyone had fun! This will be a must-do experience anytime we are in Oahu! We even saw turtles!
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Wonderful. Highly recommend!
Matthew_R
, Jun 2021
It was a wonderful trip. The crew is amazing! You feel like family! Loved hearing about the island and the history! Thank you!!
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Great experience!
Juanita_C
, Jun 2021
Great staff made a fun experience even better!! Cpt Courtney and Tristan were great, we’re glad we accidentally missed our first boat so we ended up on their voyage instead!
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Great tour!
mark_l
, Jun 2021
Excellent captain and first mate! Saw many fish and several turtles! Captain gave my daughter a tiny plush turtle which she loves and is still carrying around with her!
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Fun
LaToya_H
, Jun 2021
Great experience fun fun fun!! Good vibe for couples!! Weather was great instructors was great and she take great pics
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Best cruise of the week.
Vicki_L
, Jun 2021
What a great bunch of guys! They interact with the guests and are so funny! Ford was the captain and his trainee was so polite taking pictures for people. We saw dolphins, several turtles and wonderful views. Highly recommend this cruise!!!
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Awesome ride with beautiful views
Jasmine_P
, Jun 2021
Great guide who was very informal and very helpful! They went further than most tours and was convenient with time
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Cruise
Tanisha_H
, Jun 2021
This cruise was perfect! We saw a turtle and a school of fish. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with some interesting facts about the island. Highly recommended
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