Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat

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1 00 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

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

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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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It was really beautiful! I would definitely recommend to my friends . It was really good experience . Thank you!


277 reviews
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We had a great time.
George_G, Apr 2024
My wife and I booked this trip last minute, and we are so glad we did. It was a great trip, and the weather was perfect.
Super fun, one hour tour!
Elizabeth_G, Apr 2024
We loved going out on the water. Brandon and Stone were great captains/guides. We were surprised that the boat we were on was not actually glass bottom, but had several "portals" with glass looking down into ocean. It didn't matter too much because the sea was rough and murky, but if someone is expecting an actual glass bottom boat, this could be disappointing.
Great value
Ernest_L, Apr 2024
Great value for a quick trip to view some reef and lots of fish. Even saw a couple whales. Loved when the fish food was thrown out. There were so many fish!
windy_t, Mar 2024
It was a small group and it’s better that way hehe Thank you we had a great time Will definitely do it again
introvert_g, Mar 2024
Really nice relaxing and the host where full of interesting information we saw lots of fish and a few turtles
Fun times with family
Lesi_S, Mar 2024
I just love been outside in the open water. We had an awesome time and enjoyed it very much. The captain was a fun person with a cool personality. Everything was wonderful and we loved it!!!
Overall it was a memorable experience for all the family.
ona_b, Mar 2024
Seeing the dolphins and the captain were great tour guides. It was a reasonable priced for the tour.
Nice ride!
India_W, Jan 2024
We saw 1 turtle and saw diamond head! Great experience! The trip was smooth and the captain was very knowledgeable!
So fun!
Stefanie_C, Jan 2024
The guys (Brandon and Rock) were great. We saw sea turtles. But wish we would have seen more through the glass bottom.
Great time
Sheila_W, Nov 2023
We had a great time. Didn’t see a lot of marine life but the views were stunning and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable.
Fantastic trip, didn't...
Nadia_A, Oct 2023
Fantastic trip, didn't see fish only some Turtles, but it was a lovely day out on the water. Plus 2 guys we had were quite fun!!
The guides were friendly...
Vicky_A, Oct 2023
The guides were friendly and informative. We had a fantastic tour. We saw loads of fish and turtles. I would highly recommend.
Fun Trip and Great Views
Donna_E, Sep 2023
Great trip! Loved seeing Waikiki from the water. The captain pointed out places of interest on the shore and provided lots of interesting information. Saw fish and turtles. The views were great!! Highly recommend for all ages.
Amazing experince
Rica_S, Sep 2023
Seeing dolphins and clear view of the diamond head mountain! Tour guides are knowledgeable and super friendly!
JIll_K, Sep 2023
The tour was fantastic. A must for all who come to Honolulu. Just a fantastic excursion. We saw a sea turtle, surfers and learned a little history. We really are very happy.
Great Family Fun
Tiffany_T, Aug 2023
Great experience. We got to see dolphins and other beautiful fish. It was perfect for little kids to be able to experience the ocean!
Great option for an easy afternoon after a long flight!
Terri_P, Jul 2023
We had a great time on the glass bottom boat. We chose this so the little kids & grandma didn’t have to get to snorkel. It was a great option. The kids had a lot of fun, especially seeing the sea turtles. Fun & nice crew. Kid friendly. Beautiful scenery.
We saw a lot of dolphins,...
Julie_G, Jul 2023
We saw a lot of dolphins, the weather was great, our captain and mate were very informative. We really enjoyed our time on the water.
Amazing boat ride
Wendy_R, Jul 2023
The boat ride was amazing! Perfect way to see the ocean and our captains we’re both helpful and funny by tell jokes throughout the tour! We especially saw dolphins which was amazing. Have a great time!
Mariela_B, Jul 2023
We had so much fun on our boat ride. Jim was so nice and very imformative. Great time for everyone and the views from the ocean was beautiful.

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