Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceOahu, USA
2 15 PM Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Glass-bottom boat tour: Excellent opportunity to see marine life
  • Learn about resident marine life from your guides
  • Canopy-covered deck: Keep your cool in the afternoon heat
  • Complimentary water: No need to bring your own

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($1/hr Metered parking is available upfront closest to Waikiki and Diamond Head.)
  • 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

    1009 Ala Moana Blvd. Kewalo Basin Harbor, slip F21 (Look for the big RED sign that says Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 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 Waikiki Beach 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 Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?

A:Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.

Mar 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Waikiki Beach 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 Waikiki Beach 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 Waikiki Beach 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 Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?

A:Yes, absolutely!

Mar 2021

Q:Is there a restroom onboard during the Waikiki Beach Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?

A:Yes, there is a restroom on board.

Mar 2021

Q:Should I worry about seasickness during the Waikiki Beach 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 Waikiki Beach 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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521 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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An amazing experience on the glass bottom boat cruise
Quanisha_S, May 2024
My family and I had an amazing experience. The cruise was beautiful, great staff, good music, amazing views of Hawaii. I recommend this cruise experience to anyone touring Hawaii, Thank you, California Family
Not much glass but worth the trip.
Keith_R, May 2024
I expected a Florida style glass bottomed boat with a large glass bottom, not just some boxes to look in. We saw a few fish through the box but most was off to the side. Captain was great, informative and entertaining.
A relaxing and fun experience.
Sabrina_A, May 2024
The crew was very courteous and knowledgeable. My kids had an amazing time. We were able to see lots of fish and turtles.
Fun cruise just wish we’d seen more!
Linda_T, May 2024
Fun cruise even though we only saw one turtle! Capt was full of information and taught us about the sights and local history along the way!
Fun but didn't see a lot.
Lawrence_H, May 2024
We saw some turtles on top of the water and a pod of dolphin. The guide can't control the weather, and it was windy, and we enjoyed the trip. We just thought we would see more.
Amazing tour.
Alexandria_J, May 2024
We got to see a seal, a ton of fish and amazing views. This glass boat is locally owned so even better! Will be doing this again when I come back to the island.
Great cruise
Stacy_G, May 2024
This was a wonderful Cruise! The captain and his crew was so friendly and took the time to inform use about everything around us. Highly recommend this cruise!!!!
This was worth it!!! The...
Colleen_T, May 2024
This was worth it!!! The captain was the best and hilarious!!! See a lot … dolphins.. turtles… fish.
Beautiful water, great...
Jana_A, May 2024
Beautiful water, great views of the island, funny and informative guide, but we didn't see many fish.
Highly recommend it
D_C, May 2024
It was a short (one hour) but very enjoyable outing with a knowledgeable and helpful crew. We saw fish and turtles, against a beautiful backdrop of Honolulu.
Very cool
Ophelia_J, May 2024
Pretty cool experience the guides was very informative can’t wait to come back and do the tour again hopefully see some whales sharks and dolphins
Tour guide was friendly...
Winnie_T, Apr 2024
Tour guide was friendly will definitely do this again. The ride was smooth and peaceful. Nice views.
Love was in the sit
Heather_H, Apr 2024
We had a young man propose to his lady. Was very heart warming. The Captains were very knowledgeable. We only saw a few fish and one turtle. We celebrated my husbands 75th birthday and my 79th birthday ❤️
Sharon_B, Apr 2024
The boat crew were fantastic and informative. Well worth it! So much to see and expect the unexpected.
Amazing experience
Angela_T, Apr 2024
Alex was awesome! He made the experience very fun. Seeing the turtles and fish and learning about the culture was great. He also gave recommendations on places to eat and it was yummmy! Would definitely do it again.
Definitely recommend
Evan_H, Apr 2024
Captains were fun and knew a lot made it entertaining. So kind and so much fun. We travel with kids and one of the captains talked to them to make them feel included
Good tour
Alana_M, Apr 2024
Good tour for the price, but not much of a glass floor on this catamaran. It’s still worth purchasing though. We saw lots of dolphins and fish.
Fun for the whole family
Anna_Z, Apr 2024
We had a beautiful sea safari last week on the Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. The crew was knowledgeable and fun and easily spotted lots of wildlife for us. We saw tons of spinner dolphins, fish, and several green sea turtles - all so beautiful! We also learned some interesting Hawaii facts which we appreciated. We took our 20-month old son and he really enjoyed being on the boat. Even with the strong winds the boat was too rocky and I felt safe with my young son. Thanks for the fun family adventure!
Nasty Wind Brings out the Fun
Chris_T, Apr 2024
By Far! The best tour we have ever taken! Wind and All it was Amazing! The Guides even snapped a photo as we got photobombed by a Spinning Dolphin!
Nice experience
Roseana_B, Apr 2024
It was nice but we did not get to see much fish through the glass and water due to weather. We did see a turtle or 2 and dolphins along with a few other fish. Overall it was still a nice experience

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