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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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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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

Departure Point

1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F26 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

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
  • 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

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:
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
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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
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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
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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Hawaii | Waikiki Beach Sightseeing Cruise - Glass Bottom Boat?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

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Awesome experience
Nickey_
, Sep 2021
Friendly staff awesome service great tour had a good time………………………………….. seen turtles and got some nice pictures
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Awesome!
Yosselin_S
, Sep 2021
Staff was great. Shout out to Courtney and Brandon. Beautiful day on the water. Crew made it even better. Great value.
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star-5
Fun captain & mate made this a wonderful tour!!
Melissa_D
, Sep 2021
Our captain (Cliff) & his first mate (Brandon) were incredibly fun, knowledgeable, & customer-focused. We saw manta rays, a turtle, & a school of fish among others. The captain even stopped the boat so that any passengers who wanted to could have their pictures taken on the bow of the boat by the first mate with Diamond Head on the background. We have lots of beautiful pictures (& memories) to treasure from this trip!
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Loved it
Amanda_U
, Sep 2021
Beautiful views. Saw lots of turtles and fish. Would recommend to anyone. Was very relaxing and they provided water as well.
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Glass Bottom Boat
Kristin_T
, Aug 2021
Wonderful family friendly experience. The captain and her first mate were excellent. They were knowledgeable on Hawaiian History and entertaining and that’s all I have to say about that.
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5 stars
Ramon_A
, Aug 2021
The captain was kind enough to let us stay a bit longer to watch the dolphins swim close to our boat. That was the best part of our vacation stay here in Hawaii
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Nice
Edgar_O
, Aug 2021
It was nice and I will recommend to family with children is and easy boat ride and the people in charge of the tour Are good and funny
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Fun experience
Kadeja_J
, Aug 2021
Amazing crew that told us fun information about the island . Nice activity for a family to go on vacation and enjoy. View was amazing and photos were taken
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Frank_H
, Aug 2021
What a wonderful way to spend an hour. The captain and crew member were fantastic. The information was great and it was so refreshing and relaxing. The money was well spent.
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Breath taking
Deanna_H
, Aug 2021
The narration and the beautiful water was breath taking, wish it had been longer. The captains were very friendly and knowledgeable about the islands
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