Afternoon Cruise in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Glass Bottom BoatKewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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Overview

Embark on a 90-minute cruise around Oahu’s South Shore from the comfort of a mystifying glass bottom ship, the Haleiwa Queen. Along the way, you’ll see sea turtles, tropical fish, eels, and so much more as you sail towards Diamond Head with epic views of the ocean and Oahu as your backdrop. Cruises also include complimentary beverages and captivating stories of Hawaii from the crew.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 90 minutes long.
  • Bring a camera to take pictures of the views along the way.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled cruise.
  • Free parking is available near the restrooms at Kewalo Basin Harbor slip FA1.

Description

from Afternoon Cruise aboard Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat
If adventure is what you seek, join us for one of our daily daytime boat tours. Enjoy the beauty of Oahu's South Shore as we head out from our slip in the Kewalo Basin Harbor and head toward Le'ahi (Diamond Head).

During your 90 minutes aboard the Haleiwa Queen, enjoy the clear view of the Pacific Ocean floor as we cruise over live tropical reefs and one of Hawaii's shipwrecks. Keep an eye out for honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish, all from the deck of our vessel through our glass bottom boat viewports. Enjoy complimentary beverages and amazing stories shared by crew members.

Tour Operation:
Daily - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor slip FA1

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
Up front parking is $1/hour. Free parking near the restrooms and in the far back.

Tripster Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Gaius Ibebunjor
SACRAMENTO, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Time of my life"
January 2019
The experience was amazing the captain and host gave a bunch of beautiful history about the island and played relaxing music the boat was stocked with refreshments and we seen plenty of sea turtles and even a whale I would love to do it again and I would recommend to anyone visiting the island, this is a must do
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Tip: Boat also has a restroom

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Deondre Sanders
Kaneohe Bay, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Glass Bottom Boat Cruise"
January 2019
The punctuality of the crew was above expectations. Their humor an knowledge of certain scenic points and water ways is exceptional. I would gladly continue to seek out a crew as fine as this one. The entire cruise is age friendly so there wont be any issues or conscerns.
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Tip: They serve complimentary drinks on board and the timeframe of the entire cruise meets the exact length mentioned on their website.

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Alan Kruzicki
Plover, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Relaxing in beauty."
October 2018
It was a very relaxing and scenic tour with good stories, music, and dancing. We were able to see some fish and turtles along the way. Well worth the price.
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Candice Johnson
Pearl City, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Relaxin and maxin’ On the Ocean"
October 2018
We have family in town and it is there 3rd time visiting and was looking for something unique and different too that wasn't too far on the extreme side. A few friends recommended Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tours and I think it was the perfect fit. They offer a few rides during the day and also at sunset and the evening. You can't go wrong with the view at all. You will see diamond head ana great view of the city that you can probably post on a picture in your home. The fishes were a little slow today but they had back up with some fish food to bring them out which was great for the kids onboard. A few turtles popped up and overall my family was pleased and had great pictures and video to show their friends and family back home. I would highly recommend for anyone that wants to see a little bit of awesomeness of the sea life here but still stay chill at the same time!
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Tip: Eat Some sort of Ginger or ginger cookies prior in case the motion of the ocean is not your friend

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Audrey Willey
Kingman, AZ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Refreshing Cruise"
June 2018
My Daughter booked the Glass Bottom boat tour as a last minute tour, and were very pleased that we did. Very nice crew aboard and a Pod of Porpoises followed out boat for some time. We did see a few Turtle's but a little to far away to photograph, The water was so beautiful and the cool breeze was very welcome. We very much enjoyed our trip. Thank You Reserve Direct for a very welcome trip. Will gladly recommend to anyone.
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Tip: Book and pay all of your tours in advance. It makes everything run so much smoother.

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Jacqueline Vigil
Honolulu, HI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Cruise"
May 2018
We were looking for a fun and kid friendly cruise for Mother's Day and it and perfect. Timing was just right for a 4 and 2 year old and the tour guide was great. Very informative and awesome sightseeing. Using Reserve Direct allowed us to save a little to which was nice. Would go again!
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Tip: Great for young kids, informative tour guides

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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JudiT930
Dallas, Texas
"Good value for the money"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2020 NEW
If you see a groupon for this, call the boat company directly and ask for the price. I paid a dollar more and booked it directly. It was a "same day" booking so maybe that's why but every little bit helps when you are on vacation here. The guy from the boat tour was knowledgeable and friendly. My only problem with him is that he sort of got in the way a couple of times. We were headed towards Diamond Head and he stood at the front of the boat talking to someone. The guy next to me was trying to get a shot of Diamond Head but said he didn't want to ask the boat guy to move. Later we went over a sunken dredger. Everyone crowded around the two glass panels in the boat. He asked me to move so he could see if we were over it and he never moved back out of the way so I didn't get to see that at all. He didn't mean to be rude, he just didn't realize he was in the way. Saw one turtle and a couple of schools of fish. Generally very pleasant experience and I would recommend them.
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I7921NNmoniqueg
"Crew awesome, boat awful"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020 NEW
The crew on this boat was outstanding and made up for the dissapointment in the 'glass bottom' . There are a few viewing areas to lean over and try to see fish, but mostly you see nothing. If you are looking for an enjoyable one hour sail with awesome view of Waikiki beach and Diamond Head, this is it, but if you are truly looking for glass bottom and fish viewing, this is not it!!!!
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traveler530070
Harlingen, Texas
"Boat ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
It was sold as a 90 minute glass bottom boat ride. It was just under 1 hr and very crowded and saw three turtles. I know there are no guarantees but really not much. The boat ride was nice and we saw Hawai’i from the water. Not really worth the price paid
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Khushh P
Waikiki, Hawaii
"Fireworks Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2019 NEW
55$ with tax, less than an hour out in the water. Juice/water was in plastic cups,no cocktails. Def not worth it. Last min only available one but would not do it again or recommend it. Crew was friendly but was a total rip off. There are other cruises that include open bar and leave from waikiki,you can also see the fireworks close up from Hilton Hotel Waikiki every friday night. Didn’t want to leave this review but was very disappointed.
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160abhijitr
Sunnyvale, United States
"Excellent Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 29, 2019 NEW
Value for money. Great skyline view of Wikiki beach. If lucky you may see Turtle under glasswater boat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Afternoon Cruise aboard Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat

How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 90 minutes long.

How many cruises are available per day?
Cruises depart at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm daily.

Where do I meet for the cruise?
Cruises depart from Kewalo Basin Harbor slip FA1.

Is parking available?
Yes. Up front parking is $1/hour. Free parking is offered near the restrooms and in the far back.

Is food available onboard?
No, however, complimentary beverages are available.

When should I arrive for my cruise?
It is recommended that guests arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled cruise time.

What should I bring?
It is recommended that guests bring a light jacket, a camera, sunglasses, a hat, and any other personal items that you deem necessary.

Can I bring children on the cruise?
Yes. The cruises are all ages.

How many people are on a cruise at a time?
The boats can accommodate up to 49 people at a time.