Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat1125 Ala Moana Blvd.Honolulu, HI 96814
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Cruise around Oahu’s South Shore from the comfort of a 50-foot catamaran! Watch sea turtles, tropical fish, eels and more through the deck’s glass-bottom viewports as you sail towards Diamond Head with epic views of Oahu as your backdrop. The Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour includes complimentary bottled water and captivating stories from the crew.

up to 1 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration is approximately 60 minutes.
  • Tours depart from Slip F21 in Kewalo Basin Harbor.
  • Bring a camera to take pictures of the views along the way.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled cruise.
  • Metered parking spaces are available nearby.


from Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour
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 60 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.

Tours depart from Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F21.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.

Metered parking is available upfront closest to Waikiki and Diamond Head for $1 per hour.

Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour Reviews

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Veronica Wilson
Portland, OR
1 Review
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"Birthday cruise"
August 2021
It was a very relaxing and beautiful view .We seen a turtle swimming, my favorite part..
The person and his helper very professional and informative.
Over all a beautiful day and cruise.
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Gaius Ibebunjor
1 Review
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour

How long is the Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour?

The cruise is approximately one (1) hour.

Where does the Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Tour depart?

Cruises depart from Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F21, located at 1009 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814. Kewalo Basin Harbor is about a 15 to 20-minute drive from most resorts in Waikiki. Look for the big red sign that reads "Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats." You can find it at the front of the harbor along Ala Moana Boulevard, close to the entrance near the cross street at Ward Ave.

Is parking available?

Yes, there is limited paid parking at either end of the harbor. Arrival by taxi or rideshare service is recommended.

Are food and drinks available onboard?

Complimentary bottled water is provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks, including adult beverages. The tour operator has coolers with ice that you can use. Must be age 21 and over to consume alcohol on board.

When should I arrive for my cruise?

You should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.

What should I bring?

A light jacket, camera, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended.

Can I bring children on the cruise?

Yes. The cruises are family friendly and recommended for all ages.

What kind of boat is it?

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. The boat can accommodate up to 49 people at a time.

What do we see aboard the Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat?

Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, beautiful living reef formations, and the famous South Shore of Oahu. You’ll also 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.

Is there a bathroom on board?

Yes, there is one marine head on the boat.

Is the boat handicap accessible?

Passengers must be able to step up onto the ramp, walk the ramp, and step down into the vessel, then passengers can be immediately seated. Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs may be brought on board, however motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.