Afternoon Cruise in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Glass Bottom BoatKewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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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.


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
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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Angela S
Vancouver, Canada
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2020
Better customer service! We live in Canada and I have been trying for months to get a refund on the 10 person trip we booked. Was told they are working on refunds, now emails bounce back, phone calls are not returned and No refund. Very unprofessional. We are all suffering and my senior parents paid for this as a gift for their children and grandchildren, and would like their money back!
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Savannah, Georgia
"Knowledgeable and Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2020
This glass bottom boat tour was great with kids and adults alike. The owner and his wife led the tour and they were knowledgeable and very friendly. The scenery of a boat tour off Waikiki is hard to beat and being able to see the fish and wrecks without getting wet was a plus with small kids. Highly recommend for families and visitors.
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Wasilla, Alaska
"Didn’t show up for the tour or call to cancel"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 30, 2020
If you choose to book with this company, be prepared to sit on a hot pier for at least 30 minutes and leave disappointed because the tour guild stood you up. I really wish I could give them 5 stars but when you don’t show up or call people on the tour to cancel, it’s tough. They Never called, but I finally received an email apologizing for scheduling error, three days later and said they would be refunding me. Personally I feel like it was very unprofessional and not good business practices.
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Dennis N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
"Hilton Hawiian village resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 12, 2020
Second time there Its the best spot on the beach good restaurants nice rooms friendly employees Big downfall is they gouge you with 50.00 dollars a day resort fee and 50.00 dollars a day parking fee I knew that when I booked the trip just getting sick of all the fees on airline and hotels
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2020
2 man crew truly love what they do and it shows. amazing people and wonderful. i will and already have recommended this adventure to others.
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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.