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Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
4.5

Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

By Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 49 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board
  • 60-minute cruise
  • Experienced captain and crew
What's not included
  • Parking
  • Gratuity
  • Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)


Start:
  • Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats, 1025 Ala Moana Blvd Slip F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
    Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F21 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
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21114P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
    Where is the departure point for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
    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.
    Answered Mar 2021
    Do you provide hotel pickup for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
    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.
    Answered Mar 2021
    Is there parking near the departure point for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
    Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.
    Answered Mar 2021
    How early should I arrive for the Afternoon Waikiki Glass Bottom Boat Cruise?
    Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time in order to check in.
    Answered Mar 2021

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 21114P5

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      Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats
      1025 Ala Moana Blvd Slip F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
      Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F21 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
      See address & details
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      Kewalo Basin
      Stop: 15 minutes
      PLEASE ARRIVE 20-MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME Located in the Kewalo Basin Harbor at Slip F21. Look for the BIG RED SIGN Driving - Enter **1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813** if using GPS - Take the first entrance into the harbor, closest to the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave - As you turn off Ala Moana Blvd. we are on the front row of the marina that runs parallel to Ala Moana Blvd. - $1/hr Metered parking is available upfront, near the restrooms, and towards the south end of the harbor closest to Waikiki and Diamond Head. City Bus - Take bus #19, #20, or #42 from Waikiki - Exit at Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave - Walk to the boat in Slip F21
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      Waikiki Beach
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Hawaii Glass Bottom Boats
      1,362
      Honolulu, United States
      Joined in September 2015
    • N186FPjonb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A pleasant afternoon on the water
      Everything about this tour was nice. Checkin was easy-I filled out my waiver on line. Boat loading was quick. Jim was our captain and he was a lot of fun. The boat ride was smooth and relaxing. What a different view you get from the water of the water. We saw a couple of sea turtles but the conditions were not right for seeing the reef or the shipwrecks. All and all it was worth the money
      Written 18 April 2024
    • I150XUsusanm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing boat ride.
      Very pleasant and staff was fun to listen to. No whales, but we did see a few sea turtles and pods of dolphins. Beautiful day and the 1 hour tip was the perfect length.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • Passenger41014641238
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!!
      It was amazing....we had so much fun. It was better then going to Seaworld. Staff was very friendly and knowledgable. I would recommend this to everyone who visit the Island
      Written 3 April 2024
    • anitabL5542GG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time !
      We had an amazing time on this tour - we saw a family of dolphins , upto 15 of them !! We saw turtles and a variety of fish as well. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared lots of information on the island.
      Written 2 April 2024
    • 493julianad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful! Would book again.
      This was an awesome sunset cruise. The captains were so much fun. They offered to take pictures for everyone.. people were singing. Absolutely would book this again.
      Written 27 March 2024
    • Speed1710
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Glass Bottom Boat
      The sunset cruise was very nice and our pilot and mate were very hospitable and accommodating. All in all a very nice cruise and sunset! Thanks again.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • L6056XNcynthiam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the Experience
      The crew was extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was comfortable, and the views of the coastline were gorgeous. Although we only saw a few fish, the tour was well worth it.
      Written 25 March 2024
    • elisenguyen20
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Sunset Cruise
      Our tour guides, Jason and Stone, were amazing! They played great music and narrated during the cruise. We saw a plethora of wildlife including tropical fish, turtles, and even whales! Would definitely recommend for anybody looking to see some wildlife while catching a beautiful sunset as well.
      Written 23 March 2024
    • Mnuga
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      Everything was awesome except I thought there would be juice on board. The sky was super cloudy, so sunset wasn’t great, but our two captains, Jim and Lorenzo, were amazing and provided an amazing experience.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • mayragY1981BY
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome boat ride!
      It was our last day in Honolulu and my family decided to go on this boat ride! It was an amazing experience! We got to see fish, sea turtles and whales! Our guides were amazing. We were blessed to see whales and are truly thankful for the wonderful experience!
      Written 12 March 2024
    • jadonmichael01
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      We had amazing guides who were informative and humorous for a great experience in the sunset cruise. I highly recommend the sunset cruise the views are amazing and the waters look beautiful. We were fortunate enough to see humpback whales and sea turtles during our cruise!
      Written 12 March 2024
    • Vacation03787879233
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Refreshing boat ride
      Enjoyed this morning boat ride. Crew was knowledgeable and boat was clean and comfortable. We were able to to stop for good spot for photos.
      Written 9 March 2024
    • khaotickat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sunset Cruise-So Relaxing
      A group of 4 of us went on the sunset cruise on a Tuesday evening; it was a beautiful night. The cruise was very relaxing and we were able to see some whales which was unexpected and awesome. The captain accommodated my 7 yr old granddaughter by playing a couple of Taylor Swift songs which totally made her night. This was a great experience and I would definitely do it again when I visit again.
      Written 8 March 2024
    • G740BPyolandag
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Amazing daytime cruise! Highly recommended! The staff are awesome and have really gone out of their way to make the cruise enjoyable.
      Written 7 March 2024
    • James L
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unable to board.
      Unfortunately we did not make it onto the boat. We arrived on time at the venue by car, but there were no parking spaces remaining belonging to the venue. We attempted to park in a nearby pay lot, but there was no live pay kiosk and the lot would not accept any online payment method I was able to access. Being out of options and unable to park and having missed our boarding time, we ended up just leaving.
      Written 6 March 2024
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    Odyssey557643
    Smyrna, GA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2021 • Family
    My family and I had the opportunity to set sail with Justin and Max on 6/23/2021 and we really enjoyed ourselves. They were great at helping us locate the wildlife as well as told a couple of great jokes in addition to snapping a couple of family photos for us. The only downside to this cruise was that it was super short (1 hour) and we had a family that was five minutes late which cut into our overall time at sea. We were pulling in at exactly the time we would have if the family hadn’t been late. We all wished it was a little longer. Great, quick tour!
    Written 24 June 2021
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    MitzyNZ
    New Zealand14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023
    We enjoyed the boat ride and commentary with great view of Honolulu and Waikiki and Diamond Head. However, the glass bottom area of the boat was small and not much time was spend talking about the sea life. The Skipper did attempt to find Turtles but was unsuccessful in getting close to any. We went in the afternoon but it may have been better to go earlier in the day or more toward sundown.
    Written 10 August 2023
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    Stacey F
    Elkridge, MD3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2021 • Solo
    This little trip was memorable and filled with excitement. From the friendly knowledgeable captain and his first mate who was also funny. To the open water chase of a run away hat, the feeding frenzy of the many silver fish and the submarine that tried to resurface right in front of the boat. We throughly enjoyed the whole experience.
    Written 20 June 2021
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    Viv1theWanderer
    Fremont, CA49 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The crew was really good, boat was clean and they tried hard to entertain but the glass bottom of the boat was pretty pointless. We did see a few shoals of small to medium sized fish as well as nice views of the beaches from the ocean. We also saw a couple of turtles at a distance (there were snorkellers and divers there so we couldn't get closer) but I'd rather go snorkeling if I wanted that. All in all it was an okay trip.

    Btw we booked for 10.30am and when we got there they said we'd been moved to 10. They had sent us a message asking us if we wanted to change slots but we were traveling and couldn't reply. It was lucky we got there when we did or we would have had to wait a good hour and a half for the next trip. They were not even apologetic about it, the person at the ticket window just shrugged.
    Written 26 February 2022
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    Kylie H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    Our tour guide Kai was fantastic!! He was so personal and really made you feel like family. He narrated the tour, but it was anything but boring, he was so into educating and sharing a wonderful experience with riders, it definitely felt like ohana. He is also so great with kids and will make the tour something a kiki would love! 100/10 recommend, make it a priority stop!!
    Written 14 August 2021
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    olgaluciala
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    It was a bad experience, We paid the most expensive in the afternoon, and nothing to see, the name of the company not it's true, there were many kids in the boat waiting to see fish, corals, etc, that the company Hawaii Glass Bottom offered, but nothing to see, not narrative during the tour, only music and nothing to see, for my kids were very bore and anothers kids never had the chance to see fishes or turtles or something like that.. Time and money wasted. I don't recommended this tour, if you want see fishes or sea animals. look for another company that show sea animals.
    Written 13 August 2021
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    ATMudz
    Calgary, Canada3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Family
    The guys operating the boat were really good and despite the weather the guys tried to show us some things and maneuvered the boat well. However we didnt see much and I would hardly call this a glass bottom boat. There were glass bottoms about two feet wide and you had to look like in a freezer like thing to see down to the glass to see anything. It was disappointing.
    Written 7 March 2020
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    Don D
    Topeka, KS60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Couples
    This is an enjoyable and informative tour with a misleading name. We took the 7 am tour and had a great time cruising with a pod of spinner dolphins. We briefly saw one turtle on the surface. The glass bottom view was minimal to useless the entire tour. In total I saw a blurry sea turtle and 4 fish swim under the boat. So if what you are expecting is a snorkeling type experience this is not for you.
    Written 15 May 2021
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    d3ebo
    Bloomington, MN47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our one hour tour in the glass bottom boat! Captain Jim and his wife Keiko were wonderful hosts. We heard the history of the area and got some restaurant suggestions as well. The length of the boat ride was just right and kept our teen entertained. Keiko threw fish food out of the boat which attracted many different types of fish we could see through the glass bottom wells. Very fun!
    Written 27 March 2022
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    Candace G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    Crew was friendly and fantastic. The tour guide shared fun info without going over the top in personality or talkativeness. The music made the experience peaceful and enjoyable. We were only able to enjoy the experience because it was early enough in the morning and a short enough excursion to fit in before our flight left. The time of year made the visibility perfect. Very enjoyable!
    Written 28 November 2021
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