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

  • 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.


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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.
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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.