Hawaii Glass Bottom Boat Day Cruise in Honolulu, HI

Kewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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Explore the wonders of the ocean and Hawaii’s South Shore from a glass bottom boat. Guests have the opportunity to see unparalleled Hawaiian landscapes, ocean views, and of course, aquatic wildlife. Keep your eyes open and watch for sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, tropical fish, and more through the glass bottom as the boat cruises towards Diamond Head (Lē'ahi).

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Cruise duration: approx. 90 minutes.
  • Guests can spot sea life through the glass bottom of the boat.
  • Tours can accommodate up to 50 passengers.


from Day Cruise
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 - 9:00am & 11:00am
Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor slip FA1

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"Too old to Scuba Dive"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
We had a very smooth and comfortable ride. The Captain and crew went out of their way to make sure we had ample opportunities to view sea life as well as the shore line.
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Scott B
Mesa, Arizona
"Best Activity of the Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018 NEW
I visited Hawaii with my wife and kids (21 and 23). We had a wonderful ride through the bay. Captain Cliff was an awesome guide. The boat is family run and well worth the money. Highly recommend this activity.
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"A must see"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
It was nice peaceful and the Captain was very knowledgeable. We were able to see some whales as well as turtles which was awesome.
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angie m
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
Amazing captain and his wife took us on this awesome cruize and we saw dolphins, sea turtles and various fish and coral. They were delightful and knowledgeable hosts and gave us a very relaxed history lesson of the island safely in their extremely clean boat. This is a must do for anyone who travels here.
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"Great Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Crew was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of everything we could ask them about the island would recommend this to anyone visiting the first time or have been to Hawaii before a must do
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Frequently Asked Questions about Day Cruise

How long is the tour?
Approximately 90 minutes.

Is the tour appropriate for all ages?
Absolutely. Our tours cater to all ages. Children and adults alike will have fun watching for sea creatures and marveling at the Hawaiian shore and landscapes from the comfort of our boat.

What is on the boat?
The boat has ample seating, 3/4 of the boat is shaded, has a restroom, and is completely enclosed by a railing system that allows children of all ages to move around freely without the risk of falling overboard.

Where do we board the boat?
Please go to the Kewalo Harbor located at 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814. If using Google Maps, type in “Kewalo Basin Harbor” to find our location. The Haleiwa Queen boat is docked in slip FA1.

Will I be able to see fish through the glass bottom of the boat?
Yes! Keep an eye out for tropical fish and other aquatic creatures. You never know what sea creatures will be drawn to the light illuminating from our glass bottom boat!