Afternoon Cruise in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Glass Bottom BoatKewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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Overview

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.

Description

from Afternoon 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 - 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.

Oahu Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Gaius Ibebunjor
SACRAMENTO, CA
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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madonnam393
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
"Making parents dreams come true 🏝"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
These guys were awesome! They were so gracious and kind to my elderly in-laws. We are very appreciative of the wonderful experience they gave our family. It was such a fun outing with great views and wonderful marine life. 100% recommend! You will not regret it!
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kclark68
Saint Louis, Missouri
"Okay_Nothing Special"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019 NEW
If you're picturing the bottom of the boat as all glass that you can sit and watch - the is not that. You stand around the "box" at one of the 4 "windows." Never really slowed to look and see anything. We did see a turtle, which was exciting, but we were going to fast, it was gone before we realized what it was. We wend on the Friday night, fireworks view. Nice. However one of the boat's captains stood front and center, partially blocking the view from where we were seating.
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chrissyr307
Cheyenne, Wyoming
"sunset cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019 NEW
A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend your evening. Both crew members were friendly and professional, and Jim was informative and entertaining. A great bargain for the price.
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usarmyrnmom
Augusta, Georgia
"Friday night fireworks!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019 NEW
Best value and most fun! We did the Friday night fireworks cruise and brought our own food and drinks and had so much fun! Great crew and great value! We took another cruise a few nights earlier at sunset on another boat service and paid much more for awful food and a super short ride. This was much much more enjoyable!
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Freedom759564
"A hidden gem"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2019 NEW
I found this cruise on Groupon and so happy that I did. The cruise started promptly and went over safety. The captain and first mate were beyond educational and friendly. Their love for Hawaii shows through their information and the scenery at sunset is breathtaking. I recommend to take the time to disconnect and enjoy this cruise.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Afternoon Cruise

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.