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- 1 hr morning glass-bottom boat cruise
- Water and juice
- Coolers with ice
Oahu Morning Wildlife Glass Bottom Boat CruiseStart your day off just right with a peaceful morning glass-bottom boat cruise exploring reefs and shipwrecks while spotting wildlife like sharks, dolphins, & tropical fish.
What to Expect
Oahu’s South Shore is the ideal place for a Hawaiian boat tour. The sun rises and sets so beautifully on this spectacular island — the natural lighting makes your boat ride feel magical. Your guides know the island like the back of their hand, so you’ll see the best that the region has to offer.
Take advantage of calm ocean conditions and crystal clear waters on this perfect morning trip for any wildlife enthusiast. Explore tropical reefs and shipwrecks that are home to honu (sea turtles), eels, reef sharks, dolphins, and schools of tropical fish – all from a new perspective as you cruise along in the glass-bottom boat.
The mornings on Oahu's South Shore offer are perfect for looking through the viewports. This is the most peaceful time of day to cruise on the Pacific Ocean and see the iconic Waikiki beach boardwalk.
During whale-watching season (November–May), humpback whales migrate through Hawaiian waters to mate and calve; so you may be able to catch a glimpse or two of these majestic creatures on your cruise. You might even hear them sing or put on a spectacular show breaching the surface with magnificent jumps.
Feel free to bring along your own breakfast snacks and drinks, you can store them in the onboard cooler. You'll also want to pack a camera to capture the spectacular sights and take home more than just memories.
Where we visit:
- Reefs and wrecks along the southern Oahu coast
- Diamond Head
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re in the Kewalo Basin Harbor, about a 15 to 20-minute drive from most resorts in Waikiki. For GPS purposes, our address is 1009 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814. The Haleiwa Queen is docked at slip F26.
No. You must make your own arrangements to meet us at the Kewalo Basin Harbor. There is plenty of cheap parking at the harbour, or you can take a taxi or app-based ride-share services like Uber and Lyft.
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!
Passengers with mobility issues need to be able to take a step across from the dock to the boat in order to board, and then guests can then be immediately seated. Our crew can assist if needed — just make sure to arrive a little bit early! Once on board, there is plenty of space for all our guests. Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs can be brought on board. Motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.
The boat is very stable in the water, so we rarely have people getting seasick. That said, if you’re worried about it or especially prone to motion sickness, we recommend taking your preferred brand of seasickness medication about two hours before boarding the catamaran.
Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, beautiful living reef formations, and the famous South Shore of Oahu. You 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.
Yes, there is one marine head on the boat.
We provide water on all cruises. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks (including adult beverages) on any of our cruises. We even have coolers with ice that you can use.
We do not allow guests to swim on our regular public cruises. That said, if you book a private charter, you can opt for a swim or snorkel stop.
Whale watching season runs from November to May.
You can see majestic humpbacks, who are in Hawaiian waters to mate and calve during the winter.
We suggest you bring:
- Drinks (you can use our coolers to store)
- Cameras (there is plenty of dry storage onboard)
- Light jacket (mostly for sunset or evening cruises)
- Gratuity (not required but appreciated)
- The cruise is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions
- Minimum passenger numbers apply for the cruise to operate
- Gratuity is not included in the price
- Children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised by a parent or guardian
- A US Coast Guard manifest will need to be filled out naming all passengers
- 24 hours notice is required to be eligible for a full refund
- Less than 24 hours' notice and no-shows will be charged full price without exception
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