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Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)

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Honolulu, United States
Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon1 hour  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Oahu’s South Shore both above and below the water's surface on a glass-bottom boat tour to Diamond Head. Cruise on a spacious 50-foot (15-meter) power catamaran while the expert crew shares the legends and history of Hawaii and helps spot passing marine life like green sea turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales (during migration season). Peer through the magnifying portholes for a look at the coral gardens below.
  • Get a new perspective on Oahu’s South Shore on a catamaran cruise
  • Stretch out on spacious decks with ample seating or take cover under a shade structure
  • Captain and crew are seasoned sailors with keen eyes for spotting marine life
  • Glass portholes on the bottom of the boat let you look underwater
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60-minute sightseeing cruise
Whale watching (December - May)
Dolphin and marine life watching
Experienced captain and crew
Canopy-covered deck for shade and comfort
Bottled water
Parking
Gratuity
Alcoholic beverages (guests may BYOB)

Departure Point

1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We recommend bringing infants in a car seat or hands-free carrier
  • We cannot accommodate power wheelchairs. There is one small step across from the dock to the boat.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
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.
Mar 2021
Q:
Do you provide hotel pickup for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
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.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
Yes - There is metered parking available nearby.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time in order to check in.
Mar 2021
Q:
What kind of boat is used during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
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!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the boat handicap accessible for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
All passengers must take a step from the dock to the boat in order to board. Our crew can assist if needed — just make sure to arrive early! Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs can be brought on board. Motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?
A:
Yes, absolutely!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
Yes, there is a restroom on board.
Mar 2021
Q:
Should I worry about seasickness during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
Our boat is very stable in the water, so we rarely encounter seasickness. 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.
Mar 2021
Q:
What can I expect to see during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, and living reef formations. 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.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drinks onboard for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
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.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can we go swimming during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Waikiki Sightseeing Cruise?
A:
In the interest of seeing the maximum amount of sea life, we do not allow guests to swim on our sightseeing cruises.
Mar 2021

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star-5
Great time
Jack_M
, Feb 2021
We didn’t see any whales but we did see sea turtles and a bunch of fish. We also learned a lot of history about specific sites along Waikiki. Nice relaxing cruise.
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star-5
Great Time
Barnett
, Jan 2021
We really enjoyed the trip even though we did not see any Whales or Dolphins. We did see trutles and a lot of fish. The Caption and his wife were incredible. The boat was extremely clean and well taken care of. We had a great time.
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star-5
Nice boat tour
Jack_M
, Jan 2021
We didn’t see any whales but at no fault to John and Kiko. We did see turtles and a lot of fish. And learned a lot about the history of Waikiki.
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star-5
Ocean cruising
Bruce_T
, Feb 2020
Had a great tour around Waikiki and Diamond Head. The crew was great and entertaining. Saw some sea turtles various fish. A very enjoyable time out on the high seas!k
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Not what you Think
traveler530070
, Dec 2019
Only saw three turtles. Nothing else. Should have called boat ride. Would not recommend this trip at all
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star-4
Great trip
Vacationer539884
, Dec 2019
Everything was good about the short cruise along the shore. Saw dolphins and turtles. I would do it again.
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