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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa provided by Ocean Sports Cruises

Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
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Discover the Big Island’s vibrant underwater world on this glass-bottom boat cruise on Anaeho’omalu Bay. From Waikoloa, near Kona, board a comfortable 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat with shaded bench seating and enjoy incredible views from the six full-sized windows. See green sea turtles and colorful tropical fish grazing among coral and learn about Hawaii’s diverse marine life from your friendly onboard naturalists. This is a great activity for the whole family!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your glass-bottom boat cruise departs from Waikoloa, just a short drive from Kona. Hop aboard your 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat and glide into the waters of Anaeho’omalu Bay, which hosts impressive scores of Hawaii’s diverse marine life. Take a seat under the shaded benches and view the bright world below, with passing tropical fish and beautiful green sea turtles. Marine naturalists join you on your cruise to provide commentary about the region’s marine life and answer any questions you may have. These experts also offer some insider tips on the best snorkel spots in the bay. Don’t forget to ask them about the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Hawaii’s celebrated state fish, before your trip concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your glass-bottom boat cruise departs from Waikoloa, just a short drive from Kona. Hop aboard your 26-foot (7.9-meter) boat and glide into the waters of Anaeho’omalu Bay, which hosts impressive scores of Hawaii’s diverse marine life. Take a seat under the shaded benches and view the bright world below, with passing tropical fish and beautiful green sea turtles. Marine naturalists join you on your cruise to provide commentary about the region’s marine life and answer any questions you may have. These experts also offer some insider tips on the best snorkel spots in the bay. Don’t forget to ask them about the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Hawaii’s celebrated state fish, before your trip concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5134GLASS
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 30-minute glass-bottom boat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Anaehoomalu
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • 69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA Check in at our beach hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay, ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Inclusions
  • 30-minute glass-bottom boat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Anaehoomalu
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA Check in at our beach hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay, ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl
    69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
    Check in at our beach hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay, ocean side of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.
    See address & details
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    Anaehoomalu
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Tour the beautiful reefs of Anaeho'omalu Bay from the comfort of our Glass Bottom Boat. Look for sea turtles and beautiful tropical fish. Our on-board marine naturalists will answer all your questions and help you spot those unique Hawaiian corals and fish.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Justin
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Great fun for kids and adults, priced right!
Oct 2021
The glass-bottom boat was one of the many highlights of our trip. Going as two adults, we didn't feel like it was just for kids. There were families with small children on the boat, and everyone enjoyed it. You get to see the coral reef off the coast with many types of fish, several turtles, and many sea cucumbers and anemones. You're in the shade, looking down the center of the boat with large glass windows. The captain was fun, knowledgeable, and would steer the ship as we saw turtles or other wildlife that people were interested in. For the price and the short time commitment of 30 mins, it is worth it.
Written October 15, 2021
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Jeannette W
2 contributions
Relaxing venture
Feb 2021 • Couples
Seeing turtles and whales. Our Captain was excellent telling us about the ocean habitat. Took a lot of pictures. Very safe trip during Covid. Loved it.
Written February 23, 2021
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by our captain, but most of all, got to see both turtles and whales! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and a hui hou!
Written February 24, 2021
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Wilson W
1 contribution
Wonderful time
Feb 2020
Captain Miranda was super friendly and awesome. Very comfortable ride with large enough glass windows for excellent viewing. Just as good as snorkeling for young children who aren't great swimmers yet.
Written February 25, 2020
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with your captain (we have to agree, Captain Malinda is a great captain and we're honored she chooses to work with us)! We look forward to sharing more ocean adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo and A Hui Hou Kakou!
Written February 28, 2020
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Jessica F.
2 contributions
Awesome Experience and Great Staff
Feb 2020
They were awesome, we had bad weather and they called us early to try and take us out earlier, unfortunately we could not make that time. The team still showed up at our scheduled time and took us out and we had an amazing time. Very friendly, Aloha spirit, top-class - highly recommend!
Written February 11, 2020
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KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for providing feedback about your Glass Bottom Boat Cruise. We're so happy to read that despite the weather, you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our staff. As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations, and we're honored to have earned yours. Mahalo and A Hui Hou Kakou!
Written February 12, 2020
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Sunset92
Brooklyn, NY1,784 contributions
Fun trip
Aug 2019
I booked this trip through Vivian.it was a bit difficult to find. The beach where you catch the boat is nice. The trip itself, was fun, relaxing and informative.
Written August 20, 2019
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Doreste321
3 contributions
Great Excursion
Jul 2019 • Family
Loved the excursion we saw fish and sea turtles. The crew was wonderful and informative. Great for kids and families
Written July 20, 2019
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Kathy W
17 contributions
Glass Bottom Boat Adventure
May 2019 • Couples
This is an excellent activity for anyone interested in a fun time on the water with friendly people looking at all types of marine life. We saw: lots of colored fish, several sea turtles and a stingray! It was a beautiful morning and the Captain and Ty made an educational experience about marine life in the bay very exciting and interesting.
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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