Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa

27 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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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!


  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Ideal choice for families



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Average 4.63 out of 5 stars based on 27 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
Jill_M, Jan 2022 Verified
We had a great trip-saw lots of sea turtles, coral and fish and our guides, Kai and Jason, were knowledgeable and fun. Short and sweet ans nothing very adventurous but a perfect way to start our day in paradise
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
Sheila_G, Dec 2021 Verified
Great experience! They were knowledgeable, friendly and answered all our questions. Highly recommend, great tour to do with family.
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
Laura_E, Dec 2021 Verified
This tour was fantastic. The guides were knowledgeable and super friendly. They were very patient with our son who asked a bunch of questions. And we even got to see turtles!!!
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
kellysZ4071NZ, Dec 2021 Verified
We went on a glass boat tour with Sam (Captain) and Kai; it was great! We took the entire family (2 years to 74 years old) and everyone loved it! We saw two sea turtles, lots of variety of fish, and coral. We also learned so much about the island and the surrounding waters thanks to Captain Sam!
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
843meghanb, Dec 2021 Verified
Our family did a Glass Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa on a sunny, calm morning. The onboard staff were knowledgeable and full of information. The boat was comfortable and provided great viewing of the ocean floor. We saw sea turtles, yellow tangs and all kinds of other fish. Great for all ages and the perfect amount of time for small children! Check it out!
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
Jody_R, Nov 2021 Verified
Fun family activity!!! My 3yr and 6yr loved the boat and all the fishes!!! Saw a couple of turtle too!
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
jwelches, Oct 2021 Verified
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.
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
LMGreene, Mar 2021 Verified
Awesome experience and the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The water was so clear and beautiful and we even saw an eel
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
Keith_A, Feb 2021 Verified
The tour was fantastic. Melinda the boat captain was kind and informative and took us out further to see more sights. Appreciate her.
Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise from Waikoloa
384jeannettew, Feb 2021 Verified
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.

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