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

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Honolulu, United States
Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Sightseeing Cruise (winter only)

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Oahu's wildlife-rich waters on a sightseeing cruise that conveniently departs from Honolulu. Get a fresh perspective on Diamond Head and other South Shore landmarks as you stretch out on the spacious decks or under a shade cover. The seasoned crew helps spot dolphins, sea turtles, and occasionally humpback whales—plus, you can peer through magnifying glass portholes for a look underwater.
  • Observe Hawaii's marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour from Honolulu
  • Get a fresh perspective on Oahu’s dramatic South Shore
  • Look for whales, dolphins, fish, green sea turtles, and other marine life
  • Get comfortable on a 50-foot catamaran and enjoy complementary beverages
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Departure Point

1009 Ala Moana Boulevard Slip F21, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

Meet at the Kewalo Basin Harbor Slip F21 Look for the BIG RED SIGN **Car** - GPS: 1009 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813 - Harbor entrance near Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave - Boat is on front side of harbor near Ala Moana Blvd **Bus** - Take bus #19, #20, or #42 - Exit at Ala Moana Blvd + Ward Ave

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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Haleiwa Glass Bottom Boats LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sightseeing Cruise appropriate for pregnant women?
A:Yes, absolutely!
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 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 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 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 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
Q:
When is the best time to see whales during the Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and Sightseeing Cruise?
A:Whale watching season runs from November to May in Hawaii.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watch, Dolphins, Turtles and 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 Sightseeing Cruise (winter only).

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  • "It was a great experience and a must do if you’re here at the right time." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
54 Reviews

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star-4
The guys who took us out...
Dawn_G
, Mar 2021
The guys who took us out were nice, but we didnt really see anything. Nice view of the coastline. The trip is 1 hour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Ashley_Z
, Mar 2021
We saw some sea turtles super awesome ... the captain was very knowledgeable gave lots of cool history .... every one was super friendly
star-5
Way better than the price suggests
Bryan_J
, Mar 2021
Captain Jim and Kiko were wonderful!!! This is one of the less expensive tours but every bit as good as the more expensive tours. Lots of great information, super friendly, and the glass bottom areas made it magical
star-5
GREAT ! ! !
Ryan_L
, Mar 2021
Great experience!! The captain and his wife were fantastic. They provided lots of cool tid-bits about the island and its history. We were able to see various fish, sea turtles, as well as dolphins. Overall, well worth the money!
star-5
Great experience
Amy_S
, Mar 2021
Boat was nice, crew was friendly and we went out pretty far to find some but didn’t manage to see anything on this particular day.. very good information on surrounding history
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Didn't see dolphins or whales
Danielle_T
, Mar 2021
We didn't stay out a whole hour. People were late to board, so we only got a 40 minute trip. We didn't see any whales. That was our main reason for going.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
No whales, no discount.
Richard_D
, Mar 2021
Very friendly staff, but no whales and no discount. Too many stops to pickup floating trash. Glimpsed 2 small sea turtles and saw some common fishes.
star-5
Educational and great fun
Bruce_H
, Mar 2021
This was an incredible tour. Keko and her husband were great guides. It wasn’t just about the animals, which obviously can’t be guaranteed but we learned a lot about the history of Honolulu and all the animals that inhabit the area. It was a great experience and a must do if you’re here at the right time. Get photos Keko is an incredible photographer!
star-5
Great tour
Luis_S
, Mar 2021
Awesome tour very friendly ❤️🎊 smooth ride kids really enjoyed it and also my teenage son. Worth the 💲💲
star-1
Terrible
Jennifer_B
, Mar 2021
I purchased this tour for my parents, their friends, my debilitated uncle and my very elderly grandmother. They did not see ANYTHING. As a rational person, I recognize that we can’t control nature, but I also know that whales are abundant this time of year! I want expecting dolphins or even turtles (even though those are almost guaranteed), I feel like they should’ve seen something! You can even see the whales playing from shore! No refund or scheduled tour for later date. Super disappointed

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