Kona (Kailua Bay) Glass Bottom Boat Excursion Reviews

See the aquatic world below on a glass bottom boat ride through the crystal blue waters of Kona.
The wildlife and reefs were very nice.
The wildlife and reefs were very nice. Though the boat was not amazing.
The wildlife and reefs were very nice. Though the boat was not amazing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice hour over the coral reef, but don't expect to see colorful sea life.
Nice hour over the coral reef, but don't expect to see colorful sea life. Almost all the sea life blends into the color of the bottom so you don't see the colorful tropical fish I expected to see. The narrator was terrific and ... Read More
Nice hour over the coral reef, but don't expect to see colorful sea life. Almost all the sea life blends into the color of the bottom so you don't see the colorful tropical fish I expected to see. The narrator was terrific and made the hour a learning experience. If you have never been on a glass bottom boat before, looking down thru the bottom of the boat for long periods of time can get you a bit motion sick. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was only an hour, but we saw all kinds of fish and even spinner dolphins!
It was only an hour, but we saw all kinds of fish and even spinner dolphins! The boat set up was perfect. The tour guide was great! Unfortunately it was quite rough and I got a little seasick.
It was only an hour, but we saw all kinds of fish and even spinner dolphins! The boat set up was perfect. The tour guide was great! Unfortunately it was quite rough and I got a little seasick. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
enjoyable, but not very exciting.
enjoyable, but not very exciting. did see some good coral formations and a lot of fish, learned a number of things. but probably not worth the cost.
enjoyable, but not very exciting. did see some good coral formations and a lot of fish, learned a number of things. but probably not worth the cost. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Somewhat disappointing.
Somewhat disappointing. Big event was seeing a huge school of fish. Would not recommend.
Somewhat disappointing. Big event was seeing a huge school of fish. Would not recommend. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I enjoyed seeing the colorful fish, sea turtle and coral reefs in the glass bottom reef tour.
I enjoyed seeing the colorful fish, sea turtle and coral reefs in the glass bottom reef tour. Both experiences were great. Only negative is that there wasn't enough time to go back to the ship for lunch so ended up buying lunch on
I enjoyed seeing the colorful fish, sea turtle and coral reefs in the glass bottom reef tour. Both experiences were great. Only negative is that there wasn't enough time to go back to the ship for lunch so ended up buying lunch on shore. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
disappointing reef, but great views while on board.
disappointing reef, but great views while on board.
disappointing reef, but great views while on board. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent tour as you glide over the shallow waters of the reef.
Excellent tour as you glide over the shallow waters of the reef. Excellent narration as well.
Excellent tour as you glide over the shallow waters of the reef. Excellent narration as well. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was actually cooler than I expected it to be.
This was actually cooler than I expected it to be. We went because some friends wanted to do it, but we really enjoyed it.
This was actually cooler than I expected it to be. We went because some friends wanted to do it, but we really enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Easy on and off right from pier.
Easy on and off right from pier. Get to see lots of sea life. Great commentary as well.
Easy on and off right from pier. Get to see lots of sea life. Great commentary as well. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interestingly beautiful without a lot of stress
Interestingly beautiful without a lot of stress
Interestingly beautiful without a lot of stress Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The waters of Kona are amazingly clear!
The waters of Kona are amazingly clear! Within a hundred feet of the main jetty the water is 100 foot deep - but so clear you can see everything below. The coral is healthy (although not as vibrant as our barrier reef) and the fish life ... Read More
The waters of Kona are amazingly clear! Within a hundred feet of the main jetty the water is 100 foot deep - but so clear you can see everything below. The coral is healthy (although not as vibrant as our barrier reef) and the fish life abounds. We were lucky to be visited by dolphins and a manta ray during our tour - something that is fairly rare we are told. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The glass bottom boat was interesting and we seen the coral.
The glass bottom boat was interesting and we seen the coral. However the photos through the glass bottom tended to come out with a little blur to them.
The glass bottom boat was interesting and we seen the coral. However the photos through the glass bottom tended to come out with a little blur to them. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Neat idea but a short boat ride.
Neat idea but a short boat ride.
Neat idea but a short boat ride. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The glass bottom boat tour was okay.
The glass bottom boat tour was okay. Didn't see as many fish as I would have expected. The tour guide was interesting.
The glass bottom boat tour was okay. Didn't see as many fish as I would have expected. The tour guide was interesting. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It could have been interesting, but we did not go out far and only saw little fish.
It could have been interesting, but we did not go out far and only saw little fish. You bend over and look into a hole with the glass at the bottom. We saw the different coral formations, but never an eel or large fish. Yawn!!!!!!
It could have been interesting, but we did not go out far and only saw little fish. You bend over and look into a hole with the glass at the bottom. We saw the different coral formations, but never an eel or large fish. Yawn!!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A very good trip although some fish were not seen I guess due to time of tour.
A very good trip although some fish were not seen I guess due to time of tour. Sea reefs and many kinds of fish were seen. We enjoyed what the tour offered. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of her material.
A very good trip although some fish were not seen I guess due to time of tour. Sea reefs and many kinds of fish were seen. We enjoyed what the tour offered. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of her material. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The view through the boat bottom was amazingly clear.
The view through the boat bottom was amazingly clear. The narration was very informative. This would be a fantastic family excursion. We were served a choice of juices or water, which was refreshing.
The view through the boat bottom was amazingly clear. The narration was very informative. This would be a fantastic family excursion. We were served a choice of juices or water, which was refreshing. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We arrived at the dock with nothing planned and found a glass-bottomed boat loading for sightseeing ...
We arrived at the dock with nothing planned and found a glass-bottomed boat loading for sightseeing and dolphin watching so we joined the queue, paid our fare, and hopped on board. After looking at the coral and fish beneath the boat we ... Read More
We arrived at the dock with nothing planned and found a glass-bottomed boat loading for sightseeing and dolphin watching so we joined the queue, paid our fare, and hopped on board. After looking at the coral and fish beneath the boat we began cruising along the coast line. Soon whales were spotted and we headed their way hoping for a closer look. Although we never did get very close, we could see them spout, surface for breathing, and flip their tails at us as they dove back under the sea. On the return trip to the dock we were given deli sandwiches for lunch and a hula provided additional entertainment. We never did see the dolphins, but we did enjoy the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider:
Fun experience for those in our group who were not interested in snorkeling but wanted to see fish.
Fun experience for those in our group who were not interested in snorkeling but wanted to see fish.
Fun experience for those in our group who were not interested in snorkeling but wanted to see fish. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line