Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Glass bottom boat tours depart from the downtown Kailua - Kona Pier

Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour

The upper deck offers an open bar and panoramic views

Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour dolphin encounter

Daytime tours frequently spot pods of spinner dolphins

Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour Hawaiian green sea turtle view

A Hawaiian green sea turtle cruises by the glass bottom view port

Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour humpback whale breaching

Humpback whales visit the islands from December through April

Spirit of Kona Glass Bottom Boat Tour twilight

Twilight descends and boat lights attract fish, rays and more

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The Big Island’s only glass bottom boat designed for viewing marine life above and below the surface, the Spirit of Kona offers scenic coastal cruises with an emphasis on encounters with marine mammals. This vessel features two large glass bottom viewing wells and has two decks that both offer 360 degree topside viewing.  The underwater viewing ports enable guests to view dolphins, manta rays, turtles and a variety of tropical fish in their natural environment.

9:00am – Dolphin Adventure & Glass Bottom Viewing

A naturalist provides narration describing the local marine life and historic sites as you cruise from the Kailua-Kona pier to Keahou Bay and back. Live local entertainment is featured on the return to the dock.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Tour includes: Continental breakfast and soft drinks

Evening on the Reef Sunset Dinner Cruise

The captain and crew enlighten guests about the marine life encountered during the cruise. After sunset the downward lights mounted in the hull of the Spirit of Kona light up the reef for rare views of nocturnal sea life, which often includes the famous manta rays of the Kona coast. Live local entertainment is also featured.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. Departure time from the Kailua-Kona pier varies with the seasonal sunset times.

Tour includes: A full dinner buffet, soft drinks, water, and an open bar for beer, wine, and cocktails. Premium drinks available for purchase.

Restrictions: Minimum age is 8.

General Information
Duration: Both tours are 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Check In: Kailua-Kona Pier

GPS: 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Click to view map

What to Bring & Wear: Bring photo IDs for alcohol drinks.

Vessel: 70 foot Glass Bottom Power Boat

Capacity: 150

Restrictions: Not wheel chair accessible.

Note: The Spirit of Kona has added a $5 per person fuel surcharge which will be added to the cost of all their tours.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

CGlass Bottom Boatruise Ship Passengers

Cruise ship passengers who are in port in Kona are able to do the morning cruise. This Glass Bottom Boat tour departs from the same pier where your cruise ship tender arrives.

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