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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki

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Honolulu, United States
Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Waikiki
  • Sail along the Oahu coast by luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Turtle Canyon
  • Admire the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from the water
  • Choose a 2-hour morning tour or a 3-hour midday tour
  • Includes snacks, beverages and two alcoholic drinks
  • Midday tour includes lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.
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2 alcoholic drinks
Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
Deli lunch (midday tour only)
Professional guide
Snacks
use of snorkel gear
All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
Kewalo Basin , Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)

This activity will end right where it started.
Once aboard the 'Honi Olani', find a spot on the deck and make yourself comfortable for the 15-minute ride to Turtle Canyon. Listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system and enjoy the scenery as Diamond Head comes in to view. Cash in your two included drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine or beer. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Enjoy the sun and the island breeze while you scan the horizon for marine life like spinner dolphins and migrating whales, which pass through the area between December and April. 

The captain will moor the boat at Turtle Canyon, where you will get a safety briefing. Slip in to the water by climbing down a safe stairway off the boat and spend about an hour to 90 minutes among the turtles with your snorkel guide. 

Back on board after your snorkeling adventure, feel free to take a freshwater shower or change in to dry clothing. Enter the the covered cabin for a deli sandwich buffet (midday tour only), or hang out on the deck to relax and snap photos of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains as you sail back to shore.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Kewalo Basin
departs from Kewalo Harbor
Pass By:  
Hawaii Nautical
Pass By:  
Waikiki Beach
Enjoy the view of the Waikiki coastline from the ocean.
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
Enjoy the view of the iconic Diamond Head.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This is a barefoot cruise; your shoes will be kept at the pier while you're on the boat
  • Green sea turtles are almost always spotted, but if you don't see any on your tour, you book another tour with the local operator at no charge (re-rides only; no refunds)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki.

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  • "Next time, take medication along just in case, otherwise, beautiful skorkeling, great crew, and deli meal and drinks if you get to enjoy it!" See review
  • "If your an avid snorkeler, probably best to select a smaller venue." See review
  • "I highly recommend taking time to fit this into your vacation." See review

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star-5
Great for families with kids!
Carrie_N
, Aug 2022
What a great experience! Perfect for families. We had our 3 kids ages 10,9 and 3 and they all loved it. The guides were so great with the kids and we saw many many turtles. Highly recommend this tour versus others that our crowded and non-personal.
star-4
Cruising to see the turtles
Cheryl_J
, Aug 2022
We enjoyed seeing some tropical fish and 3 sea turtles. The ride out and back was beautiful as well as the boat.
star-5
Don't bring your own snorkel gear it's included in the price. They will give you vest and snorkel on board
Grace_P
, Aug 2022
We saw on your ad that snorkeling gear is included in the price but when we get notice before the date of our activity it says bring your own snorkeling gear or bought it on board. We ended bringing in our own which we rented in our hotel but when we are returning the gear reception said they should not asked you to bring any gear cause they have it on the boar and it is included in the price. Good thing they let us refunded the $32 bucks (4 snorkel gear). There was a family that complain about it.
star-5
Great crew!
Lianna_A
, Aug 2022
The crew was amazing ! We only saw one turtle but that’s not in their control But they were so sweet
star-5
Amazing experience! This...
Alma_P
, Aug 2022
Amazing experience! This was our first time snorkeling and they made me and my family feel safe during the entire experience . Totally recommended.
star-4
Great
Renee_D
, Aug 2022
Overall great. I thought the staff was great super friendly and nice. Drinks were great. The boat ride was nice, only thing that was frustrating was how many people were at the spot when we arrived to snorkel. People were very inconsiderate and sloppy but that’s just what comes with going on a trip out of Waikiki. In the future I would look for a trip not out of Waikiki but if thats what you want it was great!
star-5
10/10!! we saw dolphins...
Amber_W
, Aug 2022
10/10!! we saw dolphins on the way there and then had no problem seeing dozens of huge sea turtles and tropical fish while snorkeling. great drinks and music; we would absolutely recommend
star-3
Nice trip
Scott_G
, Aug 2022
This was a nice trip. We saw turtles and fish. There were too many other people snorkeling around us though and we got kicked a lot. The crew were nice and accommodating.
star-5
Amazing snorkelling with...
Sally_M
, Aug 2022
Amazing snorkelling with these beautiful titles. The staff were awesome and the sail into the harbour was such a a great experience.
star-5
Great time !
Aimee_P
, Aug 2022
Amazing trip ! From the crew, great ambiance , cleanliness of the boat and all the turtles we saw !! Will book again when we’re back !
star-4
The crew was wonderful....
Stephanie_C
, Jul 2022
The crew was wonderful. They really wanted a positive experience for their guests. The only draw back was everyone clumping together.
star-5
Seeing the turtles and...
Terri_C
, Jul 2022
Seeing the turtles and beautiful fish. It was also a wonderful sailing experience with great weather and views. Thanks
star-5
Being up close to the...
Ed_M
, Jul 2022
Being up close to the turtles and the turtletinis. The only thing I did not like about the trip is trying to give them a great review and being forced to have to write 100 characters here to do it.
star-5
Great memories
Christopher_K
, Jul 2022
A great experience. The crew was welcoming and knowledgeable. We saw dolphins and turtles on out trip. The vibe was awesome and the drinks were good. Overall a great experience!
star-5
Crew was great! Very...
Jovanny_G
, Jul 2022
Crew was great! Very helpful. Even though not all of our party members were able to be in the water due to their swimming abilities, they still had a great time on the boat. The turtles are amazing!
star-4
Great experience, added a...
Jared_S
, Jul 2022
Great experience, added a lot of extra time going out to sea then back to snorkel, felt like each visit to the area and back was 30 minute ride each
star-5
Great time!
Susie_C
, Jul 2022
Our daughters getting to see the turtles was the best part. The crew was great. The area gets very crowded which makes it a little hard to snorkel, but overall, great time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Love it!
sandy_m
, Jul 2022
Seen the turtle, fishes and all the beauty that your available to see my daughter definitely want to do it again
star-5
Trip was awesome. Crew...
Joan_D
, Jul 2022
Trip was awesome. Crew was great and we saw quite a few turtles. Trip was awesome. Crew was great. We
star-4
Great Experience, swam with turtles!!!
Stefan_D
, Jul 2022
Captain Gregg and his crew were superb and made us all feel very welcome. The catamaran was spacious and comfortable for the 30 or so passengers. As a family with limited snorkelling experience the crew’s instructions were clear and enabled us all to be constantly snorkelling in minutes. The water was amazing! We saw multiple turtles and schools of fish The only reason I haven’t given the experience 5 stars is that there were a lot of boats and other snorkelers there at the same time which made for a very crowded swim. The crew served soft drinks on the sail out, the lunch wrap was tasty and the alcoholic drinks were served on the cruise back. A great experience.

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