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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
  • As of April 2020 - Transportation has been temporarily paused. Meet at harbor only.
  • Bring your own snorkel and mask or buy a new one on board
  • 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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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1,264 Reviews

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star-5
Up close turtle experience !
Anthony_C
, May 2022
The most memorable part of my first snorkeling experience was that I was able to see a family of sea turtles swimming besides me
star-5
Best trip ever. Staff was...
Ki_C
, May 2022
Best trip ever. Staff was superb and helped make it memorable. Food and drinks were excellent. Overall experience was top rated.
star-5
Amazing time!
ashley_t
, May 2022
Everyone in the crew were amazing. So friendly and welcoming. Checking on everyone constantly to make sure we weren’t thirsty and when in the water, making sure we were okay. Saw so many turtles and fish. Great time!!!
star-5
Amazing
John_W
, May 2022
Our first time and it was amazing! Captain Greg and the whole crew was wonderful. We saw a lot of turtles including babies. We would highly recommend this tour
star-5
Snorkling and sailing! A two-fer experience
Pamela_B
, May 2022
The crew was informative and helpful for first timers and seasoned snorklers. The sailing aspect was peaceful. Views amazing, food was filling and the atmosphere was definitely set for fun. Will return
star-5
Turtle Canyon is worth it!
Ricardo_A
, May 2022
The crew was awesome and there was plenty of time to see the turtles. Tons of fish and the view was amazing. It got a bit crowded at the turtle site but wasn’t bad to where you couldn’t enjoy the full experience. Overall awesome and worth it.
star-5
Beautiful Experience!
Kayla_L
, May 2022
Favorite experience while in Hawai’i! And my favorite snorkel experience ever! There were SO many sea turtles, even younger baby ones! So many tropical fish swimming around with the turtles too. On the way we even saw a group of dolphins, including tiny baby dolphins! Overall a must do experience. Loved it!
star-5
Turtles..Drinks...Fun!
Velma_S
, May 2022
We went as a Ladies' Trip. The crew was knowledgeable, entertaining and very sweet. It was my first time snorkling and they were very helpful. I would definitely book them again.
star-5
Trip In Honolulu
David_R
, May 2022
Great service and great crew!! The girls were awesome and the captain knew how to sail and me ruined all for us to have a great time!!
star-5
The crew had great humor,...
Wyatt_S
, May 2022
The crew had great humor, were super friendly, and helpful. The turtle canyon area was cool with several turtles close to us.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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