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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki

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  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kewalo Basin
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

    Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Kewalo Basin (Pass By)

departs from Kewalo Harbor

Hawaii Nautical (Pass By)


Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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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!
If your an avid snorkeler, probably best to select a smaller venue.
I highly recommend taking time to fit this into your vacation.
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Great experience
Jack_C, Sep 2022
We had a great time, the crew were really helpful and friendly. There was plenty of room to relax and enjoy the ride. The snorkelling was amazing, always somebody to help of needed there were loads of beautiful sea turtles and fish to enjoy!
Awesome outing
Morena_G, Sep 2022
Seeing the dolphins was amazing. The Captain and crew were a lot of fun. Captain Flynn brought up an octopus to look at.
Jeffrey_D, Sep 2022
Seeing turtles was good But not any fish really That was a little disappointing The crew however was great snd friendly
Amazing experience for everyone!
Chad_B, Aug 2022
Dolphins right by the boat, octopus on people to hold, and starfish was amazing. Staff was incredible and personable the entire time.
Julia, Joey and captain...
Lauren_S, Sep 2022
Julia, Joey and captain Flynn were funny, nice and professional. The boat was much bigger and nicer than anticipated
Fun… Fun…Fun…
Heetae_J, Sep 2022
Staff crew very kindly !!! food and drink and music was fantasic !!! You will make smile and feel fun by this trip .. enjoy your life!!
Amazing Adventure
Patricia_C, Sep 2022
This was an amazing adventure. Lots of turtles, fish, and dolphins to see close up and from afar. The crew was knowledgeable and always watching for our safety when in the water. Drinks were great. I loved how much we actually sailed.
Amazing Staff and experience!
Heather_M, Sep 2022
All of it was amazing! The staff was incredible!!! We saw so many sea turtles! The staff was super knowledgeable and so helpful. I would 100% recommend the 2 hour cruise’
Waste of money
Matthew_D, Sep 2022
Way to many people never saw a turtle. Waste of money. Better off up at the North Shore. Where it's free at Sharks Cove
1 traveler found this review helpful
Expensive for Average Experience
Shannon_P, Sep 2022
Staff was friendly and nice, but there were a lot of people on our tour and sometimes we were on top of each other in the water. I personally got kicked in the face or swam on top of a few times. It’s not a bad experience, but I’d say it’s pretty average. I went snorkeling on my own on Waikiki beach and saw turtles & there are other experiences where you can see turtles and more for a better price.
Great if you’re a decent swimmer
Barbara_S, Sep 2022
The ocean was so beautiful. I did enjoy the cruise however I didn’t see any turtles. I am not a strong swimmer so I was told I can hold on to the surf board. There was another person holding on as well. I was hoping someone would help us swim to the canyon to see turtles, but we were left behind to stay at the back of the boat. I had a life vest on so I was considering letting go & swimming to were others were. The wave/current was strong-for me-so I decided not to go. I missed out. For the amount of $ it cost, it’s a shame that I didn’t get helped to go see turtles. There should have been another surf board to hold on to to get guided to canyon. Staff was friendly.
Family Fun Adventure
Laura_D, Sep 2022
The crew was so easy to get along with and calmed our nerves about the adventure. My daughter said she wanted to be a snorkeling guide when she grew up! Superior service, help in the water and dining suggestions.
Lots of turtles colored fish and octopus
Brian_M, Sep 2022
Great! Everything went well. Saw lots of turtles and an octopus. The crew watched a pack of half drunk tourists from state side and no one drowned. I was impressed.
Great way to spend time on the water
Laura_L, Aug 2022
Fantastic and fun crew! Captain Greg was fun and very professional... He takes safety seriously, but creates a fun experience... the meal was the perfect size and the sail was great!
Book it!
Jason_K, Aug 2022
Everything was as-promised and surpassed our highest expectations. The crew was engaged and enthusiastic and seemed to really love every trip even though it was their zillionth time. Boat was impeccable. Saw two turtles at the surface, some other turtles swimming below, and uncountable numbers of different types of fish, including a school that came right up to the surface and swam with our tour group. There were lots of people in the water from multiple groups but while snorkeling, it’s just you and the fish. The boat ride out and back was great to relax and the music added a fun vibe. Highly recommend!
Awesome swimming with turtles
seema_D, Sep 2022
Awesome experience swimming so close to the big turtles.. so many fish as well..pool of fish different sizes and color. I enjoyed having variety of alcohol beverages as well and lunch as well. Definitely come back to this cruise in future
Cooped up snorkeling
Nola_B, Sep 2022
The boat & crew were nice but there was not a fresh water shower to rinse after snorkeling. Lunch was a bag of chips and a turkey wrap sandwich similar but smaller to grab & go. We were surprised that turtle canyon is right by Waikiki beach. So, no new scenery to view. The worst was the snorkeling. There was no room to do that without bumping in to people. We did see a few turtles.
It was a family reunion...
Pamala_S, Aug 2022
It was a family reunion and we all enjoyed the snorkeling. Water was beautiful! We really wanted to see the turtles or other tropical fish. This would be the only negative comment.
10/10 would book again
Ashley_M, Sep 2022
Loved this cruise! Greg and his crew were amazing! The tour was fun and we loved seeing the turtles. The crew was also so hospitable to me while I was sick due to the motion of the boat and pregnancy. 10/10 would recommend and would definitely go again.
This was such a fun trip!...
Courtney_C, Aug 2022
This was such a fun trip! The staff were amazing and made it a fun trip for all guests. Highly recommend!!!
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