• Location: Oahu, Hawaii
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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. Snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels is included.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran

Luxury catamaran out on the open water

Either enjoy pickup at your Waikiki hotel or make your way to Kewalo Basin Harbor to board your 53-foot (16-meter) power catamaran.
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 suit up in your snorkel gear (provided) and 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.
Return to the harbor and transfer to ground transportation for drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

So amazing in every way!!! They even provided transportation. Had endless snacks and drinks. Great crew and equipment. The best part was the snorkeling, of course. We even saw sharks. Lots of sea turtles. This tour is a must!!!

CHRISTY F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a wonderful experience from pickup to drop-off. The crew was great. Captain Nick, Donald and Jackson were very professional yet laid-back and took good care of the group. At Turtle Canyon, Donald got into the water with the group to lead us to where we could best see the turtles, which I really appreciated, because I've been on other excursions where the crew stays on board, points to an area in the water and says go that way, which doesn't help when you've never been to the snorkeling spot before. Donald was awesome and stayed in the water with the group the whole time, pointing out turtles! I saw many turtles, and this snorkel cruise was definitely a highlight during my stay on Oahu.

Derek F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Outstanding tour, the captain and crew were excellent!! If you go anywhere else you will be disappointed!!
We were very pleased with the provided lunch and drinks after!! They really took care of everyone's needs on the boat!!
Truly a great experience for our kids and us.
Thank you

Rachel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing Trip! I did the Afternoon trip with lunch included and it was great! We saw sea turtles and dolphins! I would recommend this trip to anyone!

Bryan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The tour was great. We were picked up on time and safely and comfortably transported to the catamaran. The captain and crew were awesome. We were fortunate to be in Waikiki when the whales were there so the captain was great about helping us spot them and watching for them to come up for air. He took us on a little cruise after snorkeling where we were able to see more whales. The food was tasty and the drinks were good too. We would go back!

Carole K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise was amazing. My group of six highly recommend it, and give this outing 4 and 1/2 stars.
The four guides were helpful and friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, both in the water to spot the turtles and snorkel safely and on the delux catamaran. We were on the noon hour cruise, which offered the deli lunch. The lunch, drinks and snacks were abundant and we had a chance to socialize and chat about our turtle sightings as we cruised to the waters west of Diamond Head on the lookout for whales which we did see!. It was such a great day.
We have just a few little suggestions to make this great excursion even better. The pick-up areas are so busy, I would have liked to have known to watch for the blue Hawaii Nautical van. Also a window of time for pick-up, rather than an exact time would have been more accurate . As well, knowing ahead you have sunscreen for customer's use and customers should not use sunscreen with Oxybenzone - harmful to the environment, is important to know. And, perhaps neoprene vests for buoyancy and insulation may be appreciated by some customers.
Thank-you for a memorable Hawaiian experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Tour was amazing. Seen turtles as promised, only issue was scuba divers getting in way and blocking view at times.

Silvia S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was the best day by far, we actually swam with turtles. The guys on the boat were great, keeping us amused on the journey. On the way we saw heaps of dolphins too. After our snorkel we went back for some yummy food. Recommed this trip as a must.

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was so much fun! The crew was super friendly and helpful we are older and don't swim well and they were very attentive to our needs : We would highly recommend this trip!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely amazing time. This is a must do when in Hawaii.

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