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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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. 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.
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.
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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.

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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
  • "Recommend going early - we beat all the other tours." See review
  • "If your an avid snorkeler, probably best to select a smaller venue." See review

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Strong Recommendation
Matt_W
, Jun 2020
Beautiful sail to just off Waikiki Beach, near Diamond Head with a great crew of Honi Olani. Charged with the energy of anticipating Turtles and Dolphins all the while boosted with getting out.. onto open blue water.. it was perfect. Just prior to arrival on the reef snorkeling, we were greeted by a pod of approximately 20 plus Spinner Dolphins. They lived up to their names with their playfulness and spun about while swimming just off the bow of the boat. Awesome. The bow is fantastic with its trampoline, which offered unlimited access to view all around. Beautiful. Snorkeling provided us with a positive memorable experience and was made even better by our guide. He patiently guided us around the reef spotting turtles for us to appreciate. We certainly did. In all we were able to see 3-4 turtles at a time near one another and up to 8-10 individual turtles in total. The Sea is the Sea.. weather and tides vary through the day.. week.. month to month and season to season. Keep that in mind and do some research on the best time(s) to go. Going in with an appreciation for what the Ocean is and that she varies.. our minds and hearts were open to the opportunity and came away with a great experience. The crew of the Honi Olani was all we could’ve hoped for. They certainly earned a strong recommendation from us here. ~ enjoy
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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I belong on land not water
Christina_O
, Mar 2020
Good experience and the crew was so great! Even though we got a little sick (motion sickness) it was a something I will never forget. The highlight of our trip was seeing the whales!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Christina_O! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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Turtles
Sven
, Mar 2020
Amazing crew! Would do again in a heartbeat! Ghfdbhcbjgbnhvbgvcxdv hgcbbgvbjjgvhfbbvcgbbvcbhgvbjvvbgvbgbb
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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Great Crew and Snorkel Cruise
Kurt_N
, Mar 2020
Great time! Captain Lisa & crew were excellent! Professional, fun, & a nice spread for lunch! Saw some whales, great snorkeling, & right on time! It’s always a good trip when you can tell your wife that was some great (whale) tail you saw!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Kurt_N! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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Tiring to keep yourself afloat in 35'deep water while trying to look under the water
Lyn_W
, Mar 2020
The snorkeling was fun, but I'm not accustomed to swimming in very deep water. So I ended up expending a lot of energy swimming from the boat to the snorkel site (there are several companies who all anchor in the same area and you have to stay in a fairly small area. (So much so that you were regularly kicked in the face by other people's flippers). With my other snorkeling experiences, we were in much shallower water, we could stand up sometimes (as long as you weren't standing on coral), and touching bottom was much less exhausting than trying to stay afloat on this trip. I'm sure it's a great experience for strong swimmers, but if you're the average overweight tourist who's accustomed to swimming in their 4' deep backyard pool, you might want to choose a different snorkel cruise. The crew was wonderful, though, so kudos to them!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Lyn_W, mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed the crew, but are sorry you were disappointed. We will share your feedback with the crew.
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Must do Waikiki your
Lisa_H
, Mar 2020
Tour couldn’t of been any better. Friendly informative crew, saw lots of turtles, spinner dolphins, and even humpback whales.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you had a great time and hope to see you again soon.
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Cant pick just one
Shelley
, Mar 2020
The crew was great they kept on eye on everyone, we seen turtles,dolphins and a whale. It was great.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
We’re so happy you enjoyed your sail! We hope you come back soon.
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Great experience
Molly_Y
, Mar 2020
Great tour guides! Had a lot of fun with the group even in the rain showers. Would definitely do it again!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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Turtles on a sunny day
Julia
, Feb 2020
Friendly, knowledgeable crew and the boat is beautiful! Saw many turtles and a few whale spouts. Tasty drinks, snacks and food. Couldn't ask for a bettie experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha Julia! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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Marla
, Feb 2020
The crew was very friendly and provided a lot of water support to those who needed it. The turtles were amazing. One swam right up to my husband and he got to touch it. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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