• 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

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 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.

Carole Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This experience was nothing short of magnificent! Guaranteed to see turtles and see turtles we did. we took the lunch option which was absolutely scrumptious and with added alcohol option was a simple delight. Swimming with turtles, cruising off Waikiki.....that's what dreams are made of. A must do whilst in Hawaii!!!

Mindi V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This trip was AWESOME! The staff was so friendly and attentive.

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was the thrill of my life!!! Captain Amy and staff were fantastic and the catamaran beautiful. It was great to see the Island from a far. A very different perspective. seeing Honolulu skyscrapers, mountains, beaches and Diamond's Head. The equipment, instructions and staff assistance was excellent. But snorkeling among the green turtles was the best, really awesome. Snacks, lunch and drinks provided were delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an awesome experience. The views were breathtaking and the Captain and her crew were fantastic. Well done. Mahalo!

Tim D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Swimming with the turtles was surreal! Captain Michael and the crew were great hosts and skilled guides. Don highlighted the turtles on the reef and attentively watched over us in the water. Sailing in the magnificent catamaran along Waikiki filled our day with joy and wonderful memories!

Lisa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Awesome to swim with the turtles and got to see the first whale of the season also which was cool. The staff were very good and we did the lunch tour with two free cocktails

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