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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
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.
  • 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 fins and swim vest
All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
Gratuities
Buy on board or bring your own snorkel and mask

Departure Point

Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 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
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 80 travelers.

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

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  • "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

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star-5
Great experience
Evelyn_S
, Jun 2021
My family and I had such a great time. Saw a few turtles. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel safe and comfortable. My two younger boys 10 and 13 loved it. Would definitely do it again.
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Fun Family Adventure
NND
, Jun 2021
We loved this tour and crew. The only issue we had was there was not much freedom in the water to snorkel with some space. There was one crew member who was constantly telling us to get closer to him. I understand that it is for our own safety, it was just a little frustrating considering how strong of swimmers we were. But all in all Amy and her team were awesome and I did recommend this tour to a couple friends already.
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star-5
Imagine if your family owned a catamaran
Matthew_M
, Jun 2021
From begining to end, an amazing sailing trip. The crew was friendly, professional and made us feel like "Ohana" right away. Can't wait to come back soon and enjoy another sailing. 🤙🏾
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Boat/Snorkeling
Kylie
, Jun 2021
The staffs is amazing! Highly recommend! We were able to see a few turtle. Don’t miss out if you are here. Well worth the prices.
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star-5
Great trip!
Rio_I
, Jun 2021
The crew was friendly and made us feel like we were in good hands. The whole trip was a wonderful experience. Snorkeling with the turtles was a lot of fun.
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star-3
Too short
Minal
, Jun 2021
Wish there was more catamaran ride time and snorkel time especially since the price is the same for 8am and 11am tour (11 am tour is 3 hours whiles 8am tour is only 2 hours).
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Turtle Time
John_M
, Jun 2021
Trip exceeded our expectations. Crew was enthusiastic and covered all of our questions. They were very attentive and helped us have a great time. Would recommend this trip to anyone to have a great Hawaiian vacation!
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star-5
Top-notch experience!
Marie_M
, Jun 2021
Excellent boat, friendly and attentive crew, great snorkeling! Would 10/10 recommend! Excellent for beginners as well, no need to fear!
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Turtle cruise
Anna_d
, Jun 2021
The captain and crew were knowledgeable, friendly and so much fun! I highly recommend this cruise for people of all ages.
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Poggers
Sazzian_W
, Jun 2021
Love uncle Jimbo and Jackie! They made us Very welcome! These two were very informative about the island as well. Would 10/10 recommend
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