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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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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.
  • 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 Travellers 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
use of snorkel gear
All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges

Departure Point

Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)

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.
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 travellers 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 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise.
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.

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Traveller 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
  • "If your an avid snorkeler, probably best to select a smaller venue." See review
  • "I highly recommend taking time to fit this into your vacation." See review


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Reviews by Viator travellers

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Great experience!
, Oct 2021
Lots of fun! Very friendly and caring team. Clean and comfortable boat. They give you all the equipment and good instructions.
Turtle canyon snorkel
, Oct 2021
Very professional, friendly and helpful. Saw lots of turtles and multi colored fish. Had a great time. Highly recommended.
Amazing time!
, Oct 2021
Crew was amazing, very fun! Great experience! We saw so many turtles. Definitely doing it again next time we come!!
Had a great time!...
, Oct 2021
Had a great time! Experienced captain was really knowlesgeable. Crew was helpful and kind. Thank you for a great time!
See a turtle and not much else…
, Oct 2021
Seeing a turtle up close was the highlight. There wasn’t much more. The boat was really nice, as was the crew. No education or narration though. Just a boat ride, some safety tips and a ride back. I would have liked to learn some about the area and the turtles, but there was none of that. To sum it up “this is a turtle washing area, for some reason turtles come to this area to get cleaned up” that was the extent of dialogue about the turtles. No discussion about the region, etc… too bad.
2 travellers found this review helpful
Recommended for swimmers and snorkelers
, Oct 2021
We got to see a bunch of turtles close up! The staff was professional throughout and helpful, also informative about the wildlife. We also saw some dolphins on the ride out.
, Oct 2021
We went on this trip on our honeymoon and it was one of the best parts of our trip!! We saw about four or five turtles and were shocked at how close and comfortable they get to the people snorkeling! The crew was fantastic and super helpful! Would highly recommend to anyone traveling this area. The directions for departure were easy to follow!
Very friendly and...
, Oct 2021
Very friendly and supportive crew. We had a great time even though it was our first time snorkeling and neither of us are strong swimmers.
A fun experience
, Oct 2021
This was a lot of fun! The team was professional and friendly and took great care of everyone! The communication was excellent. 10/10 would recommend!
Turtle Success!
, Oct 2021
The crew was great. We saw a bunch of Sea Turtles and had an amazing time! The ride was smooth on the catamaran.
1 traveller found this review helpful

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