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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 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
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 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
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 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.

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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 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.
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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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
  • "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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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.
Turtle Canyon tour was a blast!
, Oct 2021
Sorry-I had great pics to share, but you're having a problem receiving them. We had a great time, in large part because of the crew. Beautiful boat took us out into Honolulu Harbor, where we saw many beautiful fish and several turtles. We watched them down below us with our snorkel gear, and then were thrilled to have them surface amongst us(keeping our distance as much as possible). Nice lunch, and generous servings of beverages. And the crew were very solicitous, clearly hoping that we'd have a great time. And we did!
Sailing and snorkeling in Oahu
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful time snorkeling with the turtles and tropical fish! We saw at least 6 turtles and loved sailing along the coastline! Great team of sailors, who were all were very helpful with the snorkeling gear and made some yummy drinks too! Fun day!
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Great Experience!
, Oct 2021
The Captain & the team were amazing and made such an amazing experience for us! They had the equipments all set and ready. There was even an open bar!
This was an incredible...
, Oct 2021
This was an incredible tour The crew was awesome and the boat was incredible My wife and I had a great time
Got to see many turtles!
, Oct 2021
Overall a good experience, staff was attentive and explained things thoroughly. I loved the boat ride. Only thing is that they guided people to the turtle seeing area only once. My boyfriend and I were one of the few people that started late and we were not able to go to the area where the turtles were. It wasn’t exactly easy to go there alone (the waters were choppy) and the staff didn’t take us there. So we were just snorkeling behind the boat, which did take away from our experience. Luckily there were many instances where a turtle would come up so we were able to see them on top of the water
Amazing trip
, Oct 2021
We had a great time sailing and snorkeling. The crew was top notch. Thanks for the memories! Mahalo!
Amazing Experience
, Oct 2021
The crew was very nice and helpful. We got lucky to see dolphins on this trip! Sometimes it was hard to find the turtles but eventually we did see them swimming around us.
Great way to see the...
, Oct 2021
Great way to see the turtles and spend some time together. We were in the water for about 45 minutes and had 5 turtles visit us! The crew was absolutely awesome.

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