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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. 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.
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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
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.
  • 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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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

Reviews

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Dana_B
, Nov 2020
The guides were great. Made sure the kids were ok. We were able to see several turtles and other pretty fish.
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99% happy
Christiekay143
, Nov 2020
The people were excellent! Food was great. Wasn’t super pleased that we had to purchase our own snorkel gear at the last minute. The snorkeling adventure we went on the day before… Snorkel gear was provided. So it was definitely a surprise and an added cost. Plus there is not transportation available anymore. So I felt like some price adjustments should have been made accordingly.
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Awesome!!!
Briana_W
, Nov 2020
It was a really fun trip!! The guides were great and helped us see a lot of sea life! Seeing the turtles was the best part
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awesome
Jeannine_M
, Nov 2020
We all had a wonderful time! Very windy out but the brand new catamaran made up for it! The crew was absolutely knowledgeable and very concerned about everyone's safety! A big thanks to Mosh, Don, Kelly and the kind gentleman who stayed in the water with all of the snorkelers! It was so exhilarating when the sails went up and the engine went off! Thanks again for the great time!
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Fun fun fun
Tgray
, Nov 2020
We had a blast at turtle canyon! Saw so many turtles and fish, our guide even let us hold a sea urchin.
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Wish I could do it again. Beautiful scenery
yelain
, Nov 2020
The entire time was fabulous. The tour is very safe. The yacht is amazing and clean. Mason, Jimmy and the rest of the crew made it so enjoyable. Oh and Dawn who helped with reservations was great!
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Turtle Honeymoon
Kentucky_1
, Nov 2020
We saw tons of turtles! Even saw a family of dolphins on our way back. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10, would recommend.
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Awesome time!
Taj_A
, Nov 2020
We had an awesome time! 2 Adults and a 6-year-old. The crew made you feel comfortable and safe. The current was a bit strong and it was hard to get back to the boat. They came out and got my grandson and towed him in for us. It's sometimes a bit scary to be out in the ocean but I felt the crew was vigilant and helpful so I didn't need to worry. The boat was beautiful and being under sail was fantastic! I highly recommend this cruise and this company!
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Great crew, amazing boat!
Kathryn_N
, Nov 2020
Such an amazing boat and crew! My 5 year old was timid to go in but the crew made him feel comfortable and he snorkeled like a pro! Highly recommend them for your next trip to Oahu.
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TrueType a must do!
Virginia_C
, Nov 2020
The staff were very helpful and thoughtful and I really appreciate that. The captain was also very nice. We had a blast! I would do it again. I want to thank them for being so great with Roberto he enjoyed it so much!
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