Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Oahu’s Turtle Canyon on this captivating 2 to 3-hour snorkeling adventure, setting sail from the vibrant shores of Waikiki. Step aboard a sleek power catamaran and cruise along Oahu’s stunning coastline to the prime habitat of the indigenous sea turtles. Enjoy the assurance of a turtle sighting, with a promise of a complimentary second voyage if these graceful creatures remain unseen. Post-snorkeling, if you’ve opted for it, indulge in a delightful lunch and two refreshing beverages, while keeping an eye out for other sea inhabitants like playful dolphins and the majestic, migrating whales.
- Explore Turtle Canyon with a sea turtle snorkeling excursion from Waikiki
- Glide along the Oahu coast on a luxurious catamaran
- Encounter green sea turtles in their natural habitat at Turtle Canyon
- Behold the breathtaking views of Waikiki’s skyline and the iconic Diamond Head from the sea
- Select from a brisk 2-hour morning tour or an extensive 3-hour midday tour
- Enjoy an array of snacks, various drinks, and two specialty alcoholic beverages
- The midday tour additionally offers a sumptuous lunch onboard
Why This Tour is a Must
This tour is ideal for snorkeling beginners, with expert guides at hand for gear assistance, ensuring your focus remains on the marvels of marine life.
- Two complementary alcoholic beverages
- An endless variety of non-alcoholic drinks to quench your thirst
- Savor the flavors of turkey pesto wraps accompanied by crunchy chip bags. Vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives are available upon request; please contact us 48 hours in advance.
- Expert guidance from a seasoned, professional guide to enhance your experience
- A selection of light snacks to keep your energy up
- Full access to top-notch snorkel gear for an unforgettable underwater adventure
- Comprehensive coverage of all taxes, fuel costs, fees, and handling charges, ensuring a hassle-free experience
What’s Not Included:
- Gratuities for the crew, as a token of appreciation for their exceptional service (optional)
- Lunch is not included in the package, except for those opting for the midday tour with lunch included
Meeting and Pickup Options
For your convenience, you have two options to commence your aquatic adventure:
- Direct Arrival: Feel free to head straight to the primary meeting location:
- Hawaii Nautical – Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
- Pickup Request: If you prefer, you can request a pickup service. Please ensure to arrange this in advance for a smooth start to your experience.
What To Expect
Embark on the ‘Honu Lani’ and settle into a cozy spot on deck, preparing for a scenic 15-minute journey to Turtle Canyon. As you sail, immerse yourself in the relaxing ambiance with music playing through the state-of-the-art surround-sound system. Take in the stunning vistas as the famed Diamond Head looms into view. Redeem your two drink tickets for a delightful selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine, or beer, with a variety of non-alcoholic beverages also readily available.
Bask in the warm sun and relish the gentle island breezes, all while keeping an eye out for an array of marine life. Look out for spinner dolphins and migrating whales as you glide through Kewalo Basin. Departing from Kewalo Harbor and passing by the Hawaii Nautical office, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of Waikiki Beach from the ocean and the iconic Diamond Head State Monument. This journey promises not just a destination but an experience filled with breathtaking sights and serene moments on the water.
- Booking confirmation will be provided at the time of reservation.
- Guests with heart conditions or other severe medical issues are advised not to participate.
- The tour is not accessible for wheelchair users.
- Service animals are welcome aboard.
- Conveniently located near public transportation.
- Infants are required to be seated on laps during the tour.
- The tour is suitable for most travelers.
- The minimum age for alcohol consumption is 21 years.
- This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. In case of poor weather, guests are offered the choice of an alternative date or a full refund.
- Please note this is a barefoot cruise. Your shoes will be safely stored at the pier while you are on the boat.
- While green sea turtles are frequently seen, on the off-chance they are not spotted on your tour, you are eligible to book another tour with the local operator at no extra cost (this applies to re-rides only; no refunds will be issued).
- Lunch is exclusively provided on the 3-hour midday turtle snorkel. The 8 am 2-hour tour includes snacks only.
- The tour/activity accommodates up to a maximum of 80 travelers.
- This experience is proudly operated by Hawaii Nautical.