Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise By Catamaran - Honolulu

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Set sail for Turtle Canyon on a power catamaran from Waikiki, enjoying a scenic cruise along the shores of Oahu. Your goal: snorkeling in warm waters frequented by Hawaii’s green sea turtles! Back on board, enjoy two provided drinks, and refuel with lunch if you select the midday tour. Keep an eye out for dolphins, migrating whales and other marine life as you soak up the sights, including Diamond Head.Turtle sightings guaranteed! On this turtle snorkel cruise, if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a complimentary return turtle snorkel cruise.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families

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After departing Kewalo Basin Harbor in Waikiki, relax aboard the luxury, 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran Honi Olani.

With seating for up to 49 passengers, the sailboat features a bar where you can use your two included drink tickets, plus order unlimited nonalcoholic beverages and provided snacks. You may also purchase additional alcoholic drinks; on offer are draft beer, sparkling wine, white wine, vodka, rum and whiskey.
Listen to music on the surround-sound stereo as you enjoy a scenic 15-minute cruise along the coast toward Diamond Head. View Waikiki Beach from the water, and keep an eye out for marine wildlife. During whale migration season (December through April), your captain makes a stop so you can catch sight of these majestic mammals.
When you reach Turtle Canyon, where Hawaiian green sea turtles are almost a guaranteed sight, put on your provided safety vest and snorkeling gear, and slip into Oahus azure waters via a safe stairway. You have about one hour to spend on a guided snorkel adventure if youve selected the morning tour, or an additional 30 minutes in the water on the midday tour.
Afterward, youre free to make use of the full restrooms and freshwater shower back on board the catamaran. Then take a seat inside the covered cabin for a build-your-own-sandwich buffet lunch (midday tour only), or relax in the ample outdoor space to snap photos of the Waikiki skyline with the Koolau mountains in the background. Sample lunch items include ham, turkey, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, chips, cookies and snack mix.

Your tour ends with return to the harbor.

Inclusions for Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise By Catamaran

  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Deli lunch (midday tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Waikiki hotels only)

Exclusions for Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise By Catamaran

  • Additional alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Not recommended for pregnant women

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

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)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • The sea was really agitated that day, so we went really nauseous. But I think this would be a great experience in a sunny day.

  • The Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise was amazing. My group of six highly recommend it, and give this outing 4 and 1/2 stars.
    The four guides were helpful and friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, both in the water to spot the turtles and snorkel safely and on the delux catamaran. We were on the noon hour cruise, which offered the deli lunch. The lunch, drinks and snacks were abundant and we had a chance to socialize and chat about our turtle sightings as we cruised to the waters west of Diamond Head on the lookout for whales which we did see!. It was such a great day.
    We have just a few little suggestions to make this great excursion even better. The pick-up areas are so busy, I would have liked to have known to watch for the blue Hawaii Nautical van. Also a window of time for pick-up, rather than an exact time would have been more accurate . As well, knowing ahead you have sunscreen for customer's use and customers should not use sunscreen with Oxybenzone - harmful to the environment, is important to know. And, perhaps neoprene vests for buoyancy and insulation may be appreciated by some customers.
    Thank-you for a memorable Hawaiian experience!

  • Tour was amazing. Seen turtles as promised, only issue was scuba divers getting in way and blocking view at times.

  • This was the best day by far, we actually swam with turtles. The guys on the boat were great, keeping us amused on the journey. On the way we saw heaps of dolphins too. After our snorkel we went back for some yummy food. Recommed this trip as a must.

  • Crew and tour were great but disclosure should be made about choppy waters. Turtles were few, far and blurry at best.

  • This was so much fun! The crew was super friendly and helpful we are older and don't swim well and they were very attentive to our needs : We would highly recommend this trip!

  • Absolutely amazing time. This is a must do when in Hawaii.

  • Had a great time! Saw lots of giant turtles and several right up close. Tour guides were very helpful and knowledgable.

  • This experience was nothing short of magnificent! Guaranteed to see turtles and see turtles we did. we took the lunch option which was absolutely scrumptious and with added alcohol option was a simple delight. Swimming with turtles, cruising off Waikiki.....that's what dreams are made of. A must do whilst in Hawaii!!!

  • We did see turtles, the lunch was just sandwiches, and the captain was on his phone most of the time. Almost no information provided about turtles.

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