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Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran

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US$ 96.75
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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.
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction included—suitable for first-timers
  • Two alcoholic drinks and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks keep you refreshed 
  • Snap photos of Diamond Head and Waikiki
  • Turtle sightings guaranteed or ride again for free
  • Choose between a morning or midday cruise for your convenience 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels make for easy transport
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Waikiki hotel, or make your way to Kewalo Basin Harbor to board your 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran. Enjoy music, drinks, and views of Diamond Head as you make your way to the snorkeling spot, looking out for wildlife such as dolphins and whales as you go. Upon arrival at Turtle Canyon, go through a safety briefing, and snap on your snorkel gear. Spend time swimming alongside green sea turtles and tropical fish. Your snorkel guide helps you find the best spots. Back on board, rinse off in a freshwater shower and change into dry clothing. Enjoy a deli sandwich buffet in the covered cabin (midday tour only), or snap photos of the Ko’olau Mountains and Waikiki from the deck. This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Contact Hawaii Nautical to confirm transportation.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Deli lunch (midday tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Waikiki hotels only)
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews captain doug snorkeling experience an amazing trip swimming with sea turtles saw dolphins crew members schools of fish morning tour open water snorkel spot awesome crew pod of dolphins whale watching fun trip a lot of fun tropical fish waikiki beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a definite favorite of our trip! Hotel pick-up was right on time - very appreciated! Our captain was fun and the crew was awesome. Lunch was good. The snorkeling equipment was great and was clean. There was more than enough time to snorkel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KatieRoxx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great tour, top to bottom. The crew was efficient and professional while making everyone feel relaxed and looked after. We saw a ton of turtles and had a great time in and on the water.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 322trently
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an incredible time snorkeling with the crew at Turtle Canyon. The staff was awesome and informative. They even brought sea urchins and starfish up from the bottom for us to hold. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank haleyh550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very helpful, informative and fun. We saw several turtles. It was great!!! I would definitely book again

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tourist798723
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely worth it! They are so great and saw so many turtles! I'm not a strong swimmer but they helped and made me feel so comfortable and safe.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Heather T
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Michael A
17 September 2019|
Response from CurlyDLE | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You have a mandatory vest you wear. You can inflate it or not, but you have to wear it. I started out not inflated , but as the time went on I did inflate a little to help float and conserve some energy, I an in... More
7 September 2019|
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Response from Brent S | Reviewed this property |
Arguably not unless your lad is a strong little swimmer. It is out in the open ocean and my 12-year olf daughter found it challenging and she is a moderately good swimmer. She initially went back onto the Catamaran and was... More
Michelle W
5 September 2019|
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Response from GinaGravina | Reviewed this property |
There are people there to guide you & will help you if needed. It would be a good idea if you knew how to swim.
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