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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise provided by Hawaii Nautical

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Overview
Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Choose from a morning tour or midday tour for whichever one fits your schedule best. Both options include the same stunning views and opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, and whales in their natural environment.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Kewalo Basin
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by Kewalo Basin
    Pass by Hawaii Nautical
    Pass by Waikiki Beach
    Pass by Diamond Head State Monument
You'll end at
Kewalo Basin
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USAKewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • 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
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kelly wrote a review Jun 2020
Ewa Beach, Hawaii54 contributions5 helpful votes
The crew was very friendly and professional. Our lunch (turkey wrap) was very good. We had a choice of Kona beer or white claw for alcohol. Great music on board. While headed out to the reef we were accompanied by a pod of spinner dolphins ~ I think that was my personal
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha T0zi0n! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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Ashanpo wrote a review Apr 2020
Sydney, Australia95 contributions17 helpful votes
Pretty much exactly as described. Turtles were great, very docile, so could get real close! Loved it!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Ashanpo, mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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Anda U wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We saw several turtles while snorkeling, and were even able to see a whale once we got back on the boat! The crew was great - provided food, drinks, humor, and made safety instructions interesting and easy to follow. My husband was nervous (he has a fear of deep water) and the
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Mahalo for your feedback! We're so happy you had a good snorkeling experience and really appreciate you taking the time to review the sail. :0)
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Marla C wrote a review Mar 2020
Manitoba, Canada4 contributions
The staff was wonderful, very attentive and a lot of fun! Very helpful in the water. Got to see the beautiful turtles. I would highly recommend this excursion. I also loved that if you didn't see the turtles that day you got to go another day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Aloha MarlaC1234! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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klay1970 wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia20 contributions5 helpful votes
I have snorkel many times before and I read lots of reviews before picking this Company and tour. I had to change my schedule around a bit since my preferred date was fully booked... I’m so glad I did! This tour is the perfect mix of sailing, snorkeling with lots of turtles
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Klay1970, mahalo for your feedback! We're so happy you had a good snorkeling experience and really appreciate you taking the time to review the sail. :0)
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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