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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
4.5
Book in advance
from $96.75 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 14, 2020
A note from Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy & maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors & locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against transmission of COVID-19. No transportation avail at this time
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
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 
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2774TURTLES
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities • Buy on board or bring your own snorkel and mask
Duration
3h
Departure details
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities • Buy on board or bring your own snorkel and mask
Departure details
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 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 80 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kewalo Basin
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kewalo Basin
    Hawaii Nautical
    Waikiki Beach
    Diamond Head State Monument
  • You'll end at
    Kewalo Basin
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
    See address & details
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4.5
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Joseph S
3 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
The crew and the boat was so much fun. My husband and I will be back again! Thank you to the crew for making this dream a reality!
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephanie K
1 contribution
See sea turtles!
This was a great tour! The guides were super nice and helped locate turtles. My only compliant is that it was too crowded and it was hard to navigate and see things when everyone was clumped together. Otherwise we saw turtles and had a lovely ride!
Written June 19, 2021
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Bill C
2 contributions
Great boat and crew
It was a good experience the boat is large and had plenty of room for the large group. The snorkel site was over crowded and hard to get good views of anything due to the volume of groups from other tours.

The crew was amazing and helpful throughout the process!
Written June 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Caroline B
5 contributions
Set Sail for a Great Three hour Tour
Jun 2021 • Family
The instructors were very nice; the people on the boat were fun to talk to; the turtles were awesome! Overall it was a great experience!! Definteky would recommend
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natalie M
2 contributions
Turtles!
Jun 2021 • Family
Lots of turtles 🐢! We even held a sea creature. Crew was fun and very accommodating, and made good drinks!
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eddie_T724
Orlando, FL26 contributions
Great boat and crew; limited sea life (other than turtles)
May 2021
The catamaran was in great condition and the crew was friendly. The snorkeling was average: we got to see turtles, but we didn't see a reef with abundance of fish and other sea life. The boat has both an engine and sail; so that was a nice part of the experience. However, it doesn't take you very far away from the Waikiki area (I was hoping for a longer boat ride). Overall good experience, but if you've snorkeled elsewhere (e.g. Caribbean, Australia, etc.) you won't see anything unique.
Written June 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kaitlyn
2 contributions
Some turtles
May 2021
We went on the turtle snorkel cruise while on our honeymoon. We had an awesome time and it was fun to get on the catamaran and enjoy the water. I was a little surprised that we didn't get to travel farther. We only traveled down the coast a couple minutes to the turtle cleaning station - which is pretty much straight out from Waikiki beach. The day we went the water was not super clear so it was a little more difficult to see the turtles but we did end up seeing a couple. Thankfully, my husband and I are decent swimmers so we were able to get around a little easier and see the turtles. Some people didn't see them because they weren't in the right spot and couldn't get over to the turtle in time. Overall an enjoyable time, just wish it could've been a little bit longer.
Written June 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Madeleine C
1 contribution
Turtle Snorkel
Jun 2021 • Couples
Overall we enjoyed our experience! Did not see a single turtle or a fish, and wasn’t asked by the crew if I saw a turtle. Even though that was a major bummer, the boat ride and swimming in the ocean was a lot of fun. If you’re looking for a prime snorkeling experience, this may not be the right excursion for you but if you love boat rides, you’ll have a blast.
Written June 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ana_chia10
Ottawa, IL100 contributions
Turtles, Turtles & Turtles
May 2021
First visit to Hawaii and my daughter (23) was set on seeing turtles so I booked this snorkel cruise. While we were able to see several turtles while snorkeling this was probably not an overall group favorite. I enjoyed it for the catamaran ride itself. Going back to the marina it was a nice leisurely ride and being earlier in the morning it was so relaxing in the sun. We saw a group of dolphins when we were just about back and the crew took some extra time for us and we sat and watched them for a while. I enjoyed bobbing the in the water while snorkeling and I too did see some turtles. It was nice to have the instructions as this was our first ever snorkel trip and I think it also made snorkeling on our own later in the week more enjoyable too. My daughter of course loved seeing the turtles. She did wish that while snorkeling it was not so crowded. Lots of people and of course anytime anyone said "there's a turtle" it was a mad dash swim to head that way. My son (19) said he felt like he was waiting to be rescued from sea and it was just to much to try and work around everyone to see something. Husband enjoyed the ride but wished the water was not so churned up from the boats and people which then made it hard to see. All in all we are glad we did it and would recommend it to someone else but I would also say don't make this your only snorkeling experience, try to get somewhere less crowded as well. Crew was super friendly and went out of their way to answer any questions. They also did a good job with keeping track of everyone while in the water as some people were not comfortable and it showed. If you aren't comfortable with not being able to see the shore while in the water or being able to touch the bottom this may not be the thing for you.
Written June 3, 2021
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Cherie M
2 contributions
Turtle Canyon
May 2021 • Family
Great, fun Captain & crew. Jimmy, Joey and Nicole! It was the highlight of our trip!! We saw 3 turtles. One even came to the surface!! So memorable!! Mahalo!!
Written June 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Beautiful experience
The boat and crew were amazing! Worth every dollar spent. Purely magical! Bre was so much fun and kept the music an
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Great sunset cruise!
We had a great time! The crew was very nice and the experience was awesome! Everyone had a great time on board! The
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Best snorkel boat
This boat was a really fun experience for my friends and I. The crew was very welcoming and fun. Would definitely r
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Bang for your buck
This was honestly the highlight of our trip. We thought we might cancel because we’d been on many boat before but I
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The experience was phenomenal!
The experience was more than we expected! Spinning Dolphins sealift and turtles. The crew were phenomenal and rel
CinCinGirl
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Nice way to end our day!
We had a great time on this sunset cruise. The staff was funny and very entertaining. The drinks and pupus were y
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Vacation trip so enjoyable the cruise has been the highlight so far. Would refer this everyone
The captain Jimmy was so nice his crew was also we had no problems enjoyed the whole cruise would do it again. Exce
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snorkling in Kona from the Hilton
The crew and boat were great. Did some good snorkeling right out in the bay but not special. Boat was clean and cre
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840walkerd
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Book it!!
Amazing!!!! Love the crew, great drinks and cheap refills! I do wish it was a little bit longer or a ride, but this
Melissa K
Melissa K
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Beautiful sail!
Experienced a beautiful, postcard-worthy sunset while dolphins jumped out of the water. Doesn’t get any better than
ryanleo85
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A Waikiki must!
Wow! What a blast! We had a great time with crew! The views! The drinks and company! This was well worth it and giv
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Disappointed with false description of the boat
We were told that this tour will be on a catarman. With the following description in the sent email “ Attire Casua
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keithmG4582QY
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Sunset Cruise
We had a great sunset cruise leaving out of A bay! The crew was awesome. The sunset was beautiful. Snacks and dr
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GaryChristopher24
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Great experience viewing the Sunset! 🌄
We enjoyed the cruise! From the music, to the champagne, to the smooth ride to see the beautiful sun go down. I wou
Hilife922
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Relaxing Sunset Sail
Very nice sunset sail. Captain and crew were great, friendly and accommodating. Would definitely do again and recom
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