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Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure provided by Island WaterSports Hawaii

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Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure

Oahu Submarine Scooter Adventure
4.5
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$166.50
per adult
93% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Observe the underwater world while riding a self-propelled, submersible electric scooter
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Discover the marine life of Oahu while riding your own electric underwater scooter during this 2-hour cruise from Honolulu, ideal for families and nature lovers. Set out on Maunalua Bay aboard a power catamaran that passes Diamond Head Crater on the way to your dive spot. Go underwater aboard the self-propelled scooter, which allows you to observe sea turtles, tropical fish, and other marine creatures up close without requiring any prior experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Descend on your own scooter with attached diving helmet that allows you to breathe underwater
  • Take turns diving on the submersible scooter and snorkeling from the boat or sunbathing on deck
  • No experience necessary for this guided tour; equipment and snacks provided
What to expect
Make your own way to Keahole Street in Honolulu to board your catamaran. On the way to the dive location, your captain steers the 50-foot (12-meter) boat past landmarks including Koko Crater and Diamond Head on Maunalua Bay. Before hopping in the water, your guide provides a safety briefing and instructions on handling the underwater scooter. When ready, small groups take turns descending into the water on the scooter, accompanied by a guide. Your guide leads you past living coral reefs, through schools of tropical fish, and sea turtles.  The submarine scooter makes it easy to go underwater and experience Hawaii's marine life up close without the hassle of donning complicated diving gear or undergoing extensive scuba training. After your turn on the scooter, use the provided snorkel gear, or take in the scenery and snack on refreshments on board the boat. Your guide shares commentary about the island's history, and points out local filming locations for TV shows and movies.  At the end of your 2-hour tour, the catamaran returns to your departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Descend on your own scooter with attached diving helmet that allows you to breathe underwater
  • Take turns diving on the submersible scooter and snorkeling from the boat or sunbathing on deck
  • No experience necessary for this guided tour; equipment and snacks provided
What to expect
Make your own way to Keahole Street in Honolulu to board your catamaran. On the way to the dive location, your captain steers the 50-foot (12-meter) boat past landmarks including Koko Crater and Diamond Head on Maunalua Bay. Before hopping in the water, your guide provides a safety briefing and instructions on handling the underwater scooter. When ready, small groups take turns descending into the water on the scooter, accompanied by a guide. Your guide leads you past living coral reefs, through schools of tropical fish, and sea turtles.  The submarine scooter makes it easy to go underwater and experience Hawaii's marine life up close without the hassle of donning complicated diving gear or undergoing extensive scuba training. After your turn on the scooter, use the provided snorkel gear, or take in the scenery and snack on refreshments on board the boat. Your guide shares commentary about the island's history, and points out local filming locations for TV shows and movies.  At the end of your 2-hour tour, the catamaran returns to your departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5824SCOOT
Important information
Inclusions
  • All equipment
  • Wetsuit top and snorkel gear
  • Snacks and drinks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 377 Keahole St, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA Please arrive 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE at the picnic tables behind "Queen's Health Care Center with sign-NOW OPEN." Look for the blue and red "Watersports" flags to lead you to the back of the building by the docks. Please bring a towel.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years old and minimum height is 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall
  • Please wear a swimsuit. Please bring a towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Maximum weight is 350 lbs. Maximum height is 6'8". Waiver is required prior to adventure and participant must have no previous medical conditions; minors must have waiver signed by parent or legal guardian.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • CHECK-IN TIME IS 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE. The boat leaves PROMPTLY at departure time.
  • * Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • 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 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • All equipment
  • Wetsuit top and snorkel gear
  • Snacks and drinks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 377 Keahole St, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA Please arrive 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE at the picnic tables behind "Queen's Health Care Center with sign-NOW OPEN." Look for the blue and red "Watersports" flags to lead you to the back of the building by the docks. Please bring a towel.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 10 years old and minimum height is 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall
  • Please wear a swimsuit. Please bring a towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Maximum weight is 350 lbs. Maximum height is 6'8". Waiver is required prior to adventure and participant must have no previous medical conditions; minors must have waiver signed by parent or legal guardian.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • CHECK-IN TIME IS 30 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE. The boat leaves PROMPTLY at departure time.
  • * Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • 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 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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4.5
373 reviews
Excellent
312
Very good
35
Average
15
Poor
1
Terrible
10

AayushiJainNY
New York City, NY66 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We had a wonderful time riding the scooter underwater. We were a party of 4 and all non swimmers. The Capt and his crew made this a very comfortable and memorable experience. Even though we didn’t see a whole lotta a fishes and turtles, we enjoyed the tour and were very happy with the service overall. We had one diver with us each at all times when we were in water, they gave clear instructions and capt even took some photos of us under water. Each one of us got some 15-20 mins and the remaining time was for all to enjoy snorkeling waters on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience the thrill of scooter diving 🤿 as crew made it feel a very safe experience! We actually bought our pictures n videos from them for $20 per person even though we carried our go pro. Highly recommend
Written November 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stdavis
Huntington Beach11 contributions
Oct 2020
As Hawaii reopened from the shut down, my family of 5 was excited to visit Oahu and found Island Water Sports for a day of snorkeling and underwater scootering. The team there couldn't have been friendlier or more attentive. We felt safe and cared for the entire time as they took all the precautions for COVID, but also kept us safe on and under the water.

The underwater scootering was incredible. We saw fish and sea turtles (something on our 'must see' list that we hadn't yet checked off) while cruising under the water, an experience none of us had ever had. It was really cool and something I would highly recommend, especially for those of us who don't scuba dive.

The whole trip had a great feel to it. One example of the vibe on the boat and the friendliness of the staff was when my young son was scared to try the scooter, the guys were patient with him and built up his courage so that he would feel brave enough to try it. He eventually jumped in, and, of course, loved it.

Thanks to the whole Island Water Sports family for an unforgettable adventure and stories we will not soon forget.
Written October 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alicia J
1 contribution
First of all, with my slight fear of being stuck in small spaces, the staff was so kind and understanding and gave me some extra attention to help me get through.
My first time going down i did panic and ended up getting back on the boat and having a slight panic attack. The staff checked on me to see if i was doing okay, then after many questions i asked them (some stupid im sure) they asked me one last time if i wanted to try again.... i got myself all hyped up to do it now and the staff encouraged me, gave me extra help in getting comfortable and even let my brother go snorkel above where i was so i saw him nearby if i started to panic.
And honestly, this was a once in a lifetime experience and i am so so happy i did it.
It was the amazing staff that made it all happen and i cant thank them enough!!
Written March 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kendra
Oahu, HI1 contribution
Do NOT waste your money with this “local” company. I booked 4 months in advance and had a family emergency and within the midst of it all, forgot to cancel this tour. When I attempted to cancel, I was told I missed the 48 hour cancellation and was told if I wanted to rebook I could spend another $60 after spending $650 for the entire thing. (After saying this was ridiculous, they rudely offered to waive the fee as a one time exception). When I spoke to Michelle, a supervisor, she had the audacity to tell me that she didn’t think I was lying. When I told her I wasn’t sure I wanted to rebook with her company because of how rude and condescending her and her staff were, she told me “oh you’ll have a great time on the tour!” That’s great Michelle, but you were SO rude and awful and didn’t even touch on the subject of why I would rather lose hundreds of dollars instead of book with you again? Save your money and support better local businesses. And Michelle, I pray to God you never have a family emergency and someone has the nerve to tell you that they believe you’re telling the truth.
Written September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CathyS
Minneapolis, Minnesota10 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
First of all I only got to experience the scooter tour for 15 min or so. The operator never warned us that there’s extremely loud noise in the scooter helmet. Definitely not for people with phonophobia. I am ok with loud noise but my ears were almost deaf during the tour. You have to swim 10 feet ish from the scooter back to the boat. The guide for my scooter was very rude and yelled at me for clinging on to the scooter after the tour. I accidentally swallowed a gulp of sea water on my way out of the helmet and also can’t see anything since I don’t have any snorkeling mask on. I was terrified with salty sea water in my mouth, my nose, and my eyes. No one helped me swim back to the boat ladder and I had to kick really hard to get back. (I can swim in swimming pool, but has never swim in open sea and is thus afraid of it.) Also no one helped me climb back to the boat. I saw 1 sea turtle during the trip which is awesome. Other than that I only see a few fish which I can already see when snorkeling in shark’s cove. They use underwater camera to help you take pictures, and charge you 70 for the photo and video combo package. I definitely won’t recommend this tour to any friend. If you want to experience shallow sea water, go snorkel at two step in Kona. If you want to go deep to see more fish, go scuba diving with some nice coach instead.
Written May 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

andy
Vero Beach, FL1 contribution
We visited in August 2021 during COVID. They cleansed the inside of the helmets after each use. We told the crew we’re very helpful. We explained to them that my wife had weak legs and might have a hard time getting back up the ladder. They said not to worry we will help her. They got us in the water and someone stayed with each scooter the whole time to make sure we were all safe and comfortable. They got some wonderful photos of us and also video. We’ll worth the money. At the end they got my wife very close to the ladder and got her on it two crew members on the boat helped her all the way up the ladder. My wife and I had a great time. I scuba dive but she doesn’t this is the closest thing to diving for her. I enjoyed it because we got to share the experience. Can’t say enough great things about the captain and crew. They work hard getting people in and out of the water making sure the helmets are cleaned and not important everyone is safe. All crew are well trained and very capable!! Great Experience!!
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gene G
2 contributions
I enjoyed the submarine scooters. Very friendly and helpful staff. On the trip i was on there was 3 people who said they could not swim but were able to get on the scooter with help from divers who accompany you the whole time you are on the scooter, You will definitely have fish swimming in front of you. I stayed in Waikiki and needed transportation to and from the dock so you need to factor that into your budget. Cost me $100 dollars round trip on an UBER. One more bit of advice is if your get motion sickness it may not be excursion for you.
Written April 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly B
1 contribution
Jan 2020
So when you book this, you must cancel 4 days in advance for a refund. I scheduled this in advance for day 3 of our vacation. The weather was not good on the day we went. Rainy, very windy, and high waves. The company does this regardless of the weather. Our experience was not good. The boat was rocking so hard, many people were sick, and while the scuba equipment was cool, we saw nothing under the water. The crew was great, but the company should really look into a better policy for the weather and allow people to cancel if the weather is bad. My advice is to not to book this in advance until you see what the weather is going to be!
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve S
Sacramento, CA17 contributions
Very limited extras were included. No towels. Only water & chips. No hot water, no bathroom. People were friendly. Time under water in scooter was short, maybe 10 minutes of a 2 hour trip. Scooters were slow & distance traveled was short.
Written April 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

spotmycat
Bellevue, NE93 contributions
The crew really made this great. We had done it before in Australia and the fish and reefs were more impressive there, but the crew in Oahu was super attentive and on the ball! They had a huge support staff and lots of divers watching mover everyone. Be aware there isn’t really any place to change or even really use the bathroom. So, if you have plans after you will need to find someplace to change. There is one small bathroom at the office and none once you are on the boat. Also, inside the scooter my husband found it quite loud which he really wasn’t prepared for.
Written June 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Island WaterSports Hawaii
jonr80
jonr80
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Perfect half day of fishing off the coast of O'ahu!
We booked a fishing charter with Captain John. We had a great time and caught one of the biggest Wahoo's (Ono's) C
cogema
cogema
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One of the Best Adventures
Island Water Sports Hawaii is a family owned and operated company in Oahu, and they surely treat you as family. The
Cassandra B
Cassandra B
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A Bit Disappointing
I've done similar scooter adventures in other locations and was disappointed in this one. Previously, the tour ope
emilymQ8343KF
emilymQ8343KF
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Amazing but
Amazing experience. Tour guides were very helpful and friendly. The area and water are magical. I cannot stress eno
T-2SanDiego
T-2SanDiego
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Definitely would go again
The captain is absolutely awesome, takes a large staff on board so that each person riding has someone with them th
Dick L
Dick L
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One of the Best Experiences
Crew is fantastic, experienced and deliver quite an encounter with tropical fish and sea turtles. It was an exhila
215UptownRed
215UptownRed
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Under the Sea
Got to snorkel and then drive a submarine under water to swim with the fishes. Amazing experience and can’t wait to
lnharris053
lnharris053
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Amazing experience
I can't swim and am somewhat afraid of water (I don't know how I let someone talk me into this activity) but the di
kateeptak
kateeptak
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SO fun!!!!
This was such a great time! This was my first time underwater in the ocean. I’m an ok swimmer but they treat you as
Global745420
Global745420
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Wonderful experience!
My family and I signed up for the sub scooter experience and it was amazing, and a lot of fun! The crew were all v
DnS_travelers
DnS_travelers
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Definite do again activity
This was so fun! The crew was like Ohana-very friendly, helpful and super! They took still photos and a video und
SFTraveler33
SFTraveler33
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A fun activity to do in Oahu
We just got back from the Submarine Scooter Tour this morning. The crew was great at taking care of you the entire
988melindar
988melindar
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Can’t Swim But I Swam with the Fishes
I had the Best time. For someone who can’t swim, my nerves were BAD. I hyperventilated a couple of times but that’s
luvtotripSydney
luvtotripSydney
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This was a very unique experience if a little pricey.
We saw a number of turtles on the scooters and a few larger fish. The team looked after us and other visitors reall
andrew w
andrew w
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Underwater
A great way to try scuba. You don't need to be a qualified diver. assisted by divers you get on scooters that tak
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