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Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion from Waikiki, Hawaii

Honolulu, United States

From USD 85.28

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Share the warm Hawaiian waters with green sea turtles, tropical fish, and more on a 2-hour snorkel excursion from Waikiki. No need to wear your flippers and mask on the plane, as all necessary gear is provided. Under the careful guidance of a tour leader, discover the vibrant sea life of Turtle Canyons. Above water wildlife sightings may include spinner dolphins, flying fish, and - in winter months - humpback whales.
  • Discover sea life in its natural environment
  • Visit one of Waikiki’s top snorkel sites
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments on the boat
  • Spend time away from the hustle and bustle

What's Included

  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Does not include a $5 parking fee, payable by cash or card in the lot.
  • Gratuities
  • Towels

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Living Ocean Tours
    1125 Ala Moana Boulevard Slip B-01, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Please meet us at our boat "Coral Kai" located in Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor, Slip B-1. Complete your online waiver prior to arrival and arrive at the boat 15 minutes early as the boat departs at your scheduled time. Parking is limited so we suggest arriving extra early to find a spot or take a taxi.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code is swim wear
  • Requires Basic Swimming Ability
  • Consider taking sea sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness or are not accustomed to being on boats
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please bring a towel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion from Waikiki, Hawaii?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use

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Traveller Tips

It can get crowded due to the number of boats in the area, but it is well worth doing.
If you have glasses go to snorkel bobs store before hand because the goggles are not prescription.
2,107 reviews
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Turtle time
Chandler_H, Nov 2022
Great to see the turtles up close. Tons of schools of different fish as well. The crew was also very fun and informative
Amazing snorkeling!!
Aleshia_A, Nov 2022
Everything I wanted in a snorkel trip!!! Abe, Chris, Sophia, Talia, and Captain Kevin were the best!
Friendly crew, safe excursion.
Shirley_K, Nov 2022
Crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Captain was super nice and informative. The boat and equipment was in good working order. We would definitely recommend the Coral Kai!
Good wildlife too chaotic
Judith_C, Nov 2022
While we were able to see many sea turtles on this trip which was fantastic, it was almost overshadowed by choppy water, inconsiderate children, and large groups that did not know what they were doing. My partner got kicked multiple times by children and adults who were not spatially aware. We were consistently pushing other people away from us out of fear of being kicked again as people were not paying attention. We also had to notify the snorkel instructors multiple times of people nearby that were struggling or stressed out so they could help them. Overall while we saw nice wildlife the whole experience was far too chaotic to be recommended.
Definitely a must do!
Angie_J, Nov 2022
I had an amazing experience! The crew was very helpful for anyone that was a first timer and nervous. The best experience I’ve had in Hawaii yet!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for the feedback and congratulations on your first snorkeling experience!
Excellent guest services and exciting experience
Chris_P, Nov 2022
Staff on the boat were very very helpful and nice. They explained everything well and were there to ensure safety and a good experience throughout.
Awesome tour!
Donna_R, Nov 2022
This was the highlight of our trip. I had never snorkeled before, but the crew was very helpful and I felt safe and watched. We saw several turtles and lots of fish. We even saw a couple of breaching wales on the way back in.
Friendly staff
Julianne_P, Nov 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff! First time snorkeling and they were very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!
The crew was awesome and...
Asela_D, Nov 2022
The crew was awesome and the reef was full of fish and turtles. The crew gave proper instructions and also pointed out turtles during the whole snorkelling time
The staff was super...
Kelly_H, Nov 2022
The staff was super friendly I loved snorkeling it was my first time and I would do it again thank you for one of my best experiences here in Hawaii
10/10 Great crew, great memories!
MICHELLE_W, Nov 2022
This is a great excursion for experienced snorkelers and those new to snorkeling. Crew members are in the water with the snorkelers, which made me feel safe, and they also talked one on one to those that were new to snorkeling and needed a little encouragement. I also saw turtles and many fish. A 10/10 experience.
Great experience! Guides were awesome
Cherene_G, Nov 2022
Swimming with the turtles was pretty awesome. The crew gave a good briefing with options for those who were less experienced to hang around the boat and provided floating mat and others to go ahead with the guide. It was very useful to have the guide swim a little ahead to spot turtles and provide us with fact tidbits. Overall, it was a great experience (along with complimentary snacks and drinks) Although, dont forget your towel!
Awesome and great vibes
David_P, Nov 2022
An incredible tour made even better by Capt Kevin and the four girls who were all so lovely and full of knowledge. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.
Great Experience!
Chris_T, Nov 2022
Great staff and crew!! Got to see some awesome wildlife down on the reef. Turtles were beautiful!!!!
I like turtles
Joseph_H, Nov 2022
As soon as we left the dock we saw dolphins, they were swimming with our boat. Then once we jumped in the water we saw sting rays which were very rare to see. Then we swam to the coral spot and there were 5 turtles that we saw. Water was a little cold so we got out early. It was really nice! 10 out of 10 recommended!
Connie_L, Nov 2022
We had an amazing time. We got to see a pod of spinner dolphins on our way out to Turtle Canyon. Great
Best excursion so far this trip!
Lacey_E, Nov 2022
We had an amazing time! We’ve been snorkeling once before in Hawaii with a different company and I can tell you that being a novice snorkeler, feeling safe is very important. We felt very safe with this crew. There were 5 crew members, they kept a close eye on us, they assisted the beginners, they helped spot turtles, they were very very professional and fun to hang out with. The boat was great and easy to get on/off of. And most importantly we saw many sea turtles!! Loved it!
Love everything about it I had fun
Emma_L, Nov 2022
I loved everything about it the guys are professionals and they explain you everything they are super fun too.. I was able to see like 4 turtles 🐢 and a lot of fish.. they got snacks and sodas for after your swimming.. tje whole experience was great
EXCITING turtle watching
Jade_N, Nov 2022
The crew was very helpful and friendly! We had a great time observing the sea life. Saw lots of turtles and even a spotted eagle ray!
amazon boat crew that...
DAjenae_S, Nov 2022
amazon boat crew that made this once in a lifetime experience all the more better. a must every time i visit from now on