Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure with Manakai Catamaran

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From USD 71.96

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


Embark on an adventure to Turtle Canyon on this catamaran excursion from Waikiki. Board your vessel and spend your time snorkeling in the pristine waters off the coast of Oahu. See green sea turtles being cleaned by fish and finger reefs as well as octopuses and starfish. The reef is quite shallow so snorkelers of all levels are encouraged to join.
  • Learn about the marine species from your guide
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
  • All snorkeling equipment is provided
  • Take in the coastal scenery while you sail

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Under 4 years old who wants to do snorkeling need to pay $47 per person

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
    Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Mana Kai Catamaran pulls up on the shores of Waikiki Beach directly behind the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. Please walk on the beach to board vessel. Check in time 30 minutes prior. Walk to the boat on the shoreline to check in.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Required to sign waiver before tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Under 4 years old who wants to do snorkeling need to bring their own Snorkeling equipment.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

I think if you want to do this tour, DEFINITELY book for the morning.
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Sailing for turtles
Sarah_S, Mar 2023
Water was too rough to be out on. Saw lots of turtles though. The staff were very nice and helpful. The equipment was good quality and in good condition.
Amazing experience for the who family!!
Sheena_D, Mar 2023
We had a great time snorkeling with Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure!! We saw lots of turtles and beautiful fish. The crew was amazing and made the trip that much more fun!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for joining us! We are happy to here you had a fun experience!
I was a little scared to...
Anaies_B, Mar 2023
I was a little scared to go on this adventure, but i felt very safe with everyone that were guiding us.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for trusting us aboard and for your snorkel! We hope you enjoyed the experience!
Great quick ride to...
Michael_T, Mar 2023
Great quick ride to snorkeling site. Time went by so fast, saw five turtles. Great time. There was a great crew who did no hard selling of tips. Which is a huge deal for me. The ride on the cat was fun in the surf.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for sharing your review! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay!
Decent little trip for kids
Laura_G, Mar 2023
This was an easy first-time snorkel trip for my 11-year old son and I. Very close to Waikiki beach and 2 hours was the right amount of time. Water was rather cloudy and there were a lot of other boats there - but we did see turtles and lots of fish which was very cool. Not the most amazing snorkeling but it was a good intro and decently priced. The crew was great - mahalo!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for choosing us for your first snorkel and for sharing your review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Hawaii!
Unforgettable Snorkel Adventure with Amazing Wildlife and Stellar Guides
Kit_B, Mar 2023
I recently had the pleasure of joining a snorkel adventure in Hawaii, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The crystal-clear waters were teeming with sea turtles, dolphins, and vibrant marine life, creating a breathtaking underwater paradise. Our guides were not only kind and helpful, but also easy-going, which made the entire experience even more enjoyable. They went above and beyond to ensure we were safe and comfortable in the water, and their expertise on the local marine ecosystem made our adventure all the more enriching. I wholeheartedly recommend this snorkel adventure to anyone visiting Hawaii – it's a must-do for wildlife enthusiasts and ocean lovers alike!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for taking the time to leave us your review, it’s much appreciated! We hope to have you aboard on your next trip to Oahu!
Excellent captain and crew!
Erica_S, Mar 2023
We’ve snorkled on every island and this was one of the coolest experiences! Not only did we get to see a lot of turtles, the captain and crew were EXCELLENT. They all were very kind and super helpful with our 6 year old who is not a strong swimmer and was a little nervous. We were so appreciative of the care and commitment they showed to make sure he saw the turtles. Can’t recommend them enough!!!
Great experience
Haley_W, Mar 2023
Boat was easy to find my Boyfriend and I had a great time and saw 3 turtles! Water was a bot choppy but you cant control nature. Overall great experience!
An experience to...
Olivia_O, Mar 2023
An experience to remember! The catamaran ride was awesome! We did get to see a couple of sea turtles and some fish as well. The crew members were so nice. It was just a little crowded in the water. It was spring break though.
A great family tour
Kona_k, Mar 2023
The snorkel adventure was great, our tour guides or boat captain and crew were very informative and fun, got to see a few turtles and lots of fish, the time in the water was long enough to float around and relax, the ride itself was very quick. Highly recommend
Needed flippers
Sheryl_G, Mar 2023
Crew was young and should have recommended flippers for everyone before they jumped into the water. One “life guard “ was in the water but no one else was watching the group.
Green Turtles by Catamaran
Debby_L, Mar 2023
The tour was excellent as were the crew. The snorkelling was amazing and we saw numerous green turtles and some very colourful schools of fish. We did the morning tour which was just perfect.
Very good first...
Tiffany_W, Mar 2023
Very good first experience, definitely recommend Manakai. Kat is theee BEST!!!!! Family operated. Saw lots of turtles and fish.
10/10 experience
Chloe_C, Mar 2023
very nice and helpful staff and overall amazing experience! 10/10 for beginner snorkeling. we saw lots of fish, a turtle, and whales!
Fun, safe, good experience
Dawn_C, Mar 2023
Crew was great, boat was great, nice small group, lots of turtles and knowledge. Water was fun, equipment was perfect.
Great time!
Tasha_G, Mar 2023
The experience was great, we saw a family of turtles swimming and one was super close to us as much as we tried to swim away 😀. The turtles were huge and you got to see them up close. The water was a bit cloudy that day but still turned out well. The staff was very nice. I would def recommend.
A magical sea life expedience!
Sang_T, Mar 2023
Friendly and helpful crew. We had some novice snorklers in my family and one of the crew members stayed with them throughout. Also the turtle shot that they took for me was amazing!
Rebecca_M, Mar 2023
Staff was excellent.. ride out was beautiful. Seen some turtles and a few fish. Just doesn't look like the pictures.
Fun for everyone regardless of their abilities
LIsa_D, Feb 2023
I am not a brave swimmer but the lifeguard on this boat always made me and everyone feel safe so we could truly enjoy the experience
Great for families with smaller kids!
Adrianne_B, Feb 2023
The crew was awesome and explained everything so well. My 5 year old even went in when he was adamant he wasn’t going to. The lifeguard let him hang on to her surf board with her, which he loved. Very good for families with smaller children. Perfect amount of time. Not too long or not too short! Definitely will enjoy again when we return!