Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore (NO BOAT) Snorkeling Adventure

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Kauais Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure

From $118.38

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


Avoid crowds and embark on a Kauai snorkeling tour that limits group size to six people. Head for Kauai’s pristine south shore reefs to see tropical fish, sea urchins, and sea mammals. You may also see a turtle nesting on the beach or a Hawaiian monk seal basking in the sun.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8): Ensures a more personal experience
  • Learn about wildlife and Hawaii’s ecosystem from your guide
  • Includes snacks and water: No need to bring your own
  • Spot an abundance of marine life, including fish and sea mammals

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Historic koloa plantation building
    Historic koloa plantation building, 3417 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA

    Please refer to the detailed confirmation email that WE will send you once you provide all of the necessary details to finalize your reservation. **WE CANNOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS PRIOR TO GETTING TO ISLAND**

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not for travelers exceeding 300lbs. Due to safety and physical constraints, we must follow a strict weight LIMIT of 300lbs or less.
  • Not for travelers who cannot easily walk into and out of the ocean water
  • Participants should be COMFORTABLE in the water. You don't need to swim like an olympic gold medalist, but we will NOT be teaching you to swim either.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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 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.

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Featured review
From check-in to snacks at the end, this was the best snorkeling experience ever! They had our equipment laid out to try on when we arrived. It is a five minute ride to the ocean. Our guide, Carter, could not have been more helpful. I’ve snorkeled many times, but at this age feel a little wobbly. He helped me get in and out of that ocean and had a raft for us to hang onto when we got tired. We saw so many varieties of fish and lots of them from the moment we stepped into the water. I really prefer snorkeling from the beach rather than getting in a boat with a huge group.


531 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Great experience swimming with the turtles
Judy_H, Oct 2023
Seeing the turtles was the best part of the trip. Our guide was fantastic and so patient. We saw several different fish too.
Loved snorkeling
David_S, Sep 2023
Izzy was knowledgeable not only about snorkeling but marine life. Had a great time and always felt safe.
Wonderful adventure
David_F, Sep 2023
We had a great time! Loved our guide Callie! Saw lots of different fish, a sea turtle, and two different kinds of eel! Wonderful time!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed your experience with our guide Callie. It sounds like you had quite the underwater adventure, spotting various fish, a sea turtle, and two different types of eel – what an incredible journey! We appreciate your support and look forward to providing more wonderful experiences like this in the future. 🌊🐠🐢🐍🌟😊
Memorable must do underwater experience
Tracy_S, Sep 2023
Cali was friendly , effervescent , considerate, confident and made us feel safe. She catered for all levels and made everyone feel comfortable and safe. Very accomodating . Snorkelling was memorable seeing the the sea turtles and the incredible fish. The group were kind and friendly. Everyone wanted to come back for more . Thankyou
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that Cali made your guided shore snorkeling experience memorable with her friendly, confident, and considerate approach. Safety and comfort are paramount, and it's fantastic that she catered to all levels. It's great to know you had a memorable time snorkeling with sea turtles and incredible fish. Our group's kind and friendly atmosphere is a testament to the fantastic people who choose to join us. We look forward to having you and your fellow snorkelers back for more adventures in the future. Thank you for choosing us, and you're very welcome! 🌊🐢🐠🌟😊
Very good experience
JerryT_M, Sep 2023
Matt was extremely knowledgeable on the sea life. He was very customer focused - concerned for our safety and experience. I recommend him.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the glowing review! We're delighted to hear that Matt's knowledge of sea life and his customer-focused approach made your guided shore snorkeling experience exceptional. Your recommendation means a lot, and we look forward to sharing more underwater adventures with you in the future! 🌊🐟🌟😊
Bruna_C, Sep 2023
Totally unworthy, waist of time and money. I recommend you to rent or buy your own snorkel and go do yourself. The experience is limited and consists of staying at the edge of the beach where is really shallow and you have no freedom to explore the place, you are forced to stay close to the group in a limited space, you will keep bumping into each other while trying to see something and you have like 40 minutes. Unfortunately I had this experience today and I don't recommend it, the photos lie and you won't see anything you expected. Turtles????? Forget it
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're genuinely sorry to hear about your disappointing experience, and we appreciate your feedback. Marine life can indeed be unpredictable, and we understand your frustration. It's important to note that guided shore snorkeling tours often cater to beginners and focus on safety, which sometimes involves staying close to the group in shallower waters. This approach is intended to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. We apologize if the description didn't align with your expectations, and we'll review it for clarity. We understand that you may prefer a different type of snorkeling experience, such as exploring on your own with more freedom. We appreciate your feedback, and we're sorry that the tour didn't meet your expectations. If you have any further concerns, please feel free to reach out to us, and we'll do our best to address them.
Easy snorkel with a lot to see
Samantha_M, Sep 2023
Izzy was awesome! She is so knowledgeable about everything you will see! Loved this experience and would definitely do it again. We saw yellow tangs, an eel, a turtle, urchins, sea cucumbers, lots of butterfly fish, & more!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that Izzy made your snorkeling experience so enjoyable with her expertise and knowledge about the marine life. It sounds like you had an incredible underwater adventure, spotting a variety of fascinating creatures. We would love to have you back for another snorkeling adventure whenever you're ready. Your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to creating more memorable experiences with you! 🌊🐠🐢🌟😊
There was no snorkeling experience
Melanie_S, Sep 2023
I can’t actually rate this experience because five minutes before our scheduled check-in time, we received a call that our excursion was cancelled due to a rough ocean - we were already in their parking lot. My 1-star rating isn’t due to the circumstance of the ocean (that can’t be helped), but the timing of the call, especially since I was required to list the area of the island where we were staying (Princeville). The company has this information and knows that travel from the north shore to the south shore is at least an hour. We were asked if we wanted to rebook, but were told that nothing was available the following day. The day they did have availability (the day after the next day) was the day we were leaving the island. It would’ve been really nice had they squeezed our adult party of 3 into any point on the following day - the only remaining available day of our trip.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced and appreciate your feedback. Safety is indeed our top priority, and we make decisions to cancel excursions based on weather and ocean conditions to ensure the safety of our guests. We understand that the timing of the cancellation call was less than ideal and that the logistics of traveling from Princeville to the south shore can be time-consuming. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. While we do our best to accommodate rescheduling, there are times when availability is limited due to high demand or capacity constraints and of course safety standards. We're genuinely sorry that we couldn't offer an alternative date during your stay on the island. Your feedback is important to us, and we will use it to review and improve our communication and booking policies to better serve our guests in the future. We appreciate your understanding and hope you consider giving us another opportunity in the future. Safe travels! 🌴🌊
Swimming with the turtles
Anne_B, Sep 2023
Everything but most of all seeing the turtles and swimming with them. It was a life long dream come true. My guide was awesome she even went down and got some close up pictures for me.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible experience with us! We're absolutely thrilled to have been a part of making your lifelong dream of swimming with turtles come true. It's heartwarming to hear that your guide went above and beyond to ensure you had a memorable encounter with these beautiful creatures and even captured close-up pictures for you. We're proud to have such dedicated and passionate guides on our team. We hope this magical experience stays with you as a cherished memory for a lifetime, and we look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future. 🐢🌊📷🌴
Was a great time!
Pam_D, Sep 2023
Matt did a fantastic job with our group. Two people in our group had never snorkeled and the others had snorkeled only a few times. He was extremely patient and thoroughly explained everything. We saw several sea turtles and some fish at the location we went. The water was a little murky but we were just coming off a full moon. We all had a great time and our guide was a hoot!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us! We're delighted to hear that Matt did a fantastic job guiding your group, especially with some members being new to snorkeling. Patience and clear explanations can make all the difference in ensuring a great experience. Seeing sea turtles and fish, despite the slightly murky water, must have been a memorable adventure. We're thrilled that you all had a great time and that Matt added some fun to the experience! We appreciate your kind words and recommendation, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your group back for more exciting snorkeling adventures in the future. 🐢🐠🌊🌴
Family vacation
Igor_L, Aug 2023
Very professional, great experience for a family or a couple. Very nice and funny instructor.we really enjoyed
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found our service to be very professional and that you had a great time as a family or couple. It's fantastic to know that your instructor was not only nice but also added some humor to your experience, making it even more enjoyable. We appreciate your 5-star rating and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for more memorable adventures. Until then, happy exploring and making great memories! 🌟🌴
renee_f, Aug 2023
got to see turtles and lots of fish. stayed in the same area and did not move around. stayed in small area. probably due to high waves. .
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we're glad to hear that you got to see turtles and lots of fish during your snorkeling trip. We apologize if the limited area for snorkeling was due to high waves, as safety is our top priority, and sometimes it's necessary to restrict movement in such conditions. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll take it into consideration as we continually strive to provide the best possible snorkeling experiences for our guests. We hope you'll consider joining us again in the future for another chance to explore more of the underwater beauty in calmer conditions. Safe travels! 🌊🐢🐠🏊‍♂️🌴
Great snorkeling company and snorkel spot
Kristie_B, Aug 2023
Ben was a great guide! Friendly, kind, knowledgeable, and patient. He also made sure we were all safe at all times (I got called back over a few times when I wasn't paying attention ventured out too far). We got lucky as the day was sunny and water very visible. We saw several types of fish, but no turtles. Did see a turtle before we got in the water though.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that Ben was a great guide and that you found him to be friendly, kind, knowledgeable, and patient. Safety is indeed paramount, and it's wonderful to know that he looked out for the group. It sounds like you had a lovely day with clear waters and the opportunity to see various types of fish, as well as that special encounter with a turtle before entering the water. We appreciate your 5-star review and hope to have you join us again in the future. With the ocean full of surprises, there's always more to explore and discover. Until then, happy snorkeling and safe travels! 🌊🐠🐢🌴🏊‍♀️
Seeing the sea turtles...
Mackenzy_K, Aug 2023
Seeing the sea turtles was super memorable! And our instructor was amazing. She was super energetic and full of information!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're thrilled to hear that your experience with us was super memorable, especially with the chance to see sea turtles up close! It's fantastic that your instructor made the adventure even more enjoyable with her energy and informative insights. We appreciate your 5-star review and look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable encounters with the ocean's wonders in the future. Until then, happy exploring and learning about the marine world! 🌊🐢🏄‍♀️🌴🐠
Linda_H, Aug 2023
Both our guides were amazing and checked on us through out the tour to make sure we were doing good, they let us venture off a little we even got to see some sea turtles
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that both of our guides were amazing and ensured your well-being throughout the tour. It's wonderful to know they allowed you some freedom to explore, and the sea turtle sighting must have been a highlight of your adventure. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you join us again for more memorable moments in the future. Until then, happy exploring and more sea turtle encounters! 🌊🐢🚤🏝️🌞
Best snorkeling experience in Kauai.
Christine_C, Aug 2023
I’ve been to Kauai before and, have snorkeled in Kauai’s north shore from beach & from a boat tour, as well as, I have snorkeled in the Caribbean. I chose this tour as I have 4 children ages 17-9 who have no snorkeling experience and, I was concerned about their ability to handle open ocean swimming with snorkeling. Their program is all about safety and provides good instructions to new snorkelers and families before you go. I’ll admit I was skeptical about how much fish we’d see if any just walking into the ocean . Much to my surprise I saw more fish and turtles just a few yards off shore then I did in my other off shore snorkeling trips. Our guide was great and directed us to best spots to see some of the most beautiful fish I’ve ever seen. She also dove under the water to get better pictures for us of one of the sea turtles we saw. She was also able to name the fish from memory ( my kids asked her many questions). We had another family in our group with a preschool age child and they did really well and, we all enjoyed the experience together. At the end of the snorkeling they provided much needed snack and drink which the kids loved. Highly recommend this experience! My kids absolutely loved it as did my husband and I.
Definitely recommend if you’re in Kauai
Sam_M, Aug 2023
Instructor Callie was great she knows how to have a good time! Saw a whole lot of cool Fish and turtles!
Amazing snorkel experience!!
Amber_B, Aug 2023
We saw and swam with 3 sea turtles during our tour. We saw numerous fish species. Tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everyone was comfortable the entire time. We cannot recommend this highly enough!
Awesome Snorkeling
Rita_A, Aug 2023
Awesome snorkeling!! There were so many turtles. Best part was a pod of dolphins came so close to us. They were playing and jumping up in the air. Our tour guide was GREAT!!!
Great snorkeling experience
Nathaniel_S, Aug 2023
Ben was awesome and very knowledgeable about the wild life. He was a very good guide for people who have never been snorkeling before. The wildlife was awesome, and we got to see 3 sea turtles.

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