Private Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Tour in Honolulu

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Private Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling Tour in Honolulu

From $749.00

per group (up to 6)

Select Date and Travelers

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


Getting out onto (and under) the water is a must-do while visiting Oahu, but big boat tours often mean crowded experiences. Avoid crowds and hassle with this private catamaran cruise that is exclusively for your group. Journey along the coastline to Diamond Head, stopping along the way fro wildlife-spotting, swimming and snorkeling.
  • Private catamaran cruise, exclusively for your party
  • Explore Oahu's east coastline, from Kewalo Basin Harbor to Diamond Head
  • Make stops along the way to see wildlife, such as turtles, dolphins and whales
  • Opportunities to jump off board and swim or snorkel in the water

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Bluetooth sound system
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Parking $1.00 per hour
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hawaii Ocean Charters
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Once in the harbor, you will continue straight towards the ocean till you arrive at C Dock which will be located on your right near the bathrooms and volleyball courts. Paid parking ($1/hr) is available right as you enter the harbor and offers the shortest distance to the Dock.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Diamond Head State Monument (Pass By)

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Hawaii Ocean Charters

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.

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Featured review
Captain Francesco and co-captain Jarold we’re so friendly and welcoming. Super helpful tips about the island and local knowledge. There were 6 of us and we all agreed that this was the best excursion we’ve taken. Not being on a bigger boat with tons of people was most definitely a highlight. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who’s looking for a more personalized experience. Can’t wait to return and do it again. Thank you guys!!!!


118 reviews
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The best!
RoxanneAngelie_S, Aug 2023
The best experience my family had! They are very friendly and accommodating. Just perfect as it can be. Thank you
Just book it!
Sheranda_G, Aug 2023
Had a great time! They were accommodating in every way. I'd definitely book again - and highly recommend it.
One of a kind experience
Joelle_L, Aug 2023
Spectacular crew!!! Wonderful snorkel spots and experience in the ocean. We held a sea urchin, sea cucumber, and an octopus as well seeing a plethora of fish and turtles. We topped it off, watching a pod of dolphins play around the boat. Amazing!
Best day of our entire vacation!
Jamie_O, Jul 2023
This activity was wonderful. Nick and Sam were so nice and they made this activity our favorite. We swam with fish and turtles, saw sea urchins, and then Sam’s buddy on another boat told him where the pod of spinner dolphins were, so he took us there and it was the best! I would highly recommend this activity to anyone.
So much fun!
Chelsea_H, Jun 2023
Such a great experience riding the catamaran. Saw sea turtles, sea urchins, and so many fish while snorkeling. The kids loved jumping off the boat and swimming around. We even got lucky enough to spot some dolphins too! Sam and Rylan were awesome guides and helped so much and made things fun and shared a bunch of info about the island and all the fish we saw. So happy we did this on our vacation!
Perfect day!
Tiffany_P, May 2023
We had an awesome time! Our captains made it a once in a lifetime experience. We were able to hold an octopus and we found adorable spinner dolphins that put on a show for us! It was the perfect day!
Great private catamaran tour
Boris_N, Apr 2023
Great private catamaran tour. Our captains - Sam and Francisco - were wonderful. Very nice, accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed spending the few hours with them. The catamaran was comfortable, with nice bean bag chairs in the front. Sam and Francisco went out of their way to ensure we had a great time and got some amazing pictures. Snorkeling was nothing too special, but cool to see the turtles. Lots of fun and highly recommend.
It was a fun experience,...
Annie_F, Apr 2023
It was a fun experience, the guys in charge of the trip were fantastic and extremely helpful 🙏🙏🙏Thank you
Best Catamaran Ride
Randy_H, Mar 2023
This was the best trip!! Our hosts were super nice and so knowledgeable! Riding the front of the boat while going out was really fun for our guys!! Got a little wet, but we are on a boat and in the ocean, so it was really fun!! Saw some turtles and whales which was neat! Overall, would recommend this to anyone wanting to get away from the crowed boat scenario!
Not your average snorkeling experience!
Kirsten_L, Mar 2023
Our private catamaran tour and snorkeling was amazing - we should have booked the 4 hour tour! Francisco and Nick made the entire trip feel personalized just for us. I couldn’t imagine going on one of the big snorkel boats after this experience. They made sure we were comfortable and got to see all the things snorkeling. It felt like we were hanging out with friends who knew all the best spots and local secrets for lunch spots, hiking, and things to do. Our whole family (teens and adults) loved the trip. Would definitely recommend and will definitely book again with these guys! They were the best!
Great private catamaran boat tour and snorkeling trip
Wes_I, Jan 2023
Great private charter off the beach in Waikiki. Great calm day out on the water. Snorkeling was awesome. Saw 3 sea turtles and all sorts of fish. Then cruised past Diamond Head and watched whales frolicking. Great all around day and a highlight of our trip to Hawaii!
Worth every penny!
Kelly_D, Nov 2022
This was an amazing trip. The captain and his mate were very entertaining and gave us a wonderful time to include bringing lots of marine life up for us to experience. Loved the whole trip!
Must try this out. GREAT!
Stephen_S, Oct 2022
Fantastic time. Great crew. Very knowledgeable. Went to a great spot to see turtles and other wildlife. Very pleasant and relaxing. Next time we are going to book for a longer time on water.
Amazing boat trip, highly recommended.
Lorna_G, Oct 2022
Francesco and Rylan provided us with an unforgettable trip. They made sure we enjoyed it from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. They tailored it to provide us with everything we could have wanted. An absolute highlight of our holiday and worth every penny, we cannot recommend this company highly enough.
Crew was fantastic!
Abraham_G, Oct 2022
The crew fellas were amazing! You can tell they love what they do. Views were amazing, they had some good amenities, I had never snorkel before but I felt so safe with Nick being in the water with us. 10/10 recommend!
Highly Recommend
Melissa_G, Sep 2022
Our tour guides were amazing. Did great pointing out things and the snorkeling was fun. It was so fun being with family and seeing he sea turtles.
We had a blast! Thank you
Amy_X, Sep 2022
Our family had a blast (including the 2 kiddos)! It was one of the highlights of our Hawaiian trip. Nick and Sam were so kind and friendly. Highly recommend!
August 2022
Judy_N, Aug 2022
Our tour guides Nick & Sam (I think) were amazing! So friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time; definitely worth having a private tour to avoid the crowds of other tourists groups.
Great private excursion!
Tom_R, Aug 2022
Much better than the mass catamaran with 50 people. Private, great caption and first mate. Highly recommend
Amazing experience
Sara_M, Jul 2022
Sam and Nick really went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience. You can tell these guys really enjoy their jobs and love this island. 10/10 recommend

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