Guarantee Hawaiian Sea Turtle Snorkel Sail Waikiki w/add-on Trans

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Waikiki
  • Sail along the Oahu coast by luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Turtle Canyon
  • Admire the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from the water
  • Choose a 2-hour morning tour or a 3-hour midday tour
  • Includes snacks, beverages and two alcoholic drinks
  • Midday tour includes lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.

What's Included

  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Turkey pesto wraps, with chip bags - Veggie/Gluten options please call 48 hours in advance
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • use of snorkel gear
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hawaii Nautical
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Kewalo Basin Harbor at the front of the harbor (parallel to Ala Moana Blvd) - Slip F28 vessel is Honu Lani **MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up** ** Tour start times are either 8am or 11am. Please call for shuttle times**

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

***MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up** NOTE: Tour times are either 8am-10am includes snacks or 11am-2pm includes lunch. For shuttle pick up location and times please call 808-234-7245 for details. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel Specific Information 9:45am Twin Fin formerly Waikiki Beach Hotel (Paoakalani Ave) 9:50am Hyatt Regency (Meet on Koa Ave) 10am Sheraton Waikiki (Meet at Aloha Landing) 10:05 La Croix (Mete on Olohana Street) 10:10am Hale Koa Hotel (Port e chochere) 10:15am Grand Islander Bus Depot (Hilton Hawaiian Village) 10:20am Ala Moana Hotel (Meet on Mahukona Street) Guests should arrive at pickup locations 5 minutes before departure time. Please allow up to 10 minutes of flexibility in actual departure time due to traffic conditions, construction, and location issues. A short walk may be required. Shuttle services provided by Fly Shuttle Tours and Transportation ***MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up*** NOTE: Tour times are either 8am-10am includes snacks or 11am-2pm includes lunch. For shuttle pick up location and times please call 808-234-7245 for details.

What To Expect

Once aboard the 'Honu Lani', find a spot on the deck and make yourself comfortable for the 15-minute ride to Turtle Canyon. Listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system and enjoy the scenery as Diamond Head comes in to view. Cash in your two included drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine or beer. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Enjoy the sun and the island breeze while you scan the horizon for marine life like spinner dolphins and migrating whales, which pass through the area between December and April. 

The captain will moor the boat at Turtle Canyon, where you will get a safety briefing. Slip in to the water by climbing down a safe stairway off the boat and snorkel among the turtles with your snorkel guide. 

Back on board after your snorkeling adventure, feel free to take a freshwater shower or change in to dry clothing. Enter the the covered cabin for a individualized deli lunch (midday tour only), or hang out on the deck to relax and snap photos of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains as you sail back to shore.

Kewalo Basin (Pass By)

Hawaii Nautical (Pass By)

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

Diamond Head State Monument (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions; if canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This is a barefoot cruise; your shoes will be kept at the pier while you're on the boat
  • Green sea turtles are almost always spotted, but if you don't see any on your tour, you book another tour with the local operator at no charge (re-rides only; no refunds)
  • Lunch only offered on 3 hour midday turtle snorkel. 8am 2 hour snacks only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 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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This was such an incredible, surreal experience. The staff were so much fun and so supportive. There was Whitney from the Sacramento, CA area, there was also the young lady from Santa Cruz who was super helpful There was Greg and the other members of the staff that were so helpful on the boat and in the water. I can't wait to come back to HI and do this again, and I wish the staff all the best! They were wonderful.


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Excellent experience
Mickey_l, Oct 2023
With an awesome crew. Captain and crew were attentive knowledgeable and fun. Service was excellent and boat was clean.
Ciara_U, Oct 2023
This was so great! The animals are adorable, the scenery is beautiful & the staff is super helpful. Lunch was good too. I got seasick at the beginning of the boat ride but the staff took care of me & I was fine for the remainder of the experience. Highly recommend!
Nice short sail to the...
Alex_M, Oct 2023
Nice short sail to the turtle site. Very busy around the few turtles with my boats anchored at the reef. Nice experience.
Great experience
Bobby_S, Oct 2023
Was a great experience! The crew was very sweet and made us feel very welcome. On this trip we saw roughly 15 turtles, sting rays, and too many different types of fish to count. Would use this company again!
Great trip
rlacross10, Sep 2023
The entire crew was great! Turtles were hard to see at 30 feet below but ine came up for air right next to us which was awesome. Lunch and drinks hit the spot after the Snorkel. Only bad thing was there were several other boats which made it quite crowded at the spot. Fins were literally in my face and bumping into me. Crew saw this and redirected us to a different location, which was very nice. They really want us to have a good time. The boat was superb for the nice cruise along Waikiki too.
Sea Turtle excursion
Sally_O, Sep 2023
The Captain and crew were terrific! They were very responsible about safety on the boat and in the water. We saw several sea turtles and many different kinds of fish. The experience with Hawaiian Nautical was wonderful and I would definitely recommend the early 8am time which we did as there is less traffic and people in the water vs the later time. The only disappointment was we chose the pick up and getting to the excursion was fine but the company Fly Shuttle that the excursion contracted with kept us waiting an hour in the sun after our excursion ended for our ride. When I contacted Fly Shuttle twice I was informed they were picking up people for the 11 am excursion and then would retrieve us. I hope Hawaiian Nautical will consider using a different service for the pick up which you pay extra for.
Good mix of relax and adventure
Elijah_R, Sep 2023
The crew was really nice and it was a very quick trip to the snorkel location. We got right in and saw some fish but no turtles for us. Others did see some thought. After an hour of snorkeling we sailed around, had some drinks and chatted with other guests. The crew even caught a fish as they were trolling two rods of the stern as we sailed. We then stopped for a brief (15min) swim/jump. Overall it was very fun.
Turtle time
Claudine_L, Sep 2023
Captain Grey and Nick and Natalie, were great, we had all so been on the sunset cocktail sail.The night before, we were able to see 5 turtles, be patient as they do spend time on the bottom , when they come up for air, you see them for a couple of minutes, lunch and 2 drinks as well , try the turtle-Tini , mr 10 year old loved it
Snorkeling with turtles
Angelina_A, Sep 2023
Had a lot of fun!! Plus saw turtles!! Everyone knew what they were doing. Drinks were free. The boat was super nice.
Kellena_B, Sep 2023
Sailing on the catamaran was amazing. Love snorkeling with the sea turtles. Lunch was great. Drinks were great. Crew was fantastic.
Take Dramamine
Regina_H, Sep 2023
Do not get transportation. It sucks. Review is for the crew. Crew was great. Oh it doesn’t include lunch even though your ticket says it does.
Snorkelling with turtles
Emma_B, Sep 2023
Excellent experience. Great friendly crew. Very safety conscious yet fun with it. Great sail and saw many turtles and fish snorkelling. We went for lunch sail, nice fresh turkey wrap and drinks. Definitely worth doing.
Turtle canyon
Tiffany_N, Sep 2023
The crew was fantastic! Very informative and went above and beyond to make our experience memorable.
Meghan_B, Sep 2023
I booked this catamaran in hopes to see turtles and fish, naturally right? Not one person on the tour saw a turtle in the water. The crew claimed there was a turtle as we were pulling up to the snorkel site. I understand you can't predict if you will or won't see turtles, but you'd assume that they would at least take you to an area with a pretty reef and good snorkeling in case there aren't turtles. Wrong again. I think we saw maybe 10 fish total. With that being said the crew was fun, they kept the drinks flowing and were super accommodating and the lunch was decent. It's hard to complain when you're on a catamaran in the ocean in Oahu when you could be at work, but I wouldn't book this tour again or recommend it. I'd look elsewhere.
Amazing - turtles and fish everywhere
Kieran_W, Sep 2023
Great experience and fantastic staff. Very interactive and everything was super safe. Captain very funny and guide in water knowledgeable
Friendly staff and comfortable ride!
Elisabeth_W, Sep 2023
We felt very well taken care of on an immaculately maintained boat with plenty of staff on hand for everything from drinks to equipment. We saw so many turtles! Our guide in the water was phenomenal in locating turtles that weren’t where the “moshpit “ of fifty over swimmers and three other boats were congregated. We had a great time!
Ebony_S, Sep 2023
The people of tour were very friendly and helpful with this tour we did also we did see the fish.me and my family had a good time on the tour
Great trip
Allison_A, Sep 2023
Great trip! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Had a blast seeing all the turtles 🐢. Definitely recommend 😁
Not what we hoped for.
Stephen_R, Sep 2023
The crew were absolutely awesome. If it wasn’t for them it would have been a 1 star review. The tour itself is a 15-20 minute boat ride from the marina to just in front of the Hilton hotel and you are there for approx 2 hours for snorkelling, we saw two turtles and loads of fish and relaxation with drinks and a snack. What was really disappointing was the transportation that we paid for when it picked us up 50 minutes late even after calling their office twice to check and got lied to. Then another wait of 25 minutes after the tour to get taken back to our hotel. It is very expensive for what it is.
Great time
Joni_B, Sep 2023
My family loved it, would definitely do it again:) first time in hawaii, had to something and thought this was great 👍

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