Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion from Waikiki, Hawaii

Honolulu, United States
Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion

From $85.28

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


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

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The crew/tour guides were very welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I was a little nervous as I hadn't really snorkeled before or gotten into the ocean as far out as we were. But their knowledge and patience made it easy to trust and jump in. It was cool to look down and see so many tropical fish and see the turtles resting at the bottom and swimming around at times. One of the turtles surfaced just before we got in. I would definitely do it again, maybe earlier in the day as I heard they had even more turtle sightings then. I wish I had gotten pictures of the turtles but I was struggling to make my phone work underwater in the airtight pouch I brought. So next time I will figure out better how to do that - found out on the way back in that out Captain had some pointers on using camera phones in the water, I wish I had thought to ask. But no fault on them for that - had a great experience!


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Friendly tour for beginners
Leslie_G, Sep 2023
The guides were very friendly and welcoming. We had never been snorkeling before and they made it very easy. It was great to have guides to point out the turtles (we saw many!) and tell us about the different fish we were seeing.
The crew was great making...
Gail_S, Sep 2023
The crew was great making sure we saw a turtle! They made sure we stayed near our group.Seeing the marine life up close was awesome.
Great experience
Deepa_G, Sep 2023
Great tour with a great team. They were all Very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We got to see dolphins and turtles. Definitely worth booking.
Best snorkel in Hawaii
Maria_A, Sep 2023
The best guided tour in all of Hawaii!! Highly Recommend! All of the staff was amazing, friendly and really patient and helpful.
Turtley Awesome!
Elizabeth_S, Sep 2023
Great boat, friendly and professional crew. Felt totally safe the whole time and we saw a bunch of turtles!!
Great day Snorkling in the Pacific
Judy_N, Sep 2023
Swimming with turtles. Crew was excellent. Very helpful. Very knowledgeable. Nice equipment with various sizes.
Excellent tour for a quick snorkel
John_G, Sep 2023
The tour was the perfect length of time. We saw up to 15 turtles, reef fish and a spotted eagle ray. The reef guide was excellent with all of her information for the group and kept everyone engaged.
Best sea turtle experience.
Stephanie_V, Sep 2023
Such an amazing experience. From the crew and captain to snorkeling with the sea turtles. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and are very patient if it’s your first time. Love that they separate you into two groups to allow those who have not done it to not feel pressured or have a terrible first experience. Would def recommend this tour! Loved every second of it.
Wonderful experience
Terry_P, Sep 2023
The staff was wonderful and Turtle Bay is beautiful. The waters are crystal clear and the fish and sea turtles plentiful. Great for beginners and experts.
Overall OK.
James_A, Sep 2023
We did get to see Sea Turtles pretty close up. Thought we would see more coral and other fish and were a little disappointed with that. Overall, we had a fun time.
Great place to snorkel right of Waikiki beach with turtles!
Earl_K, Sep 2023
We saw a bunch of sea turtles on this tour, we did the 7am tour time. Great spot to snorkel with plenty of underwater life even if you miss the turtles. Water was beautiful, right of Waikiki beach. Water can be chilly, bring a towel. Our safety swim guide was great and gave us plenty of information about the turtles and other sea life! You do swim around a bit in the water instead of staying in one spot the whole time, which was also nice. Gear and flotation assistance provided.
Great excursion great...
Bernie_F, Sep 2023
Great excursion great captain and crew. We found turtles and a good variety of fish. Very friendly and hard working crew
21 Turtles Total!!! Great day. Smooth boat ride!!
Paul_M, Sep 2023
1. The boat was less than 100 feet from our parking spot. 2. Captain Leslie was great, professional, and made our experience fun and safe enough that my wife felt comfortable being on the ocean. 3. The entire crew was great with their local knowledge and laughter. Aloha! 4. Lila made our day! She introduced us to Steve. Steve was a little prickly, but still a fun fellow. She has knowledge most others do not enter. She stated if we ask her a question she doesn’t know she’ll ask us if she wants us to make something up. Perfect dad joke must have great parents! Really, though, she knew everything. Thank you Lila!!!!!
Seeing the turtles was...
Ericka_L, Sep 2023
Seeing the turtles was awesome! The staff was very accommodating and friendly and really explained things well
Best day ever
Kim_R, Sep 2023
It flew by so fast because we were having so much fun. Thank you to Captain Liz, Carlos, Lindsey, Grace & Brandon. 1st time snorkeling and they made us feel so comfortable! Would definitely so it again.
Isabelle_S, Sep 2023
Everything! The team, the site, everything went smoothly.l will come again and will definitely recommend it to friends!
The experience was...
Nicole_S, Sep 2023
The experience was amazing, and the crew made the trip even better! We felt very safe the whole time and the views were breathtaking. Definitely coming back again.
It was awesome. No one in...
Melisa_R, Sep 2023
It was awesome. No one in our party of 8 got sea sick. We saw TONS of sea turtles ans other fish. Highly recommend. Very helpful and nice crew. Only negative was there are lots of people and other tours so all of us got kicked or hit by other people's fins in the water.
Awesome crew
Eric_A, Sep 2023
The crew was amazing, very down to earth and made you feel comfortable and confident in snorkeling. They took us to the best spot to see not only turtles but beautiful marine life.
Worth it
Sandra_P, Sep 2023
This is the second time for me on this boat. We saw an abundance of turtles and tropical fish and an hour of snorkeling which was more than most snorkel trips I’ve taken. Our guide was knowledgeable about the sea-life. I would highly recommend the early tour as we were the first to arrive

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