Morning Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii NauticalKewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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Offered by Hawaii Nautical, the Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail features a unique experience aboard a 53-foot catamaran, called Honi Olani. Guests can enjoy a light breakfast snack, scenic Waikiki sights, a thrilling snorkel experience with Hawaiian green sea turtles (guaranteed), a hearty lunch, two complimentary bar drinks per adult and whale sightings during December through April.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Picnic lunch served onboard.
  • Adults receive two free drink tickets.
  • Bring extra cash and proof of ID for additional alcoholic beverages.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Check-in 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
  • Snorkel and safety gear provided.


from Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail
Step onboard a 53-foot catamaran "Honi Olani" and enjoy a light breakfast snack, Waikiki sights, and thrilling snorkeling experiences where you are sure to see Hawaiian green sea turtles. If you don't, come back for free. After snorkeling, partake in a delicious lunch. During whale season (December - April), you'll stop to watch those majestic mammals. Every guest is provided with the use of an inflatable snorkel, safety vest, and snorkel gear.

Departs from Kewalo Basin.

Daily Operation:
Morning: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mid-Day: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
*Added bonus time for whale watching during whale season (12/1 - 4/30)

- Bar snacks
- Unlimited non-alcohol drinks
- Two FREE bar drinks

(Unlimited lunch buffet of build-your-own sandwich fixings)
- Deli ham and turkey
- Cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese
- Pasta salad with lemon vinaigrette
- Fresh veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber)
- Fried chips & salsa
- Poi rolls, onion rolls, and tortilla wheat rolls
- Unlimited nonalcohol drinks
- Two FREE bar drinks

Tripster Customer Reviews

Joni Laughner
1 Review
"Absolutely awesome tour!"
August 2016
This tour was incredibly fun. We were picked up at our hotel in Waikiki and taken to the harbor, where we boarded the catamaran. The guides were excellent. We saw a lot of green sea turtles and even saw a shark in the reef. We had plenty of time to snorkel and enjoy the turtles. They had a nice lunch for us after snorkeling, along with 2 free alcoholic beverages and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. We took a nice long sail before heading back to the harbor, where the van took us back to our hotel. We would definitely recommend this tour, and we would do it again if we ever go back to Hawaii.
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"Relaxing on the ocean!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2020
We had an amazing trip today on the "Spirit of Aloha". The three person crew went out of their way to talk with us and attended to see if we needed anything. We feel so blessed to relax and feel the ocean waves underneath us! Sometimes work gets in the way of being able to enjoy this awesome island we live on! When our Airbnb starts back up, we will be recommending Hawaii Nautical tours to all our guests! Mahalo to the crew! Shelly B.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
"Amazing time!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2020
First, before writing a review, we want to thank the owner(s) and the people that work for Hawaii Nautical from the bottom of our hearts for the Mahalo Tour, which was free for first responders/essential workers and $25 for guests (but limited amounts of people due to COVID). I found out about this limited-time promo through Dolphin Excursions (thanks, Jenna!) It was all of our first times with this company and we were super impressed (more later). In hard times like these, this kind of generosity does not go unnoticed! We did tip generously, though, and I suggest to whoever is taking the Mahalo Tour do the same. Return like for like and spread the aloha! We had a choice of times and a choice of where to sail from, so we chose Waianae Boat Harbor for the 4 PM sailing (avoid Waianae-bound traffic during rush hour and leave early). Jesse was our captain and there were two other wonderful men with him but I forgot their names, sorry! We met at Gate C 15-minutes before our sail time of 1600. Our boat was a gorgeous Ko Nau Lani catamaran, which included toilets (downstairs), a bar and seating area out of the sun, and the front of the boat which had netted areas you could lay on while you watch the deep blue waters glide under you. We were helped onto the boat and given a briefing of where life vests/boats/toilets were. There were complimentary ice cold drinks. The music was wonderful and the sail was smooth as could be. If you are prone to sea sickness, fear not, this boat did not make me a bit sick at all, and I'm the type of person who can't even read a book or a map in a moving car! The waters were super blue (see my photos). The kids wanted to swim so Jesse anchored off shore and the kids had a great time. We didn't bring masks so they loaned us some of theirs. The water was so clear you could see the reef from above without having to get into the water! For the swimmers, you could either jump off the side of the boat or go down the stairs in the back of the boat, which was submerged into the water. I was really sad to go back to land, as the time on the boat was just magical (75 minutes went by fast!). The crew made it memorable as well; they were super friendly, entertaining, helpful, caring and all-around good-guys. I'm glad we got to have a slice of heaven in our daily, routine lives. I'm coming back to Hawaii Nautical in the future, COVID or not, to get another slice of paradise.
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Lowell, Massachusetts
"Worst Adventure Ever Booked"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020
While in Hawaii we booked the West Oahu, sailing catamaran. As advertised in Hawaii Nautical Brochure. Without being told at time of booking or before getting in their bus, we ended up on a Scuba diving boat full of tanks so you couldn't get to the side to view the whale. Had to remove our shoes before boarding (even with the coronavirus lurking over us). The snacks were chex mix and goldfish in bowls for everyone to put their hands in. This was the WORST excursion I have ever been on. I will be going back to Hawaii but will never book through these people again.
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"Catamaran Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
Excellent time on the Catamaran. Entertaining guides with knowledge and friendly service. We saw many beautiful fish, whales and green sea turtles in the beautiful clear ocean. Will certainly use Hawaii Nautical tours again. Mahalo & A Hui Hou!
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Oakdale, New York
"Great boat, great crew"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2020
if your looking to get a great boat and crew you are looking at the right one! they were really great- we saw whales!!! whole process was terrific, would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail

Is food available on board?
Yes. A light breakfast and snacks will be available. Guests enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Adults receive two free drink tickets and the option to purchase additional drinks. Cash only.

What equipment is provided?
All guests receive an inflatable snorkel, safety vest, and additional snorkeling equipment.

How long is the morning sail?
The sail departs from Kewalo Basin at 8:00 am and returns at approximately 10:00 am.

What happens if I don’t see sea turtles?
If by chance you do not see sea turtles while snorkeling, you are able to come back for another sail — absolutely free.

Is transportation available?

Yes. A free shuttle is available for all trips. Shuttle reservation must be confirmed 24 hours prior to pickup. For more information, please call customer service.