Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran Honolulu, HI

Hawaii NauticalKewalo Basin HarborHonolulu, HI 96814
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Set sail on a 53-foot catamaran for a thrilling snorkeling experience with Hawaiian green sea turtles! Hosted by Hawaii Nautical, this Turtle Canyon catamaran snorkel cruise from Waikiki offers morning and midday sailing options complete with snacks, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and two bar drinks. The midday sail includes a hearty picnic lunch.

2-3 hour 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Enjoy music, drinks and Diamond Head views as you sail the crystal-clear waters of Waikiki.
  • Choose between a morning and a midday cruise. Morning sail available only from April - November.
  • Tour is approx. 2 hours. Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to tour.
  • Includes 2 bar beverages (21+), and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks! Packed lunch is served during the midday tour.
  • Bring anti-seasickness medication if easily nauseated.
  • Flotation devices, swim vest and fins are provided.
  • Buy or bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup.
  • All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding, online no more than 24 hours prior and no less than 6 hours prior.
  • This is a barefoot cruise; your shoes will be kept at the pier while you're on the boat.


from Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail
Step onboard Hawaii Nautical's 53-foot Honi Olani catamaran and enjoy Waikiki sights and thrilling snorkeling experiences, including guaranteed sightings of Hawaiian green sea turtles. During whale season (December through April), this Turtle Canyon snorkel excursion also stops to watch those majestic mammals. Snorkel fins and vest and in-water assistance from expert crew are included.

You are guaranteed to see turtles or come back and redo the tour for FREE!

Choose between a morning and a midday cruise. Every guest is provided with the use of an inflatable snorkel, safety vest, and snorkel gear. Bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup.

Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii's largest ocean-activity providers, with a fleet of vessels island-wide serving many harbors across Oahu and the Big Island. They believe in delivering service, safety, and the spirit of Aloha.

They respect the ocean and the ecosystem and follow strict guidelines so that all marine mammals and wildlife are protected. And they honor the host culture and support the local communities in which they operate.

A portion of proceeds from your trip with Hawaii Nautical helps many worthy causes.

Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail Reviews

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Joni Laughner
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"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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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail

Where does the cruise embark?

The Turtles Guaranteed Snorkel Sail departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814. You should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your selected cruise time to allow plenty of time to find parking. Please call the phone number on your E-ticket at least 24 hours prior to the tour to confirm the check-in details.

How long are the Turtle Canyon catamaran cruises?

The Morning Snorkel Sail is approximately 2 hours. The Midday Snorkel Sail is approximately 3 hours.

What is included in the Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?

The cruise includes bar snacks, 2 alcoholic drinks and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, and a hearty picnic lunch (midday tours only). Flotation devices, swim vests and fins are also included.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Yes, the cruise and large vessel is safe for all ages. Children 3 years old and under can are free of charge.

What should I bring?

Bring a towel, sunscreen, anti-nausea medication, E-ticket, sunscreen, easy-to-remove shoes, and a photo ID along with cash if you wish to purchase additional alcoholic drinks. Buy or bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup. There is plenty of covered space to place bags, belongings, towels and clothing that will stay dry.

What should I wear?

Come in swimsuits or casual clothing that may come in contact with water. Easy-to-remove shoes or flip flops are recommended. There are shaded, covered and dry areas of this boat, and also optional areas such as the front nets where you can enjoy sea spray and more wind.

Is transportation available?

An optional shuttle is available from limited Waikiki pick-up locations for an additional fee. Check the ticket types in the section above to see which package suits your group!

What will I see on the Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise?

During this experience you will see views of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains, including Diamond Head. You will also see fish, reefs, even green sea turtles at play off the Waikiki coast. During whale season (December through April), Hawaii Nautical also stops to watch those majestic mammals.

What happens if I don’t see sea turtles?

If by chance you don’t see turtles, you will be invited to come back and redo the tour free of charge.

Are there any COVID-19 safety precautions in place?

To help keep you and their staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, Hawaii Nautical adheres to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19, including: - All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding. Check your e-ticket once you book for full details. - Buy or bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup. - Any trips that include food are prepackaged & single-serve. Guests may not bring their own food or beverage aboard, except for infants & toddlers. No alcohol may be brought aboard. - Hawaii Nautical maintains a strict no-work-while-sick policy.