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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise provided by Hawaii Nautical

Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 20-11-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy & maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors & locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against transmission of COVID-19. No transportation avail at this time
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Updated 20-11-14 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Choose from a morning tour or midday tour for whichever one fits your schedule best. Both options include the same stunning views and opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, and whales in their natural environment.
  • You'll start at
    Kewalo Basin
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Kewalo Basin
    Hawaii Nautical
    Waikiki Beach
    Diamond Head State Monument
  • You'll end at
    Kewalo Basin
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
    See address & details
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction included—suitable for first-timers
  • Two alcoholic drinks and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks keep you refreshed 
  • Snap photos of Diamond Head and Waikiki
  • Turtle sightings guaranteed or ride again for free
  • Choose between a morning or midday cruise for your convenience 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels make for easy transport
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Waikiki hotel, or make your way to Kewalo Basin Harbor to board your 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran. Enjoy music, drinks, and views of Diamond Head as you make your way to the snorkeling spot, looking out for wildlife such as dolphins and whales as you go. Upon arrival at Turtle Canyon, go through a safety briefing, and snap on your snorkel gear. Spend time swimming alongside green sea turtles and tropical fish. Your snorkel guide helps you find the best spots. Back on board, rinse off in a freshwater shower and change into dry clothing. Enjoy a deli sandwich buffet in the covered cabin (midday tour only), or snap photos of the Ko’olau Mountains and Waikiki from the deck. This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Deli lunch (midday tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • Use of fins and swim vest
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Buy on board or bring your own snorkel and mask
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • As of April 2020 - Transportation has been temporarily paused. Meet at harbor only.
  • Bring your own snorkel and mask or buy a new one on board
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Melaniewwalker wrote a review Nov. 25
Greenville, South Carolina2 contributions
The crew was great! Took the time to explain everything well and our snorkeling guide went above and beyond to point out all the places to see turtles and other interesting marine life. This is the second time I’ve done this tour and I would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Date of experience: November 2020
Kristin Y wrote a review Nov. 24
Buffalo, New York5 contributions
This was one of the best experiences on Oahu for my husband and I! Not only did they accommodate us after we showed up a day early (oops!), but the crew was so fun and communicated well about what we were going to need to do out on the water. We saw sooo many turtles and fish.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Jenny H wrote a review Nov. 11
Springfield, Massachusetts4 contributions
Fun experience. As someone who isn't a strong swimmer, I felt reassured with the life vests, though the deep water and waves made me feel intimidated at times. Saw lots of fish and a few turtles, the guides were very helpful in pointing them out. I just wish I was able to get
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Karen C wrote a review Nov. 9
5 contributions
The company was very professional and took great steps to be In COVID compliance. The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. They added a few minutes to go see some dolphins! There were lots of turtles and we all had a great time.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Diego A wrote a review Nov. 5
1 contribution
We saw six turtles and it was very enjoyable. Crew made sure we were safe and had a great experience.
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Date of experience: November 2020
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Hawaii Nautical
Amazing sunset cruise with a great crew
Had a wonderful time on our sunset cruise and even got to see whales!! I would recommend this company and crew to a
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Relaxing Sunset Cruise
A very pleasnt evening sailing off the west shore of Oahu. With the Covid restrictions in place it was not crowded
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Great crew, great snorkeling and tour experience
Thank you to Anthony, Bri and Ian for a great experience in November 3. We had the whole catamaran for ourselves a
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Great sailboat and staff
We were the only people on board for this trip! Was a bit different being on a huge sailboat with 3 crew serving us
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Fun activity
We visited Honolulu just as Hawaii reopened. Many activities and tours were still closed. Another tour company actu
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Fabulous Sunset Cocktail Cruise and with Awesome Guides!
My husband and I booked the Sunset Tour for Oct. 17. Mash, Brad and Corin were our guides and were incredible! Hone
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I like the peace that can be seen here with my love on the boat and the taste of a fresh drink and soft music in th
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Relaxing on the ocean!
We had an amazing trip today on the "Spirit of Aloha". The three person crew went out of their way to talk with us
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Must do!
Amazing sunset sail with a fabulous crew! The views were gorgeous, the drinks were flowing, and the food was delic
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Loved it, such a great activity
Our guides were Jesse, Ian, and an awesome tall blonde whose name is escaping me! They were so great! While snorkel
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Sunset sail
Wonderful sunset sail with Captain Cindy and crew Gail on the Spirit of Aloha. We saw our first “fish boil” which w
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Amazing time!!!
First, before writing a review, we want to thank the owner(s) and the people that work for Hawaii Nautical from the
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Best cruise ever.
Great friendly crew. They made the whole trip enjoyable, making sure we were having a great time. This was a all la
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Birthday adventure
Best birthday adventure ever! The ship is beautiful and the guys are amazing! We saw a HUGE POF of dolphins and jus
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Steve D
Fun Time, Good Drinks, Relaxing, Cool Staff
We decided to take the morning tour, we were picked up promptly at our hotel with a reminder the night before to be
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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