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Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran

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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.
  • 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 Snorkelling equipment
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Waikiki hotels only)
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aaron wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
Good vibe, good crew, good food, good booze. Saw about 10 sea turtles! Went with my mom and dad and they both had great time.
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songsong wrote a review 27 Jan
2 contributions
This trip is amazing and allows you to see sea turtles year round. I definitely recommend bringing medicine as it's very easy to get sea sick on the catamaran. Regardless, the crew was nice. The snacks provided were good. Lunch wasn't amazing, but it was a classic make-your-own
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 3 days ago
Mahalo for reaching out and sharing your experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed the sail and will share your feedback with the crew.
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Rachel H wrote a review 26 Jan
1 contribution
This turtle cruise was incredible. The staff are amazing and very knowledgeable,always happy to help and answer any questions we had. The turtles were amazing to see
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 3 days ago
Aloha Rachel! We’re so happy you enjoyed your turtle sail! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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Trek545687 wrote a review 22 Jan
1 contribution
A wonderful snorkeling trip with a very terrific crew. The crew was so entertaining and also right there when my friend was having difficulties. We will definitely book this trip again next year.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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Kyle OKeefe wrote a review 19 Jan
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Really well organized little excursion with an amazing crew! I felt like I was at Sea World with the amount of marine life, especially with the expert narration from the team. Thank you!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 1 week ago
We’re so happy you enjoyed your sail! We hope you come back soon.
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Key Details
  • Kewalo Basin, Hawaii Nautical, and 2 more
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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