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Overview
Set sail for Turtle Canyon on a power catamaran from Waikiki, enjoying a scenic cruise along the shores of Oahu. Your goal: snorkeling in warm waters frequented by Hawaii’s green sea turtles! Back on board, enjoy two provided drinks, and refuel with lunch if you select the midday tour. Keep an eye out for dolphins, migrating whales and other marine life as you soak up the sights, including Diamond Head.

Turtle sightings guaranteed! On this turtle snorkel cruise, if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a complimentary return turtle snorkel cruise.
Highlights
  • 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

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is only available from listed hotels. If your hotel is not listed, we will contact you with the nearest pick-up location. Please contact us upon confirmation to confirm your exact pick-up location & time.
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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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Lisa and her crew were professional, funny, and very helpful. The trip was a blast and the turtles were awesome. Would highly recommend booking with Hawaii Nautical because of the great crew that offered us plenty of food, drinks, and even helped take photos with our GoPro's.
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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 had a great time and hope to see you again soon.
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Tons of turtles and fish swimming around. My friend and I had a great time on and off the catamaran! We were there Friday January 10th at 11 and the all girl crew really took care of us. I look forward to my next trip with them!
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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What a wonderful way to spend time. The all woman crew was fabulous! Thank you for keeping us safe had providing lots of fun and laughs. Captain Lisa and crew, Kia and... sorry just blanked on name :/. Cruise was at 11a on 10 Jan. Loved, loved, loved ❤️
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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We rated this as our favourite activity in Hawaii. A fantastic crew of Lucy, Kia and Chelsea who were relaxed, positive and helpful. We were able to swim super close to lots of turtles. Well timed activity.
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
Responded 3 days ago
Mahalo for your feedback! We're so happy you had a good snorkeling experience and really appreciate you taking the time to review the sail. :0)
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I actually wish we could have booked this trip a second time. The crew was awesome, the boat was great and we were able to see turtles and fish. They swim close to the boat! The instructors were great. It was a windy day so it was a bit of a strong current but it was still
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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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By: Hawaii Nautical
1,616 reviews
ashleyh790
10
Crew was super nice
Would go again although we did not see any whales. The catamaran was fun to just be on for a few hours :)
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bryangQ1577NG
10
Waste of time and money
For starters I’m certainly not reviewing the staff. They were just fine. But I struggle to say we sale whales when
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booth143
11
Great Service and Awesome Snorkeling
Lisa and her crew were professional, funny, and very helpful. The trip was a blast and the turtles were awesome.
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kneemiller
Honolulu, Hawaii
10
Beautiful day on the water
Tons of turtles and fish swimming around. My friend and I had a great time on and off the catamaran! We were there
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Czilling
7515
Great crew & we saw WHALES!
The crew was amazing. It was winter so we didn’t except great visibility but it was still great swimming with the
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stephanietH2580RC
10
Memories to last a lifetime!
What a wonderful way to spend time. The all woman crew was fabulous! Thank you for keeping us safe had providing
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hl20202020
21
A great day out!
We rated this as our favourite activity in Hawaii. A fantastic crew of Lucy, Kia and Chelsea who were relaxed,
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meganv913
40
So worth it!
I actually wish we could have booked this trip a second time. The crew was awesome, the boat was great and we were
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dipperaz
20
Sunset Cruise
The cruise was ok. It cost $89 per person and you go out for 2 hours. They serve food, which is terrible, dried up
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beachgirl8401
Chesterfield, Virginia
66
Fun family whale watch
We (myself, husband and 2 sons) had a great time looking for whales- sadly only got a glimpse but we did see its
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A4782MVkatieb
10
Couldn’t of imagined the trip going any better!
My family couldn’t of asked for a more BEAUTIFUL animal experience! We saw plenty of amazing dolphins, sharks,
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frankbW8641KL
11
Turtle tour
You want to snorkle with turtles? This is the trip to take. Good accommodations and nice people. Try the purple
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debregehr
294
Great Experience
My husband and I had a great experience with Hawaii Nautical! Although, I was seasick (first time ever) I felt
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Star505
10
No whales ☹️
We didn't see any whales on our excursion. We were all looking for them and nothing. But we were served unlimited
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dnoal
Lafayette, California
20
Fantastic whale watching cruise
Saw 3 humpbacks including multiple breaches with flukes on display. Friendly staff and perfect conditions.
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