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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki provided by Hawaii Nautical

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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki

Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki
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Two alcoholic drinks and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks keep you refreshed 
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
80
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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 
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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 
What to expect
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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2774TURTLES
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Deli lunch (midday tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • use of snorkel gear
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
Additional information
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Deli lunch (midday tour only)
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • use of snorkel gear
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Kewalo Basin Harbor - Slip F28 (Honi Olani)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2021
A note from Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from Waikiki
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
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • 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 return to the starting point
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ana_chia10
Ottawa, IL100 contributions
First visit to Hawaii and my daughter (23) was set on seeing turtles so I booked this snorkel cruise. While we were able to see several turtles while snorkeling this was probably not an overall group favorite. I enjoyed it for the catamaran ride itself. Going back to the marina it was a nice leisurely ride and being earlier in the morning it was so relaxing in the sun. We saw a group of dolphins when we were just about back and the crew took some extra time for us and we sat and watched them for a while. I enjoyed bobbing the in the water while snorkeling and I too did see some turtles. It was nice to have the instructions as this was our first ever snorkel trip and I think it also made snorkeling on our own later in the week more enjoyable too. My daughter of course loved seeing the turtles. She did wish that while snorkeling it was not so crowded. Lots of people and of course anytime anyone said "there's a turtle" it was a mad dash swim to head that way. My son (19) said he felt like he was waiting to be rescued from sea and it was just to much to try and work around everyone to see something. Husband enjoyed the ride but wished the water was not so churned up from the boats and people which then made it hard to see. All in all we are glad we did it and would recommend it to someone else but I would also say don't make this your only snorkeling experience, try to get somewhere less crowded as well. Crew was super friendly and went out of their way to answer any questions. They also did a good job with keeping track of everyone while in the water as some people were not comfortable and it showed. If you aren't comfortable with not being able to see the shore while in the water or being able to touch the bottom this may not be the thing for you.
Written 3 June 2021
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Amy S
Snyderville, UT37 contributions
We had a terrific experience on this cruise. We thought it would be a typical snorkel cruise but we were in for a wonderful surprise! The crew was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Hawaii and the marine life..not in a lecture but in an interesting , conversational manner.

We felt safe with our 11 year old son and there were a few families with much smaller children. We even had the beautiful sail up for added fun!

When we got to the snorkeling spot, the crew was very conscientious about safety and allowing each passenger to enjoy the trip in the way they were mist comfortable. We saw a variety of different fish and two large turtles.

After the snorkeling we had a box lunch and the crew served beverages…even fun mock tail for the kids.

The captain slowed our sail back as he saw some whale activity. And was it ever!! We saw three whales…a baby included! We watched them play, surface, dive and then they were joined by spinner dolphins! It was incredible and the crew explained the activity and fun details about what we were seeing.

This was a terrific excursion which I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Oahu!
Written 26 February 2022
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Ivan S
5 contributions
Just finished enjoying an amazing family excursion with Hawaii Nautical. The voyage went smoothly. The Captain and his crew are entertaining and knowledgeable about the area and the local marine life. While on our voyage we got to encounter whales “frolicking” in the water ahead of us. We later arrived at our snorkeling destination and were treated with the presence of school of tropical fish and a lone sea turtle swimming amongst us. We were throughly impressed with our trip. I highly recommend Hawaii Nautical to any traveler currently visiting or planning a vacation in Hawaii.
Written 16 April 2021
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Roxy
2 contributions
They took us out to turtle canyon, where the turtles are supposed to be at any given time. There were two other catamarans out there and a private boat, each with their own people crammed in the same 100'x100' water. This tour had us wear life preservers and we were required to stay in a tight area with everyone- there were maybe 25 from our own boat tour. We did see one turtle, but sharing viewing of that turtle with the 70+ people in the area was difficult. We weren't allowed to keep our faces down in the water for very long, and our time out there was short. The trip to and from certainly doubled the amount of time we spent in the water. The food was basically sack lunches, little variety and didn't follow any of our food preferences they specifically asked for before departure. They had an open bar, which would've made up for the food if it wasn't just beer and watered down margaritas.

All in all, we didn't like being babysat, especially after signing a waiver, and we saw more turtles just swimming in different parts of the island on our own. We saw the turtles close up on our own as well. It was quite a lot of money to get cheap food, drinks, and a glimpse at the majestic animals that clearly can be seen anywhere else for free.

If you aren't planning on seeing different parts of the island, you aren't a good swimmer, you have money to throw out into the sea, you loved being crowded in the water, and you like boat rides more than the water, this is your activity. If you dislike most of what I described, rent a car from the Turo app and drive to North Shore to see a turtle or five for yourself. You'll save $125/ person.
Written 23 April 2022
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Arvind V
1 contribution
The actual snorkel time is barely 20-30 mins. They spend over 45 mins just cruising out in ocean, just to come right back to within a mile or less from Waikiki beach for the snorkeling area. While this tour may be ok for adults with experience, I would not recommend this for families. Plus the crew were not nice, downright unprofessional. This was even acknowledged by the office, who I called to provide feedback to. Twice I called, twice they said they will investigate and get back, but nothing yet after 4 days.
We had a bad experience, where both my wife and child could not get the snorkeling experience. And this for the boy who had his birthday the next day and this was his special present. Before going into the water, the crew told us they will help us with gear or if water goes into mouth while snorkeling. But they did not reveal that if they help us, they will call it "rescue" and block us from going back in the water. My son is a good swimmer, but as a first time snorkeler, got water in his mouth and struggled. In open water we couldn't keep track of him but were definitely within 10 ft. The help they provided was termed "rescue" and crew told my wife that we "abandoned the child". Later on, when offboarding, one crew member said "hope you don't lose the child in Waikiki". How courteous is that!

Never recommending this company again to anyone.
Written 22 February 2022
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Bruce S
16 contributions
We were scheduled for an 11:00 tour and received a text two days before reminding us where to go. Shortly thereafter, I received another text to change that because they would be picking us up at the hotel at 10:15 rather than us going to the pier on our own. I replied to the text with a request for confirmation that they would be picking us up. The response was Yes. We got to the bus stop early and when the bus was 5 minutes late, I called the number and gave them my name. They said the bus was running a little late. Ten minutes later, same thing. I call, give them my name and they say the bus is late, but just wait. 10 minutes later, I call and the person that answers must actually look up my name this time and says I don’t have bus service on my trip. By that time, it’s too late for me to catch a taxi and get to the pier before the boat leaves. If they had actually looked up my name when they asked for it either of the first two times I called, I could have arranged my own transportation in time.
Written 25 January 2022
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Samuel H
1 contribution
DO NOT DO THIS!!!! The tour had so many people, I would say 40+ on a boat brought out to the canyon which is a tiny location. The whole snorkel is spent bumping into other people. The boats probably 4-5 should definitely limit the number of people they take out. FURTHER, it is WAY TOO MANY people for the turtles. I saw people kicking them, touching them, and also preventing them to surface. The turtles rarely ever surfaced with the water literally covered in snorkelers. It just made me feel really bad for turtles so if that kind of thing bothers you I wouldn't recommend this.
Written 13 May 2022
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Family
I would give 0 stars for the event! They set sail even when they knew they were sailing us into a storm. We sat in the rain for the entire 2.5 hours because there was not enough room to get inside under cover. We were then told that we wouldn’t be snorkeling due to rain run off and we could get staph infections which was know before we set sail because it had been raining for 9 days. Captain Flynn came out and said we would be getting a full refund. However, when the travel agent contacted them they said we did two of the three activities. No activities that we booked were completed. They gave us a box wrap lunch after putting us in that danger!!! This company is a sham! Do not book with them!!!
Written 5 January 2022
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Deanna M
Dallas, TX4 contributions
...Just not really our kind of fun. The music on the boat was really loud, so my head was hurting half the time. Everyone else seemed to be having fun, so I think that was more of a "me" problem.

The drinks were fine, but I really wish I hadn't had one before snorkeling. I threw up several times in the water. Other than that, the snorkeling itself was fun and the spot was amazing! I also really appreciate how great the crew was at making sure I was comfortable after I hurled in the water (reassuring me that I was feeding the fishies and shouldn't feel bad) and checking up on me throughout the rest of the ride! I wasn't the worst off on the boat (and handful of other people puked), but I still wasn't able to eat my lunch wrap. That part was kind of a relief because I tried one bite and it was pretty awful...

Next time, I would personally opt for a shorter ride to save money and focus more on the snorkeling (and less on the cruise aspect). We spent most of the time on the boat with the music. If you're into that, the experience can be fun and many people enjoyed themselves. However, be mindful of seasickness. I thought for sure I was safe because the boat ride didn't bother me, but a handful of us got suddenly nauseous in the water.
Written 30 May 2021
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Jennifer L
Manassas, VA7 contributions
We had such a great time on our trip to Turtle Canyon. I was surprised at how close to shore (and our hotel) we ended up, but we saw half a dozen turtles and plenty of fish. The area was really busy with lots of people and boats, so our own large group plus those made it a bit tough to navigate. The crew was fantastic, and my group of four really enjoyed the whole experience.
Written 30 December 2021
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LMSCSM
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Relaxing, quiet and enjoyable.
We took the 'Trade Winds' tour because we'd done a sunset cruise several times before and our goal was to just get
tjbutler713
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Beautiful sunset cruise
Beautiful sunset sail, friendly crew, comfortable, and unexpected food/beverage amenities. Wonderful way to wind do
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Worth every penny!
Fantastic sunset cruise! Attentive, friendly, knowledgeable staff; delicious cocktails & pupas; amazing views; and
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TravelSomeMFS
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Nice views
Great trip and nice staff. So beautiful to see the sunset from the water. Good drinks. They are organized and ha
lcmsjay
lcmsjay
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Enjoyable simple cruise
A simple and enjoyable cruise. The sunset was "meh" but that's not their fault. Great crew, nice atmosphere, safe b
Nick159
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brthdays
went on the catamaran for a great trip the crew was fantastic they took great care of everyone the drinks and food
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Sunset Cruise
The crew was amazing and so much fun! They seemed to really enjoy what they do. The views were beyond what we could
humanresourcee
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Best Sunset Catamaran in Hawaii!
Tremendous experience and highly recommend! The crew knew what they were doing and the music was awesome.
aswaggs09
aswaggs09
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Perfect way to end the day
Perfect way to end the day in Waikiki. Would highly recommend this tour and this crew. Music was great and drinks w
BJCharlotte
BJCharlotte
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Good Experience Overall But.....
Overall it was very good. Relaxing, safe environment and we saw turtles, dolphins, sea urchins, octopus and starfis
Flyer742287
Flyer742287
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Well worth it!
Such. Great experience. The crew was friendly and helpful. The drinks were delicious and the food provided was tast
elizabethl897
elizabethl897
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What a great evening!
I would easily give it more than 5 stars if possible! Captain Greg and his crew were amazing, attentive, profession
shellyam90
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Spectacular Sunset
The view of the Kona Sunset sunset from the catamaran was spectacular. The catamaran ride was great. Sitting in the
Adammeyer92
Adammeyer92
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Amazing Sunset Cruise
The sailing trip was amazing!!! The entire crew was so amazing, the food was awesome, and the drinks were strong a
Ty A
Ty A
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Turtle tour experience
I'd like to start with the actual tours itself was an extremely great experience. We really appreciated Captain Gre
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