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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise provided by Hawaii Nautical

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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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RM 402.78
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
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Updated 30/07/20 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 this health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19.
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Updated 30/07/20 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
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for 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
  • 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
Jonathan E wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions
This was my wife's and I first time snorkeling and it was a great experience. The guides were very knowledgable and helpful and turtle canyon was awesome. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2020
6USSaints wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
Awesome experience even in the current climate of facemasks and social distancing! Staff were friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Snorkeling was amazing. Would totally recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
amarh725 wrote a review Aug 2020
Spooner, Wisconsin140 contributions29 helpful votes
We were there actually at the end of August last year but I forgot to do reviews. The crew was fantastic, attentive and fun. They made sure where we could find turtles for sure. One swam right under me and it was thrilling. We swam away from the catamaran, everyone got a small
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Psalm N wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
I booked this for my mom's birthday, and we were not disappointed. It's a wonderfully relaxing experience with incredibly helpful staff.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Kelly wrote a review Jun 2020
Ewa Beach, Hawaii53 contributions6 helpful votes
The crew was very friendly and professional. Our lunch (turkey wrap) was very good. We had a choice of Kona beer or white claw for alcohol. Great music on board. While headed out to the reef we were accompanied by a pod of spinner dolphins ~ I think that was my personal
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Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise
Responded 15 Jun 2020
Aloha T0zi0n! 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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About the operator

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By: Hawaii Nautical
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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Worst Adventure Ever Booked
While in Hawaii we booked the West Oahu, sailing catamaran. As advertised in Hawaii Nautical Brochure. Without be
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Fantastic sail and tour
Very nice experience. Incredible food, bar, clean equipment, friendly crew. I had a great time on this morning s ai
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Certified 2 tank dive
Mark & Brian at Hawaii Nautical are excellent! My wife and I were just certified in August ‘19 and the surf/current
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Fantastic Experience!
My husband and I took our 2 and 5 year old on this whale watching experience. The guide and crew were knowledgeable
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We have been on many excursions of this type: whale watching, dolphin watching, sunset sails, snorkeling excursion
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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