Guarantee Hawaiian Sea Turtle Snorkel Sail Waikiki w/add-on Trans

Badge of ExcellenceHonolulu, United States

From $122.62

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Snorkel with green sea turtles in Oahu's Turtle Canyon on this 2- to 3-hour tour departing from Waikiki. Board a power catamaran and sail along the shore of Oahu towards the island's best place to spot the resident turtles. Turtle sightings are guaranteed; if a turtle is not sighted, you will be given a free second cruise. After snorkeling, enjoy lunch (if option selected ) and two provided drinks while you keep your eyes peeled for passing marine life like dolphins and migrating whales.
  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Waikiki
  • Sail along the Oahu coast by luxury catamaran
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Turtle Canyon
  • Admire the Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head from the water
  • Choose a 2-hour morning tour or a 3-hour midday tour
  • Includes snacks, beverages and two alcoholic drinks
  • Midday tour includes lunch on board

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Even beginner snorkelers can enjoy this tour Guides help with gear so you can focus on spotting marine life.

What's Included

  • 2 alcoholic drinks
  • Unlimited nonalcoholic drinks
  • Turkey pesto wraps, with chip bags - Veggie/Gluten options please call 48 hours in advance
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks
  • use of snorkel gear
  • All taxes, fuel, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hawaii Nautical
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Kewalo Basin Harbor at the front of the harbor (parallel to Ala Moana Blvd) - Slip F28 vessel is Honu Lani **MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up** ** Tour start times are either 8am or 11am. Please call for shuttle times**

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

***MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up** NOTE: Tour times are either 8am-10am includes snacks or 11am-2pm includes lunch. For shuttle pick up location and times please call 808-234-7245 for details. PLEASE NOTE: Hotel Specific Information 9:45am Twin Fin formerly Waikiki Beach Hotel (Paoakalani Ave) 9:50am Hyatt Regency (Meet on Koa Ave) 10am Sheraton Waikiki (Meet at Aloha Landing) 10:05 La Croix (Mete on Olohana Street) 10:10am Hale Koa Hotel (Port e chochere) 10:15am Grand Islander Bus Depot (Hilton Hawaiian Village) 10:20am Ala Moana Hotel (Meet on Mahukona Street) Guests should arrive at pickup locations 5 minutes before departure time. Please allow up to 10 minutes of flexibility in actual departure time due to traffic conditions, construction, and location issues. A short walk may be required. Shuttle services provided by Fly Shuttle Tours and Transportation ***MUST choose pricing with shuttle to be picked up*** NOTE: Tour times are either 8am-10am includes snacks or 11am-2pm includes lunch. For shuttle pick up location and times please call 808-234-7245 for details.

What To Expect

Once aboard the 'Honu Lani', find a spot on the deck and make yourself comfortable for the 15-minute ride to Turtle Canyon. Listen to music on the surround-sound speaker system and enjoy the scenery as Diamond Head comes in to view. Cash in your two included drink tickets for a selection of cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine or beer. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks are also available. 

Enjoy the sun and the island breeze while you scan the horizon for marine life like spinner dolphins and migrating whales, which pass through the area between December and April. 

The captain will moor the boat at Turtle Canyon, where you will get a safety briefing. Slip in to the water by climbing down a safe stairway off the boat and snorkel among the turtles with your snorkel guide. 

Back on board after your snorkeling adventure, feel free to take a freshwater shower or change in to dry clothing. Enter the the covered cabin for a individualized deli lunch (midday tour only), or hang out on the deck to relax and snap photos of Waikiki and the Ko'olau Mountains as you sail back to shore.

Kewalo Basin (Pass By)

Hawaii Nautical (Pass By)

Waikiki Beach (Pass By)

Diamond Head State Monument (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 on your tour, you may book another tour with the local operator at no charge (re-rides only; no refunds)
  • Lunch only offered on 3 hour midday turtle snorkel. 8am 2 hour snacks only
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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This was such an incredible, surreal experience. The staff were so much fun and so supportive. There was Whitney from the Sacramento, CA area, there was also the young lady from Santa Cruz who was super helpful There was Greg and the other members of the staff that were so helpful on the boat and in the water. I can't wait to come back to HI and do this again, and I wish the staff all the best! They were wonderful.


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Fun, fun, fun!
James_W, Nov 2023
It was a great time. My daughter and I went. The captain & staff were beyond friendly and very informative. And a lot of fun. We got to see a bunch of turtles and fish. And the the food was good as well.
JEFF_Q, Nov 2023
Overpriced, not safe for kids, current too strong. Saw one turtle head pop out of water. Catamaran was nice, but this was a waste of money and ultimate tourist trap. We saw more sea turtles from the reef in front of our hotel in the rainbow. Perfect free snorkeling.
Riding the Waves!
Beth_K, Nov 2023
The crew was amazing! Engaging and a lot of fun! The sailing out past Waikiki was my favorite part! The sea breeze was amazing! We saw turtles! Which was very exciting!
We saw turtles!!!
Xianglong_Z, Nov 2023
Great experience with the team. Nice staff service! Most importantly we saw turtles while diving! Will revisit if do come back again.
Ripped off and crowded.
Rachel_R, Nov 2023
I was charged $100NZ more than advertised price and couldn’t get a refund. Not happy! The spot for turtles was so over crowded with 6 other boats full of people snorkelling that it was just madness trying to snorkel with other peoples fins in your face and crashing into each other. The boats should space out their time slots to minimise the amount of swimmers in a small area.
Best tour
Joanny_T, Nov 2023
Seeing the amount of 🐬 and turtles and the most beautiful fish Spending my 30 year anniversary out in the ocean The staff were friendly and knowledgeable
Poor experience overall
Casarah_A, Nov 2023
The working staff we had spoke very fast for instructions and were not the most friendly. They acted like this was their very first job and almost didn't take things seriously or the guests on board and we felt very rushed with everything. My snorkel mask kept leaking water and I told a crew member and she didn't help me that great but keep telling me the strap is supposed to be on top of your head and to breath it with your nose for it to work. Overall poor bedside manner. Will not do again and not recommend. We saw maybe 3 turtles.
Great Excursion
Lindsay_B, Oct 2023
Great experience! The catamaran was clean and modern. There were only about 20 people on the boat and made for a very comfortable and easy experience. The crew were kind and inviting. 15 minutes to and from the reef each way. Drinks and snacks were refreshing. Got to see the turtles up close which was great. My only complaint would be that the reef is overrun with boats and tourists. There were 6 boats and ~100 people in the water in a very small area. Still a great time and very safe but a little crowded.
Excellent value
Gerhard_V, Oct 2023
Tour guides and captain were professional and awesome. We did see the turtles. Just the right time spent travelling to the spot snorkeling.
Tour portion and catamaran were great!
Laura_R, Oct 2023
The guides on the tour and the catamaran were amazing. The transportation was not great. We were dropped off 45 mins before our snorkel began which left us in the heat waiting and then about 35/40 minutes after the snorkel ended again leaving us in the heat without much shade. Other than that the tour was amazing.
Water was a little murky...
Jeanelle_S, Oct 2023
Water was a little murky hard to see turtles but over all was a great trip. Got to see a ton of fish and got to hold a sea urchin (non poisonous). Great boat crew. Very friendly !!!
Fun Family Day
Marcie_B, Oct 2023
Super fun family outing! Crew was helpful and informative. Beautiful day on the ocean. Turtles and beautiful fish.
Great Experience
brandi_k, Oct 2023
Seen lots of turtles, the crew Captain Flynn, Clay, Kiara and Sabrina were kind, lots of fun and made it the best experience.
What a great experience. ...
Lisa_U, Oct 2023
What a great experience. The staff was very attentive and friendly and it’s obvious they like what they do. We saw so many turtles and fish it was really amazing. Would definitely do it again!
Great trip
Nicola_T, Oct 2023
Great boat trip, well organised and the equipment was good. We opted for the free transport but I wouldn't bothered if staying so local as it was a very early start which wouldn't have coat much in an Uber. We should have just taken an Uber. Definitely guaranteed to see turtles!
Amazing crew
Marie_S, Oct 2023
The crew were simply amazing. Super fun, attentive and obviously enjoy what they do! The snorkeling was fun, saw dolphins, turtles and lots of fish! Very fun trip!
Good crew
Connie_B, Oct 2023
The experience was very good. Our boat wasn’t too full. This allowed the crew to offer more bid their time and drinks. The water was pretty cloudy so we didn’t see a lot of fish and only one turtle. Obviously this was the crew fault. The captain tried a spot away from other boat so that was nice not to be crowded.
Lot of fun
melissamouliakis, Oct 2023
Had an amazing trip, great staff. Lots of turtles to see. We did the morning trip, perfect length for anyone that suffers from motion sickness.
Cool turtle time
Estefania_R, Oct 2023
The team is as super nice and accommodating. We got to see 2 turtles while snorkeling but the coral had released spores (I think that’s what they said) so the water was a little tough on viability. I really enjoyed it tho.
Ian_V, Oct 2023
Turtles, dolphins, drinks, super friendly guides, what else to say? Great time, would definitely do again. :)

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