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Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion from Waikiki, Hawaii

Oahu, USA
Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursion
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Share the warm Hawaiian waters with green sea turtles, tropical fish, and more on a 2-hour snorkel excursion from Waikiki. No need to wear your flippers and mask on the plane, as all necessary gear is provided. Under the careful guidance of a tour leader, discover the vibrant sea life of Turtle Canyons. Above water wildlife sightings may include spinner dolphins, flying fish, and - in winter months - humpback whales.
  • Discover sea life in its natural environment
  • Visit one of Waikiki’s top snorkel sites
  • Enjoy complimentary refreshments on the boat
  • Spend time away from the hustle and bustle

What's Included

  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Does not include a $5 parking fee, payable by cash or card in the lot.
  • Gratuities
  • Towels

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Living Ocean Tours
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd Slip B-01, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA

    Please meet us at our boat "Coral Kai" located in Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor, Slip B-1. Complete your online waiver prior to arrival and arrive at the boat 15 minutes early as the boat departs at your scheduled time. Parking is limited so we suggest arriving extra early to find a spot or take a taxi.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles on this group tour from Waikiki, where all the logistics are planned for you so you just need to concentrate on having a good time.

You’ll be taken to Waikiki’s Turtle Canyons, where you’ll be sure to swim with those green beauties. Plus, there are all sorts of colorful fish that swim near the reef.

Before you get into the water, your guide will give you a snorkel demo, answer any questions you may have, and make sure you feel secure in the water. You can use provided snorkel gear, so you don’t need to bring that separately.

Snacks will also be provided, which will be welcome after some serious snorkeling with sea turtles.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Dress code is swim wear
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Requires Basic Swimming Ability
  • Consider taking sea sickness medication if you are prone to motion sickness or are not accustomed to being on boats
  • Please bring a towel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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.

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SHRUTI_N
It was an amazing experience. The crew was so warm and welcoming. We were on our honeymoon to Oahu and decided to do turtle canyon. My husband is a swimmer but I know very basic swimming. The crew members were so inclusive and went above and beyond to help me get into the water. They made me feel comfortable and gave super useful tips. One of them also asked me to hold the buoy and swam a little distance so that I could see the turtles. Loved the experience and would highly recommend!

Reviews

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Amazing snorkeling experience
katie_h, Apr 2024
We had the best time on this snorkel trip. The crew was amazing and knowledgeable. They made sure the group stayed together and that we got a good view of the turtles. Being in the beautiful ocean with fish and the turtles was absolutely fantastic! Would for sure recommend this to anyone going to Oahu!
Loved it!
Jennifer_S, Apr 2024
The staff was amazing and very knowledgeable. They were helpful and kind. I loved the experience. Thank you.
Overall, our experience...
Ani_H, Apr 2024
Overall, our experience was delightful. The staff was very nice and attentive, making us feel welcomed and comfortable. My friends, our kids and I appreciated their friendliness and patience.
Life changer
Sandra_A, Apr 2024
What a life changer, loved the experience even though I struggled at first in the end I had already known I would be back! Tffini stayed by me and made me feel safe, so kind
Highly recommend
Eugene_K, Apr 2024
the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. they will make sure you are safe. they will also make sure you do not miss out and inform you when turtles are in the area.
Amazing First Time Experience
Carlos_R, Apr 2024
It was my first time snorkeling. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and guided me the entire way making it easy. We saw several turtles and fish. The experience was amazing! Highly recommend 👍
Super Fun
Josue_R, Apr 2024
The Crew was super nice, they take good care of you, and they give you information about the marine life. Everyone was super chill and outgoing. They made this experience super great. I would absolutely do this again. Definitely try it out, you won't regret it.
Fun
Nicholas_T, Apr 2024
We enjoyed the experience! It was fun. The crews were nice and professional. Definitely recommend those who has little kids.
A beautiful experience
Brooke_I, Apr 2024
The moment we all got in the water, we looked down and saw 5 sea turtles hanging out at a big rock probably 35 feet under but there were a lot of them, they would come up to the surface and get air and go back down, I’m so glad I brought my camera I got some amazing pictures and videos, but they are such majestic animals the next time I visit Honolulu I will definitely be going on this snorkeling trip again!
Must book!! Awesome experience!
Matthew_W, Apr 2024
This is a must-book if you’re looking for a great snorkeling experience with the turtles. Location was great— saw at least 8 turtles up close and tons of fish! Ella was amazing— our 7 year old was a bit timid and she took her out to the turtles so she could experience it all first-hand in the easiest way. Our 11 year old is a good swimmer and made it through with the “first group” with little issue. They offer life jackets for the kids and they give you all needed gear. They even had snacks for when you finish. Cannot say enough about how great this was. 15-minutes out and back, so you get well over an hour in the water. Awesome experience!!
Unexplained journey
Elijah_M, Apr 2024
The crew made my first time snorkeling experience amazing. Brief about the safety, the equipment, how to use the equipment and above all shared expert knowledge of the sea creatures. Highly recommended anyone to experience this!
Snokling
Linda_B, Apr 2024
The crew was so nice helpfully! Very patient when taking you out to see all the places that they can find fish and turtles
Super fun!
Miriam_S, Apr 2024
Amazing experience. First time snorkeling for the family and we had so much fun! The staff was very helpful and guided us so well
Turtles
Erica_H, Apr 2024
This was a fun tour. We had a group of over 15ppl. Our group ages were between 7 - 48. We were able to see a bunch of turtles or hang out by the boat. They had snacks and drinks. I would recommend this tour.
Would be better to go on a no wind day
Jeffrey_H, Apr 2024
This was a lot of fun and very cool to see the turtles. Only issue was we went on very windy day so we were pushed into other snorkelers in other groups and made it hard to relax in the water.
Awesome to see these magnificent sea creatures as they enjoy their bath!
Debra_R, Apr 2024
So much fun for the entire family (grandparents, kids and grandkids). The hosts (Living Oceans) were excellent: knowledgeable about turtles, safety for the turtles, and keeping a watchful eye on all passengers for their safety. Waters were a bit rough and sea sickness happens.
Wayyyyy too many people....
Christopher_S, Apr 2024
Wayyyyy too many people. Our boat had a ton of people and then two other tours shower up and there were kids everywhere. Definitely book a private tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for the feedback. Turtle canyons is the most popular snorkel spot on Oahu because of all the turtles. Because of its growing popularity and crowd we started offering a snorkeling tour to a nearby reef where other tour boats don’t visit (and turtles aren’t 100% guaranteed to visit either, but there’s still a good chance to view a turtle). If you’re looking for a reef with less people come check out our Waikiki waterslide, snorkel and diamond head cruise.
Great experience!
Urszula_S, Apr 2024
It was great experience for entire family. We saw not only turtles but also plenty of different fish species, so colorful. Crew made sure we had close look at all of it. I am not a swimmer (only me in my family) but yet I was in the water snorkeling and admiring views underwater. Highly recommended.
The marine biologist was...
Heidi_W, Apr 2024
The marine biologist was helpful with teaching about the different sea creatures. I would have given it a 5, but I would have liked to see more turtles.
Memorable and worth every penny
Deanna_W, Apr 2024
Amazing experience for our family’s first time snorkeling in Hawaii. The crew was friendly and informative. We saw not only about 5 turtles, but also spinner dolphins, sea urchin, a sea cucumber, and many fish. Just as we were headed back to the boat, a turtle came about 4 feet from us at the surface - so close we actually needed to back up to give her space. Highly recommend! Super easy and all around fantastic experience.
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