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Catamaran & Turtle Canyon Snorkel Excursion

High quality sail and turtle snorkel tour in Waikiki
Dive into Turtle Canyon and snorkel with the green sea turtles who come to be groomed by tang fish. Eat a sandwich with a refreshing beverage and set sail along the coast towards Diamond Head crater.
Honolulu 3 Hours
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Page Last modified September 4, 2019

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  • Swim with sea turtles
  • Sail along the coast of Honolulu and Waikiki
  • Spot whales (depending on the season)
  • Spot dolphins off the bow (if you get lucky)


How to prepare
  • Bring a towel and sunglasses
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Apply sunscreen

(Mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided)

"My family and I had a wonderful time snorkeling with the turtles. The crew was friendly and professional."
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– Chris Barradas
"We had an awesome catamaran tour! We almost didn't do this, but so glad we did!"..."Saw dolphins, sea turtles and even some flying fish!"
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– Yvonne Holste
"We had a great time on the snorkel cruise"..."The captain and crew were super friendly. Food was good, especially the fresh fruit. We saw lots of turtles as well so that's always good."
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– Spencer Mecham
Activity Overview

The first destination and a highlight of the trip is Turtle Canyon. Snorkel with green sea turtles who come to this place to be groomed by tang fish. Certified life guards are there to guide you to the turtles once you are in the water. Leap, dive, or flip off the boat while it is anchored at Turtle Canyon. Just ask the captain for permission and he will more than likely open the deck gate for you.

Post snorkel

Sandwiches with good sides are provided after the snorkel. The catamaran is equipped with a full bar and a friendly bartender. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available. The crew raises their sail to take the vessel out past the peak of Diamond Head crater before returning to the harbor. For more details, click here.

Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Catamaran & Turtle Canyon Snorkel Excursion. The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

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Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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