Waikiki Snorkel & Sailing Tour to Turtle Canyon


Waikiki Snorkel & Sailing Tour to Turtle Canyon


Duration: 2.5 hours

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  • Snorkel with turtles and other marine life in their natural habitat
  • Picturesque views of the Waikiki coastline
  • Spacious, comfortable, and stable trimaran sailing vessel
  • Convenient departure location in Waikiki
  • Private charters available (snorkel, whale watch, and/or sunset)


A trip to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without heading out on the warm turquoise waters that beckon off of Waikiki. Accessible only by boat, popular Turtle Canyon is the most convenient location for discovering the underwater world, with schools of tropical fish often approaching within feet and a friendly turtle sighting almost guaranteed! You may get lucky and also observe a large pod of dolphins (or even swim with them), and whale sightings are common Dec-April. Even those not into snorkeling enjoy the amazing coastal views of Waikiki with the mountains as a backdrop, as well as the relaxing vibes sailing while listening to music and being taken care of by the friendly crew.

Cruise Time: 
11 am - 1 pm, except 2 - 4 pm on some rare dates as shown upon entering checkout
Note: If the displayed time doesn't work for you and you're a party of 4+, feel free to contact us and there may be flexibility opening up another time

TIP: We suggest booking early in your trip since it's sometimes cancelled due to ocean conditions, and in that case you would be more able to reschedule (than just cancel/refund).

The Shared Charter (up to 30 people, usually much less) shows real-time availability and has instant confirmation. The Private Charter option, however, is more of a request subject to availability based on your preferred time of day. If you prefer, feel free to email us before submitting a private charter request, especially for a date within the next few weeks when private charter availability may be more limited.

TravelShack's Choice


  • Most convenient departure point for those staying in Waikiki. Ala Wai Boat Harbor is the only harbor right in Waikiki and is walking distance from many Waikiki lodgings.
  • The 41 foot sailing vessel is spacious and takes no more than 20-30 passengers (often less) for a more intimate and comfortable cruise, even though licensed for 45 people
  • The boat is a trimaran, which means it has three hulls and is the most stable type of vessel for reducing the risk of any seasickness
  • With the 300 square foot Sunbrella bimini, there is plenty of shaded comfortable seating, all open-air for nice breezes and unobstructed views (other vessels often only have shaded seating in an indoor cabin)
  • 2 netted seating areas for a fun & relaxing way to cruise the waters
  • 2 spacious restrooms onboard
  • Although the boat motors out to the site, it usually sails back (pending conditions)
  • In the event Turtle Canyon has unusually poor conditions or is overly crowded, tour has access to a private mooring near Diamond Head for a more secluded snorkeling destination
  • During whale season (Dec-March), the tour deploys a high quality hydrophone so you can hear the underwater whale songs

A second video with more shots of the boat is included at the very bottom of this page

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Hawaii features a dazzling variety of fish. We can't conceive of a trip to Hawai'i without snorkeling at least once.