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Snorkeling Cruises

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Choose from a variety of Oahu snorkeling tours departing from Waikiki, Kaneohe Bay, North Shore and the unspoiled West coast of Oahu. Snorkeling is Hawaii’s number one must do activity. Snorkel cruises are the best way to explore the clear Hawaiian waters, encounter tropical marine life, snorkel with turtles, and swim with wild dolphins.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the most popular snorkel spots and cruises on Oahu?

  • Waikiki - Sail to Waikiki’s famous Turtle Canyon, a known turtle cleaning station, for a snorkel sail adventure filled with turtles. Cruise with Holokai, Mana Kai, Manu Kai, Spirit of Aloha, or Pink Sails.
  • Waianae (Westside) - Cruise out to swim with wild spinner dolphins before exploring a vibrant Hawaiian tropical reef. Cruise with Ko Olina Ocean Adventure, Dolphin Excursions, or Dolphins & You.
  • Kaneohe Bay Sandbar - One of the most famous bays in Hawaii; enjoy an excursion to the sandbar with incredible scenic views and lots of turtles! Cruise with Captain Bruce, Captain Bob’s, or Hobie Catamaran.
  • North Shore - Snorkel at Waimea Bay, one of the best snorkel spots on the island with Nani Kai Ocean Adventure, only available from May - Nov.
  • Kailua & Lanikai - Venture from famous Lanikai beach to the secluded twin islands for an unforgettable and unique snorkeling experience onboard a Hawaii sailing canoe with Kailua Ocean Adventure.
  • Premier Snorkeling Cruises - A little bit longer than the Waikiki snorkel sails, these cruises offer more snorkeling time, more amenities onboard the boat and include lunch. Cruise with Ko Olina Ocean Adventure, Ocean Joy, Hawaii Nautical, or Trident Adventure.


What is the best snorkel cruise for beginners?

Paradise Cruises Dolphin Watch Snorkel is the most recommended cruise for entry level snorkelers and beginners.


What is the best snorkel cruise for advanced and expert snorkelers?

Trident Adventures and Nani Kai Ocean Adventures are the top choices for experienced snorkelers who would like more freedom to explore while snorkeling.


What is the most fun snorkel boat cruise?

Waikiki Marine Sports and Dolphins and You have the most fun snorkel cruises. Both options include a variety of fun water activities, Oceans & You has a 20ft waterslide and Waikiki Marine Sports has a water trampoline, in addition to kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boards and snorkeling.


Which Oahu snorkel tours include lunch?

Many Oahu Snorkel Tours provide lunch while on the water, with options varying from a simple deli style lunch to BBQ grilled burgers to Hawaiian style plate lunches. The following Oahu snorkel tours include a lunch:


What is the most affordable snorkel cruise in Waikiki?

Mana Kai Catamaran and Manu Kai Catamaran are the most affordable snorkel cruises in Waikiki.

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Latest reviews of Snorkeling Cruises

Awesome

2022/05/20 Couples Elisha

The whole experience is awesome and worth it. Their's alot of activities that you can do. The customer service is also awesome. They're all well trained and organized. Their is also a live band that provides the perfect ... more

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Great!

2022/05/19 Friends EEE

Really enjoyed the sandbar tour! One of the best experience on island!

Loved it

2022/05/17 Couples Leslie

This was a great experience! A must do if visiting and looking to enjoy a day in the ocean with lots of options for different water activities. Would recommend!

Great water sports

2022/05/17 Couples Danny

The crew and the water activities were really fun

Such a great experience

2022/05/16 Couples Shu

We originally booked a self-guided kayaking trip to the sandbar with another company but decided to switch to the cruise last minute. Best decision ever! We had a blast with the activities and the musicians did a fantast... more

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A fun time

2022/05/16 Families Kylie

Loved the snorkeling. The staff was amazing. Very helpful and friendly. The scenery was incredible. I took off one star because some of the lifejackets had mysterious stains on them. I would say this is mostly for people... more

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Snorkeling Cruises (Top 10 Best Things to Do in Oahu), Oahu tours & activities, fun things to do in Oahu | HawaiiActivities.com
Choose from a variety of Oahu snorkeling tours departing from Waikiki, Kaneohe Bay, North Shore and the unspoiled West coast of Oahu. Snorkeling is Hawaii’s number one must do activity. Snorkel cruises are the best way to explore the clear Hawaiian waters, encounter tropical marine life, snorkel with turtles, and swim with wild dolphins.