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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.

Hawaii Activities has a great selection of snorkel cruises in Hawaii. Find the best deals and discounts on the most popular snorkel tours on Oahu. Book early as they sell out quickly!

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

Manu Kai Waikiki Snorkel with Turtles Cruise with Beers & Cocktails

Great time!

2022/09/27 Couples J Moro

I had a great time. The crew was friendly and professional. Recommend.

BOB's Hawaii Underwater Scooter Adventure & Turtle Watching Tour

Great experience

2022/09/26 Solo Travelers Janene

Fabulously unique activity and wonderful crew ensuring everyone's enjoyment

Captain Bob's Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Snorkel & BBQ Lunch with Free Transportation

You need to go!

2022/09/26 Couples Kass Snow

My husband surprised me with this tour. They picked us up near our hotel and were wonderful hostess. They made the experience very fun and grilled up great burgers. I loved the sand bar and snorkeling. I would definitely... more

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Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkel Cruise, Ocean Sports Adventure & Live Music

Amazing experience

2022/09/26 Couples Mario

100% recommended and family friendly as well. Great option

Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkel Cruise, Ocean Sports Adventure & Live Music

Don’t miss this!

2022/09/25 Couples Steph

Hands-down, money well spent! Staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The boat provided lots of fun activities without micromanaging. Did some fun snorkeling and banana boat rides. Enjoyed a fantastic live band on the ... more

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Waikiki's Most Affordable Turtle Snorkel Sail Tour - Mana Kai Catamaran

1000/10 stars! Choose them for your snorkel adventure!

2022/09/25 Couples Nicole

Such a fun and welcoming crew, nice boat and great experience! We Sat on the net at the front of the boat, highly recommend, super fun and exciting! The turtle post was awesome, it was at the feeding grounds so we saw to... 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.