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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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  1. No.1
    Discover the hidden waters of windward Oahu's Kaneohe Bay! This tour takes you on a boat cruise to the magical sandbar, where you'll swim, play volleyball, or just relax. Then, you'll have lunch and snorkel along the reefs and native fish of Hawaii.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD141.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    Explore Turtle Canyon in Waikiki with a fun-filled snorkeling eco-tour and catamaran cruise. Be greeted by the amazing Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle on this morning sailing adventure with lots of time for swimming with turtles & tropical fish!

    USD80.00

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat in Hawaii. Then enjoy ocean activities, including a 20-foot waterslide! Tour includes hula entertainment and a taro bun cheeseburger lunch. This dolphin encounter is an experience you'll never forget.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD163.00

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    4.5 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Enjoy up to 5 different Waikiki water activities in one day! Snorkel, cruise on a kayak or stand up paddle board, or play on the water slide & trampoline on the water, all from one amazing boat cruise in Waikiki!
    Pick-up Provided

    USD79.00

    6%
    OFF
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. Sail and snorkel the beautiful blue waters of Waikiki! Dive into a fun-filled day of ocean adventure as you discover the colorful marine life of Hawaii.

    From USD123.93

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Sail the beautiful Kaneohe Bay on a Hobie Catamaran! The most affordable way to explore Keneohe Bay Sandbar and snorkel on clear tropical waters.
    Pick-up Provided
    Special

    From USD100.00

    6%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Join Manu Kai Catamaran on a fun morning snorkel! Tours depart daily from Waikiki Beach in front of Duke's Restaurant. This cruise includes 3 free alcoholic beverages and unlimited soft drinks. Great for families!

    USD55.36

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Go on a fun catamaran cruise and snorkel among fish, coral and green sea turtles at the famous Turtle Canyon in Waikiki! Snorkeling gear and flotation vests are provided.

    USD52.35

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Cruise aboard the Dolphin Star! Watch dolphins play on Oahu's scenic west coast on a morning tour or add snorkeling to your adventure with an afternoon cruise! Great tour for families with kids.
    Pick-up Provided
    Special

    From USD64.80

    10%
    OFF
    Daily
    2.5 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. Set sail on a 4-hour cruise from Ko Olina Harbor aboard the Hololea Kai, a 53-ft gold coast, luxury catamaran. Watch playful dolphins and snorkel or snuba with the turtles and reef fish on this West Coast Oahu adventure in Waianae.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD147.00

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Make your dream come true and swim with graceful spinner dolphins on a snorkeling tour in Waianae! This dolphin excursion lets you snorkel at two of the most spectacular dive spots on the West coast of Oahu and swim with dolphins!
    Special

    USD150.80

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Experience the thrill of meeting wild dolphins face-to-face on this exciting adventure on Oahu's west side! You'll watch pods of dolphins and jump in the water to safely observe them. Then, snorkel with turtles at two beautiful coral reefs.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD139.00

    Daily
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Enjoy a relaxing eco-friendly dolphin watch cruise. Sail along Oahu's West Coast on a deluxe catamaran & snorkel on one of the island's finest spots. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and full bar service.
    Meal Provided

    USD128.70

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Embark on a relaxing dolphin watch cruise with Ocean Joy, the only afternoon sunset snorkel tour on Oahu. Enjoy an island-style dinner, tropical cocktails & discover the beauty of the west coast.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD134.00

    5%
    OFF
    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. Board the Kama Hele Kai, a 32-foot catamaran, and journey from Haleiwa Harbor down the coastline of Hawaii’s famous North Shore. See fish, turtles, and even dolphins on this ocean adventure surrounded by the beautiful beaches of North Shore Oahu.

    From USD134.64

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Join an epic 3-hour whale watching excursion aboard a high-speed raft on the west coast of Oahu. Take your adventure to the next level with nearby snorkeling.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD113.10

    Tue, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. Sail across Kailua Bay on an authentic Hawaiian Sailing Canoe along Kailua & Lanikai beach and land at the twin islands, Mokulua. Snorkel, explore Moku Nui & swim in the Queen’s Bath Tide Pools.

    USD161.57

    6%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Dolphin watch, snorkel with tropical fish, & sip on a Mai Tai aboard a luxury power catamaran. This is the only vessel that has access to Kaena Point on Oahu's west coast. Snorkel & swim and this remote location & enjoy a Hawaiian style buffet.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD154.00

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Go snorkeling among the turtles in Waikiki with this 2-hour snorkel sail departing from Ala Wai Harbor. Be greeted by the friendly crew of Pink Sails who are ready to help even kids or first-time snorkelers to get in the water.

    USD63.00

    43%
    OFF
    Mon
    0.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. Forget about the over crowded Kaneohe Sandbar and Visit Hawaii Kai's best-kept secret: the Maunalua Bay Paradise Sandbar! This is the only tour permitted to visit the sandbar meaning you have exclusive access that others do not!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD119.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 - 6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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