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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
    Enjoy a relaxing day at the famous Kaneohe Sandbar with Captain Bob's! A 4-hour 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 with native fishes of Hawaii.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD151.00

    Daily
    4 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    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!

    From USD55.36

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    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

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat in Hawaii. Then enjoy ocean activities, including a 20-foot waterslide! Tour includes hula entertainment and lunch. This dolphin encounter is an experience you'll never forget.
    Meal Provided

    USD163.00

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Set sail from Waikiki Beach on a snorkel cruise to Turtle Canyon. The best spot in Waikiki for snorkelers to encounter Hawaiian sea turtles. Bring your own food and drinks on board to refill after your snorkel. A budget-friendly Hawaii boat tour!

    From USD52.35

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Enjoy a relaxing eco-friendly dolphin watch cruise. Discover the beauty of West Oahu as you sail along the scenic coastline. Anchor up and jump in to snorkel the clear tropical waters. Includes continental breakfast, lunch and full bar service.
    Meal Provided

    USD140.24

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Cruise with Waikiki Marine Sports on a 3-hour afternoon snorkel adventure. Swim with turtles and tropical fish, and enjoy views from Diamond Head.

    From USD49.00

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Experience the beauty of Kaneohe Bay with Captain Bruce. Snorkel tropical reefs, see Hawaiian sea turtles and explore the shallow waters of the sandbar. Enjoy an unforgettable day at the famous Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, Hawaii's top attraction!

    From USD98.00

    30%
    OFF
    Wed, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Dolphin snorkel cruise is one of the top things to do in Hawaii! Oahu Dolphin Excursions lets you snorkel at two of the most spectacular dive spots along Oahu’s unspoiled West Coast. Make your dream come true and swim with graceful spinner dolphins!

    USD150.80

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Sail along Oahu’s West Coast with Ko Olina Ocean Adventures. A family-friendly dolphin watch and snorkel cruise great for all ages. Snorkel at two different spots, swim with turtles, reef fish, and tropical corals. SNUBA diving upgrade recommended.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD147.00

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Set sail on a Turtle Canyon snorkel cruise by catamaran and enjoy a fun-filled snorkeling expedition. Includes two free cocktails and a turtle sighting guarantee. If you do not see turtles during your sail, go again for free!
    Meal Provided

    From USD87.60

    Daily
    2.5 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Join Moana Sailing Catamaran on a cruise to Waikiki's most popular snorkeling destination, Turtle Canyon. Jump in and explore the clear ocean waters and witness tropical marine life. Optional add-on meal selections catered by Fatboy's Hawaii.

    From USD80.03

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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

    USD139.00

    Daily
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Explore the waters of West Oahu with Ocean Joy Cruises on an exciting dolphin watch tour & snorkeling adventure. Snorkel pristine reefs swim with turtles & tropical fish. Enjoy a Hawaiian style lunch & cocktails, as you cruise the scenic coastline.
    Meal Provided

    USD154.00

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  16. 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.
    Meal Provided

    From USD134.00

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3 - 4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. 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
    Special

    USD113.10

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Embark on a 3-hour semi-private sail with Kailua Ocean Adventures. Sail across Kailua Bay on an authentic Hawaiian Sailing Canoe along Lanikai beach and land at the twin islands. Snorkel, explore Moku Nui Island & swim in the Queen’s Bath Tide Pools.

    USD161.57

    Mon, Wed
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  19. Snorkel among the sea turtles in Waikiki on a 2-hour sail departing next to Hilton Hawaiian Village with Pink Sails. The expert crew specializes in assisting beginner snorkelers, making this perfect for families and snorkelers of all skill levels.

    From USD70.00

    50%
    OFF
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. 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

    From USD72.00

    Daily
    2.5 - 7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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