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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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Just ok..save your money

2021/07/21 Families with Young Children Kim

Crew and boat were great. Snorkeling spot was just ok. Saw 2 big turtles and a few fish and poor visibility. Very crowded in the water with people pushing into to you and kicking you in the face with their fins. Lunch wa... more

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Amazing experience at an unbelievable price!

2021/07/20 Friends GarimaT

We loved everything about this experience - the crew was extremely informed and friendly.
- our 21-24 year old kids stayed back to chat with the crew for 20 minutes after we came back on shore and came away with so ma... more

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First time snorkeling and it was great!

2021/07/19 Families Shaz

I booked this excursion for my 14 yr old son and me, it was our first time snorkeling. My son was a bit anxious before we boarded, he gets a bit weary when it comes to deep ocean water. The entire crew made us feel comfo... more

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amazing family experience

2021/07/19 Families Claudia S.

This was a great experience, the staff is great and friendly!! had a wonderful time with the family out on the sandbar, caught some great pictures and videos of sea turtles.

Great Time at Kaneohe sandbar

2021/07/18 Friends Jenny

I had a great time visiting the Kaneohe sandbar with the Captain Bruce crew. They were very welcoming and provided guidance and supervision during the trip to make sure everyone was safe. I was able to see many turtles a... more

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Best time ever!!

2021/07/17 Couples Lindsay Hope

I cannot say enough great things about this experience! We spent the day listening to music, playing volleyball on the sandbar, snorkeling and swimming with turtles. It was absolutely amazing. They grilled burgers, provi... more

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Snorkeling Cruises (Snorkeling Cruises & Tours), 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.