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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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2021/04/13 Families Trisha

The Trident crew was great and very fun. They took us to great snorkeling spots and let us use the scooters for no extra charge. Highly recommend going on this snorkel adventure!

Would do it again!

2021/04/12 Families Deb

Had a great time! Played volleyball on the sandbar for about an hour while the water was about 2.5 feet deep. Had a good hearty lunch with hamburgers, baked beans, pineapple, and a bag of chips. Boat then toured us over ... more

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10/10

2021/04/12 Friends Bailey

10/10 amazing. The best time we have had in Honolulu, crew knew what to do and say to us. Great job guys this was gorgeous and breathtaking

Great way to get out on the water.

2021/04/10 Solo Travelers Jcc

Guaranteed turtles but just The boat ride itself is worth it for the views and being on the water.

It was okay, the crew was great.

2021/04/10 Families Baker

The only reason I gave an okay was because we ordered breakfast to have on the boat. Some how the company did not order the meals. We were told we would receive a refund. We have not received the refund yet but that also... more

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So much FUN! Worth every penny!

2021/04/09 Friends HAPPY IN HAWAII!!

First, the crew was amazing! They were so helpful and made sure we were well equipped to enjoy every minute we were on this adventure. I was so excited to see the dolphins- I started hyperventilating a little as I was sw... 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.