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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

awesome!

2021/11/28 Friends Evie

It is beyond awesome! Had a lot of options like banana boat( extra $), kayak, paddle board, snorkel, floating lounge. The crews are the best! They are welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful!

Poor communication between Veltra and the provider KBOS

2021/11/26 Families with Young Children Jim

My back went out on Sunday 21 Nov 21, so on Monday 22 Nov 21 at approximately1145 I called the number provided on the Veltra voucher, KBOS. I requested cancellation of one of the six participants stating I could barely ... more

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Captain Bob’s is awesome and must do!!

2021/11/26 Families with Young Children Sura

Captain Bob’s is awesome and must do. Kids enjoyed snorkeling and Sand bar. The staff was excellent. Surely recommend this tour to all.

Very good experience!

2021/11/24 Couples Bruce

The staffs are nice, snorkling is a lot of fun! They offer water, hot chocolate and tea. Also if you want to flush the salt away they provide clean water. The scenary is so nice!

Saw a turtle!

2021/11/22 Couples Catherine

Finally saw a turtle for the first time and learned all about the honu and how to be respectful!

Awesome time on the Sand Bar

2021/11/22 Couples Riki and Brandon

Best excursion on the Island. The staff was fantastic and accommodating from start to finish. Highly recommend and plan on going again when we return next year !!! Tha price and length of the excursion was better than ... 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.