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Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Lunch Sail

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Island:
OAHU
Special Feature:
INCLUDES FOOD
Highlights:
  • 1 Complimentary Drinks (Choice of Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages)
  • “Build Your Own” Sandwich Bar & Side
Includes:
Alcoholic Drinks
Fins
Life Vest
Lunch
Safety Briefing
Snorkeling Mask
Soft Drinks
Description:
Don't want the crowds @ Hanauma Bay? Then a catamaran ride to Turtle Canyons is just for you!

A FREE shuttle will pick you up ~8am (you will be back around 12pm) & take you to Kewalo Basin (south shore), where you will embark in one of Oahu’s newest & most impressive catamarans, the Makani. After a safety briefing you will set sail towards Turtle Canyons! Upon reaching turtle canyons you will be fitted with professional grade snorkel gear, fins, & a life vest. Plunge into the warm Hawaiian waters & snorkel just enough to not get too tired! Turtle Canyons is where all the turtles go to get “cleaned” by other fish, so expect to see many colorful varieties unique to the island. 
After an exciting snorkel, set off towards Oahu’s iconic Diamond Head for a relaxing sail & enjoy the beautiful views of Waikiki, & the Koolau Mountain Range. If you’re lucky you will see packs of mischievous dolphins racing with the Makani, & in the winter season maybe even some whales (Dec.- April)! Don’t forget your camera!  Enjoy a sandwich bar with hearty fillings and sides. Be sure to top off a delicious lunch with a High Tide, Makani’s signature cocktail with one of your 2 complimentary drink tickets! 

WHAT YOU MIGHT LIKE ABOUT THIS TOUR 
  • This is one of the nicest catamaran boats on the island, & its at a great price (many offer similar tours for more than $100!!!)

  • In the winter if you're lucky you will also see whales! (Dec.-April)

  • Its got a huge sail, & if you've never been sailing this will be a great way to experience the power of the Hawaiian Breeze!

  • With life vests & fins & professional snorkel equipment & crew, you will feel very comfortable & safe & be able to enjoy! Its easy too!


WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS TOUR
  • Some people get seasick. We recommend taking a motion sickness pill before the tour. Also, the crew is very good about giving you tips to avoid motion sickness.

  • Some people think it is too easy. For those who want more adventure, we recommend scuba diving (beginners ok). This trip is very safe & the crew does a good job of keeping the group together & making sure nobody swims too far from the boat.

  • Some find sailing to be boring. While this trip is very cool because you stop to snorkel, the main focus is sailing. Its very relaxing, but some find it too relaxing.

Includes 2 Complimentary Drinks & Healthy Sandwich Bar. 

Selections include the following (subject to change):
  • A hearty sandwich bar with Sliced Turkey & Ham, Mild American & Aged Swiss Cheese slices, freshly 
  • Baked Whole Wheat & White Bread with Deli Mustard & Mayonnaise. 
  • Papaya & Pineapple Tropical Fruit Salad 
  • Roasted Red Potato Salad with hints of Olive Oil & Dijon 
  • Sweet Maui Onion Potato Chips 
  • Premium Fresh Brewed Coffee 
  • 1 Complimentary Drinks, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available.

Highlights & Inclusions: 
  • Friendly & Experienced Crew 
  • Bose Surround Sound Stereo System 
  • Covered & Open-Air Seating 
  • Dual Restrooms 
  • Full Bar Selection 
  • Eco Friendly & Biodegradable Cups, Plates, & Cutlery 
  • Certified Lifeguard & “Turtle Spotter”
  • Frequent Sightings of Turtles & Dolphins 
  • Humpback Whale Sightings (Seasonal) 
  • Spectacular Views of Honolulu, Waikiki, & Diamond Head 
  • 1-Hour Snorkeling Adventure 
  • 2-Hour Sailing Cruise

What to Bring: 

Sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, towel, slippers/flip flops
 
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Itinerary:
Detailed hourly tour description after it starts

Activity
Time
Complimentary Hotel Pickups7:45 AM - 8:40 AM
Check In at Kewalo Basin8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Boarding Makani8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Sail Briefing & Departure9:00 AM
Open Ocean Sailing Begins9:05 AM
Arrive at Snorkeling Spot9:15 AM
Snorkeling Time9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Continue Sailing10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Lunch Served10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Sailing Ends11:50 AM
Shuttle Arrival for Guest Return11:50 AM
Arrival at Kewalo Basin12:00 PM
Shuttle Departure12:10 PM
Complimentary Hotel Returns12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Rates
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Adult13-62
$
119
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Senior63+
$
105
Child3-12
$
90
Infant2 & younger
$
0
Schedule
Days
Check in
Duration
Pick up Location
Comment
Tu, W, Th, F, Sa, Su8:30 AM3 hoursWaikiki Area Hotels. Click book it button for exact pickup times & locations.Directions can be seen in the booking page & will be included in your confirmation email. See map below for approximate location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Great question! This particular tour goes out in the deeper water. Every time I have gone there have been turtles everywhere and I've taken some very closeup shots. Bear in mind, its nature so the quantity of turtles is always unpredictable. With the "Circle Island Turtle Snorkel" tour you can notice from the pictures, its done in shallow water. This tour would be a better chance of getting close up pictures. They are usually also basking on the beach as well. Hope this helps!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. When you select your hotel in the booking page, you will see the pickup location and directions. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
Yes! You will have a life vest, so they will be able to float. Every time I've gone to that spot I've seen turtles, so it's definitely one of my favorites tours on Oahu to see turtles up close in their natural habitat!
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Check In Location
1009 Ala Moana Boulevard, Kaka'ako, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96814
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
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Reviews
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I like this boat i just came back from a boat trip I like the service and the staff it was great!!!!!
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This is a must do when in Oahu
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The crew was awesome and made it such a fun experience. Did the snorkeling and just was amazed how clear the water is and able to see the turtles and fish swimming around and near the bottom of Turtle Canyon. I will definitely do this again next time I'm in Oahu.
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We had an awesome time on the Makani!!
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My family will remember Snorkelling in Turtle Canyon forever! The crew was outstanding - very friendly and fun to hang out with!! The lunch was fresh and filling... The "High Tide" was also VERY tasty! Mahalo Makani!!
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Had an awesome time!
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Turtle canyon was great!! I would certainly recommend to any of my clients!! Thanks again captain!!
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Thanks Makani!
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We had a great time. The crew was nice n pleasant. We were able to see wild animals like fish, turtles n dolphins.
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Awesome time!
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Laid back but super professional crew. I grew up on a sailboat and wanted my teenage girls to have a fun and positive experience out on the water...these guys delivered! They were patient with one daughter who was a bit queasy and let my more adventurous daughter take the helm for a bit. Turtle cove delivered lots of turtle sightings as promised! I will be back our next trip to Oahu.
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Sail and snorkel
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Was an easy pick up to the catamaran and great sail until we stopped at Turtle Canyon- got to see fish, turtles, saw a few whales while sailing. Nice time
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Went Sailing & snorkeling
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Saw some dolphins & turtles & cool views of Waikiki from the ocean!
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Had an awesome time and the crew were great. Got to see turtles and fishies during our snorkeling time. The High Tide drinks were awesome. Highly recommend. Thanks for the Ohana experience!!
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We had a wonderful time!
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Snorkeling and sailing were amazing. It was a beautiful day to spend with friends in Hawaii! Thank you!
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Awesome crew! Saw so many Whales!!!
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Big Turtles!
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When you see these big sea-turtles on the beach you think they never move. I booked in the hostal a snorkel-trip to turtle canyon and that is really the perfect name because I saw so many turtles and in the free ocean they really move...just amazing:D and to get there we went by a catamaran and on the way we saw dolphins. just a great half day trip and I think it is a must for people which like snorkeling!!!! ... morethank you to hostel tours hawaii
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Snorkel with the Turtles!
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Just did the snorkel with the turtles tour and it was super dope. The crew is great and will totally crack you up. I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone. The staff at hostel tours hawaii are very friendly and helpful. Two thumbs up.
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Sailing with Hostel Tours Hawaii!
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We saw baby dolphins and heaps of dolphins doing flips in the water. Being on the boat was nice and relaxing too.
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