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Hilton Turtle Reef Snorkel

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Island:
OAHU
Special Feature:
INCLUDES FOOD
Highlights:
  • Turtles, dolphins, & whales (Dec.-April)
  • Lunch Buffet & 2 alcoholic drinks!
  • On the beach, right outside the Hilton!
Includes:
Fins
Life Vest
Safety Briefing
Snacks & Water
Snorkeling Mask
Soft Drinks
Description:

Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran:

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at sea, and snorkel in Hawaii’s azure waters at Turtle Canyon. Whales visit December through April. See fish, reefs, even green sea turtles at play off the Waikiki coast. Operates daily except on Wednesdays.

Use of required inflatable snorkel safety vest & snorkel gear included.


MENU (subject to change):

  • Unlimited lunch buffet of build-your-own sandwich fixings including deli meats and cheeses, tuna, taro rolls & baguettes
  • Veggie platter
  • Sides of penne pasta
  • Tortilla chips & salsa
  • Cookies
  • Unlimited non alcoholic beverages
  • 2 free bar drink tickets per adult; $1 beer/$2 mixer extras.
Afternoon option with no lunch:

Spirit of Aloha takes you to the outer side of the Turtle Canyon reef near Hilton Hawaiian Village. Also enjoy a scenic sail along the Waikiki coast. Enjoy the best snorkeling platform as the yacht becomes your island retreat to a site inaccessible from the beach.


MENU (subject to change): 

  • Bar snacks such as chips, mixed nuts and chex mix
  • Unlimited non alcoholic beverages
  • 2 free bar drink tickets per adult; $1 beer/$2 mixer extras

 
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Rates
Per
Age
Price
Comment
Adult13+
$
129
Morning (Includes Lunch)
Child4-12
$
89
Morning (Includes Lunch)
Adult13+
$
109
Afternoon (No Lunch)
Child4-12
$
69
Afternoon (No Lunch)
Infant3 & youner
$
0
Schedule
Days
Check in
Depart
Duration
Comment
Daily10:00 AM10:30 AM2 hours 30 minutesCheck in at the beachfront Port Waikiki Cruises kiosk, near the Hilton Pier, ground level of the Alii Tower at the Diamondhead exterior corner of Tropics Bar & Grill lanai, at the end of Paoa Place.
1:00 PM1:30 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Click the "book it" button and you will see live availability.
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.
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!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Check In Location
2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96815
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.
Reviews
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
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So much fun! From the time we boarded the ship, we felt welcome by the captain and crew. The captain must have been a social director for a fraternity as he was fun. The spirits were flowing and the crew of Brad and Carin made sure you had enough to drink if u wanted it. Yet this no Gilligan's Island tour. Just fun and scenic! 5 stars.
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Fun snorkeling with family and friends. Leaves from Hilton Hawaiian Village. The crew was friendly and capable. Many boats in the area are far from as clean and modern "Spirit of Aloha." Thank you captain and crew for a great day on the water.
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Jacob, Julia and Dave were an absolute blast.  Nice, entertaining and knowledgable. There were only 8 of us on their beautiful catamaran which was so awesome. Drinks were great, perfect hosts. Totally recommended, thank you guys very very much!
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We went on the turtle snorkel with lunch cruise. It was awesome. They had an assortment of prescription goggle masks (I have terrible eyes and didn't even know prescription masks were a thing) to pick from and we were both able to find a good set. They provided flippers too, which most other snorkel tours I could find online did not. The spot was good with at least 6 turtles hanging out getting their ... morebacks cleaned (the fish come and eat the plankton off of the turtles' shells) that we could watch and swim near. There were also some pretty fish around too, but the turtles were the focus. We snorkeled until we were tired (at least an hour in the water) and headed back to the boat. There was a build your own sandwich buffet and drinks waiting for us. The sandwiches were simple but good and the drink variety was nice (lots of juices and sodas plus two kinds of beer and the usual well spirits (mixed drinks were poured relatively strong)). While drinking and eating we sailed west for a while and then back to the Hilton (about an hour of sailing). Views of the Honolulu skyline and Diamond Head were very nice. I chatted with Brad some (he was the snorkel guide and bartender) about the other islands and things to do; he was helpful with great tips about Oahu's North Shore, Kauai, and the Big Island.
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A couple years ago I took a snorkel cruise out to turtle canyon and it was awesome so of course I wanted to do it again this trip. I tried contacting the other company I went with before (Island Magic Catamaran) twice and didn't hear back so we went with these guys because they also had good reviews (and offered lunch!). ... more

We checked in at 10:05 worried we were late because the confirmation paper said be there no later than 30 minutes before departure (10:30). The guy who gave us our boarding passes said we didn't need to actually be there until 10:15. 

We got on board and Dustin, Brad and Nick introduced themselves. I can't remember who was who but one of the guys was a beautiful Hawaiian man. The other two were pretty good eye candy as well. They went over all the safety stuff and off we went! 

It was a quick trip out to turtle canyon and we got ourselves all set up. One of the main reasons why I've given them five stars (other than how awesome they were) was they they provided us with flippers - most places don't - and PRESCRIPTION SNORKEL GEAR!! I didn't even think this was a thing! I was actually able to SEE all the turtles clearly! I'm near sighted at a fairly light prescription (-2.00) but my partner is nearly blind without his glasses and they had up to a -7.00 which was perfect for him. This really made the whole trip superb for us. 

There were lots of turtles around and the guys gave us lots of time to swim around (the whole trip was 2 1/2 hours). Once we tired ourselves out we went back to the boat and they set sail around the area. We ate and drank - they were not stingy on the alcohol by any means. The food was just sandwiches, potato salad and chips but it was actually really nice having something simple and light like that after ingesting all that ocean water. 

Overall a great experience and I'd happily book with them again!
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My boyfriend and I booked the Sea Turtle Tour with lunch included and LOVED IT!! The staff was super welcoming and really made the tour special. Corinne swam out with the group and showed us where the turtles hang out and we got to snorkel/swim right next to the turtles as they surfaced, it was surreal!! She also dove down and brought up a sea urchin for us to hold, as well as a giant starfish - very ... morecool. We had plenty of time to take pic's, swim with the sea turtles and dive. The food was good at lunchtime and the boat ride was relaxing afterwards. I will definitely use this company again for other tours when I go back to Hawaii. This is a must do tour - sightseeing of the turtles are guaranteed or you get another boat ride/tour to do it again. Thank you Dustin, Corinne, and Dave for an amazing experience that I'll never forget.
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This is a must do for a great time! The captain and crew were very friendly and chill people. Great drinks, nice food, great instruction and the turtles and fish watching was incredible! This was my first time snorkeling and I'm completely addicted now. Thanks so much to the crew for an amazing adventure!! Mahalo!
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Went out today very nice clean boat, makes 4 nice pics ... Saw 4 turtles, trigger fish, bunch of other fish .. Thick schools very cool .. Equipment was good in good condition, drinks were provided after the snorkeling.. Cool staff .. I'll take my kids in March for sure ! Mahalo :)
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I *highly* recommend the Turtle Canyon Sea Turtle Snorkel and lunch cruise. It was AMAZING. First, you have a real attentive, real knowledgeable crew that takes GREAT care of you and is social. Second, you have a crew member go out into the water with you and guides you to where the sea turtles are and lets you know what they're doing or even about to do. Your only job is to enjoy the water, the snorkel, ... moreand the creatures.

I always thought swimming with the dolphins was the thing to do. NOPE!!! The sea turtles are where it's at. Gorgeous, ginormous beings.

I so enjoyed myself because of the crew! I would do this again, and again, and again, and again.
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This was by far the best thing we did while on vacation here. Would totally do it again. The views are so beautiful not to mention we got to see 5 turtles and a pod of dolphins. The crew was fantastic.
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The Turtle Reef Snorkel tour is a must do!!! The crew was FANTASTIC!!! A member of our group was extremely nervous and Brad provided her with assistance to be able to get out to the reef!! Corinne was also a calming support and fantastic guide!!! Would definitely take this tour again!!!! Oh!!! Our captain was AWESOME!!!!
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The Spirit of Aloha Catamaran Snorkel Cruise with Captain Amy and Crew was outstanding!! We did the 1030AM Snorkel/Sail/Lunch cruise and highly recommend for great snorkeling in Turtles Canyon, excellent equipment, brand new boat and a savvy crew that had all of us safely enjoying seeing this awesome wildlife.... more
Plus: great Mai Tais
Mahalo!!
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We went out on the afternoon sailing cruise and the snorkel cruise (2 different days). We had a great time both days. Captain Josh and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. We sailed both days that made it a real cruise. We saw turtles and a good variety of fish. The food after swimming was actually tasty and fresh. We felt that it was priced reasonably and a fun side trip being so close to the Hilton ... moreHawaiin Village.
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Bottom line up front -- fantastic service, great gear and boat, and, while nothing is a sure thing when trying to observe wildlife in a safe and responsible manner --- they go above and beyond to produce! I absolutely recommend their sunset cruise and snorkeling trips (actually took the turtle snorkeling excursion TWICE!)... more

Going out on the Spirit of Aloha three times in one week (first week in May) I felt like I got to observe the crew and procedures more than would normally be the case. While Corinne, Brad and Nick were real standouts in their ability to balance safety, customer service, and most important - finding sea turtles, the whole team clearly projects an image of truly enjoying what they're doing.

Notable - they work hard to find sea turtles for their clients. On my first trip we found them right away. On my second, during which my wife was able to break free of her conference and participate, we didn't initially see any. Things were not looking good. Having lived all over the world for almost 18 years, and taking many tours to observe wildlife, I realized they could have shrugged their shoulders and called it good ("sorry folks - turtles didn't get the memo - time to head back"). That's exactly NOT what they did - they worked their fins off to find them and finally succeeded. More sightings up close than my first trip.

As for the sunset cruise - fantastic! Great boat handling, tasty heavy appetizers in a casual setting, and lots of time loitering off the coast to soak in some spectacular scenery and a gorgeous sunset. And as always -- fantastic customer service! The only thing I'd ask is ..... any way to get the music already playing in the main cabin to those enjoying the sun and spray outside on deck? Would be a great additional touch that would make a great excursion even better!

To wrap up - well organized, magnificent customer service, and overall a great value. Absolutely recommend adding excursions on the Spirit of Aloha to your itinerary. They made my first trip to HI truly memorable, and can do the same for you.
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We did the lunch snorkeling cruise on our first trip to Oahu, and it was the first thing we booked for our second trip. It was so much fun. All the needed gear is provided and the guide takes you to a sea turtle hot spot (we saw at least 7). After the snorkel portion, you eat lunch (make your own sandwich and chips) while you cruise around Waikiki. There are places on the boat both in and out of the ... moresun, as well as a bathroom and boarding from a dock (that means you don't have to get wet getting on or off the boat). The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, chatting with us and even bringing us drinks. We will be doing this cruise again.
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Swimming with the turtles was amazing, but this company did awesome. Walked us through the protocol without a huge lecture. Corine took us out to see the turtles and she was super attentive and friendly(besides adorable). Lunch was light and fresh. Beers flow and cocktails will be brought to you while you lay on the bow in the sun. Tip generously people. These kiddos work hard. I would definitely ... moredo it again
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Have you ever been swimming with turtles? In Hawaii? I have. I know, right? They take you not very far from the sand, but it is a little nook where they have a couple of protected turtles. The day we were out the waters were a little rough and the currents strong. It was a little funny (and at times terrifying) to see my bud, who didn't know how to swim, fighting the currents. He's in great shape ... moreand was struggling at times. Haha we made it through and had a much deserved drink when we got back on board - more on that later.

Swim was from 1:30 - 3pm. In total you spend about 1 hour in the actual ocean, the rest of the time is coming and going from the dock. In total you'll see about 5 turtles - and plenty of fish. A couple of the turtles are pretty big - and while you can't get TOO close, you get close enough to see them up close and personal when they come up for air. We had two guides with us and they were diving down, pulling up a uni, starfish, and sea snail. They let folks touch and inspect them up close. You can dive down too, if you're brave. I thought I could make it pretty deep, but nope. I shot right back up haha.

The tour included 2 drinks. You can only drink them after the dive - so chug them up while you're headed back to the dock. We had some really nice (strong) rum punches the captain made for us. We took them down and were feeling REALLY nice as we got back to the beach.

The staff overall was great. As I mentioned the girl at booth was super nice - and the entire crew on the boat was awesome too. They explained all the safety stuff - in a fun way - and made the dive super enjoyable. Great experience, and really glad we got to fit it in, even though it meant cutting a food tour short to make it on time. The sacrifices we must make, I guess.
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Turtle Snorkel and Sail lunch was awesome! Crew was great and snorkeling was awesome. Lunch was just make your own sandwich but that was fine sine we were snorkeling and then sailing, don't go if you're looking for some special lunch... If you want to swim and snorkel with turtles it is absolutely worth the money!!
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