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Waikiki Turtle Canyon Snorkel Pontoon

Location: Waikiki, Oahu

Jump on the stable pontoon boat and get a closer look at Hawaii's beautiful reef fish while snorkeling at the popular Turtle Canyon Reef. This family friendly tour offers ample space on board ensuring a comfortable and relaxing experience. Whether you’re snorkeling or enjoying the views from the boat, this tour promises an engaging and educational journey into Hawaii's underwater world.

What to Expect

Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor, just a few minutes outside Waikiki, where you’ll be warmly welcomed by our enthusiastic crew with high spirits. After a quick orientation and gear fitting, you'll be escorted to step board "The Lola," a spacious 40ft Corinthian pontoon style Catamaran. As you motor towards Turtle Canyon Reef, the upbeat party music playlist is in full effect while you enjoy stunning panoramic views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. We'll turn down the music while the knowledgable crew shares fascinating local history and marine biology insights during a narrative tour of your surroundings.

Arriving at Turtle Canyons, the action truly begins! Dive into the clear waters with guidance from our professional snorkel guides. Explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and watch Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles glide gracefully by. Our crew will be in the water with you, pointing out various marine creatures and ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience so you don't miss a thing.

Non-swimmers are welcome on this inclusive tour! Even if you have never been in the ocean but want to give it a try, our accommodating crew is trained to assist swimmers of all levels. We'll load you up with various flotation devices and jackets and swim near you while in the water. And if you prefer to stay dry, we also offer ride-along tickets for guests to relax on the boat, soak up the Hawaiian sun, and enjoy the lively atmosphere as you spot marine creatures from above.

As you leisurely sail back to harbor, enjoy snacks and cold refreshments. This is often where you might catch sight of playful dolphins or even whales, adding an extra splash of excitement to your adventure. The relaxing music, combined with the camaraderie of fellow passengers and the thrill of marine encounters, ensures an unforgettable and joyous experience.


  • Narrated boat tour of Waikiki
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, fins, snorkel)
  • Life jackets
  • Professional snorkel guides and boat crew
  • Snacks and cold refreshments
  • Photos and videos (available with premium packages)
  • Bathroom onboard the boat
  • Non-swimmers welcome to join
  • Upbeat music playlist
  • No age requirement to attend


  • Snorkeling suitable for ages 3 and up (parent or guardian must be present for minors)
  • Infants allowed - as long as they are in a car seat or carrier.
  • Reservations required; no walk-ups
  • No full-face snorkel masks allowed for safety

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sun-protecting gear (hat, sunglasses)
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Crew gratuity (optional but appreciated)


2 hours


Kewalo Basin Harbor: 1085 Ala Moana Blvd. #103 Honolulu, HI 96814

Cancellation Policy

Prior to booking, please note that we enforce a strict 48 hour cancellation/reschedule policy. For any booking, rescheduling without incurring any fees or cancellations must be made by the customer forty-eight (48) hours before the event in order to receive a full refund. No refund will be issued for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, for any reason. In the event that rescheduling is not possible, no refund will be issued with less than 48 hours notice. If the cancellation is outside of the 48-hour cancellation window, the customer may reschedule within (24) hours for a rescheduling fee of $40 per person. Customers will receive a full refund or reschedule for no fee if operator cancels due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.