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Haleiwa Catamaran Snorkel Tour

Hop aboard our 40ft catamaran, the Ho'onanea, for an unforgettable experience! Our Hawaii snorkeling trips will take you sailing along the laid back coast of the North Shore to the best snorkel spots in the clear tropical water on our private mooring location behind a Hawaii Marine Sanctuary.

Our groups are small and personal. (16 passengers maximum on a boat that is licensed for 19). You will have a peaceful snorkel, away from the crowds, in clear tropical water with the guidance of professionals.

What to Expect

Snorkeling Hawaii is an adventure into an underwater paradise. The living reefs of North Shore Oahu, Hawaii are host to hundreds of species of fish and other marine life. During our sail along the North Shore we can observe sea turtles near the shore. On many days we encounter Spinner dolphins as they come and escort our catamaran, surf the bow wave and put on a great show as they cavort in the wake of our boat.

There is plenty of time for snorkeling and swimming once we arrive at our location. The snorkeling spots are home to sea turtles and it is easy to come eye to eye with them while in the water.

We have all the snorkel equipment you need on board. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring it.

During the 4 Hour Morning Snorkel Tour, after exploring the underwater scenery, come back aboard the Ho'o Nanea for a delicious deli lunch and cold drink catered by a local eatery.

By late morning the tradewinds are blowing and the sailing is fun! This 40ft Catamaran was originally built for speed and has been converted into a whale watching boat. So as the main sail is raised, the jib goes up, and we sheet in, get ready for fun on the ocean.

The Ho'o Nanea is the perfect boat for sailing. It is just the right size to keep you close to the ocean, but big enough to be a safe and stable viewing platform. We are the only commercial sailing catamaran on the whole North Shore. You will not find a gaggle of boats competing for snorkeling. It is a truly amazing experience!

Please Arrive 30 minutes before departure for check-in process


  • Sanitized and Professional Snorkel Equipement
  • Flotation Devices if Needed
  • Lunch Served during 4 Hour Morning Tour
  • The only Commercial Sailing Catamaran on the North Shore
  • Frequent Flying Fish, Dolphin, and Turtle Sightings
  • Friendly and Knowledgable Crew
  • Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets on board
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage Refreshments
  • Bring Your Own Beer / Alcohol Permission
  • Enjoyable Sailing off the underdeveloped North Shore


3 & 4 hours


  • Please meet us at our boat in the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. For GPS, we recommend that you use the "Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill" or harbor address: 66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712. Our boat is located next to the 2 story grey building in the middle of the harbor.

Cancellation Policy

All cruises and tours have a 24-hour notice of cancellation policy. Any cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will not receive a refund. There is a 20% fee for rescheduling within 24-hour period. Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances (i.e. Lack of participation) Weather conditions are decided at the boat dock. Private charters require 168-hour (7 Day) notice for refund. 20% fee for ALL canceled Private tours. Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule.