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9am Turtle Canyon Snorkel Adventure provided by Holokai Catamaran

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9am Turtle Canyon Snorkel Adventure

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Get out on the water before the crowds during a morning excursion to Turtle Canyon from Honolulu. Designed with wildlife lovers and families in mind, this tour reveals more marine life than you’d see on your own and gives you the extra-special opportunity to swim alongside green sea turtles.
  • Increase your chances of spotting marine life on a snorkel and sailing tour
  • An obvious choice for wildlife lovers
  • Set out early to feel like you have Turtle Canyon all to yourself
  • A morning start gives you the rest of the day to relax
Important Information
Departure Point
2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1.15 hours of snorkeling
  • 1.15 hours of sailing
  • Fins, Dive Mask, Snorkel, Safety Vest
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Professional Snorkel Guide
  • Motion Sickness Aid
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Available For Cash Purchase
  • Validated Parking at Outrigger Reef Resort ($6 for 4 hours)
  • Dry Storage
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lionel V wrote a review Feb 2020
Hayward, California2 contributions
Overall, this was probably the best snorkeling experience my wife and I have had in Hawaii because we've wanted to actually see turtles up close -- and this was real close. The guys took good care of us in the water and on the catamaran, even helping my wife when she started
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Date of experience: February 2020
Joanne W wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Overall great. Would get 5 stars if it were more clear we would have a single shot at snorkeling. While it was fabulous to be among the turtles, there weren’t as many fish/variety that we hoped to see. I came back in a bit soon thinking there would be another stop. We were
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jeff wrote a review Feb 2020
Kennewick, Washington1 contribution
We had an amazing snorkel and sailing experience on the Holokai. The crew ergetic, knowledgeable, and friendly and really made it at 5 star experience. There were so many turtles!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mary B wrote a review Jan 2020
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We booked for the 9:00 am Turtle Canyon cruise; however when we arrived we were advised that due to high wind the sea was rough and given the opportunity to cancel. Most of the others going out opted to continue, but we’re not strong swimmers and decided to cancel. My review
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from SailHolokai, Public Relations Manager at 9am Turtle Canyon Snorkel Adventure
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Aloha Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review about your experience with us! We're so sorry that the weather wasn't cooperating for the best time, but we do hope to be able to welcome you out on your next trip to the islands! A hui hou!
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newhampshire411 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago, Illinois266 contributions183 helpful votes
Way better priced than the other tours. It was literally a fourth of the cost of the one we did in Ko Olina. They didn’t overcrowd the boat either like they do on a lot of the other ocean tours. We did the 9am snorkel. It lasts 2.5 hours. The catamaran was very clean and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from SailHolokai, Public Relations Manager at 9am Turtle Canyon Snorkel Adventure
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Aloha, Mahalo for such a great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time onboard the Holokai and with the beautiful honu. Sailing on the waters in Hawaii is an amazing way to see our beautiful aina (land) and we're glad to have been a part of that. We hope you'll sail with us again on your next trip to the islands. A hui hou!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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Birthday Party Charter
Best birthday party ever!!! Great boat & crew. Definitely recommend this catamaran tour here on Waikiki beach.
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Always the best!
We’ve been visiting Holokai for years and always have the BEST time! It feels so great to be out on the water, see
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Awesome Cruise and Staff
We arranged a private sunset cruise charter for a birthday celebration. All social distancing protocols were in pl
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EPIC birthday!!
Celebrated a birthday on the Sunset sail and it was the best possible way to start the night off! The Capt and crew
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Fantastic Sunset Cruise out on the water
Really great laidback experience. There is a great beachside bar in the hotel beside the check in so get there on t
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Amazing night view from the Ocean
My favorite part of the experience is being able to see the nice view and fireworks from the ocean. Enjoying some c
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Turtle Canyon Snorkel/ Sunset sail
This is the bomb! I have done this excursion over 10 times- and have done the sunset cruise with them as well. I a
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Very expensive boat ride of no educational value with no inclusions.
Basically herd you out, throw you off the boat, bring you in and herd you off again. You will see turtles but it’s
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We enjoyed the fireworks and had a really good time enjoying one another. The customer service was greatly apprecia
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Got engaged on the cruise!
The cruise was very nice in general. Fun atmosphere, the bartender was really nice, etc. I informed the captain tha
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Must do in Hawaii!
This is a must do in Waikiki. We did many activities. ‘This cruise was the first and best. Captain and bartender we
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Great Sail
Even though weather was less than optimal, crew made it a great trip. Crew made sure all passengers had what they
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Great vibes
My wife and I enjoyed our cruise, the caption and bar tender amazing at welcoming us on the boat, the drinks we awe
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Awesome day with Phill'eep and his outstanding Holokai crew.
Another great Hawaiian adventure with Philleep and his Holokai Cat crew. Everytime I visit Oahu I make sure I plan
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The most friendly, knowledgable, and happy staff I've met on a catamaran.
Staff did such a great job making sure everyone was happy and comfortable - including the sea turtles. Experienced
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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