This activity is located on: Oahu

Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure


Join us as we sail to Turtle Canyon, a favorite hangout for the amazing Hawaiian green sea turtles known as Honu!


One of the most beloved species in Hawaii is the Honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtle. These amazing creatures can live up to 80 years in the wild, and are found in shallow waters surrounding all of the Hawaiian Islands. One of their favorite spots is just off the shores of Waikiki, at a natural cleaning station called Turtle Canyon.

The Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure is a fun catamaran cruise that takes you into their habitat where you can see the magnificent Honu up close!


  • Two hour catamaran cruise to Turtle Canyon
  • Bring your own Beverages (including alcohol)
  • Abundant marine wildlife including green sea turtles
  • Hard-to-find starfish and shy octopus
  • Snorkel in the clear, warm waters off the coast of Waikiki

Activity Times:

8:30 AM
2:30 PM

Activity Duration:

2 Hours

Upgrade Options:

No upgrades available

What’s Included?

  • All equipment including snorkels, masks, and buoyancy vests
  • Comfortable 32' catamaran with lounge net, restroom, and state-of-the-art sound system


History of Mana Kai


Just off the shores of bustling Waikiki Beach is another hive of activity: Turtle Canyon, a natural cleaning station where Hawaiian green sea turtles come to have their shells cleaned by other, smaller sea creatures.

The Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure is your chance to get up close to these amazing animals in their natural environment. With two daily sailing times, this two-hour cruise departs from the heart of Waikiki Beach on a comfortable catamaran that accommodates just 26 passengers, for an intimate experience not found on larger vessels. All snorkeling gear is provided so you can jump in the warm water and frolic like the marine life all around you.

Makana Kai Turtle Canyon Snorkeling

Why Should I Book This Tour? 

The Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Adventure is the best way to get close to Hawaiian green sea turtles—and lots of other exotic marine wildlife, in their natural surroundings.

Know before you book:

  • Choose from two sailing times: 8:30 AM or 2:30 PM
  • Check in 30 minutes before sailing time
  • You're welcome to bring your own beverages
  • Cruise is suitable for ages 4 and up
  • Cancellation requires 24-hour notice for full refund
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