Come sail in search of Spinner Dolphins and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles along the North Shore beaches of Oahu on the Morning Snorkel Cruise from Haleiwa Oahu.

After about 90 minutes of sailing, you will arrive at a snorkeling spots in protected waters, where you can swim, snorkel, and play while observing a variety of marine life, reef creatures, and corals. You'll enjoy a complete deli lunch before a smooth downwind sail back to Haleiwa Harbor. This is how it's done in paradise - reserve your incredible Oahu adventure today!

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 13+):
$112.10
Child Rate
(Ages 12 and Under):
$90.56

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Tour / Activity Details

4 hours
9:00 am daily (Early May through September)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up not included. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • As of March 26, 2022, Hawaii's Safe Travels Program no longer exists, meaning there are no travel restrictions or mandates for domestic USA travelers. Travelers arriving in Hawaii from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements. Consult with your airline for details.

 

Sailing is one of the most popular activities in Oahu, and the Morning Snorkel Cruise from Haleiwa aboard a 40-ft. catamaran provides guests with a wonderful Hawaiian adventure. After exploring the underwater marine life during your snorkel experience in the beautiful ocean, you will come back aboard the catamaran for a delicious deli lunch while the vessel provides a smooth sail back to the harbor.

Inclusions

Lunch, non-alcoholic beverages and snorkel equipment are included. The deli lunch consists of sandwiches or wraps, pickles, peppers and potato salad. Drink selections include sodas, water, and juices.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Haleiwa from Waikiki? -- It's about 1 hour of driving time from Waikiki, via H1 and H2.

What kind of experience do I need for a snorkeling tour? -- None! The only thing you need to enjoy the sailing trip is a sense of adventure and an appreciation for the ocean. Your guides will provide all snorkeling gear and safety instructions.

Do you always see dolphins? -- The tour often encounters dolphins, but not every day. Like all wild animals, it is up to them when they want to be seen...but sometimes, they will come right up to the boat and play!

Is a catamaran different than traditional sailing? -- Catamarans are smoother-riding than single hulled vessels. This 40' catamaran is the perfect size for a sailing adventure off the coast of Oahu. The sailing catamaran is Coast Guard certified for 27 passengers, the snorkel tours have a max passenger count of 16.

What sort of marine life can I expect to see while snorkeling? -- There is never a lack of Hawaii marine life on these sailing trips. Tours often find the spinner dolphins, and nearly every day the Honu, or Hawaiian sea turtle, stops by for a visit. On the snorkeling tours, you'll also see a myriad of diverse reef ecology beneath the surface.

Can I bring my children with me on my sailing trip? -- Of course! Snorkeling and swimming from Oahu is a wonderful family adventure. It is also a great educational experience for all members of the family. However, guides caution those wanting to bring toddlers and small children under 4 yrs or age: the catamaran is very stable, but has open railings and does sway up and down with the waves. Moving about the boat safely requires holding on with at least one hand, which can be hard when holding a small child...parents MUST be extremely careful, and mindful about where toddlers or younger children are at all times while they are on the boat.

What should I bring on my Hawaii snorkeling tour? -- Be prepared for lots of fun! You should be prepared for the warm Hawaiian sun, and the occasional passing shower. Please bring a light jacket, your camera, sunscreen, a hat and your bathing suit.

Can I get seasick during the sailing trips? -- The catamaran is very stable and few people get seasick. However, if you are prone to motion sickness, or have never been on a boat, it would be wise to take some sort of sea sickness preventative at least one hour before the trip.

How far in advance should I book my tour? -- The earlier you book your Oahu snorkeling tour, the better. There is a 2-day advance reservation requirement for this tour, and it does sell out quickly.

Where can we rent underwater cameras, wet suits and prescription masks? -- Guides will provide regular masks and snorkels in small, medium and large sizes on the boat. They do not provide wet suits. One-time use underwater cameras will be available for sale on board. But if you are looking for something more substantial and would like to rent special equipment, there are dive and snorkel shops in Haleiwa and Honolulu that carry such items.

Is there anything else to do in the area for those in my party that are not going on the boat? -- Absolutely. The harbor is surrounded by beautiful public beaches. The harbor is located within walking distance from the tour's departure location, and close to lots of great shops and sightseeing in Haleiwa town.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pick-up not included.Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

4 / 5
The morning snorkel cruise was beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Maybe before passengers enter the water a crash course in snorkeling would be beneficial. The majority of our party had not snorkeled before and felt like we were dumped in the water.

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