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Spend the day swimming with Hawaiian green sea turtles!

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Start your snorkel adventure from the Hilton Pier or Kewalo Basin Harbor

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Use of inflatable snorkel safety vest & snorkel gear included in the tour

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Hawaiian families consider the green turtle a personal family deity or aumakua

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Relax on the spacious catamarans with indoor seating. bar & buffet

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Green turtles exhibit shell color can range from olive brown to black

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Easy access to the clear blue waters below!

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The Honi Olani departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor

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Jump into your day of snorkel adventures with Hawaii Nautical!

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The green sea turtle is the largest hard-shelled sea turtle

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Hawaii Nautical personal and attentive service is outstanding

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Experience the the best snorkeling platform as the yacht becomes your island retreat

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Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at sea as you snorkel at Turtle Canyon

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The Spirit of Aloha departs from the Hilton Pier

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Green sea turtles are gentle vegetarians, feeding almost exclusively on algae

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With Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Sail, you will experience the azure waters of Hawaii, Waikiki sights, and snorkeling with Hawaiian green sea turtles.  You have the option of departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor with transportation from Waikiki or the Hilton Pier.

Hilton Turtle Snorkel Sail – 2.5 hours

Snorkel in Hawaii’s blue waters at Turtle Canyon, and see fish, reefs, even green sea turtles at play off the Waikiki coast. You will depart from the Hilton pier, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at sea. From December thru April, you may be able to see humpback whales! During This tour is convenient for those staying at the Hilton or nearby hotels (i.e. Hale Koa, The Modern, Hawaii Prince, Aqua Palms)

Schedule: This tour operates all year.  Daily except on Wednesdays from 10:30am -1pm

Check in: Check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the beachfront Port Waikiki kiosk, near the Hilton Pier and the Diamond Head exterior corner of Tropics Bar & Grill lanai, at the end of Paoa Place. Click to view map

Included in tour: Unlimited lunch buffet, build your own sandwiches with meat, cheese and vegetarian options, chips, fruit, cookies, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, 2 free bar drink tickets per adult ($1 beer/$2 mixer extras). Use of inflatable snorkel safety vest & snorkel gear included.

Vessel:  Spirit of Aloha – 54′ catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Hilton Turtle Reef Snorkel – 1.5 hours

Departing from the Hilton pier, the Spirit of Aloha takes you to the outer side of the Turtle Canyon reef near Hilton Hawaiian Village.  You will experience the  the best snorkeling platform as the yacht becomes your island retreat to a site inaccessible from the beach.  From December thru April, you may be able to see humpback whales!  This tour is convenient for those staying at the Hilton or nearby hotels (i.e. Hale Koa, The Modern, Hawaii Prince, Aqua Palms)

Schedule: This tour operates all year.  Daily from 1:30pm – 3pm

Check in: Check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the beachfront Port Waikiki kiosk, near the Hilton Pier and the Diamond Head exterior corner of Tropics Bar & Grill lanai, at the end of Paoa Place. Click to view map

Included in Tour: Bar snacks (chips, mixed nuts and chex mix) and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. An inflatable snorkel safety vest and top-notch snorkel gear, including prescription masks if needed.

Vessel:  Spirit of Aloha – 54′ catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Turtle Snorkel Sail with Lunch – 3 hours

Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor, enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at sea, and snorkel in Hawaii’s azure waters at Turtle Canyon. Experience fish, reefs, and green sea turtles at play off the Waikiki coast.  This cruise is best for people staying close or in Waikiki who would like transportation.

Schedule: This tour operates daily except on Wednesdays from all year round 11am – 2pm.

Check in: If you are not being picked up at your hotel, check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the Kewalo Basin Harbor.  Click to view map

Tour Includes: Unlimited lunch buffet, build your own sandwiches with meat, cheese and vegetarian options, chips, fruit, cookies, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, & 2 free bar drink tickets per adult ($1 beer/$2 mixer extras). Use of inflatable snorkel safety vest & snorkel gear included.

Vessel:  Honi Olani – 54′ catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

Turtle Snorkel Sail – 2 hours

Departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor, enjoy the sights of Waikiki and snorkel with green sea turtles, fish, and colorful reef.  This cruise is best for people staying close or in Waikiki who would like transportation.

Schedule:  This tour operates daily from May thru November from 8:30am-10:30am.  When this tour resumes in May 2016, the tour time will be from 8am-10am.

Check in: If you are not being picked up at your hotel, check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the Kewalo Basin Harbor.  Click to view map

Tour Includes: Unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, dry snacks, 2 free bar drink tickets per adult ($1 beer/$2 mixer extras) Inflatable snorkel safety vest and snorkel gear.

General Information
What to Bring & Wear:  Wear slippers or sandals that are easy to remove, because you will be asked to remove them before entering the boat.  Bring your swimsuit and dress in comfortable clothing.

Cancellation Policy: No charge for cancellation received more than 24 hours prior to scheduled event. No refund (100% charge) for cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to scheduled event. PWC may cancel trips in case of inclement weather. Snorkeling and swimming activity may be cancelled for safety reasons in the event of inclement weather conditions. Natural occurrences in the ocean and with the weather may prevent passengers from participating in snorkeling or swimming.

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CWaikiki Turtle Snorkel Sailsruise Ship Passengers

Cruise ship passengers can do the Waikiki Turtle Snorkel Sails, and the Kewalo Basin Harbor is a short 10 minute cab ride away.

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