Top Snorkeling Tours on Oahu

There are several ways to be in the water near Waikiki and Ko Olina, but with snorkeling you get to immerse yourself in the vibrant world under the surface. Whether you’re new to snorkeling or new to Oahu, taking a tour is one of the best ways to make the most out of your underwater experience. Here are some of our favorite snorkeling tours to book while visiting Oahu.

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Snorkeling Near Waikiki

Captain Bob's Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Snorkel & BBQ Lunch Boat Tour

Pick-up: Waikiki with check-in at Heeia Kea Harbor
Price: $161
Enjoy a relaxing day at the famous Kaneohe Sandbar with Captain Bob’s on a four-hour boat cruise to the popular sandbar, where you’ll swim, play volleyball, or just relax before having lunch and snorkeling along the reefs with native fish of Hawaii.

Holokai Catamaran Turtle Canyon Snorkel Sail

Location: Waikiki Beach (Outrigger Reef Hotel)
Price: $90
Explore Turtle Canyon in Waikiki with a fun-filled snorkeling eco-tour and catamaran cruise. Be greeted by amazing Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on this morning & afternoon sailing adventure with lots of time for swimming with turtles & tropical fish.

Waikiki Guided Beach Snorkeling Tour for Beginners

Location: Ala Moana beach park
Price: $41
Learn how to snorkel in Waikiki! Discover the reefs and marine life of Magic Island’s ocean lagoon on a small-group snorkeling tour that is perfect for beginners. No prior snorkel or swimming experience is required.

Kailua Beach Experience with Lunch — Snorkel, Bike & Beach Gear

Check-in: Kailua Beach Adventures Kailua Shop
Price: $83
Explore Kailua & Lanikai Beach! Escape the crowds of Waikiki for a fun-filled day of swimming, snorkeling, biking and body boarding. This 5-hour Kailua beach tour beach equipment and lunch. Perfect for families.

Small Group Snorkel Tour with Personal Guide at Hanauma Bay

Pick-up: Select Waikiki Hotels
Price: $62
Join a group of no more than five people and snorkel Hanauma Bay with a professional instructor while swimming along the reefs filled with fish and turtles. Keep an eye out for spinner dolphins and humpback whales.

Snorkeling Near Ko Olina

Ocean Joy Ko Olina Island-Style Sunset Dinner Cruise & Snorkel Tour

Pick-up: Ko Olina Marina
Price: Starting at $134
Embark on a relaxing dolphin watch cruise with Ocean Joy, the only afternoon sunset snorkel tour on Oahu. Enjoy an island-style dinner, tropical cocktails & discover the beauty of the west coast.

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures Snorkel Sail & Dolphin Watching Tour

Pick-up: Ko Olina Marina
Price: $169
Sail along Oahu’s West Coast with Ko Olina Ocean Adventures. A family-friendly dolphin watch and snorkel cruise great for all ages. Snorkel at two different spots, swim with turtles, reef fish, and tropical corals.

West Coast Speed Boat Adventure - Snorkel Cruise & Whale Watch Tour [Jan - Mar]

Pick-up: Waianae Harbor
Price: $161
Speed along in an ocean raft, watch for whales and then go for a snorkel on a tropical reef on this 3-hour whale watch and snorkel cruise. West Oahu provides some of the best ocean conditions for observing marine life above and below the surface.

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