Top Snorkeling Tours on Oahu

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

Lōkahi Luxury Cruises | Morning Snorkel or Sunset Sail & Tasting

Depart: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd Pier C | Kewalo Basin Harbor
Price: $10% Discount starting at $2,633

Discover the captivating allure of Waikiki, nestled along the renowned South Shore of Oahu and neighboring the iconic Diamond Head Crater (Leahi). Lōkahi Luxury Cruises presents their 44-foot French-built Catamaran, outfitted to host your private cruise with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, full kitchen, dining area, air conditioning, lounge nets, and local crew. Immerse yourself in their exceptional experiences and uncover why they have an enduring love for this paradise they call home.


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: $126

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.


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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.


Hanauma Bay Beginner Snorkel Tour with Expert Guide & Waikiki Transportation

Pick-up: Select Waikiki Hotels
Price: $90

Enjoy the famous Hanauma Bay with this exclusive, guided snorkeling tour. Follow an expert local guide as they take you around Oahu’s prime snorkeling beach. This tour includes transportation, gear, and is great for kids and adults. 


Snorkeling Near Ko Olina

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

Pick-up: Ko Olina Marina
Price: Starting at $149

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: $179

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: $162

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.


Snorkeling on the North Shore

Oahu Cage Free Shark Swim Tour & Marine Life Research – One Ocean Diving

Check in: Haleiwa Harbor
Price: $162

Face your fears or fulfill your adrenaline needs with One Ocean’s cage-less shark diving. Take off from the Haleiwa Harbor on the North Shore of Oahu and safely snorkel with a variety of shark species in open water. The One Ocean experience focuses on learning about the biology and behavior of sharks and how to interact with them in their natural environment.


Haleiwa Shark Tour & Pelagic Cage Dive Adventure with Local Experts Guides

Check in: Haleiwa Harbor
Price: $146

Get up close and personal with wild sharks from the safety of a cage with the Haleiwa Shark Tour and Pelagic Cage Dive Adventure. Take in the beauty of Oahu’s North Shore and learn about the significance of sharks in Hawaiian culture and history from a local expert as you motor out to the dive location. Once there, you have the option to hop in the cage with a snorkel and mask or view the sharks from the boat. Don’t miss out on this unique and thrilling experience.


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