Snorkeling in Hawaii


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  • Island Magic Catamaran
    With its pink sails filling with ocean breezes, the Island Magic Catamaran carries passengers out to sea in search of painted sunsets, playful humpbacks, and salty sprays. During sails, the crew carefully handles the 30-passenger vessel, allowing it to float lazily on glassy water or race against the island's fast-flowing swells. In addition to cruises, the team leads snorkeling adventures near Turtle Canyon, where sightseers can splash among green sea turtles before they finish hatching into boring, shell-less lizards. Sunset cruises depart 1.5 hours before the sun dips below the horizon, allowing passengers to admire the waves as they catch the last few bits of sunlight.
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    1025 Ala Moana Blvd
    Honolulu, HI US
  • Endless Adventures Hawaii
    Endless Adventures Hawaii combines water-equipment rentals with a knowledge of local breaks and secret spots to create memorable experiences. Its kayaks, standup paddleboards, surfboards, and snorkels get people out in the salty blue. For those who prefer a guided expedition, tours explore the Mokulua twin islands, which are protected as a bird sanctuary, and Kailua Beach. Guides also lead snorkeling expeditions around Lanikai to spot coral reefs and sea-turtle habitats and set out under the stars on a Glow Paddle tour with paddleboards equipped with LED lights to illuminate the water.
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    248 North Kalaheo Avenue
    Kailua, HI US
  • Active Oahu Tours
    On Oahu, it may be hard to know where to begin. With a endless variety of activities, from hiking picturesque trails to kayaking along the shore, Active Oahu Tours helps explorers hone in on fun activities?and safely guides them through all adventures. With the added advantage of knowing little-known spots, guides usher tour-goers to less-congested kayaking areas, tropical hikes, and rivers. Other activities such as snorkeling and destination yoga are also available, encouraging visitors and natives alike to actively explore the lush island.
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    49-479 Kamehameha Hwy.
    Kahaluu, HI US
  • Ocean Joy Cruises
    After 20 years of vacationing on the Hawaiian islands, Shane Griffin found that his favorite way to experience the scenery was by boat. He loved looking beyond the road's end, taking in the mountains and rocky beaches while also basking in the vastness of the open ocean. In 2003, he founded Ocean Joy Cruises as a way to showcase the raw beauty of Oahu's western coast. From a fiberglass, open-air catamaran, passengers can photograph the Waianae Mountains as well as the whales, dolphins, and turtles that often swim nearby. Most excursions include an hour of snorkeling, as well as access to a spacious cabin with hot showers and a delicious buffet including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The boat, Kai 'Oli 'Oli, has received the highest possible safety rating from the U.S. Coast Guard, and is able to glide over calm, choppy, and gelatinous water with ease.
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    92-1001 Ali'inui Dr.
    Kapolei, HI US
  • Hawaii Shark Encounters
    Three miles off the coast, the guides hand over the snorkels, and then it's time. Tour members climb down into the floating cage and slip just beneath the water's surface. There they peer through large poly glass windows into the deep blue ocean as swimming shapes, perhaps hazy at first, pull into focus. When the tour-goers finally glimpse the creatures, it might not exactly be love at first sight, but one thing is for sure: after spending time face-to-face with a Galapagos, sandbar, or tiger shark, they'll leave that protected cage with a whole new appreciation for these carnivores of the deep. That's of the utmost importance to Hawaii Shark Encounters, since the company hopes to turn each person they meet into a "shark ally," an advocate for the animals' global conservation.
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    66-105 Haleiwa Rd.
    Haleiwa, HI US
  • Hawaii Pack and Paddle
    Explore coastal caves and rock formations. Walk past active lava flows and tubes. Paddle through schools of tropical fish against the underwater landscape of a reef. These outdoor adventures make up the daily commute for the five guides who helm Hawaii Pack and Paddle. In addition to belonging to the same family, these guides—each certified lifeguards trained in first aid and CPR—share a passion for the untamed splendor of Hawaii's outdoors. It's a passion they bestow upon others during 10 organized tours that challenge participants to kayak, snorkel, and embark on day or night hikes. As a fully-insured kayak and snorkel-tour company, Hawaii Pack and Paddle sometimes leads forays into little-seen areas, such as the rugged Keauhou Bay or the cave where high-school senior Tiffany keeps her diary. Some tours lead adventurers through the lava flows and jungles of Volcanoes National Park, along the shore of Punaluu Black Sand Beach, or past the waterfalls and ridges of Waipi'o. Other tours focus on special topics such as spear-fishing and underwater geological exploration. Alternatively, multi-day tours may blend several outdoor activities or include overnight camping. On each excursion, guides elucidate facts about the local ecosystem and its ties to Hawaii's cultural history, and they often train participants in one of their favorite skills: marine-life identification.
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    79-7493 Mamalahoa Highway
    Kealakekua, HI US
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