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The Absolute Best Snorkeling in Hawaii
Sail & Snorkel Adventures
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Waikiki & near Ko Olina catamaran snorkeling, sailing, dolphins, whales & more. Food, drinks and snorkel gear included.
• DOLPHINS OR WHALES GUARANTEED* • FREE FOOD & DRINK**
$109 adult/$79 child drive-out or free 8:15 a.m. shuttle from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina; Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Beach Villas at Ko Olina
$139 adult/$109 child with 7:00-7:30 a.m. transportation from Waikiki
This trip has it ALL -- the best snorkeling in hawaii, sailing and dolphin watching, breakfast & lunch. Set sail on West Oahu’s newest sailing catamaran to view dolphins, turtles and other marine life including whales in-season (December through April). Snorkeling in Hawaii at a calm & vibrant anchorage. In-water help by Lifeguard-certified crew. Guests seeking an adventurous ride can enjoy spray from the warm blue water when seated in the nets at the front of the boat. There are two convenient restrooms large enough for a change of clothing. Enjoy a sumptuous catered continental breakfast as well as a large catered lunch with hot dishes, salads, gourmet sandwich bar, sides and sweets. * See dolphins or get a Playground or Sunset trip, fare-portion FREE. Shuttle from Waikiki not included. ** Unlimited nonalcohol drinks and two free bar beverages.
Afternoon Snorkel/West Oahu Ocean Playground
• SNORKEL • MARINE WILDLIFE • UPGRADE TO PADDLEBOARD
$79 adult/$59 child 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Cruise & snorkeling Hawaii, or try Standup Paddle-board ($20/half hour). Snacks and unlimited free bar nonalcohol drinks, two free bar drinks aboard sailboat. There’s also a good chance of seeing dolphins, turtles and other marine life including whales in-season (December through April). 12:45 p.m. shuttle from Ko Olina.
ABOUT PADDLEBOARDING: Whether you've never been on a surfboard before or are experienced in surfing or standup paddleboarding, the conditions at our coastal anchorage are just right for all levels.
$154 adult/$124 child 12:15-4:30 p.m.
Join an exclusive group of Aulani Guests and an Adventure Guide for this 4-hour ocean adventure. After just a short drive from Aulani at Ko Olina, you will board the 53-foot Gold Coast Catamaran Honi Olani and cruise out along the shoreline of Oahu’s sun-kissed leeward coast. Following a hearty catered lunch, you will be greeted by local marine life. You may see playful Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles). Kohola (humpback whale) watching is also a highlight during the months of December – April. The marine life will continue to awe you as you enjoy a guided snorkeling excursion. Then, catch some rays on the deck while a local ukulele player entertains.
$99 adult/$69 child 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat lunch at sea, and the best snorkeling in Hawaii’s azure waters at Turtle Canyon. Our eco-conscious cruise lets you see whales (December through April), fish, even green sea turtles at play off the Waikiki coast. Every guest is provided with use of an inflatable snorkel safety vest and top-notch snorkel gear, including prescription masks if needed. MENU: Unlimited lunch buffet, build your own sandwiches with selection of meat, cheese and vegetarian options, chips, mixed fruit salad, whole fresh fruit and cookies. Unlimited nonalcohol beverages. Two free bar drink tickets per adult; just $1 beer or $2 mixer for extras.
$65 adult/$42 child 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Spirit of Aloha takes you to the outer side of the Turtle Canyon reef near Hilton Hawaiian Village. Enjoy the best Hawaii snorkeling platform as the yacht becomes your island retreat to a site inaccessible from the beach. Every guest is provided with use of an inflatable snorkel safety vest and top-notch snorkel gear, including prescription masks if needed. MENU: Bar snacks such as chips, mixed nuts and chex mix. Unlimited nonalcohol beverages. Two free bar drink tickets per adult; just $1 beer or $2 mixer for extras.
Luxury morning snorkel sail, with private option
$175 per person Maximum of 6 passengers
An intimate yacht excursion with no more than 6 people aboard. Snorkel Hawaii, sail Hawaii, and see Hawaii wildlife. Private option is available with a minimum of 4 seats purchased. Morning itinerary (9-Noon) includes breakfast and afternoon (1-4 p.m.) includes lunch. The yacht Leid Back is a luxurious cruising catamaran for the discriminating traveler who wants a custom-tailored experience only a top-grade vessel of her kind can offer. Leid Back caters to up to 6 passengers offering them 4 private cabins, 2 heads with showers, a large salon and kitchen. Enjoy a 360 degree view from inside the boat. Leid Back is available for open-seating or private charters for the part-day, full day, overnight, weeklong or longer. Another popular option is the Leid Back gourmet dinner cruise. Transportation available from Kahala Hotel, Waikiki hotels, and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina; Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Beach Villas at Ko Olina.
Luxury afternoon snorkel sail, with private option
Hawaii Nautical is Hawaii's first DOLPHIN SMART recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, in accordance with federal guidelines that include "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Dolphin Smart is sponsored by NOAA, the National Marine Sanctuaries, the Dolphin Ecology Project and the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society. They educate guests about dolphin conservation and harassment and advise not to seek activities that pursue close interactions with wild dolphins.