Looking to experience the beauty of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle without venturing too far from your Waikiki lodging accommodations?
Then this is the perfect excursion for you! This fun-filled adventure will provide you the opportunity to swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles face to face, receive information not only about the marine life but also the south shore of O’ahu with views of the famed Diamond Head Crater as well as the Waikiki shoreline. Before returning to the harbor, our luxury boat will cruise the coast in search of other wildlife while you enjoy a complimentary lunch during the crew’s Hula performance.
Swim in the crystal clear waters of Hawaii and witness stunning sea turtles cruising peacefully in their natural environment.
Board our state of the art double-decker ship and explore its wraparound seating while taking in the sparkling ocean views. During our adventure you may be lucky enough to spot Hawaiian spinner dolphins, or humpback whales in winter.
Our knowledgeable and safety-certified crew makes the experience enjoyable for all ages and levels of swimming experience.
Explore striking reefs teeming with native tropical fish and "honu" sea turtles.
Participate in an authentic Hawaiian chant and enjoy a Hawaiian hula performance.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch as you relax on the deck of the boat.
Bar service is available onboard. Adult beverages are available to purchase at $5 & $10.
Take in the stunning beauty of Diamond Head and the Waikiki coastline from the ship.
Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to spot wild spinner dolphins year round, and whales in the winter.
What's Included in The Turtle Tour
• Water activities (Snorkeling with native Hawaiian marine life)
• Complimentary Lunch
• Sanitized Mask/ snorkels and life-vests
• Hula dancing – entertainment
Canned alcoholic beer, wine, seltzers and non-alcoholic soft drinks for $5 to $10 each.
Sales tax may apply to all optional purchases.
Things to Bring
• Swimsuit (please arrive ready to jump in the ocean)
• Beach Towel (oversized preferable)
• Reef safe Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat
• Long-sleeve Jacket or sweat Shirt (Winter Time)
9:30 AM / 12:30 PM
Docked in the Kewalo Boat Harbor, our ship – Ariya II – has two decks to explore, a state of the art sound system, a wrap around bow and a bathroom onboard.
Kewalo Basin Harbor Pier D, Slip 111
Check in with the crew before boarding begins.
* Complimentary lunch includes bentos (Guava Chicken, Hawaiian Style Snapper or the Tofu Veggie Stir-fry which is gluten free). All bentos come with rice and corn!
*Minimum of 10 bookings required for tour to take place
*Shoes not allowed on the boat in this tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
We provide water on all cruises. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks (including adult beverages) on any of our cruises. We even have coolers with ice that you can use.
Expect to see local reef fish, turtles, eels, beautiful living reef formations, and the famous South Shore of Oahu. You get spectacular views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the cityscape of downtown Honolulu. Sharks, dolphins, and whales may also be seen depending on the season.
Passengers with mobility issues need to be able to take a step across from the dock to the boat in order to board, and then guests can then be immediately seated. Our crew can assist if needed — just make sure to arrive a little bit early! Once on board, there is plenty of space for all our guests. Walkers and collapsible wheelchairs can be brought on board. Motorized chairs or scooters are not allowed.