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The Wonders of Turtle Canyon

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Turtle Canyon is the ultimate underwater playground for kids and adults alike.

Best of all, it’s just off the shore of Waikiki Beach! This dazzling wonderland of coral and bright fish is almost reach-out-and-touch close to land. Know what that means? It’s not just an adventure that just says it’s for the whole family. This is one that delivers!

Make sure to strap your goggles on securely, because you won’t want to miss a single moment of your amazing time beneath the waves. Friendly and capable guides who know Turtle Canyon like the back of their own hands stand ready to guide you to the choicest spots. There, you’ll get a panoramic view of the gorgeous Waikiki coast and Diamond Head crater from the tranquil water. In all the excitement, be sure not to forget to take a ton of pictures! Snorkeling and scuba are two of the greatest ways to really get to know the true underwater Hawaii. Really, the only question that remains to be asked is…

Who Likes Sea Turtles?

We do! And we know you do, too. In fact, we wouldn’t really trust anyone who doesn’t. Seriously, they’re about the most awesome creatures in existence. The name Turtle Canyon isn’t just some marketing ploy; this place is usually teeming with these beloved creatures. The spirit of Hawaii is on vibrant display in our honu—Hawaiian green sea turtle—frolicking in the warm water and enjoying the soft beach sand. In fact, the turtles love Turtle Canyon almost as much as the people who come to see them do!

Tiny tykes and jaded grown-ups alike get all warm and fuzzy at the chance to swim and snorkel with rare ocean fish and sea turtles. The sail across calm waters to Turtle Canyon aboard one of our comfortable vessels is quick, compared to other snorkel cruises. That means even vacationers who struggle with seasickness typically don’t suffer on this beautiful ride. Our capable crew are happy to help even the most junior snorkeler to feel comfortable and safe, using the gear that’s provided. Our amazing staff look out for everyone’s safety and comfort, so you can focus your excitement on spotting the rare longnose butterflyfish: they’re canary yellow with a bandit’s mask! Keep an eye out for Hawaii’s official state fish, the tongue-twisting humuhumunukunukuapua’a, with its transfixing color patterns. Practice saying it at home and impress your guide and fellow cruisers!

Spinner dolphins are some of nature’s most intelligent (and playful) creatures. Watch them leap out of the water as they swim alongside your boat, escorting on a one-of-a-kind adventure. They tend to make friends with the whales when they’re in town for the winter, so keep an eye peeled in their direction to see if you don’t spot some tail slaps and saltwater sprays.

Even if you’re a little skittish about sailing, don’t let that be a reason to feel like you have to miss out during your Hawaii vacation. A short, steady cruise aboard one of our comfortable vessels will open a whole new underwater world to you. Turtle Canyon is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. And if you ask them, we think the honu will agree!

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