2 Hours
North Shore (Pupukea)
1:00PM, 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 9:00AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Explore Oahu’s Underwater Treasures

Let us take you to some of our favorite snorkel spots on our Oahu Snorkel Tour. Oahu has great snorkeling year round and with plenty of fish, coral and sea turtles. On this guided snorkel experience, you’ll have a private guide to show you around. You’ll get some good tips from the guide then set off to explore the ocean floor and see some great fish and coral. snorkel among the lava rock and underwater boulders. For the more adventurous sort, we can guide you through tunnels and caves or do free diving to see bigger fish. We also rent out snorkel gear for if you are looking to go snorkeling throughout your stay on Oahu.

Tour Highlights:

  • Great for beginners
  • We’ll show you some of our favorite spots to snorkel
  • For those more experienced, we’ll plenty of free diving to get close up to the sea life

Activity Overview:

We offer a free-form Oahu snorkel tour with snorkel locations either on the east side of Oahu or North Shore Oahu. We’re flexible due to the variety of snorkel locations, guest experience and variable conditions depending on the season or weather. Currently our snorkel experiences are all from the shoreline, either a rocky entry or sandy entry depending on the guests. We are also exploring some kayak/snorkel combinations, so if you want to contact us we can get you setup with one of those experiences.

Some of the locations we like to go to include:

  • Sharks Cove – One of the best snorkel and dive spots on the island! It’s great for beginners and even better for more experienced snorkelers. With all sorts of lava tubes and varying depths around the whole cove, you can explore some sweet pockets of ocean life. There are always fish hanging about along with scattered coral and sea urchins. If you are lucky you’ll also see sea turtles (more common) and sting rays (less common). All in all, Sharks cove is best for it’s ever-changing lava tubes and great underwater views.
  • Three tables
  • Waimea Bay
  • Chinaman’s Hat
  • Other Spots on Windward Oahu – We won’t reveal each spot since a lot of it has to do with weather/water conditions and we like to keep some of these spots to ourselves.


  • Availability: Monday to Saturday
  • Tour Time: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 2 Hours


  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Wear a rash-guard if you need extra sun protection
  • Bring/wear water shoes or sandals to get down to the beach
  • Please leave valuable at home

Activity Company: Active Oahu Tours

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
September 2, 2017

My wife, my son and I all went along for this tour which was very private. We got the chance to direct the experience and choose the snorkeling sites we wanted to go to. This was the highlight of our trip!

February 1, 2018

The fish in this area through the bays are truly an amazing sight to see. Neither my husband or I had much experience snorkeling but we were lucky enough to see a few sea turtles, seals resting on the beach and plenty of interesting tropical fish.

May 13, 2019

This is a great tour, full of wonders under the water. The lava tubes give the feeling of being in a different world.

May 13, 2019

We saw green sea turtles, dolphins and whales too. The views of the terrain underwater are fantastic, we recommend this tour for a mind-blowing experience.

May 13, 2019

This tour was the highlight of our trip. It has everything you would expect from Hawaii- sun, breeze, sand , colorful fishes, friendly guide, full of fun and a great time over the water and under the water.

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