3 years and older
Age
2 Hours
Duration
Kewalo Basin Harbor, Oahu
Location
Light snacks
Meal
10:00AM
Tour Times

UPDATED 2022: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
  • Tour Time: 10:00 AM
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Experience the delight of peaceful sea turtles cruising in their natural environment, the beauty of the clear blue Hawaiian sea.

Board the double-decker boat and explore its wraparound seating and Titanic-style front railing. Keep your eyes on the horizon for sightings of Hawaiian spinner dolphins, or humpback whales in winter.

Great for all ages and levels of swimming experience, our tour is led by a knowledgeable, water-safety trained crew.

Features:

  • Explore beautiful reefs teeming with fish and “honu” sea turtles
  • Mask/ snorkels and life vests included
  • Enjoy authentic Hawaiian cultural performances like a chant and hula dance
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks as you relax on the deck of the boat
  • Bar Service Onboard. Adult beverages are available to purchase at $5. Valid government-issued photo ID required.
  • Take in the beauty of Diamond Head and the Waikiki coastline
  • Keep your eyes out for wild spinner dolphins and whales in winter

Recommendations:

  • Bring swimsuit (please arrive ready to jump in the ocean)
  • Bring beach towel (oversized preferable), reef-safe sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Long-sleeve Jacket or sweat shirt (Winter Time)

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • Minimum Age is 2 years and older.
  • Shoes are not allowed on the boat on this tour.
  • We allow pregnant women to take part in our tour but advise that it may not be safe during later terms. Please be careful not to slip and fall on board.
  • Our boat is not wheelchair friendly.
  • We do not recommend bringing expensive jewelry or technology that is not waterproof. Turtles and You is not responsible for lost, stolen, or water-damaged items.
  • Touching marine life and coral is illegal by Hawaii state law. 
  • Minimum 10 guests are required for the tour to take place.
  • All participants must complete electronic waivers prior to participation.
  • No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed onboard and drink tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tours may change/cancel due to unexpected weather or other circumstances. In instances where weather is not ideal later in the day, or our minimum pax count of 10+ passengers is not met, those who have booked the tour must reschedule to another tour or be refunded.

Location: Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor, Pier D, Gate 111
Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd B1, Honolulu, HI 96814
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/T5s7dTEzx8WV63yk7

Check-in: Please arrive at 9:15 AM for check-in.

Special Notes: 

  • You will be asked to remove your shoes before boarding the boat. This is for your safety. We will have storage for you to place them in during your time onboard.
  • Canned alcoholic beer, wine, seltzers, and non-alcoholic soft drinks for $5/each. Sales tax may apply to all optional purchases. Valid government-issued photo ID required.
  • Boat Capacity: 50 passengers

Activity Company: And You Creations

Itinerary:

9:30 AM-9:45 AM – Arrival at Kewalo Basin Harbor, Pier D, Slip 111

  • Please check in before boarding the boat.
  • Docked in the Kewalo Boat Harbor, our ship – Ariya II – has two decks, surround sound, a Titanic-style bow, and a bathroom onboard.
  • You will be asked to remove your shoes before boarding the boat. This is for your safety. We will have storage for you to place them in during your time onboard.

9:45 AM-9:55 AM – Crew Introductions and Safety Briefing

  • Filled with the Aloha Spirit, our dynamic crew members are all masters of the sea! Our crew is CPR-certified and trained in water safety. They will inform you how to stay safe on the boat.
  • Adult beverages are available onboard. Please have your ID ready if you would like to purchase.

10:00 AM – Depart from the Harbor

  • Following departure, we will begin our boat ride by reciting a Hawaiian chant called, “E’ho mai“. It is a prayer to the gods of the sea for a safe trip with plentiful marine life.

10:30 AM – Snorkeling Session with Hawaiian Reef Fish and Turtles

  • Once we arrive at our destination, our crew will begin with a snorkel briefing on how to properly use the mask/snorkels and life-vests. Then it’s time to jump in the water and explore! Hawaii’s clear waters and a sunny day will produce beautiful colors, bringing the reef to life. You’ll see Hawaiian reef fish and turtles!

11:15 AM – Soak in the Scenery

  • After snorkeling, guests will have an opportunity to explore different parts of the boat–from the wraparound bow to the 2nd-floor deck for optimal scenic viewing.
  • Our crew will share information on Hawaiian marine life, such as turtles, dolphins, and whales. We may even see some dolphins and whales (winter time) during our journey!

11:30 AM – Head Back to the Harbor

  • After a fun-filled adventure, we head back to the harbor.
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crew’s Hula Show. At the end, please join us as we dance together to spread Aloha and give thanks.

12:00 PM – “A Hui Ho”! Until We Meet Again!

Thank you for joining us on a fun-filled adventure on the ocean! Please don’t forget about all the sea creatures you’ve met on this adventure!