Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through my links we may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Read about our affiliate policies here.
Board a 53-foot catamaran from Ko Olina Marina, at the Ko Olina Resorts, to sail the leeward coast in the morning. Snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu), see spinner dolphins, and so much more marine life on the beautiful coral reefs along Oahu’s coast. Enjoy lunch, three complimentary alcoholic drinks, and transportation from Waikiki.
Humpback whale watching is possible during their migratory season from December through March. Note, they also have a sunset sailing cruise with pupus (appetizers) and drinks.
They’ll Pick You Up
Let them pick you up from your resort or condo in the Waikiki area for a small additional cost per person
Explore the Waianae Coast
Depart from Ko Olina Marina to swim, snorkel, and sail the beautiful Waianae Coast of Oahu.
Ko Olina Snorkel and Sail Highlights
- 3-hour tour morning tour (see their afternoon tour here). 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, check-in at 8:00 AM. Tours are offered daily.
- Departs from Ko Olina Marina (click here for directions) 45-minute drive from Waikiki. Parking is available at the marina.
- Sail along Oahu’s leeward coast and anchor at a pristine reef for the chance to swim with sea turtles, 45-minute snorkel
- Chance to see Hawaiian spinner dolphins year-round
- Lunch and soft drinks are included (vegetarian option available)
- 3 complimentary alcoholic drinks
- Some of the best snorkeling on Oahu
- Humpback whale watching is possible from December through March
- All ages welcome! (infants are offered a reduced ticket price)
- Free Tote Bag Included! Free tote bag is excluded with discounted prices and Sunset Sail. Must reserve two or more. One per party. Online only.
Ko Olina Adventure Sail and Snorkel Tours depart from Ko Olina Marina, part of Ko Olina Resorts (45-minutes from Waikiki). Tours leave in the morning and the afternoon for a 3-hour sail and snorkel tour.
During your shoreline sail, your experienced catamaran Captain and crew are on the lookout for viewing encounters with playful, entertaining Hawaiian spinner dolphins and majestic, seasonal Alaska humpback whales (December thru March). Your Captain will also set anchor at one fabulous snorkel reef teeming with tropical reef fish, fascinating marine life, and frequent visits from friendly Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
The crew is friendly and very helpful to beginner snorkelers. They provide detailed instructions, advice, and serve as lifeguards while you are in the water. They can’t guarantee marine sightings but they will do their best to find them along their sailing route.
Sail on the swift and comfortable catamaran, the Holole’a Kai. Holole’a Kai means “to sail freely and with adventure on the ocean.” Enjoy leeward Oahu’s panoramic coast and its vistas of beautiful beaches, mountains, and valleys. The 53-foot vessel features a cushioned suntan deck, teak bar, restrooms, and an outdoor freshwater rinse-off. She holds up to 40 passengers.
Find Your Time
Sail and Snorkel Tour Includes
- Waikiki transportation is included (Ko Olina guests can walk to the marina or drive)
- Pre-packaged lunch
- Three complimentary alcoholic beverages ($5 per additional drink)
- Complimentary soft drinks, juices, and bottled water
- Snorkel gear
- Snorkel instruction and life vests
- Freshwater shower for rinsing off after snorkeling
Snorkel Tour Details
See their cancellation policy below for details. A lot is included in this tour and is a favorite on Oahu. It is our favorite for snorkeling and the coastal views!
What is the cancellation policy?
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours’ notice of cancellation (excluding private charters). Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Is snorkel equipment included? What is included in the tour?
Your Tour Includes Pre-packaged lunch, unlimited soft drinks, three complimentary alcoholic beverages, snorkel gear, snorkel instruction, and life vests. Bottled drinking water, restrooms, and freshwater shower rinse onboard. If you bring your own snorkel gear we do not allow a full face mask.
How long is the snorkeling par?
Your captain tries to get at least 45-minutes in the water, snorkeling time for you.
Do they offer discounts?
Yes, local Kama’aina, military, and children/infant prices are available at checkout.
Two decades ago Captains Todd Pickering and Mick Riegel took their ocean skills, love of the ocean world, and discovery of new and dramatic underwater vistas along the Ko Olina and Leeward Oahu coastline, and created new snorkeling tours and adventures for visitors and friends.
They were some of the first to pioneer safe and non-intrusive dolphin encounters and whale watching with these wonderful ocean creatures, with thousands of amazed, happy and repeat customers attesting to their success. They added another great snorkeling adventure, the Catamaran Sail & Snorkel Tour. They and their current Captains Matt, Todd, Travis, and Taylor, their crew, and staff continue Ko Olina Ocean Adventure’s tradition in providing Hawaii’s visitors with an adventurous, fun, memorable and safe ocean experience.
We are affiliate partners with Ko Olina Adventure which means we receive a small commission for each completed booking made through this site. This is done without any additional cost to you. You can read more about our affiliate policies here. Know that we only recommend tour operators that we know and trust. Your positive experience and your trust in us mean more than any affiliate commission. By booking tours through our website you help us to provide free information and videos to help you and other readers plan their perfect Hawaii vacation. Thank you so much for your support — you are amazing!