Catamaran Sailing and Snorkel Adventure Cruise – Sunrise
Go on a snorkel and sailing adventure to swim with sea turtles, see spinner dolphins and even whale watching from December to March.
Summary: 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.
- 3-hour tour morning tour (see their afternoon tour here)
- 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)
- Some of the best snorkeling on Oahu
- Humpback whale watching is possible from December through March
- All ages welcomed! (infants are offered a reduced ticket price)
About Sail and Snorkel Adventure
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 with 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.
Sail and Snorkel Tour Includes
- Waikiki transportation is included (Ko Olina guests can take the Ko Olina shuttle or walk)
- 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
About Ko Olina Ocean Adventure’s Crew
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.
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