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Per Person $141 USD
Child (Ages 5-12) $124 USD
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This locally-owned company provides a lot of authentic "aloha" spirit. They are very attentive to their guests and equally concerned with protecting the marine environment. Whether you are an old hand at snorkeling or someone whose experience reaches only to observing life in an aquarium, you'll be happy as a clam once you embark on this wonderful journey.

Kauai is the favorite Hawaiian island of naturalists. Both land and water expeditions deliver! On this tour, you will see all of what's happening under the water's surface, and you will be with guides who know where to find it and how to identify it! The rocky shoreline of the Poipu Coast has some of the most dramatic sites in Hawaii which are accessible only by boat, in this case, an adventuresome rigid-hulled inflatable zodiac boat. Here, you'll find awesome snorkeling on pristine reefs in waters teeming with green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and lots of exotic fish. The famous humpback whales are present from December through May.

On your way to the best snorkel stops, see the summer retreat of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV from Allerton Bay, alongside the famous Spouting Horn and, weather permitting, out to Kipu Kai. During this adventurous and educational excursion, you'll receive a little history lesson of the area, as well as narration on the marine environment. Snorkeling in Kauai is a must and you will enjoy 2 of the best remote snorkeling locations in sunny Poipu.

You'll have easy access on and off our 24-foot Zodiac boat and, if you're new to snorkeling, the crew will be happy to give you instructions during your 2 hours of underwater exploration. Encounter occasional dolphins, lots of turtles and abundance of exotic Hawaiian reef fish and eels. Snorkel Sheraton Caverns, known as the Honu Hale – home of the turtles.

There is so much to see on these southern coasts in terms of pristine reefs and off-shore caverns that snorkeling in these areas is a true pleasure. Add to this the fact that these shorelines are mostly navigable and calm the whole year long and you’ll soon start to appreciate the focus of your guides and their “modus operandi”. The fish in these areas are plentiful, the reefs are gorgeous and the weather is almost always sunny and beautiful.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • 2.5-hour snorkel adventure on a Zodiac boat
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Cold beverages and a deli lunch
  • An amazing underwater experience!

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (3.5 hrs) Mon, Wed & Fri all year. Includes taxi time. Tour duration is 2.5 hours
  • 12:00 PM (3.5 hrs) Sat and Sun - October 1st - March 31st. Includes taxi time. Tour duration is 2.5 hours
  • 3:45 PM (3.5 hrs) Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun - April 1st - September 30th. Includes taxi time. Tour duration is 2.5 hour

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Transfers from the cruise ship pier are not included in this package. A taxi will cost about $50 each way for the 20-minute ride. Ask your driver to pick you up for the return ride.
• We recommend bringing a towel to dry off between snorkel locations. You may also want to bring a light jacket during cooler months. Sunscreen, hats, and/or other sun protection may be considered as well.
• The price of this tour includes the use of snorkel equipment (masks, snorkel, fins, flotation vests, dry bags for storage, corrective lenses, and wetsuits), cold beverages (bottled water, juice, and soda), and a catered lunch (sandwich, side salads, and brownie).
• Please note that there are NO restrooms on this boat.


• Minimum of 4 participants required.
• The 8:30am departure on Fridays works well for Pride of America passengers.
• You are not allowed to take this tour if you have back problems, are pregnant, have had recent surgery, or are under 4 years old.
• This tour is not recommended for anyone with chronic back, neck, or hip injuries, or back pain and/or limb impairment/injuries.
• This tour is not recommended for anyone with recent surgeries of any kind.
• This is an ocean adventure. Ocean conditions can vary and may turn rough at times. This tour may not be suitable for everyone.
• If you are prone to motion sickness we recommend taking a preventative ahead of time as no refund are given for seasickness.