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Beginner Snorkel Tour with Expert Guide at Hanauma Bay

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Journey to the calm and protected waters of Hanauma Bay for the best guided small group snorkel experience possible and swim with an array of aquatic life!

Description

Hanauma Bay is the ideal snorkel spot for avid and beginner snorkelers alike, and with direct entrance to Hanauma Bay, you will not have to wait in the long lines! The expert guides have over 20 years of experience and will take you out with no more than six other people as you participate in this truly Hawaiian experience. With its protected status, tranquil waters, and 35,000 year-old geological history, Hanauma attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Enjoy the ocean waters as you snorkel with Parrot Fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Moray eels, and other exotic reef fish!

Includes

  • Guide

  • Flotation devices

  • Storage lock box

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Get ready for a fun-filled snorkeling excursion at Oahu's most popular beach!

Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Flotation devices / Storage lock box / Bottled water / Snacks / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Even better than I thought it would be! This was my first time snorkelling and I was a bit nervous, but our guides were very patient and helpful. They made me feel totally comfortable about the whole process. We saw so many fish, including whole schools of fish swimming just centimetres away from us, and even a sea turtle.

Helen

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Schedule

Starting time: 07:30 - 12:30 (Show more)
  • 07:00

    Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels

  • 08:15

    Arrive at Hanauma Bay

  • Watch the Hanauma Bay Conservation Video (15 min)

  • Snorkel Lesson and Practice (30 min)

  • Guided Snorkel Tour (1 hr)

  • Free Time to Explore and Relax (1 hr)

  • 11:00

    Depart from Hanauma Bay

  • 12:00

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

  • 12:00

    Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels

  • 13:15

    Arrive at Hanauma Bay

  • Watch the Hanauma Bay Conservation Video (15 min)

  • Snorkel Lesson and Practice (30 min)

  • Guided Snorkel Tour (1 hr)

  • Free Time to Explore and Relax (1 hr)

  • 16:00

    Depart from Hanauma Bay

  • 17:00

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Admission Fee of $7.50 to Hanauma Bay and $2.00 Tram Shuttle Fee.

  • Swimsuit

  • Admission

  • Gratuity/Tip

  • Cash

  • Breakfast fee

  • Gratuity for guide

  • Wear swimsuit under clothing

  • Change of clothes

Requirement(s) - Others
  • The $7.50 (per person for adults/children 13 yrs & over) entrance fee to Hanauma Bay as well as the $2.50 tram fee are not included in the price of the tour. Please bring cash to cover these two fees. Prices subject to change without notice.

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Meals are not included in the price.

  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

No, you do not need to know how to swim and flotation devices will be provided.

Why isn't the admission price to Hanauma Bay included in the tour cost?

All the proceeds for the admission price into Hanauma Bay goes back to the State of Hawaii for the upkeep of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

When is Hanauma Bay closed?

Hanauma Bay is closed to the public on Tuesdays. It is also closed for commercial tours on state and federal holidays. Please click here for the Hawaii State Holiday Schedule.

Are prescription snorkel masks available?

There are prescription snorkel masks provided, however, selection is limited. Please submit your request upon booking.

Can I come along even if I don't want to snorkel?

Ride-alongs are welcome, but must pay the same rate as regular snorkelers.

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Reviews

Even better than I thought it would be! This was my first time snorkelling and I was a bit nervous, but our guides were very patie...nt and helpful. They made me feel totally comfortable about the whole process. We saw so many fish, including whole schools of fish swimming just centimetres away from us, and even a sea turtle. more

Helen

Dan and his wife were wonderful! They guided us for the entire snorkeling trip and Dan even gave us tips about other places when w...e traveled to and from the beach. Highly recommended! more

Peegee

Dan and his wife were wonderful! They guided us for the entire snorkeling trip and Dan even gave us tips about other places when w...e traveled to and from the beach. Highly recommended! more

Peegee

Even better than I thought it would be! This was my first time snorkelling and I was a bit nervous, but our guides were very patie...nt and helpful. They made me feel totally comfortable about the whole process. We saw so many fish, including whole schools of fish swimming just centimetres away from us, and even a sea turtle. more

Helen

We did the snorkeling tour with Chieko and Dan and it was amazing. Their help and information was appreciated. My boyfriend was te...rrified of sinking and Dan explained it thoroughly which gave him the confidence he needed to do it. We saw sooo many out of this world fish it was like an acquarium, and even a turtle! We had plenty of time to explore the entire bay and you go plenty deep to see some amazing marine life. It was a once in a lifetime experience so thankyou Blue Hawaii Divers! more

Brittany

We did the snorkeling tour with Chieko and Dan and it was amazing. Their help and information was appreciated. My boyfriend was te...rrified of sinking and Dan explained it thoroughly which gave him the confidence he needed to do it. We saw sooo many out of this world fish it was like an acquarium, and even a turtle! We had plenty of time to explore the entire bay and you go plenty deep to see some amazing marine life. It was a once in a lifetime experience so thankyou Blue Hawaii Divers! more

Brittany

It was me and my friend’s first time snorkeling and Dan was extremely patient. At first, I was uncomfortable with breathing under ...water, but Dan made sure that I relaxed myself and held on to me during the practices to ensure that I was comfortable. He took great photos for us and took us further down to see a lot of fishes and we even saw a turtle towards the end of the tour! I would highly recommend Blue Hawaii Divers to anyone who wishes to book a tour for snorkeling. It is not necessarily just for beginners, we swam in groups and there were people who have snorkeled before. On the way back to the hotel, Dan gives great suggestions on where to go, and he also gives great recommendations for food spots. more

S. Lai

It was me and my friend’s first time snorkeling and Dan was extremely patient. At first, I was uncomfortable with breathing under ...water, but Dan made sure that I relaxed myself and held on to me during the practices to ensure that I was comfortable. He took great photos for us and took us further down to see a lot of fishes and we even saw a turtle towards the end of the tour! I would highly recommend Blue Hawaii Divers to anyone who wishes to book a tour for snorkeling. It is not necessarily just for beginners, we swam in groups and there were people who have snorkeled before. On the way back to the hotel, Dan gives great suggestions on where to go, and he also gives great recommendations for food spots. more

S. Lai

Our guide was cheerful, efficient (this is important when getting novices into a wetsuit!), and informative. She asked us what we... wanted to see, and when my daughter said turtles, she took us straight to two turtles after an introductory snorkel lesson. This was my second trip to Hawaii, and I was so glad I finally took a lesson. For the next week, I was able to finally relax, enjoy, and see a lot of interesting sea life. The snorkel at Haunama was spectacular also. more

CaliforniaFamily

Our guide was cheerful, efficient (this is important when getting novices into a wetsuit!), and informative. She asked us what we... wanted to see, and when my daughter said turtles, she took us straight to two turtles after an introductory snorkel lesson. This was my second trip to Hawaii, and I was so glad I finally took a lesson. For the next week, I was able to finally relax, enjoy, and see a lot of interesting sea life. The snorkel at Haunama was spectacular also. more

CaliforniaFamily

We enjoyed the snorkel tour so very much! Our tour guide was Dan and he was very methodical through the whole process of making us... comfortable in water and a short lesson for the boys. They had a whale of time snorkeling the Hanauma bay! Thank you! more

Suja.

We enjoyed the snorkel tour so very much! Our tour guide was Dan and he was very methodical through the whole process of making us... comfortable in water and a short lesson for the boys. They had a whale of time snorkeling the Hanauma bay! Thank you! more

Suja.

Dan was super friendly and informative. We had no trouble getting picked up and into the reserve. He ensured our comfort, safety ...and overall quelmed the anxieties of a first time snorkeler. He also carried a go pro which meant that my awesome first experience was documented. I’d absolutely recommend it as well as do it again. more

Ana

This was my first time snorkeling and I came from Canada to visit Hawaii. It was a beautiful experience just because we have a gre...at instructor Mr. Dan through Hawaiiactivities.com. We came to know him through this website. Dan started with all basic instruction and shown all steps for snorkeling in detail. He has snorkeled with us and kept my kids together and safe. It was a magic day of snorkelling in the biggest coral reef on earth. Thousands of colorful fish in the warm water. Thanks a lot to Dan You're part of memories of a life time. Dan brought all safety devices and snorkeling equipment. He adjusted the equipment to fit very well with each of us. As my kids were not good at swimming, Dan took much patience to train them. He brought mats and drinks to relax before getting into sea. I saw dozens of very large angelfish, parrotfish (Blue, Queen, and Stoplight), as well as many species of damselfish and butterfly fish, Sergeant Majors, Yellowtail Snapper, and I even saw a Longspine Squirrelfish! It was an absolutely perfect day. The water was very clear. At one point I was surrounded by hundreds of fishes all swimming calmly in one direction (schooling). All of a sudden they parted (odd, because I had been swimming with them for several minutes without them seeming to notice), and I saw the most awesome and colorful fish I've ever seen in my life swim 5 ft directly under me! I thought about was how every now and then you hear stories about HUGE catfish the size of Buicks at the bottom of deep lakes. That being said, you can imagine my initial hesitation on the day of my snorkelling experience at I might have started out a little nervous, but I can tell you right now—it ended up being my absolute favorite experience on the trip. more

Raj

We LOVED this day! Dan & his wife were great! They took very good care of us, even making sure that those of us with cameras g...ot a chance to take pictures of the beautiful fish (and the 2 sea turtles we saw). They provided us with cold water and snacks after our swim, which were much appreciated. I love that Dan took many pictures of us all with his camera, and posted them to Facebook for us to see &/or download later. My husband and I are both over 60, and I think they were a little concerned whether we could handle the swimming. But they stayed nearby and checked often whether we were OK (we were!) Most of our group was Japanese, with My husband & I the only "anglos". Dan was amazing at switching from Japanese to English and back, making sure that none of us felt left out of the conversation. We would definitely recommend this activity for anyone! more

Lolly H

Dan was the best. We had first class service the whole trip. Dan went out of his way to make sure the kids, as well as the adults,... were comfortable in the water and we all had a great time because of the small group size. It was almost as if we had a personalized one on one tour. Snorkeling was great the day we went, we saw tons of fish! Everything from a parrot fish to schools of colorful little fish... and how could I possibly forget my daughters favorite, this little silver looking stick fish! Awesome experience with awesome people! A must-do while in Hawaii!! This is not something that you want to miss! more

Ralph

We had so much fun! The kids could not have had a better time. We were picked up promptly at our hotel in a clean and accommodatin...g vehicle. We were given information about people, places, and things that we were passing on our way to the Bay to snorkel. Upon arriving at the Bay we were escorted in, past all lines, to watch a short information movie, and then taken down to the Bay via tram, as not to have to walk. Upon arrival to the actual Bay we were given instructions on how to wear, and use all the provided safety equipment. Upon making sure that we were completely comfortable, the the fun of snorkeling ensued... We had a great time. more

Karly

We have snorkeled at the circular-shaped shore of Hanauma Bay on the southeast tip of East Honolulu, you can imagine how this be...autiful cove was once a volcanic crater. Today, this crater, likely flooded by wave erosion, is home to an important nature preserve and the island's most popular snorkeling destination. Our snorkeling trip was arranged by Hawaiiactivities.com and they were quite professional people with prompt responses and is very customer oriented. They arranged Mr. Dan to train us snorkeling. Mr. Dan is best instructor you can have in Honolulu as he explained every steps in a legible and understandable way. He has snorkled with us for many hours. Whether you’re snorkeling a natural or artificial reef, at the beach or along the mangroves, you’ll discover amazing underwater creatures. Look at (but don’t touch) the vibrant yellow and red coral canyons and purple sea fans swaying in the ocean’s current. Coral is actually alive and it’s extremely delicate. Touching coral is detrimental to its health and can also be dangerous. It’s actually related to the jellyfish and can provide a sharp sting, burn, or cut when touched. A good rule of thumb is to stay in water that’s at least six feet deep while snorkeling over coral. Look for tropical fish including yellowtail snapper, parrotfish, angelfish, blue tang, grouper, and hogfish. We have come across with Turtle who is is not afraid to swim with us. With such a thriving and diverse ecosystem, there’s nearly as much to discover underwater in Hawaii as there is on land! Dan took pictures with his under water camera. It was lots of fun. Dan brought snacks, drinks, etc. too. On the way back Dan shared lot of information on best shows and tours in Hawaii. We had a great time and will definitely go again if I'm ever in Hawaii. more

Edvin

We had a great time Dan and his wife were great to go snorkeling with. It's the only way to go!! Loved it

Ron & Suzanne Taylor

I had a great experience snorkeling at Hanama Bay! The tour guide, Dan was amazing. Although I had previous snorkel experience, th...e tour guide reviewed basic rules for snorkeling and I was given an opportunity to practice in shallow water. I really appreciated snorkeling beyond the reef because this is were I saw a turtle! more

Kim

Beautiful bay, Blue Hawaii divers a husband and wife team were great, we were picked up, accessed the bay without having to join t...he long line that afternoon, good clean equipment. We saw a turtle which my son swam alongside as well as lots of fish large and small. One of the best days of our trip. more

Karen

We had never snorkeled before, but Dan and his wife were awesome! We will never forget this. We are waiting for the pictures that ...we took with our disposable cameras. Lots of fish. I do not like putting my head under water, but they were soooo reassuring and made you feel very comfortable. Very organized. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Unfortunately we did not see any turtles, but it was still wonderful. more

Tammy & Frank R.

This was our favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. Dan and his wife were awesome guides and made us feel comfortable the whole time.... more

Tiffani

This was my first time ever for snorkeling and I was a bit nervous. Dan, my guide, was so patient and easy going. Made it so easy ...to relax and learn... He helped hold my hand and guide me through the bay, saw a lot of cool water life. This was an excellent tour, I didn't have to think about anything. Was picked up at the hotel, they brought the gear, snacks, and a trunk to lock up small belongings during the snorkeling. Our guide has an excellent camera and took pictures during the tour and posted it to facebook for me to see and share. Dan is well known at the bay and knows it inside and out. Had a blast and will definitely rebook with Dan, if I ever get a chance to come back to Oahu. more

Maggie

We had a great time with Dan on this snorkel trip. Dan was excellent. The water was great. We saw so many different kinds of fish.... I just wish we were able to see a turtle. Dan provided us with the latest snorkels so we didn't have to worry about swallowing water. Definitely recommend! The only suggestion I would make is to wrap the admission and team fee into the activity fee. It's a bit annoying to have to pay separately. more

Jamey

The highlight of our Hawaiian vacation! Dan took care of everything--getting to Hanauma Bay and geared up was super easy. (Gear wa...s top notch.) After quick instructions we were in the water and looking at fish, turtles, etc. Our 7 yr old son is not a good swimmer but Dan's wife swam with him and helped the whole time so my husband and I were able to enjoy the experience without having to constantly focus on him. The tour was the perfect length and best part was photos waiting for us online afterwards--didn't have to lug camera around ourselves and got great momentos of trip. Highly recommend for families with kids or anyone who wants a relaxing (but exciting) snorkeling adventure. more

Steph

Dan from BlueHawaiiaDivers was great. He got us right in to the park had everything organized and ready to along with some great s...norkeling tips. We got headed out and got to see a lot of sea life with great views and pictures. This made a great experience for me and my kids. Thanks Dan more

Kim

My wife and I had never been snorkeling and one of the things that my wife had wanted to do for years was to swim with the dolphin...s. We wanted to learn how to snorkel and found this tour on Veltra. The tour was scheduled the day after we arrived in Hawaii and we received a courtesy call reminding us of the time and place for pickup. Dan was right on time and met us at the pickup place. He was cordial and interesting to talk to. Everything was arranged for us at the Bay. His instructions were easy to understand and we headed into the water. We were later joined by Dan's wife Chieko and they stayed with us the whole time. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful, colorful fish as well as the turtle swimming in the bay! We had a very enjoyable time and recommend this tour very highly! Dan and Chieko were wonderful hosts. We are grateful for the time they spent with us (as well as others that were with the tour) as we were able to go to other beaches and snorkel. Thanks so much Dan & Chieko. We hope to see you again! more

Bill & Karen/SLC

This was our first time snorkeling - and it was amazing! Dan was our guide and was absolutely the BEST! A must-do while visiting... the Islands. more

david

Dan was Awesome! This was our best excursion! He was very patient with me as it took me a little longer to get acclimated. The k...iddos were a natural ( 9 & 11). Thanks Dan for a memorable afternoon! more

Jammie S.

Our snorkel guide Dan was amazing. I can't swim and he was able to take me out to the deep! He was very patient. My boyfriend... and I thoroughly enjoyed his tour of hanauma bay, it was definitely a highlight of our trip and even fulfilled one of my bucket list things to do. I will never forget the experience and recommend it highly. Also a huge bonus is Dan takes underwater pics of you snorkeling and post them up on his Facebook - free of charge! more

Jen

Dan and his wife were great! We had two cars because we were a party of 7. Dan was my driver and he was very good at giving us a m...ini tour as we were driving to Haunama Bay. Once we arrived, we didn't have to stand in line at all. We went into a mini theater to watch a 9 min video orientation. Then we were off. We went down to Hanauma Bay via a trolly. He and his wife explained how to use our gear and made sure it was all on properly. We all had a great time. This was definitely a fun activity to do as a family. The underwater views were amazing. If you don't have a waterproof camera, its fine. Dan takes a bunch of pictures and uploads them on to his website/facebook page and gives you the link, so you can view them. Don't worry if you don't know how to swim, we had a couple people in our party who didn't know how to and they were just fine. Dan, thank you. We will definitely choose you again! :) -Mahalo! more

Adriana

Best experience ever. I don't swim great and have a fear of being in deep water. But Dan made the adventure comfortable. Kids... loved it. more

melissa

So much fun! Something my husband and I could do every day for the rest of our lives!!! Thanks for the great memories, we will che...rish them always! more

Danaye

Such a great experience Dan was an awesome, he took the time in explaining everything and helping me out. This was the best experi...ence ever! more

Maritza Avila

Amazing experience! Dan is very funny and nice, a great guide. Everything was perfectly organized, in every detail. Hanauma Bay is... truly spectacular, Dan guided us in a long route in the bay. It was great, we saw a lot of fishes, and Dan took plenty of pics (much better than mine!). He was most helpful also during the trip to Hanauma Bay! A must-do when in Honolulu! more

Gaia

Exactly what was expected. Very Very Helpful, warm couple as guides and instructors. This was a great experience ... plenty of t...ime to accomplish the instruction portion and allow the participants to enjoy the experience. Swimming was fun and a real experience to interact with beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants. Look forward to scheduling with this company again. more

Billy&Bryton

Very great tour, picked up on time, friendly conversation. This was my first time snorkeling, and Dan, our guide, was terrific. I ...and my 11 year old are non-swimmer and Dan was very patient and worked to insure we had a great experience. We actually went pretty far out and Dan was besides us and checking on us to make sure we were ok. He was prepared with good equipment, got us through the Haunauma Bay entry easily, and took us on a wonderful swim with loads of fish to see. I would do this snorkeling tour again. more

Colorado Springs

Our guide was fantastic. I'm an okay swimmer but I freaked out and couldn't get used to breathing through the snorkel ge...ar. The guide and his wife help me a lot. I finally got the hang of it and snorkeled like a pro! Also I forgot my go pro and luckily the guide took pics and uploaded them on Facebook. Definitely coming back in the summer time! more

Panya

Our experience was excellent. The guides/Instructors were outstanding. Our family had an absolutely great time. From transportatio...n to prep to time in the water at Hanauma Bay all went very smoothly. Dan Kelly was particularly wonderful instructing our grandchildren. We highly recommend this tour. more

Rick

Had a great time in the bay, definitely something to do again

Tyler

Great snorkeling tour with Dan and Chieko. The four of us were snorkeling novices and senior citizens and they were extremely pati...ent and hands on. We saw some beautiful fish and reef and had a great time. more

bfrey10

The guides were great, they would make sure everybody was together, We saw turtles and variety of hawaii fishes. I would recommen...d this tour to anyone travelling to Hawaii, its a must see at Hanauma Bay. Thanks Dan & Chieko more

John K.

Owner/tour guide was outstanding- was so patient with my 8 year old daughter and worked her through her fears! Highly recommend! ... Bay was beautiful experience- lots of fish! more

Wendy

Do not be afraid of this activity. First, the tour directors could not have been more friendly and helpful. Second, they could not... have made it any easier. They picked us up at the lobby of the hotel, drove us to the bay, got us through the required orientation film and down to the water so efficiently. They have been doing this so long that they anticipated all of our needs (even before we realized that we had the need). Then, guided us into the water and instructed everyone on how to use the shorkle and made us all feel very comfortable. Even the 8 year old twins who are normally a handful. We were slowly guided around the bay and shown fish, eels and turtles. We stopped for pictures occasionally. And, told that we could download them from Facebook later that night. When we were done, they gave us much needed water and snacks. Much needed because this was a good work out ( for a fat old guy). We got back to the van and were taken right back to our hotel and were the. Already trying to figure out when we could do the excursion again. So, you don't have to worry about whether or not this is worth doing. And, it couldn't be easier or more enjoyable.. more

Scott

Guides went far beyond average to show us a special time. Excellent instruction

Suzanne and Ginger

This was my first time snorkeling, as well as, my first time in Hawaii. I'm usually not the type to enjoy activities with a h...igh volume of people around, especially with the location being a huge tourist attraction, but the experience was so cool! My reservation was on a Monday morning. Total there were 12 people in the group, including the two very friendly and helpful instructors. Everyone is provided with a life vest, fins, bottled water, chips and the option to rent a wet suit once you arrive at Hanauma Bay. When you arrive you will watch a brief video then a trolley will take you down to the bay. Once you're in the water, the view gets much better. I didn't have the chance to see a sea turtle while I was there but there's tons of fish! I would definitely do this again. I also never learned how to swim prior to booking this......but everything went perfectly fine :) more

MadelineGarcia

Hanauma Bay is where you want to begin your snorkeling experience in Oahu. Chieko and her husband were thorough, patient, kind an...d professional in all aspects of this snorkel tour at Hanauma Bay. The coral has lost some its color vibrancy from the daily influx of people swimming there but the fish were plentiful and made up for the moderate deficiency. I enjoyed it enough here to come again a second time, solo. Again, great tour guides and best place to begin your snorkel adventure. Enjoy! more

MelB

Great experience and our tour guide was awesome. Very knowledgable and provided interesting facts and info!

Deb

First time snorkeling for me and my husband, and it was absolutely amazing!! Dan and his wife really made us feel comfortable in t...he water... I am not a very good swimmer and had an awesome time even in the deep areas of the ocean. Swimming/Snorkeling with the fishes was an amazing experience and would love to do it again! more

Shazia

Dan's guided tour of the Hanauma reef is excellent. We viewed Fish, turtles, rays, and coral. Regardless of your ability, ...you will feel safe. This is nature's beauty at it's best and your guide will make sure you see it all. more

Mark

Dan and his wife were lovely and very helpful with the group of 9. Being a first time snorkeler and not a very good swimmer, they ...were patient with each and every one of us. We saw some lovely fish but unfortunately did not see turtles that day! :( Will definitely be back next time though! 10/10 would recommend especially for first time beginners. more

Shirley

Chieko and Dan were very accommodating. For someone who's first time at the sea, I was able to participate because of them. I... had an awesome time. Highly recommend them! more

Emilie

What a fun and enjoyable experience. Completely organized, focused on their customers and so knowledgeable. Extremely nice people ...who take care of every detail. A definite 5 Star experience! more

Marvin Family

Excellent pair of guides with a small group of us to work with. I had never snorkeled before and had no trouble following the ins...tructions. It didn't matter that I was not an experienced swimmer. Sure makes a difference getting past the lineup to get in because of being part of a group. I recommend aiming for low tide if you have a choice. more

Rob

Our snorkeling adventure was fantastic. There were six of us an no one had ever snorkeled. As a matter of fact, we could not even... swim. Our guide Dan was wonderful. He was so patient and instructive. It was so nice to sim with the fish. more

Portia

This was amazing! Chieko took us out and showed us the bay. Incredible experience :)

Grace

An amazing experience made possible by an outstanding company. They are professional, attentive and kind. Highly recommend!!! ... more

Marie

We had an amazing time on this tour. The guides were so helpful and made sure my children learned to snorkel and stayed safe. They... made sure we saw a lot of fish and we even saw a sea turtle. more

Cory

We had such a fun time snorkeling. I would very much recommend this tour for first time snorkeling. Dan was so helpful and patient... with everyone, and a BIG thank you from us for that. This experience defiantly left us wanting to do this again. more

Dale and Debbie

Great expert instruction for a true beginner. Even saw a sea turtle in early march. So glad I opted to rent a wet suit.

Jessica

This was our first experience with snorkeling...but I was convinced that we could not go to Oahu and not see the ocean life for ou...rselves. Dan and Cheiko were great. We paid for a group of 5 (3 adult, 2 children). We had to pay the full price to have my grandmother brought along, even though she was not participating. With that said it was suppose to be just our small group to the two guides. This was especially important to me as the two children could swim and the adults in our group could NOT swim well. It turned out two others joined us, so Chieko was mostly their guide and Dan was with the four of us. It was raining that day, so my grandmother was not able to come observe (so paid and not used). Although I was not expecting a refund for her experience necessarily, I was a little put off that we were then charged extra for the optional wet suits to keep us warm (given the weather that day). That really is the only thing I would improve, but given the nature of the business, that may be challenging. Otherwise, it was FANTASTIC! Dan was amazingly patient and made the experience great. The children, although swimmers, panicked with the snorkel equipment and sea animals. The adult limited swimmers had a blast! Even on a dreary, rainy day. LOL! they took awesome pictures that we were easily able to download from their social media page, so one less thing to worry about doing especially given first time out. I would definitely recommend this experience no matter what skill level, it will not disappoint. more

LATOYAYE

Excellent professional instruction for true beginner.Great guide in the water. We saw tons of fish. Lucky enough to have seen a se...a turtle in early March. So glad I rented a wet suit. more

Jessica

As a family of four, this was a fantastic experience with Blue Divers of Hawaii. Our trip in winter was a bit of a windy day. Howe...ver, our guides had wet suits that we could rent for the snorkeling trip. Saved all of us on that chilly day. Guides were excellent with making everyone comfortable in their masks and keeping us together as a group. Best part was seeing the turtles and the small shark!! more

Gunnison Family

Dan and Chienko were amazing! We went out into the bay at three levels of experience, my wife who had never snorkeled is now hooke...d! The photos taken were great, the tour lasted just the right amount of time, and these cousins were super awesome to talk to and chill with. more

Stephen

My BF & I were looking for something just like this since it had been many years since we both went snorkeling. Our guides we...re friendly, prompt, and knew what they were doing. They provided all the equipment and snacks for later. They made it very easy and it was a great trip! Would definitely recommend and use them again! Oh and they allow you to dl the photos they take for free!! more

Sarah RH

Me and my 3 kids had a great experience snorkeling with Dan. This was our first experience and i had never thought i could go in f...or straight 35 mins with my kids [our youngest is 6 years old]. I felt i was in safe hands with Dan and did have to worry much about the kids. I will go back to Dan when we visit Hawaii, without a doubt !! more

Kulin

This was my first time snorkeling and Dan was a great teacher! He guided me through everything and made sure we were ready before ...heading out to the waters. I'm so glad that he was our guide..I don't think I would ever be able to do it without him. If you want to learn how to snorkel and see some beautiful fishes and turtles go with Blue Hawaii Divers! more

Clover

Such a great experience! I'm not a strong swimmer, but the guides went the perfect pace for people of all strengths. They sta...rt by teaching you how to use the snorkel equipment, then you follow one of the guides around to see all the reefs and the fish. It was fun, easy and the perfect addition to a trip on Oahu! more

LEB

Dan And Cheiko were great instructors, they kept us busy enjoying the water the whole time. I would recommend them.

Tom

What a great snorkeling experience!! Although we had snorkeled before (quite a few years ago), my husband was not able to comple...te the adventure even though Chieko tried to pull the 2 of us around. So, my husband went back to land and Chieko pulled me around (I just had to relax and enjoy). We saw so many & beautiful fish. I would definitely recommend this tour. more

danaj

This snorkeling experience was more than we bargained for. We will do this again and bring the rest of the family. What a wonder...ful way to spend our morning. We just loved it!! more

Tennessee travelers

we had an awesome time snorkeling. we love the pictures you took of us. what a nice touch and rememberance. would definitely go sn...orl keling with you again. more

merrydee mcfarlin

Excellent snorkeling tour for beginners who aren't strong swimmers Dan & Chieko -great experienced instructors- very org...anized- provided all gear, life jackets and constantly checked on how people were doing We saw a variety of fish and turtles- they took wonderful photos for the group as an added bonus Highly recommended- would do this again more

Janet

9.27.17 Snorkeling for Beginner we traveled over an hour and saw lots of fishes and sea turtle from brochure.. I was lost for two ...times and has fear of water. They were with me whole time!! more

Suzy

Wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone

Laura pitcher

As first time snorkelling for our family instructors Dan and Chieko were great helping us all the way would recommend this tour

Craig

My experience was wonderful. It was the first time I had ever been snorkeling and the instructors were fabulous. I would definit...ely do it again. more

LLacy

As a Solo Traveler, I always worry about being the odd man out. Dan was excellent about making me feel like one of the crew. This ...was an amazing experience and I will definitely do it again. more

Kris

I was very nervous about this as I had never done it before. Dan is a great instructor, very patient and informative. I would do ...this again. more

Shana

So much fun! Would highly recommend this to both inexperienced and experienced snorkelers. Dan and Chieko knew the reef well and ...guided us to spots where we were gaurenteed to see the fish and sea turtles. Dan also takes pictures with his GoPro so you don't have to worry about bringing your own camera. I would do it again in a heartbeat! more

Heather Payton

Dan arrived on time, found us and was an awesome guide. He helped me realise that I might be a Mermaid. Awesome, top notch, never... wanted the day to end. more

Jill Farnsworth

Dan & Cheika were great. I will highly recommend this tour to anyone. We had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks

Michelle Moulds

We had very exciting time. We were kind of scared since that was our first time and we are not good swimmers. But it was very safe... and we enjoyed very much. Chieko and Dan, they are very professional and they led us to a sea turtle! We definitely are coming back again! more

Yoshi

what a wonderful tour. snorkeling for a beginner or someone with a little experience. our tour guide made us feel safe and made ...sure we saw lots of fish and turtles as he knew where they were often seen. going without a guide, I don't think I would have ventured as far from shore as I did. more

Deborah

I chose this tour after reading the other reviews and we were definitely not disappointed. The good reviews are all true. Dan is v...ery experienced and friendly. He is very patient and kind with beginners and answered all our questions. The hour long snorkel is definitely enough time. This is a excellent tour for both beginners and experienced snorkelers. We saw so a huge variety of fish and the whole experience met and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Dan for a great day. We recommend you and your company without any hesitation. more

Kirsten P

My wife and I had a wonderful time on our snorkeling trip. Dave was very patient with us, especially me, as we learned the basics.

John S.

Well planned tour. Excellent and friendly guide. Best of all it rained and we pretty much got the bay to ourselves. Would definite...ly recommend it and do it again. more

Catherine

Great trip. Well organized, all the equipment provided. Guide knew exactly where to find some rare animals. Pickup was from a hote...l a quarter mile from where we were staying in Honolulu. Try to go at high tide if possible. more

Nick

It was outstanding. Dan made me comfortable all the time as I was nervous.I would recommend any beginner to go with Dan

Vish

I enjoyed the Snorkeling tour. It was my first time snorkeling and had the peace of mind that I would not miss anything and I was ...in good hands. Dan picked us up from the hotel and made us feel very welcome and gave us ideas on other activities to do around the area. Throughly enjoyed it! more

Edith

First time to go snorkeling. We had a great time. Guides were excellent and good teachers. Took us on a route Around the bay We ...saw 3 turtles and too many different fish to count. Great trip. I would recommend this service. more

Sarah

We both cannot swim but dan and Jan made us so comfortable that we forgot our worries and went for it. They gave us a lesson befor...e the activity and it helped us a lot. During the activity, Dan was always there.. literally holding my wife's hand through out so that she doesnot panic. We had a beautiful experience to remember. Highly recommend Dan and Jan. more

Indranil

Punctual pick up from hotel. Dan, our guide friendly and informative. Small group of 6 and 2 guides was ideal. Very well organi...sed with no waiting around and extra options like wetsuits available if required. Bonus was photos of our experience shared at no extra cost! A great morning! more

Janine

sent 1 guest on this and he said the right package for someone who wanted to do a snorkel package and at a great location and with... safety in a film and guides to assist the least experienced persons and You do not have to be a swimmer to do this and will see Great sights in water within your comfort zone of a few feet. Highly recommend. more

Arnold

It was fun, very friendly host & relaxing atmosphere. Well instructed with easy instructions.

Judith

Thanks Team. I had a fantastic time.

Chandana

I want to start this review by saying that Kieko (our guide) picked us up at our hotel and I was not in the right pick up area. S...he was actually walking around calling out my name and found me. I cannot thank her enough!!! The tour was about a half day long - we went in the morning, which I would recommend because it can get crowded at Hanauma as the day goes on. We were able to lock up our valuables while we were in the water. The tram ride down and back up to the parking lot was awesome As for the snorkelling - it was AMAZING. I cannot believe how many different species of marine life we saw. So much fun. I did not want to get out of the water! more

Brian

This is a must do thing to do when visiting Hawaii especially if you want to see Hawaii's state fish. Dan and Chieko were gre...at . Only sad thing is that we wanted to stay longer but unable to. more

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