Honolulu Sail and Snorkel with Turtles
If there's only one activity to do while in Hawaii, this Honolulu snorkel tour is it! Just outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, lies a place turtles call home. We simply call it turtle canyon. Here, we see these gentle marine creatures in all their glory. Snorkel and watch the live turtle “car wash," or see turtles from the boat if you don't want to snorkel - we have daily turtle sightings on this family-friendly tour. On the way back, enjoy the serenity and quiet of the ocean while sailing back to the harbor. THIS TOUR BOOKS UP WEEKS IN ADVANCE SO BE SURE TO BOOK EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Hawaii Turtle Snorkeling Tour
During this Honolulu snorkel tour, you also have an opportunity to see corals up-close. Coral reefs are ecologically-sensitive ecosystems that provide a home to about 25% of the planet’s marine species. While corals might initially appear to just be colorful-looking sea stones, they are in fact, sea creatures themselves. Many corals are actually colonies of polyps that secrete calcium. Corals are sensitive to water temperature, so, as ocean temperatures rise corals are increasingly threatened.
On our tour where you snorkel with turtles in Hawaii, you have a chance to spot and swim with green sea turtles. These turtles are found in seas around the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Green sea turtles are known for their unique nesting practices. When the time comes for the female to lay her eggs, she will walk onshore, dig a hole, and lay her eggs in the sand. Later, hundreds of hatchlings can emerge from these nests, though many of them are taken by predators before arriving at the waters’ edge. While many of the young turtles will not survive, some can live as long as 80 years and weigh up to 500 pounds.
Green sea turtles are at risk due to many reasons. In some areas, they are hunted, while in other areas, water pollution has caused their food sources to become toxic. Enjoy the unique opportunity to see these rare creatures up-close and peacefully swim with them just outside of Waikiki on this snorkel excursion!
Pure Aloha Adventures’ snorkel tours include your gear; you’ll be outfitted after the beautiful boat ride to turtle town.
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