Experience Hawaii: A Resource for Aquatic Adventures

Experience Hawaii: A Resource for Aquatic Adventures

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You made it to Hawaii! There is so much to do and see when visiting that it can sometimes be overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered. Exploring and appreciating marine life in Hawaii is a must when visiting, as the Islands are rich in natural wonders. Seeing aquatic life in its natural habitat and getting to experience the magic of Hawaii up close and personal will be an unforgettable memory. 

If you are looking for a guide to experiencing Hawaii’s marine life, you’ve come to the right place. Snorkeling tours and expeditions are great ways to create unforgettable memories. We’ve rounded up some of the best experiences available in the Islands. 

Big Island 

Sea Quest Hawaii has been giving personalized rafting and snorkeling tours along the South Kona Coast since 1988. They offer rafting, snorkeling alongside dolphins and the famous Hawaiian sea turtles, tours of sea caves and lava tubes, and know the best places to spot whales and dolphins. 


Kona Snorkel Tours are the first ones out in the morning and the last ones to get back from their expeditions. Focusing on smaller private groups of 6 or less (due to covid precautions) so that you can get a more personalized experience. 

Kona Ocean Adventures has over 30 years of experience creating adventures in the waters around the Big Island. They offer personalized custom experiences tailored to each group or party. So if you are looking for a boutique experience, this is your best bet! 


Catamaran Kahanu takes guests along the Na Pali Coast, delving into the rich history of the dramatic coastline, all while taking in the scenic views of waterfalls, lava tubes, and sea caves. December through April, guests will see porpoises, dolphins, sea turtles, and humpback whales. Finish off your adventure with snorkeling and a buffet-style lunch. 

Holo Holo is unique because they are certified by NOAA as Dolphin SMART, a voluntary program designed to promote responsible viewing of wild marine life. Additionally, they received the Ocean Friendly Restaurant certification in 2018. They use sustainable plates, cutlery, and locally sourced food on all of their expeditions. Holo Holo’s approach offers visitors an eco-conscious way to enjoy the beauty of Kauai. 


In 2 Scuba Diving Maui Dive Co. are experts on all things scuba diving. They specialize in first-time divers, diving with the sea turtles, and diving on the shore. They offer personalized and private sessions so that guests can get the most out of their dive experience. 

The Magic Merman Snorkel Charters team is comprised of knowledgeable guides who host charters that can be tailored toward any guest preference. From private charters, sunset cruises, and adventurous snorkel trips, their 40 ft boats have shade, comfort and offer unforgettable encounters with Maui wildlife. 

Sail Trilogy provides a unique experience of Maui wildlife through both education and entertainment. Instead of a traditional vessel, Sail Trilogy’s United States Coast Guard certified and ocean tested sailing catamarans are guaranteed to give you a unique and memorable experience. They are also part of Dolphin Smart, making a conscious effort to preserve and protect Hawaii’s wild marine life.


Dolphin Quest is the place to visit if you want to swim with the dolphins. Located inside the Kahala Hotel on Oahu, visitors are guaranteed a memorable experience thanks to professionals who have over 30-years of experience. This program is also certified Humane Safe for travelers who are conscious of animal safety. 

Reef Pirates Diving provides small intimate diving experiences, snorkeling, and private charters to guests looking to explore the oceans around Oahu. Their professional divers come with an abundance of experience and focus on the quality of diving experience over quantity, so if you want to dive with them, be sure to book ahead. 

Whether you are looking to book a relaxing sunset cruise or to swim with the dolphins, there are a plethora of options for just about any group, activity, or level of experience. Our list of Hawaiian excursions is sure to help you pick out the right one for your vacation. 

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