For Spring Break in the 808, we hopped on board the Holokai Catamaran for the ultimate turtle snorkeilling adventure.
Many locals don’t even realize that you can snorkel with turtles and see colorful fish just minutes off shore from Waikiki’s world famous beaches, resorts, and shopping.
Tannya jumped at the chance to head to Turtle Canyon on the Holokai to snorkel, sail by Diamond Head, and sip on a mai tai while learning all about the different catamaran experiences you can have.
The Holokai is a beautiful, custom-designed, hand-crafted 49 passenger beach catamaran.
Owner Soo Stover says, “Whether people are looking to snorkel with turtles, go on a romantic sunset sail, have an open bar party with friends, or just kick back and relax with a cold beverage while taking in some beautiful views, we have something for any spring breaker.”
For guests looking to get in the water, Holokai offers snorkel tours everyday at 9am and noon, tradewind sails at 3pm and two open bar sail including daily sunset sails and a once-a-week Friday night fireworks sail.
Ticket prices are $40 for the tradewind sail, $60 for the Sunset Sail, $50 for the Friday night fireworks sail, and $80 for the Turtle Canyon snorkel.
Holokai hosts private events too with all-inclusive packages for private charters with catering options and custom bar selections.
Beverages include: juice, water, soda; domestic beers, a variety of premium craft beers from Maui Brewing Company; pinot grigio wine and champagne.
The house cocktail is infamously known as the “Holokai Hooch” and is made of passion orange guava juice, peach schnapps, and dark Hawaiian rum.
The Holokai crew also does its part to protect the ocean and promote sustainability.
A portion of all proceeds from Turtle Canyon Tours go to the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, which carries out many efforts to care for Hawaii’s sea turtles
Holokai also offers complimentary reef safe sunscreen to all guests and educates guests on why reef safe sunscreen is important.
Before they go in the water, guests are trained how to interact with the turtles, so they don’t disturb them in their natural environment.
It’s an unforgettable experience right in our own backyard.