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Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure

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Koloa, United States
Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Avoid crowds and embark on a Kauai snorkeling tour that limits group size to six people. Head for Kauai’s pristine south shore reefs to see tropical fish, sea urchins, and sea mammals. You may also see a turtle nesting on the beach or a Hawaiian monk seal basking in the sun.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8): Ensures a more personal experience
  • Learn about wildlife and Hawaii’s ecosystem from your guide
  • Includes snacks and water: No need to bring your own
  • Spot an abundance of marine life, including fish and sea mammals
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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Snacks
Bottled water
Gratuities
Historic koloa plantation building , Historic koloa plantation building, 3417 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756, USA

Please refer to the detailed confirmation email that WE will send you once you provide all of the necessary details to finalize your reservation. **WE CANNOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS PRIOR TO GETTING TO ISLAND**

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not for travelers who are morbidly obese. Weight LIMIT of 299lbs or less. (No to 302lbs or 306 lbs)
  • Not for travelers who cannot easily walk into and out of the ocean water
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Z Tourz
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Guided Shore Snorkeling Adventure.

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  • "Taking an OTC Bonine or Dramamine an hour before your trip is probably a good idea if you tend to get motion sickness." See review
  • "What a great way to spend a morning and also a good value." See review

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star-5
Great option for beginners
Kari_D
, Jun 2022
Will was a great guide and he always made sure everyone was comfortable and safe. We got to see a huge turtle!!
star-5
Liam was a fantastic...
Liz_C
, Jun 2022
Liam was a fantastic guide. Great snorkeling for all levels. We saw 2 turtles and many beautiful fish.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Christina really took...
REBECCA_A
, Jun 2022
Christina really took care of us. She gave us a great experience! The outing was awesome from start to finish!
star-4
Nice quick outting.
Brian_L
, Jun 2022
Staff was very friendly. We did tour for intro to Kauai snorkeling spots since first time here and we do a lot of snorkeling. Tour great for beginners and we saw nice assortment of fish and two sea turtles one of which almost collided with us on its way up which was very cool.
star-5
We had an amazing time! ...
Denena_P
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing time! Water was beautiful, fish were beautiful. My daughter wanted to see turtles and she saw 3!
star-5
Great adventure in poipu !
Kristen_M
, Jun 2022
Very happy with this snorkel ! Amount of time in the water was perfect and we did have great conditions, family of 4 , kids 15 and 13, we had a great time. The small group size is key. Christian our guide did amazing, very knowledgeable friendly and watched our for everyone. He carried a long a board type thing for us to hold on to if we need a break. We saw a ton of fish, turtle’s cucumbers. I will say you should be a decent swimmer. If your not not ok in the water I would pick something else, as much of the snorkeling is over 10 feet. I was really happy with this and so glad we booked it, they run a well oiled machine. Loved the No boat option:)
star-4
Swimming with turtles is unforgetable
mARTHA_R
, Jun 2022
Swimming with turtles was an incredible experience!! We had 2 swimming very close to us; just gorgeous. Our group leader, a young girl(Megan I think) was not clear about how to procede to get in the water. I’m a senior, not a good swimmer and it seemed to me that she felt I was a burden. I fell in the way out and she did help me but there was not a ‘I’m sorry or what happened to you’. On another line…. Not for children. The sea was very rough and pulls you out of the group In the blink of an eye.
star-4
Great, but….
Kim_B
, Jun 2022
Our family of 6 had a wonderful experience! We saw a ton of fish, and 4 turtles. The equipment was in excellent condition diction as well. The only reason I knocked off a star was because our guide could have done better. She seemed like she was going through the motions, and not engaged with us. At the end, she opened the cooler with drinks and there was no ice, so they were not cold. She also flipped open the snack box and said here you go. There was no discussion about what we saw, or if we had any questions. I think a guide makes a big difference with every experience, this one just fell flat.
star-1
Disappointed and set the tone for the rest of the vacation
Peter_C
, Jun 2022
Our tour started with a very rocky and choppy ocean entry point. We did see beautiful underwater landscapes, variety of amazing fish, and even a sea turtle. This lasted about 10 minutes. What the whole tour experienced next was utter chaos, the whole group was swept up coast with no way getting back. Luckily a surfer who witnessed the group get sucked out called 911 and paddled on his board to assist. After 15 minutes of paddling nowhere jet ski came to the rescue and broad us back where we had to climb up a slippery and rock shore while getting slapped around by the waves. My whole family was reunited with multiple cuts and bruises on our feet. Luckily there was a longs Drugs not far away which we bought supplies and administered first aid to ourselves in the parking lot. We did receive a full refund but have not spoken to anyone as of yet. After talking to locals and other vacationers during our trip everyone seemed to know that that day did not have optimal snorkeling conditions.
star-5
Loved our First Time Snorkeling!
Lindsey_C
, Jun 2022
Wonderful instructors! They helped all of us first timers feel safe and prepared. Loved the experience…we saw sea turtles, eagle rays & many colorful fish 🐠 Thank you to such a kind & friendly staff!!
star-2
Guide was nice but...
Lester_K
, May 2022
Guide was nice but snorkeling was marginal. Ocean access area was very difficult and dangerous to navigate. Would not do again or recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Waves, snorkels, sun, and turtles!
Christine_B
, May 2022
Our guides were amazing and we got to see turtles and a lot of fish. It was an awesome experience. This was me and my daughters first trip to Hawaii and going on this excursion was definitely a highlight. :-) Highly recommend!
star-2
Had a frightening...
Billy_L
, May 2022
Had a frightening experience snorkeling this past week. Two stars vs 1 because we were able to get a refund. We understand that it's hard to deal with mother nature, but reflecting we should never have gone out snorkeling in the first place. After snorkeling briefly, the group of 6 of us were guided and went a little away from the shore. We were in life jackets and there was a paddle to rest on, but at some point we became stuck past a set of waves and couldn't get back to land. We tried to kick to get back but we were not moving at all amidst pretty windy waves. Fortunately someone saw and called 911 for rescue where jet skis came in to get us back. Thankfully it was also low tide at the time or it could have been worse. While the guides were nice, next time hopefully the guides used can have proper training to deal with or avoid the situation without requiring rescue. Apparently we were told afterward that it was a high risk warning given the windy weather. We didn't expect to go through that scare in our vacation in Hawaii.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unforgettable, felt like a dream
Jay_F
, May 2022
Pure bliss being in the aquatic environment with the turtles and different species of fish. Definitely a must do when you come!
star-4
Awesome!
Daniel_V
, May 2022
Cristina was very accommodating as well as the rest of the staff. However, the snorkeling site's entrance was very rough and rocky, it was very uncomfortable but overall the experience was very fun and memorable! Thank you!
star-4
Challenging but so worth it!
Sandy_S
, May 2022
Christina was super kind and helpful to us older people. she was patient with all our questions and very assisting to get in the water. Getting out was quite challenging but there were kind people on the shore to help. So exciting to see many beautiful fish and even a sea turtle come out from his hiding place to go up to get some air and then back again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Had an awesome time!!
Silly_K
, May 2022
Be careful with leaving any phones in your pocket while getting back to the ramp after kayaking. The combination of angle of the ramp and thrusting yourself up may cause your phone to drop out of pocket and into the water down below.
star-3
The tour guide a young...
Robin_C
, May 2022
The tour guide a young women was excellent. The water was too rough. We could barely get in the water. Good fish finds but not a very good snorkel time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stunning
Kimberly_H
, May 2022
This was MAGICAL! We are from MN with no snorkeling experience and Mallory taught us very easily, we were off and snorkeling before we knew it! We saw the most stunning and beautiful fish I could ever imagine and I got to almost touch a Sea Turtle!!!! This was epic and I am so incredibly thankful to Z Tours!! Bucket list experience ♥️
star-5
Thumbs up!!
Kelliegh_M
, May 2022
Guides were great. And we saw so many different fish and several turtles. It was a great experience with them.

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