Advantages of Boat Snorkeling in Hawaii
Crystal Clear Waters
Taking a boat offshore allows you to experience crystal clear waters that you won’t find in a beach snorkeling adventure.
Food and Drinks are Included
Our snorkel tours come with all food and drinks included which you need after a long day in the water!
Ride to Where the Marine Life is
Hawaii has a wealth of marine life, some of which can’t be seen in anything else on Earth. The most diverse and unique species can only be seen on boat tours offshore. Including sea turtles, whales, and fish.
When snorkeling, it is important to have high-quality gear; that’s all included on boat tours. We even offer SNUBA. No experience is necessary.
Best Instruction, Expert Crew, and Local Knowledge
Any experience level can join boat tours, but there is a lot to know. Boat tours ensure safety and best local knowledge on where to go and ensure the best experience!
See Island From the Water
Not only do you get to enjoy a beautiful ride on the blue waters of Hawaii, the views of the islands are breathtaking!
See Whales! (In Season)
From the months of November to April you get the chance to sea whales while on the boat, to and from snorkel locations!
Boat tours are all inclusive. No need to worry about snorkel gear, food or drinks!
Beer and Mai Tai’s Included
An extra bonus for the adults is beer and Mai Tai’s are all included too!
Advantages of Beach Snorkeling in Hawaii
Wherever You Want To Go
Snorkeling from the beach offers you the freedom to go wherever you want.
As Long As You Would Like
Without a tour, there is no time limit on how long you can for!
If you are on a budget, snorkeling by the beach is free which is a bonus.
No Worries About Sea Sickness
If you or any of your group is prone to sea sickness, snorkeling by beach prevents it.
Often Calm, Sometimes Rougher
Depending on the time of the day and season, snorkeling on the beach can either be calmer or rougher than taking a boat offshore.
Snorkeling on the beach offers more privacy than a boat tour with other travelers.
Never Gets Cancelled
Depending on the weather, snorkeling on the beach never gets cancelled.
Pros of Snorkeling in Hawaii
- Clear Water
- Food and drinks are included
- Ride to where the marine life is
- Best Equipment
- Best Instruction, expert crew, and local knowledge
- See island from the water
- See whales! (When in season)
- All Inclusive
- Beer and Mai Tai’s Included
- Wherever you want to go
- For as long as you’d like
- No worries about sea sickness
- Often calm, sometimes rougher
- Always private
- Never gets cancelled
Disadvantages of Boat Snorkeling In Hawaii
Could Get Cancelled
Depending on weather conditions or other issues…boat tours could get cancelled.
Could Get Seasickness
Motion and sea sickness could be an issue.
Cost Money to go on a Boat
Boat tours provide a lot of value, but do come with a cost.
Disadvantages of Beach Snorkeling In Hawaii
Water is Less Clear
Snorkeling on the beach does not have as crystal clear waters for optimal viewing of the marine life.
Limited Marine Life
The marine life close to shore is limited than what you will see offshore.
When in season, you won’t get prime viewing of the migrating whales.
Food and Drinks Not Included
Spending all day in the water can be exhausting. Meals and drinks are not included when snorkeling off the beach.
Drive, Park, Walk
Depending on where you want to go, snorkeling on the beach involves getting yourself to the right spots.
Unless you brought your own gear on the plane, which costs money, you have to rent snorkel gear snorkeling one the beach.
Difficult to Get to Marine Life with Waves and Rocks
Getting to the marine life off the beach can be difficult with waves and rocks nearby.
No Trainers or Lifeguards
Safety is a top concern, especially for families. Snorkeling on the beach does not include trainers or lifeguards.
Cons of Snorkeling in Hawaii on a Boat vs From the Shore
- Could get cancelled
- Could get seasickness
- Cost money to go on a boat
- Water less clear
- Limited marine life
- No whales
- Food and drinks not included
- Drive, park, walk
- Rent Gear
- Difficult to get to marine life because of waves and rocks
- No trainers or lifeguards