Kauai Snorkeling Adventure: Eco-friendly Tour with Stunning Marine Life
590 Ratings

Experience environmentally friendly exploration featuring spectacular ocean creatures

Small group dynamics

Chance to encounter Hawaii’s renowned Green Sea Turtles and other breathtaking underwater inhabitants of Kauai


Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 3118 Hoona Rd - Our Kauai Guided Shore Snorkel takes you on a 2 hour (from start to finish including check-in) guided snorkel with a certified dive instructor from the shore. There is NO Boat involved with this tour. Actual snorkel time is roughly 45 min-60 min. This adventure will have you snorkeling Kauai’s pristine south shore reefs and have you learning about our tropical fish, sea urchins and sea mammals. We are often greeted by a turtle nesting on the beach or a Hawaiian monk seal basking in the sun. What a wonderful experience from a distance, it is the law to keep within 50 feet of our endangered species. Learn more about our Hawaii ecosystem and identify an array of tropical fish. Beginners Welcome.

Upon making your reservation here with Viator, Kauai Z Tours (The actual tour provider) will reach out asking for additional information to finalize confirmation.


What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Not for travelers exceeding 300lbs. Due to safety and physical constraints, we must follow a strict weight LIMIT of 300lbs or less.
  • Not for travelers who cannot easily walk into and out of the ocean water
  • Participants should be COMFORTABLE in the water. You don’t need to swim like an olympic gold medalist, but we will NOT be teaching you to swim either.
Historic koloa plantation building
Poipu Road
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**
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(590 Ratings)
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Feb 19, 2024
Best Vacation Adventure - I felt like a child at Christmas! The entire experience was beyond amazing! The instructor was thorough, encouraging, knowledgeable, and made the experience as exciting as it could be. I enjoyed it so much, I tried scuba diving with the same instructor the very next day… that completely exceeded all expectations. Highly recommend!!!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 19, 2024
Wonderful snorkel adventure - Logan was fantastic! He made sure everyone was comfortable and he is an expert guide/ instructor. I felt safe the whole time. Thank you for an incredible and memorable experience.
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Feb 12, 2024
Memory maker - This experience was one of the best I’ve had . Guides, Izzy and Ben , were kind, competent, and very knowledgeable. We had 2 people in our group who were not very comfortable with their swimming skills and both were supported throughout the experience with kindness and attention. We saw a turtle , so many beautiful fish and Izzy and Ben took time to share fascinating information . Highly recommend !
Review provided by Viator
Feb 12, 2024
Poipu Snorkel - Benjamin and Izzy gave us a great snorkel tour at Poipu Beach, they pointed out many fish, a 7-11 crab and a turtle resting on the bottom. It was fun and they were very informative!
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Feb 9, 2024
20/10 Experience! - My wife and I visited for our honeymoon and booked a snorkeling tour by the shore with Kauai Z. We had Izzy and Ben as our guides and from start to finish, they were truly outstanding; above and beyond. I had an injured toe and both of our guides were flexible and knowledgeable enough to provide alternate gear to ensure I was still able to enjoy a comfortable, fun experience with my wife. Izzy showed such a great depth on her knowledge of the marine life, behavior and habits that we saw an extensive array of both endemic life to Hawaii and other creatures! We enjoyed their company and conversations very much, making the experience very homely and among our top 3 honeymoon experiences in Kauai. We hope to be back for more tours in the future!
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Feb 9, 2024
Our group of adults and... - Our group of adults and children (12 yr-5yr) had a great day. The ocean seemed wild and I was not sure of snorkeling, but found it was not difficult and really fun. Immediately saw a turtle swimming on the surface. Later we saw another turtle on the ocean floor. Saw numerous fish etc. When the children became tired they rode on boogie boards. I would recommend this adventure. Our group leader and aide were excellent. We all had so much fun. Ages 76 to 5 years.
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Feb 7, 2024
Easy kayak trip. - Nice easy kayak trip up river two miles and back. Nothing physically difficult so good for all ages. Our guide, Izzy, was very good and knowledgeable and told us a lot of relevant stories about the cultural significance of some of the things along the way, and gave us good info about other trips to take.
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Feb 5, 2024
Highly recommend - Our guides were very kind and helpful. I felt safe during the entire experience. They made this a fun adventure!
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Jan 31, 2024
Loved it - Wonderful experience. I hadn't been snorkeling since I was young and the tour guides did a great job of helping everyone with gear. They were very willing to meet our group where they were at in their swimming level. We got to see a couple of turtles, sea cucumbers, and many colorful fish. Would definitely recommend, especially for those newer to snorkeling.
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Feb 20, 2024
Fun, challenging, interesting - Justin is super chill and provides a detailed briefing on safety and equipment. He’s knowledgeable about the island and the wildlife here. We saw some beautiful and colorful marine life and he pointed out various specimens throughout the tour. He’s a strong swimmer and very well versed in these waters. Our previous experiences with snorkeling have been in calm waters/protected bays. This tour involved being “towed” by Justin through a local bay via a large float board. The shore entrance was rocky and some members of the party cut themselves on the sharp volcanic rock that makes up much of the Kauai shoreline. The water here is warm but can be choppy; most of us were queasy by the end of the tour. If you’re expecting a “float around on the surface” tour, that’s not what this is - we were actively kicking and pushing against the current most of the time. We had thought about taking photos but were glad we left the phones on shore since there was no way that would have worked. It’s a good workout but may not be for you if you have physical limitations. Snacks and drinks were provided for us at the end of the tour, which was a nice touch. Overall I’m glad we did this tour and got to see so many beautiful sea creatures.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 8 guests
1 Adult
April 2024