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Living Ocean Tours

Living Ocean Tours

Snorkeling Tours

FROM$75 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1472 reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable trip along the Waikiki Coast to Turtle Canyons. This Living Oceans Tours excursion brings you to a spot known for large numbers of sea turtles. The turtles float above the reef while the reef fish swim around them and clean their shells. Their experienced snorkel guide will help you discover and learn about the vibrant sea life of Oahu. Watch for spinner dolphins and humpback whales seasonally. read more

Hawaii Turtle Tours

Hawaii Turtle Tours

Private and Custom Snorkel, Kayak & SUP Tours

FROM$100 per 9 hrs
5.0
Based on 2383 reviews

Hawaii Turtle Tours creates custom, personalized private tours of Oahu. Groups of two to 24 people can experience the “aloha” of Hawaii with a custom itinerary, whether you want to kayak, paddleboard or snorkel with turtles on the North Shore. Benefits of a custom private tour include choosing the stops, how long you want to stay and what you do!read more

Kahalu’u Surf and Sea

Kahalu’u Surf and Sea

Surf, SUP & Snorkel Rentals & Lessons

FROM$12 per day
5.0
Based on 965 reviews

Spending time in Kona, Hawaii and want to learn to ride the waves? Kahalu'u Surf and Sea offers surf lessons that use tried and true techniques, taught by friendly, certified instructors. Their Kona surf store also offers lessons and rental gear for popular Big Island pastimes like snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. read more

High Point Paddle

High Point Paddle

SUP & Snorkeling Rentals & Tours

FROM$20 per hr
5.0
Based on 88 reviews

High Point Paddle Adventures invites you to experience the beauty and abundant nature that Palm Beach County, Florida has to offer through SUP and snorkel gear rentals and guided tours with native Floridians. Explore the intercoastal islands above and below the water, and discover the tropical sanctuary and underwater reefs. Shallow water options for ages 4 and up!read more

Pine Grove Surf Club

Pine Grove Surf Club

SUP, Snorkel, Surf Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 214 reviews

At Pine Grove Surf Club you are always treated like family. The Nogales brothers have over 30 years of experience in the water, and pride themselves in providing their customers the best experience possible whether you are surfing , snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking. Learn the art of surfing at the best beach in Puerto Rico, paddle the mangrove ecosystems or snorkel Isla Verde's nature reserve coral reef.read more

South Coast Tours

South Coast Tours

Kayak, SUP & Snorkeling Tours & Rentals

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 115 reviews

Let South Coast Tours take you on an unforgettable adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and Southern Oregon coast. Book your kayak, paddleboard and snorkel rental or guided tours to explore the unique shoreline and rocky reefs of the Oregon coast.read more

Island Ferry Eco Tours

Island Ferry Eco Tours

Kayak & Snorkeling Tours in Shell Key Preserve

FROM$45 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1799 reviews

Join Island Ferry Eco Tours for one of St Pete's highest rated guided kayak tours through the Shell Key Preserve. Explore the Shell Key Preserve mangroves from a transparent clear kayak, with 360 degree views around you and into the water. Professional guides will provide details of the background and biology of the 1,800 acre Shell Key preserve, where you can see dolphins, manatees, rays, horseshoe crabs, and a variety of shore birds. read more

Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures
FROM$59 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 909 reviews

Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures is located at He'eia State Park right on Kane'ohe Bay with access to the famous, one-of-a-kind "Sunken Island" sandbar, spectacular reefs, and stunning views. Its calm, protected waters are home to Oahu's healthiest coral reef and abundant marine life. With your kayaks and gear set up right on the water's edge, He'eia State Park is the ideal location to check out what Kane'ohe Bay has to offer!read more

Pure Aloha Adventures Tours
FROM$69 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 771 reviews

Pure Aloha Adventures' guided snorkel tours give you the opportunity to see over 400 different varieties of marine life, pristine water, and colorful corals. Expert tour guides for Hanauma Bay snorkeling and stand up paddling will take you off the beaten path to show you the Hawaii they know and love. read more

Banzai Divers Hawaii

Banzai Divers Hawaii

Snorkel & Scuba Tours & Lessons

FROM$75 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 669 reviews

Banzai Divers Hawaii is a small diving company that focuses on small, personable scuba and snorkel groups led by experienced guides and instructors. Tours are available for both experienced divers and uncertified first timer divers. From reef fish to massive sea turtles and the rarest marine mammal in the world, the Hawaiian Monk Seal, much of the Hawaiian Islands reef and marine life cannot be found anywhere else on the planet!read more

Big Kahuna Watersports

Big Kahuna Watersports

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Tours & Certification

FROM$75 per 5 hrs
5.0
Based on 258 reviews

Big Kahuna Watersports offers scuba diving for beginners through experts with beginner reef dives, scuba certifications, advanced dives, and snorkeling tours. Discover Hawaii's stunning underwater world - fish, corals and guaranteed turtle sightings!read more

Danger Charters

Danger Charters

Kayak & Snorkel Tours

FROM$80 per 4.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 6456 reviews

Danger Charters sets sail where others can't, and without the huge crowds. Morning, afternoon or full day sails include guided snorkeling and kayaking tours. Sail through the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and explore secluded islands and mangrove ecosystems on a kayak and snorkeling tour with knowledgeable nature guides. Learn about the eco-system while paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied streams, home to an incredible tropical array of birds, rays, sharks, fish, and more. Enjoy snorkeling in Key West's pristine lush sponge gardens and corals reefs.read more

Aloha Kayaks Maui
FROM$85 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 904 reviews

Discover the wonders of Maui's east bay with Aloha Kayak's guided kayak and stand up paddleboard tours and snorkel adventures. With amazing sea life below and a backdrop of the picturesque West Maui Mountains, a day out in Olowalu is the perfect Hawaiian vacation activity.read more

Sea Maui

Sea Maui

Snorkeling Tours

FROM$98 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1041 reviews

Experience half and full day snorkeling adventures unique to Sea Maui! They will take you to West Maui’s premier snorkeling spots just a quick ride from Ka’anapali by boat. Here you’ll likely be up close and personal with the resident Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, colorful tropical fish, beautiful coral reef and many other surprises depending on the day. Along the way, keep your eyes open for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and during the winter months, you can look for the humpback whales that migrate from Alaska to the warm Maui waters.read more

YOLO Hawaii

YOLO Hawaii

Snorkel, Kayak & SUP Tours to see Waikiki's Sea Turtles

FROM$105 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Meet wild turtles in the seas of Waikiki. Yolo Hawaii offers a premiere tour to see wild turtles in Hawaii and enjoy ocean activities like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and exclusive sea scooter adventures at the same time. read more

Paddle On! Maui

Paddle On! Maui

SUP & Snorkeling Private Tours

FROM$139 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 635 reviews

Paddle On! Maui provides visitors a chance to experience beautiful Maui on and under the water. Join a private stand up paddleboard or Snorkel Tour along the Wailea-Makena Coastline in the heart of Turtle Town”! All tours are private with personalized, individual guidance on the ocean with just you and your family. We are out there with you every “paddle” of the way and are CPR/First Aid & Ocean Rescue Certified to ensure your safety. So… If you are not into crowds of people on a tour… You’re in the right place!read more

Maui SUP Adventures

Maui SUP Adventures

SUP and Snorkel Tours & Lessons in Kihei

FROM$149 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 61 reviews

Maui SUP Adventures offers unforgettable private Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding tours & lessons along one of Maui's most beautiful and pristine coastlines - bustling with sea life, natural beauty, and incredible views of the island. On your private guided adventure, you will paddle through crystal-clear waters past underwater sea caves, rugged lava cliffs, and some of the most diverse and colorful coral reefs on Maui. First time paddleboarders will receive an introductory lesson in the calm, shallow, and protected waters of Makena Bay.read more

Active Oahu

Active Oahu

SUP, Kayak, Surf & Snorkel Rentals

FROM$12 per day
4.9
Based on 326 reviews

Active Oahu escapes the mainstream and helps get you off the beaten path and out on an adventure. They deliver kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards, surfboards and more to the beach or your accommodation. Experience the North Shore of Oahu through self-guided kayak tours, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, and surfing.read more

Kona Honu Divers

Kona Honu Divers

Scuba & Snorkel Tours

FROM$119 per 2 hrs
4.9
Based on 1733 reviews

Kona Honu Divers is a full-service dive training center and scuba dive shop in Kona on the Big Island. Whether you're just getting your feet wet or brushing up on your scuba skills, Kona Honu Divers is here to guide you through your underwater journey with over 200 years of combined experience. Popular offerings include an exciting manta ray night dive or snorkel, the mysterious Kona blackwater dive, night reef dives and beautiful morning reef dives along the Kona Coast.read more

Kai Kanani

Kai Kanani

Snorkeling Tours

FROM$199 per 3.5 hrs
4.9
Based on 2345 reviews

Experience the famous Molokini Crater’s pristine reef and marine life without the crowds due to Kai Kanani’s exclusive South Maui location. They are the first snorkel boat into Molokini, enjoying 45 minutes of pristine solitude while you snorkel the clearest water in Hawaii, with over 250 species of fish and the Hawaiian Sea Turtle. An open bar, Kona beers on tap and a gourmet breakfast or lunch complete the perfect day!read more

Floridays

Floridays

Snorkel Tours

FROM$79 per 3 hrs
4.8
Based on 56 reviews

Join Floridays for a snorkeling adventure to the only living coral reef in North America. Their Key West snorkeling cruises take you to the coral reef where you can snorkel the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, and see a variety of tropical fish up close and personal. Snorkeling is easy and fun, all equipment is provided as well as snorkeling instruction for beginners. read more

Kona Boys

Kona Boys

Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Snorkel Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$12 per day
4.8
Based on 424 reviews

Kona Boys are Purveyors of Ocean Lifestyles.  Providing watersports rentals, lessons and tours for ocean sports enthusiasts on the Island of Hawaii since 1996. If you are looking for the best activities on the Big Island, Kona Boys offer amazing opportunities to explore the Kona Coast, learn about the Hawaiian culture and have the best day of your vacation.read more

Paradise Scuba and Snorkeling Center

Paradise Scuba and Snorkeling Center

Scuba & Snorkel Tours & Lessons

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
4.8
Based on 1784 reviews

Paradise is the only way to explain the magnificent underwater environment we experience diving and snorkeling in Puerto Rico. Join Paradise Scuba & Snorkeling Center in La Parguera to snorkel some of the best shallow reefs in Puerto Rico, swim in the bioluminescent bay, scuba dive The Wall in La Parguera or discover scuba diving with a beginner dive or PADI certification course!read more

Casa Del Mar

Casa Del Mar

Scuba & Snorkel Tours

FROM$69 per 4 hrs
4.8
Based on 85 reviews

Explore Puerto Rico's coral reefs and abundant sea life with Casa del Mar & Aqua Adventure! They will help you explore with dives and snorkeling adventures near the most pristine Puerto Rican beaches, like Fajardo, and Culebra Island.read more

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

VIP Adventures Puerto Rico

Kayak, SUP & Snorkel Rental & Snorkeling Tours

FROM$20 per hr
4.7
Based on 335 reviews

Discover the beauty of the Condado Lagoon Natural Reserve in San Juan with VIP Adventures. Kayak or SUP the mangroves and marshlands of the lagoon looking for manatees that feed on the seagrass. Or explore the underwater ecosystem with a snorkeling adventure to observe coral reefs and marine life up close in this natural reserve. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy nature right in the capital of Puerto Rico. read more

Vela Baja SUP & Kayak Rental
FROM$15 per day
4.5
Based on 23 reviews

Vela Baja is here to help with your exciting, action-packed and hassle free Baja Sur vacation where you can practice, learn or improve your favorite adventure sport in the glorious Baja sunshine and scenery. From 15th November to 20th March each year their team of dedicated, experienced and friendly personnel will help with your kayak and SUP rental needs.read more

Hilo Ocean Adventures

Hilo Ocean Adventures

Kayak, SUP, Surf, Snorkel, Scuba Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$20/day
4.5
Based on 215 reviews

Hilo Ocean Adventures is a family-owned dive shop on the northeast side of Hawaii’s Big Island. Not only do they provide great diving experiences on the island, for everything from introductory to refresher and certified dives, but they also provide rentals, tours and lessons for exploring the beautiful waters of Big Island through snorkeling, kayaking, SUP and surfing.read more

Sole Watersports

Sole Watersports

Kayak & SUP Rental & Snorkeling Tours

FROM$30 per hr
4.5
Based on 60 reviews

Discover snorkeling, SUP and kayaking in Duck Key with Sole Watersports, and enjoy some of the bluest water in the keys! Snorkel the only living coral barrier reef in the continental US, kayak through the island's mangrove forests, or SUP the shallow water off the white sand beaches. Enjoy the Caribbean water and reefs right in Florida!read more

Maui Eco Tours

Maui Eco Tours

Kayak, SUP, Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$45 per day
4.5
Based on 226 reviews

Experience the beauty of Makena Bay with Maui Eco Tours. Kayaks have zero emissions, and don't disturb the marine life or their environment and allow access to some unique spots that you normally can't get to. Enjoy the stunning coastlines, and pristine tropical waters teeming with colorful coral reefs, turtles, dolphins and whales. Or learn to surf or SUP on gentle rolling waves. If you’re into more extreme sports, try windsurfing or kiteboarding. Excellent conditions make Maui one of the worlds best spots to learn!read more

Pure Adventure

Pure Adventure

Kayak, Scuba, Snorkel Tours & Lessons

FROM$48 per 2 hrs
4.5
Based on 1838 reviews

Pure Adventure welcomes divers, snorkelers and kayakers to Fajardo, Puerto Rico! They will take you to stunning beaches with crystal clear waters for snorkeling and diving, or secluded, hidden-away bird sanctuaries in mangrove lined lagoons. And for the truly adventurous, kayak the glowing waters of Bio Bay Laguna Grande or scuba dive off the coasts of Vieques and Culebra Islands. They have an exciting Puerto Rican adventure tour for everyone, regardless of age or skill level.read more

What is Snorkeling?

Snorkeling is an underwater activity that involves swimming on the surface of a sea or ocean with a snorkeling mask, a snorkel, and fins in order to observe the beautiful underwater creatures, canyons, and whatnot. A wetsuit may also be used in colder waters. Using snorkeling gear enables the snorkeler to swim with their head in the water while exploring the underwater views for prolonged times while still breathing with assistance from the snorkel gear.

Snorkeling gear can typically be rented, or one can participate in a snorkeling tour in many top destinations.  The benefit of a tour is that the activity providers will have scouted out the top locations to snorkel, and will take you there directly.  Renting snorkeling gear can also be very rewarding, especially if there are clear, marine life-filled waters nearby.

TripOutside lets you book snorkeling gear and tours in many top snorkeling destinations quickly and easily.

How to Snorkel Tips

Even if you are a beginner or a professional snorkeler, these tips will help you throughout your snorkeling journey!

  • Learn the Appropriate Technique to Breathe: Learning to breathe with the gear you selected is necessary, especially in shallow water where you can stand. You must be able to breathe and remain relaxed even if some water gets inside the snorkel (which can easily happen). If you wish to eliminate the water from your snorkel, just exhale sharply through your mouth. Such a situation will not arise in calm waters as the water does not normally enter the snorkel.
  • Practice Positioning: When the head is slightly turned upwards during this water activity, it will also avoid the entry of water in comparison to looking down and letting the water in.
  • Learn to Float and Swim: Floating and breathing when you are submerged in the water will let you stay comfortable. You can glide through the water using your arms or legs, or both.  If you use fins you probably won’t need to use your arms.
  • Enhance Your Swimming Skills:  Consider taking some swimming lessons, or practicing in a nearby lake or pool before your trip.  Even if you are a great swimmer, getting even better at it will definitely benefit you in the water. Concentrate on freestyle to be specific, as the kicking technique from this style can really help you during this water sport.

Choosing the Best Places to Snorkel

  • Practice in Shallow Waters: Practice swimming in shallow waters at a pace that lets you breathe through your snorkel steadily and comfortably. Your snorkel can restrict your breathing so keep your movement level at a pace that doesn’t require heavy breathing.  Learn to float along effortlessly.
  • Choose a Spot with Good Conditions: Choose a spot with calm waters. When snorkeling, strong waves should be avoided, particularly if it’s your first time. Waves also stir up the water, making it less clear for observing marine life. They also require more swimming effort. Also, understand the tides, waves, and surges of the ocean. The ocean is alive, and the water is flowing, often carrying you along with it. Make sure you keep track of which direction and how far you are swimming.  Pick a vibrant beach spot, with plenty of fish, corals, and other views to see in the shallow waters.
  • Choose a Tour: If this is your first time, or you are looking for the absolute best snorkeling spots, booking a guiding tour is a great option. Experienced outfitters have spent years scoping out the best spots, so let them guide you!

How Does a Snorkel Work

A snorkel enables you to breathe while you are immersed in the water. It is a plastic or a rubber tube approximately one-foot long, with a mouthpiece at the bottom, it lets you breathe air from the surface while your head is in the water.  It is connected to goggles that allow you to watch the underwater world.

Best Snorkeling Gear

To enjoy your trip, thoroughly ensure that you have the right snorkeling equipment. A snorkeling mask, snorkel, and fins are the three common types of gear. Additional accessories include a snorkeling vest, a waterproof camera, lycra safety, and a mesh bag.

Snorkeling Mask

The mask helps you view the marine world beneath the waves. It allows you to keep your eyes open and see clearly underwater.  Your nose also fits into the mask so that you are able to respond to pressure changes.

Snorkel

By using a snorkel, you are able to breathe with your face in the water.  The snorkel mouthpiece should fit comfortably, and the tip will extend up from the crown of your head, so it is above the water pulling in air when your face is in the water.  

The Fins

Fins (or flippers) offer a larger surface area for propelling you through the water as you swim, as well as extra flotation capabilities.  They are optional, but many people prefer to use them for these reasons.

Best Places to Snorkel

Looking for the best places to snorkel? Searching for the best snorkeling near me? We feature some of the most amazing snorkeling destinations across North America – read on!

Best Snorkeling in Florida

With hundreds of miles of beaches, there are infinite spots to explore the waters of the sunshine state. You can witness manatees in the crystal clear waters of Florida’s Crystal and Homosassa Rivers while snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. Book your snorkel rental gear or tours on TripOutside. 

Best Snorkeling in Mexico

Mexico is an ideal place to explore the underwater world. With 5,800 miles of coastline, snorkeling is a pretty incredible activity. You can find snorkeling gear rental and guided tours  on TripOutside and explore the underwater world of Mexico’s shores.

Best Snorkeling in Puerto Rico

From exploring the beautiful beaches of Rincon to spotting sea turtles and colorful fish and other marine life, snorkeling in Puerto Rico is an incredible experience. Whether this is your first time or you are a pro, TripOutside has the snorkeling tours and rental gear for you. 

Best Snorkeling in Hawaii

From volcanic eruptions to hidden waterfalls, outdoor adventure activities to amazing nightlife, the Hawaiian islands offer endless fun opportunities and places to explore. Snorkeling is one such activity that will allow you to relax on the calm waters while enjoying its stunning sea life. TripOutside features the best snorkeling tours and snorkel rentals in Honolulu and Maui snorkeling.

Big Island, Hawaii Snorkeling

Big Island snorkeling is one of the greatest experiences of the Hawaiian Islands. The shoreline on the island’s western side (Kona side) is made up of many volcanic bays, where corals, reef fish, and larger sea life prosper!

Best Time of Year to Snorkel

Florida Snorkeling

Florida sees beautiful weather throughout the year and the water is mostly warm due to its subtropical climate. The visibility in the water is often up to 30 m. Although September and October should be avoided as hurricane season can put a damper on water sports. January sees strong winds so snorkeling is not suggested and can be unfruitful.

Mexico Snorkeling

Mexico has year-round beautiful weather, and one can fully explore the stunning reef ecosystems. The best season for snorkeling in Mexico is between October and April wherein the coolest months are November to January (72-79F) and the warmest June to August (79-86F).

Puerto Rico Snorkeling

Puerto Rico has amazing temperatures throughout the year though surf depends on the wind conditions. Winter seasons can be busy and crowded, so the best time to visit is mid-April through June, just before the rainy season. Spring season is also pleasant, with most days reaching only the mid-80s.

Hawaii Snorkeling

Summertime is a great  time of year for snorkeling in Hawaii – from May through September – although Hawaii is a popular destination year round due to its climate.

What to Wear Snorkeling

Essential Gear for Snorkeling

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins

Helpful Items to Pack for Snorkeling

What to Wear for Snorkeling

  • Swimsuit
  • Wet Suit (if needed)
  • Rashguard

Personal Items for Snorkeling

  • Camera (waterproof)
  • Sunscreen
  • Microfiber towel
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