Water activity

Hilo: Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach Snorkel

4.5 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures
Water activity

Hilo: Sea Turtle Lagoon and Black Sand Beach Snorkel

Activity provider: Hilo Ocean Adventures
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From US$ 123.96 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a fully guided and narrated beach snorkel tour along our pristine Hilo coastline. In this pristine setting, you will be surrounded by Hawaiian sea creatures with the opportunity to encounter turtles and dolphins.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Encounter stunning marine life such as Hawaiian spinner dolphins and green sea turtles
  • Enjoy a small-group experience with a maximum of 6 travelers
  • View Hilo's stunning coral reefs
Full description

This is your opportunity to swim in a lagoon full of abundant sea life. Join your hosts on a fully guided and narrated beach snorkel tour along the pristine Hilo coastline. Make 2 snorkeling stops and also enjoy island snacks and juices. The volcanic beaches are renowned for their abundant sea turtle population, and the brackish water bays and lagoons are home to a wealth of sea life including octopus, eagle and manta rays, eels, corals, and tropical reef fish. Your experienced snorkel guide will teach you about the beautiful and lush surroundings, how the beaches and volcanic islands are made, and about the abundant marine world which lies below.

Newcomers to snorkeling and children are welcome. Your trained guide will teach you the basics and be with you every step of the way to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. Children will be introduced to nature in a spectacular way.

  • Snorkel guide
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Water, juice, and local snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

1717 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • You will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation
  • You will receive a full refund in the case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
  • No-shows will be charged the full price, late arrivals may be charged a late arrival fee
  • You should be able to swim in the open ocean unassisted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

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Our snorkeling excursion was excellent! Our guide was knowledgeable and extremely nice. She helped us along with two kids (7 & 9). We snorkeled, she pointed out key items in the ocean and kept us away from danger (because we had two novice swimmers). I recommend this trip for other families and people who want to snorkel in an area where there is great marine life, with great people.

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March 29, 2023

The snorkeling with Leah was great! She was very sweet and had such good positive energy! However, In the description of what I purchased it says that a group of 6 will be on a vessel and that a captain and snorkel guide was included in the booking. When we got there to check in I was informed that it was a land snorkel tour at a local beach near by. The add was misleading. Leah was amazing though and made up for everything!

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March 29, 2023

Didnt get to see the turtles that day but still had an amazing tour of the coral reefs at the beach. Our tour guide would dive down and carefully pick up different organisms for close up viewing (we saw sea urchins and sea cucumbers!) Our group all got along super well and we had a lot of fun together. Made for some great memories! The location is also insane! Very beautiful and worth it.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 327281