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Private Charter
Snorkler 10 years and older

Join the first interactive sea turtle conservation course in Hawai’i

Embark on a unique and impactful adventure with our one-day Sea Turtle Conservationist Snorkeling Program, a flagship initiative by the Ocean Alliance Project. Nestled in the crystal-clear waters of Waikiki Bay, participants are guided to a turtle cleaning station, offering a rare opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Our program goes beyond traditional snorkeling excursions – it’s a blend of exploration and conservation. As you glide through the water, you’re not just an observer; you’re actively contributing to the preservation of these marine wonders.

What sets our program apart is the integration of cutting-edge technology. Participants are not only treated to the mesmerizing sight of sea turtles but also engage in an innovative conservation approach. Armed with underwater cameras, we capture detailed images of the left and right sides of each turtle’s face. Back onshore, these photos are processed using i3s pattern software, a facial recognition tool. By cross-referencing the unique faceprints with our extensive database, we can track and identify individual turtles. This groundbreaking method allows us to monitor the population’s health, migration patterns, and even facilitates engaging participants in naming and forming connections with these gentle giants.

Beyond the thrill of snorkeling in the vibrant waters of Waikiki Bay, our program emphasizes education and awareness. Our expert guides provide insights into the lives of sea turtles, their ecological significance, and the challenges they face. Participants leave not only with cherished memories of close encounters but also with a profound understanding of marine conservation. Join us in this extraordinary journey where adventure meets technology, and every snorkel contributes to the well-being of Hawaii’s iconic sea turtles.