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Manu Kai offers a variety of Oahu sailing trips and a snorkeling excursion! We are located on Waikiki Beach in front of Duke’s Restaurant, a beautiful part of Honolulu.

Our signature blue-and-yellow-striped Manu Kai catamaran is a USCG certified vessel. We are proud to offer safe and entertaining sails in Honolulu. Come join us on a beautiful Hawaiian adventure!


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Lively snorkel experience

Great time snorkeling with this crew! We saw a lot of fish and many sea turtles. My daughter loved jumping off the side of the boat over and over! Drinks were great too!

– EBEACHh5 | Tripadvisor
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It was a blast!

My husband and I had a wonderful time on the 2:30 Sunset Cruise. The guys sailing us out were super nice. It was beautiful on the water, and we even saw a turtle in the water! The Mai Tai drinks they had on board, were actually the best we had the entire trip. I would defiantly recommend this experience! P.S. you could get soaked...we did :-)

– Shawna | Tripadvisor
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So much fun! One of the more affordable sunset cruises and 100% worth it. The workers on the boat were friendly and upbeat and did a great job of cultivating a fun vibe. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

– Kelly | Tripadvisor
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Sunset Cruise

Best part of my trip! Kalani, Mina, Mitchell and Justin were great. Super nice and friendly. The views during sunset were incredible. I will definitely be booking this again when I come back to Waikiki. Thanks Manu Kai crew!

– Caroline G. | Tripadvisor
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Great time!

This was a great experience. We went on the morning snorkel tour and had a fantastic time! The boat comes right to the beach at Waikiki. The people were fantastic!!! We saw 3 turtles and lots of fish at turtle canyon.

– Laurie C. | Tripadvisor
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Diamond Head Tour

We did the Diamond Head Tour and had a great time. This is a 90 min tour with sails up. Captain and crew were great. Great views of Waikiki and Diamond Head from the boat. The Manu Kai is small enough that you really felt the waves and were really sailing. Crew were manning the sails but still had time to make sure you had mai tais. Overall a great time and highly recommend.

– MarioandPat | Tripadvisor
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Sunset Cruise

Well worth the money. Great crew, drinks included. Plenty of room on the boat. Friendly atmosphere. Bring a camera or iPhone, maybe a sweatshirt for after sunset. Expect to have a great time for $40.00. Definitely would go again.

– Bill W. | Tripadvisor
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Great turtle experience

We chose Manu Kai for the mid morning turtle snorkel at Turtle Canyon and had a terrific time. We saw plenty of turtles and fish and enjoyed the professional but casual, laid back vibe of the crew. Jess in particular was outstanding (with a background in marine biology). Post our snorkel we headed towards Diamond Head for a great view of the beach and were lucky enough to see dolphins at play. A great morning trip.

– EmmDeex2 | Tripadvisor



Guests receive a full refund with a 24-hour notice of cancellation. Full refunds are also issued in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

During the slower seasons and typically for the morning sails, tour cancellations can occur due to not meeting a minimum requirement of 6 booked guests. In these rare situations, guests are always given the option to rebook or refund. If you are concerned about your tour, please call with any questions.

Guests wishing to rebook or reschedule must give 24 hours’ notice. Contact us by phone directly to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows and guests cancelling within 24 hours of departure will be charged full price.


Check-in time for all tours is strictly 30 minutes prior to departure, with no exceptions. Failure to check in on time will result in loss of reservation.


We require payment for all reservations. Otherwise all trips are first come, first served. We accept cash or credit card as payment methods.


We have been working to comply with new COVID-19 restrictions, listening to authorities on how to best keep our guests, employees, and community safe during this time. To keep these standards, we have implemented the following:

  • In compliance with the State Mandate effective September 13, 2021, all guests will be required to show a physical OR digital copy of either proof of full vaccination status with their corresponding ID or a negative COVID19 test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled tour with their corresponding ID. This will remain in effect for the duration of the mandate. (Guests who do not show either state-required pieces will not be permitted onboard and will lose their reservation without the option to rebook or refund.)
  • All staff members will also be subject to the State Mandate requirements effective September 13, 2021.
  • All crew members are required to regularly sanitize their hands between serving guests and when necessary.
  • All guests and crew members are encouraged to wear masks during any interactions such as boarding, disembarking, ordering beverages, etc.
  • Crew members will be sanitizing all common areas between tours extensively, as well as regularly sanitizing their hands and providing accessible sanitizer for guests to use onboard.
  • The above measures will be in place for the foreseeable future, and given the fluidity of the current situation, we will continuously evaluate the best course of action to keep everyone safe and healthy.
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