Snorkeling & Kayaking Tours

Coral reef scenery with a green sea turtle swimming over soft corals.
A person snorkeling beside a humpback whale.
A diver snorkeling by jelly fish.



Discover the Wonders Beneath the Water’s Surface

Our award-winning snorkeling and kayaking adventures take you to the best locations on the planet for world-class marine biodiversity and wildlife encounters. Swim with whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, watch the underwater dances of sea lions in the Galápagos, and revel in the pristine rainbow-colored coral reefs in Raja Ampat. These bucket-list journeys are great for all levels of aquatic experience—grab your swimsuit and join us!

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Everything You Need to Know

Whether it’s your first time snorkeling or you’re a coral reef connoisseur, life under the sea never ceases to amaze. Best of all, you don’t need to have a diving certification to have face-to-face encounters with some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, all you have to do is pick a destination and step into the shallow waters from your liveaboard yacht, zodiac boat, or sandy beach. Check out our list of favorite places to snorkel around the world!

Many areas, like the sprawling Raja Ampat Archipelago and Galapagos Islands, are so spread out and diverse, that a boat-based trip is the best way to go. Staying at a resort will only give you a small snapshot of the underwater diversity. Additionally, if you are on a boat, you are often much closer to your snorkel locations each day so you can maximize your time in the water instead of relying on day trips from a resort.

Join us as we experience the ocean’s wonders alongside its greatest explorers—magnificent whales. We’ve timed our journeys in five unique destinations to match the migration of whales (and whale sharks!), giving you incredible up-close encounters with these amazing creatures. 

You might think slipping into a swimsuit and slapping on some sunscreen is all you need for your trip, but there are specific items you’ll want to pack. Here are some of our most requested and recommended to make your next snorkeling adventure unforgettable.

Piles of plastic waste.

Community & Conservation

Wilderness Travel is a proud sponsor of the International Galápagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) and Bye Bye Plastic Bags, and our snorkeling and kayaking trips around the world include a donation to these (and other) organizations. Money goes directly to banishing invasive species, fighting marine crimes and illegal fishing, and campaigns to bring awareness on how to reduce plastic waste, all of which play a crucial role in conserving the ocean wildlife and habitats we visit all over the globe.

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Talk to an Expert

Our Area Specialists know every detail about our snorkeling & kayaking tours. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!