Top 10 Reasons to Book a Seabob or Underwater Scooter Tour in Oahu – Island Water Sports Hawaii
June 5, 2024

Top 10 Reasons to Book a Seabob or Underwater Scooter Tour in Oahu

people on underwater scooters

If you’re looking to enjoy some of the most unique water activities near Waikiki or Honolulu, you can’t go wrong with the seabob or underwater sea scooter excursions from Island Water Sports Hawaii. Thanks to our expert guides, state-of-the-art equipment, and commitment to safety and fun, we’ve solidified ourselves as one of the top activities on the island. As you plan your vacation itinerary, check out the top 10 reasons to book a seabob or underwater scooter tour in Oahu.

woman with starfish

1. Great for Non-Swimmers

Unlike regular snorkeling, you don’t have to know how to swim to enjoy the underwater sea scooter excursion. Rather than swimming across the surface and breathing through a snorkel, you ride self-propelled scooters 7 to 8 feet beneath the surface. Thanks to diving bell technology, you can breathe freely inside the helmet, where you’re safe and dry the whole time.

2. Choose Your Own Adventure Level

If you want to enjoy a leisurely day on the water, the underwater scooter tour is for you. You’ll gently cruise beneath the surface, getting a calm look at all the sights. For those who want an adrenaline rush, the seabob tour has everything you’re looking for. Cut through the waves at up to 12 miles per hour as you make hairpin turns, jumps, and dives like a true super-dolphin.

3. More than Just the Main Event

No matter which excursion you book, you get to enjoy more than just the main event. Each outing is a 2-hour adventure that offers time to snorkel as other groups enjoy their turn on the seabobs or underwater scooters. You’re also treated to a sightseeing boat ride as you travel to Maunalua Bay, excellent commentary from your guide, refreshments, and time to relax and enjoy the day on our power catamaran’s sundeck.

4. Safe

Both our sea scooter tour and our seabob tour are safe enough that even children can enjoy the fun! While we do have certain restrictions in place (children must be at least 10 years old, and riders must meet height/weight specifications), the technology and equipment are incredibly safe. Plus, our knowledgeable guides are with you the entire time. They help you put on your equipment and are with you underwater and throughout the entire tour.

5. Eco-Friendly

At Island Water Sports Hawaii, we pride ourselves on taking care of our island and our waters. That’s why our submarine scooters and seabobs are completely environmentally friendly. The unit is not propelled by an engine but instead uses a 12-volt battery and a switch. This prevents any emissions from leaking into the water, protecting our unique and delicate underwater habitats.

6. Get Epic Photos

Subscooter in Hawaii with octopus

If you’re going to participate in one of the best Oahu activities on the market, you’ll want to make sure it’s documented! With multiple options available, our talented photographer and videographer can capture your adventure so you can relive your excursion (or use it to make all your friends jealous) long after you return home.

7. See Incredible Underwater Life

Some of the best snorkeling in Oahu is found in the waters in Maunalua Bay. As you descend into the gorgeous blue of the ocean, you’ll be instantly mesmerized by the colorful tropical fish, sea stars, octopi, and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. It’s truly snorkeling like you’ve never experienced it before.

8. Unique Activity

Unlike your basic snorkeling, the seabob and submarine scooter tours at Island Water Sports Hawaii let you see the underwater world like nothing else you’ve ever done. From the action-packed fun of the super dolphin to the gentle cruise on the underwater scooter, it’s taking snorkeling to a whole other level.

9. Great for Groups

Our tours have a minimum of 10 people, meaning if you’re visiting Oahu on a bachelor or bachelorette trip, a family getaway, or just with a few of your best friends, this is a fantastic group activity!

10. Cutting Edge Technology

underwater scooter and seabob rider

This technology has only been around for about 13 years and is used in only 10 locations throughout the world. They’re so unique even the U.S. Navy uses them for exploration and research! From their battery power to self-propulsion, it’s the most cutting-edge way to snorkel in Oahu; we guarantee it.

If these top 10 reasons to book a seabob or underwater scooter tour in Oahu still haven’t convinced you, give us a call or check out our FAQ page for more information. At Island Water Sports Hawaii, we’re committed to delivering quality experiences to all our guests, and we know you’ll have an adventure you’ll never forget. For one of the best Oahu activities, check us out and book your excursion directly with us.

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