Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

From $150.80 per person

Look for dolphins and whales on a snorkel excursion at 2 of the best snorkel sites in Oahu. See spinner dolphins and look for whales breaching from the comfort of a state-of-the-art cruise vessel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience dolphins in the wild with one of the most experienced teams in Hawaii
  • Snorkel at 2 of the best sites on Oahu
  • Whale watch for humpbacks between December and May
  • Watch dolphins play and swim in carpet formations
  • Get close to the colorful marine life of the Pacific Ocean
  • Cruise on board a state-of-the-art vessel, with guaranteed great views for all
Full description
Climb aboard the luxury 34-foot state-of-the-art cruise vessel “Nai’a I,” and see dolphins and whales playing in the lovely waters of Oahu. The 3-hour excursion will get you close to spinner dolphins and other colorful marine life of the Pacific Ocean. A friendly and experienced team will make sure you have the time of your life, with opportunities to snorkel among some of the best reefs in Hawaii. You will travel in small groups to ensure everyone gets a great view of the sea life. Choose from 2 daily excursions, departing at either 07:00 or 10:30, from the westside of Oahu. Dolphin sightings and swimming in the water with the dolphins is a daily event; although the captain reserves the right to have the final word on letting guests in the water for the safety of you and the dolphins. Snorkel among clear, protected bays that are teeming with sea life. During the winter months of December and May, enjoy the bonus of spotting humpback whales as you look for lovable dolphins.
Includes
  • Snorkel gear, sanitized daily
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings. Return free if no dolphins are sighted
  • 2 snorkel sites daily
  • Whale watching during the season
  • Food and drinks
  • Wetsuit Rentals $10
  • Camera purchase $15
  • Towels purchase $12.00
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Check-in at the Dolphin Excursions Shop in Waianae Boat Harbor.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Cancellations due to weather are fully refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5
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It was a wonderful day. Jenna and Veronica were our Marine Biologists and they did a wonderful job of find dolphin (Spinners, Bottle nose and Keiki) and humback whales. They were engaging and friendly and answered questions with ease. They also took the time to drop a mic in the water to let us hear the whales and dolphins. We got to swim in deep water 2300 feet! Which was so cool. I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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March 18, 2021

This crew was absolutely amazing. I was blown away at their concern over the animals and reminding us (the novice that can't wait to swim with the dolphins) that we are in their home. Wait, slow down, the dolphins will come to you! That was their mantra. My husband and I really appreciated it. The crew was also very accommodating and friendly to everyone on the boat. The pointed out whales to us in the distance and a couple times even worked to get near one or two. We traveled the end of Feb, 2020 so it was still whale season. The crew also assisted everyone with getting in and out of the boat and clear their masks. (We got in the water 5 times) They even had extra masks and snorkels if anyone's wasn't working out for them.

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April 6, 2020

Awesome Crew! Very respectful to the animals. We are so glad we went with Dolphin Excursions, versus the other large 'party boats.' Our boat driver and team positioned us so the dolphins came to us, versus rolling up in the middle of the pod and everyone jumping in on top of them. Great crew - much respect for the habitat. Loved it!

February 25, 2020

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