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

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

From US$ 193.88 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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  • 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.
  • 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
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with back problems
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with a cold
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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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
  • Water
  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • Cancellations due to weather are fully refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 155 reviews

Review summary

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Probably the best tour I’ve ever been on. Saw hundreds of dolphins (this is very rare) and two whales! We got the see spinners (you’re not allowed to disturb them) and bottle nose (we got to swim with these!). Jenn and Alyssa were amazing. I would go on this tour again if I come back

December 19, 2021

The check-in process was smooth, just make sure you have your covid documents handy. There are clean, large bathroom stalls for changing beefier and after. On the boat there is a main storage compartment for backpacks and extras items. Each “seat” has a mesh bag for storage as well. The boat is small but allowed for excellent maneuverability around the marine life. Jenna and Alison were amazing!!!! Jenna, the captain, found a pod of sleeping spinner dolphins. Next she found us a pod of speckled dolphin. Our last Snorkel place was full of turtles and a variety of fish.

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July 21, 2021

It was a truly amazing experience. We were able to see multiple dolphin pods in a bay area as well as a number out at sea that played in the wake of our boat. The reef they took us to was teeming with wildlife including a number of sea turtles and we were granted a picturesque moment from the boat towards a beautiful valley on the island. The “cherry on top” was seeing the aforementioned dolphins in open water and allowing them to play in our wake and witness first hand their majesty and seeing a whale shark lingering near the surface and jumping in to be able to see its entirety.

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June 17, 2021

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