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Eco-Friendly Dolphin Watching Cruise & Snorkeling Tour (from Waianae)

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Enjoy a dolphin watch along the West Coast of Oahu on your way to some of the island's finest snorkeling spots. Includes breakfast, lunch, and full bar service.

Description

Combine a comfortable catamaran sail off the the Waianae Coast on Oahu's west side with a snorkeling tour over beautiful coral formations. The clear waters in this area are a well-known breeding ground for spinner dolphins, guaranteeing a dolphin sighting. Your on-board expert guides will spot nearby pods for you and teach you to snorkel if it's your first time. After snorkeling, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and two free bar tickets. With transportation available from Waikiki and Ko Olina, anyone can enjoy this family-friendly morning sail & snorkel.

Includes

  • Two alcoholic bar drinks per adult

  • Unlimited non-alcohol drinks

  • Instructor

  • Cruise fee

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Waikiki Pick-Up

This package includes transportation from Waikiki.

Note: If you will be driving to Waianae on your own, please book the "Ko Olina Pick-Up" package.

Duration: 5:30 - 7 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Two alcoholic bar drinks per adult / Unlimited non-alcohol drinks / Instructor / Bottled water / Continental breakfast / Lunch buffet / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 07:40

    Pick-up from Select Waikiki Hotels

  • 08:30

    Check-in at Waianae Harbor

  • 09:00

    Dolphin Watch Sail

    A smooth catamaran ride is fun enough in its own right, but on this tour you get to travel with pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins gliding through the water around you. This is also a good time to grab a cup of coffee or some fresh fruit offered as part of the complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Snorkel & Swim

    Many of Oahu's best snorkeling locations can only be reached by boat. Luckily, the captain and crew are local experts that can take you directly to some outstanding places for a dip. Here you'll find good chances to encounter friendly marine life, like sea turtles and tropical fish.

  • Lunch Break

    Help yourself to a delicious deli-style lunch spread. You'll also have unlimited access to non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day, as well as two complimentary alcoholic drinks per adult.

  • 13:00

    Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Ko Olina Pick-Up

This package includes transportation from Ko Olina. You may also drive to Waianae Harbor yourself to check-in directly.

Duration: 3:30 - 5 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Two alcoholic bar drinks per adult / Unlimited non-alcohol drinks / Instructor / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 08:30-08:00

    Pick-up

  • 08:30

    Check-in at Waianae Harbor

  • 09:00

    Dolphin Watch Sail

    A smooth catamaran ride is fun enough in its own right, but on this tour you get to travel with pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins gliding through the water around you. This is also a good time to grab a cup of coffee or some fresh fruit offered as part of the complimentary continental breakfast.

  • Snorkel & Swim

    Many of Oahu's best snorkeling locations can only be reached by boat. Luckily, the captain and crew are local experts that can take you directly to some outstanding places for a dip. Here you'll find good chances to encounter friendly marine life, like sea turtles and tropical fish.

  • Lunch Break

    Help yourself to a delicious deli-style lunch spread. You'll also have unlimited access to non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day, as well as two complimentary alcoholic drinks per adult.

  • 12:00-12:30

    Check-out & Drop-off

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • This is a barefoot sail. Footwear is not allowed on board and will be stored at the dock for the duration of the cruise.

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit

  • Sunscreen

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.

  • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Whale sightings are not guaranteed.

  • Dolphin sightings are guaranteed. If you do not see dolphins during your cruise, you will be offered a West Oahu sunset sail free of charge (transportation not included).

  • If ocean conditions do not allow for snorkeling, you will be notified prior to your tour.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • You will share the transportation with other customers.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book this activity?

We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

Although you do not need to be a strong swimmer, it is recommended that you be comfortable in the water.

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

Yes, life jackets must be worn at all times while in the water. The life jackets are fully adjustable and will fit children of all ages.

Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?

There is no locked area to store your belongings, but there is a dry space on board where you may store them.

Can I swim with dolphins on this tour?

No, you will not be able to swim with dolphins on this tour.

Is this activity appropriate for families with young children?

Yes, young children are more than welcome aboard! There is a covered cabin where children and families can relax. However, please be aware that there is no running allowed on board.

What is the breakfast and lunch menu?

Breakfast: Muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, milk, juice, water and soda.

Lunch: Deli-style build-your-own sandwiches, tuna salad, meat & cheese platter, vegetable platter, Kahlua pork, chips, salsa and pasta salad.

Beverages: The sail includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and two complimentary premium beverage tickets per adult that can be redeemed for alcoholic beverages such as beer, champagne and cocktails.

What kind of boat will be used?

The Ko Nau Lani is a custom-built, 65' performance sailing catamaran that accommodates a maximum of 80 passengers and is equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, a bar area, nets for lounging, two full restrooms and twin 100-HP engines.

What is DolphinSMART?

DolphinSMART is a program that adheres to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission to promote responsible advertising and the safe viewing of wild dolphins in coastal waters by following DolphinSMART criteria, as well as demonstrating support for dolphin conservation.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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