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Ocean Joy Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Cruise (from Ko Olina Marina)

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Dolphin watch, snorkel and sip on a Mai Tai aboard the luxury power catamaran, Kai Oli Oli. This is the only vessel that has access to Kaena Point!

Description

Cruise 40 miles round-trip along the stunning Waianae coastline as you spot spectacular marine life. Hawaii's waters are home to dolphins, green sea turtles, flying fish and even humpback whales that visit during the winter! After snorkeling, take part in a sumptuous lunch buffet while sipping on a tropical Mai Tai, a cold beer, or any other refreshing beverage served on board. Let the cool Hawaiian breezes relax you as you make your way down the coast on this amazing day at sea! Perfect for guests staying in the Ko Olina area, including Disney Aulani, Marriott Beach Club and Four Seasons.

Includes

  • Guide

  • Bottled Water

  • Fruits

  • Four (4) Standard Drinks

  • Instruction

  • Beverages (including alcohol)

  • Soft drinks / Juice

  • Flotation devices

  • Lunch buffet

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Morning Calm Cruise
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Enjoy the calm waters of the west coast of Oahu on this early morning dolphin watching cruise! Watch as the pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins make their way back from their evening excursions and swim happily around the catamaran. A great choice for early birds to experience dolphins and snorkeling!

Duration: 4 - 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Bottled Water / Fruits / Four (4) Standard Drinks / Instruction / Beverages (including alcohol) / Soft drinks / Juice / Flotation devices / Lunch buffet / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 07:30-05:45

    Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Check-in at Ko Olina Marina

  • 08:00

    Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Morning Calm Cruise (3.5 hrs)

    Enjoy sightseeing, dolphin watching, and snorkeling on Oahu's west side! Tour includes a 1 hour snorkel starting at 9:15 followed by meal and bar service starting at 10:15.

  • 11:30-12:30

    Return to Marina & Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

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Afternoon Adventure
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Embark on a fun-filled snorkel and dolphin watching expedition along the west coast of Oahu on an afternoon sailing cruise. Watch as the pods of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins frolic and swim happily around the catamaran before they head out for their evening foraging in the deeper waters. A fantastic choice for anyone wanting to have an aquatic Hawaiian adventure!

Duration: 4 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Guide / Bottled Water / Fruits / Four (4) Standard Drinks / Instruction / Beverages (including alcohol) / Soft drinks / Juice / Flotation devices / Lunch buffet / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

Schedule

  • 11:45-10:00

    Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Check-in at Ko Olina Marina

  • 12:15

    Dolphin Watch & Snorkel Afternoon Adventure Cruise (3.5 hrs)

    Enjoy sightseeing, dolphin watching, and snorkeling on Oahu's west side! Tour includes a 1 hour snorkel starting at 13:30 followed by meal and bar service starting at 14:30.

  • 15:45-16:45

    Return to Marina & Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels

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  • (For Check-In) Ko Olina Marina (92-100 Waipahe Pl Kapolei, HI 96707) Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Drive Honolulu, HI 96814) Time: 05:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (100 Holomoana Street Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 05:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Hawaiian Village (2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 05:55:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu) Time: 06:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki (2040 Kuhio Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Sheraton Waikiki (2255 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ilima Hotel (445 Nohonani Street) Time: 06:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency (2424 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach (2490 Kalakaua Avenue) Time: 06:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:40:00

  • (For Check-Out) Ko Olina Marina (92-100 Waipahe Pl Kapolei, HI 96707) Time: 11:30:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Ko Olina Marina (92-100 Waipahe Pl Kapolei, HI 96707) Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Drive Honolulu, HI 96814) Time: 05:45:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki (100 Holomoana Street Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 05:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hilton Hawaiian Village (2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 05:55:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu) Time: 06:00:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ambassador Hotel of Waikiki (2040 Kuhio Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:05:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Sheraton Waikiki (2255 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:10:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Ilima Hotel (445 Nohonani Street) Time: 06:25:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Hyatt Regency (2424 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:30:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach (2490 Kalakaua Avenue) Time: 06:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815) Time: 06:40:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Ko Olina Marina (92-100 Waipahe Pl Kapolei, HI 96707) Time: 11:30:00

Price & Options

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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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  • A valid government issued photo I.D. is required to consume any alcoholic beverages.

  • Swimsuit

Additional Note(s)
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  • This is a barefoot tour (shoes will be stored dockside for your convenience).

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

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

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 49.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I swim with dolphins on this tour?

No, Ocean Joy Cruises is a certified Dolphin Smart operator, meaning they adhere to strict guidelines for responsible viewing of dolphins. They do not interfere with dolphin's behavior in their natural habitat.

Do I need to be able to swim to participate?

If you want to snorkel, some swimming ability is good for comfort and safety. However, many non-swimming participants in the past were happy to utilize their snorkeling vests to keep them buoyant. The crew is more than happy to assist beginners.

Are you required to wear a life jacket?

No, life jackets are not required to be worn but they are available throughout the boat in case of emergency.

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

There are no lockers available so it is not recommended to bring any valuables aboard. Belongings can be kept on the bench seats and tables however they can get wet and no responsibility is taken for damage or loss.

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 availability is often possible, but limited.

What type of boat is used?

The Kai 'Oli 'Oli is a custom-built 49 passenger, 61 foot power catamaran touring yacht with two 490 horsepower Diesel Caterpillar engines. It is one of Hawaii's newest, fastest, and most state-of-the-art custom catamarans in its class. It has the highest US Coast Guard safety rating for any boat in Hawaii and equipped with large bathroom/changing rooms, comfortable seating, four outdoor warm water showers, giant swim steps, and a modern audio and video system.

What is on the lunch menu?

Lunch includes Hawaiian-style Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua Pig (pulled pork), Lettuce and Tomato, and Fresh Hawaiian Buns, White Rice, Potato-Macaroni Salad, and Fresh Fruit. Complimentary beverages include Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Bloody Mary, Blue Kai, Mai Tai's and Margaritas.

Are there photo services available?

Yes, a photographer will be on hand to take photos of your trip! You can purchase a USB card that includes 150 or more high quality digital photographs that you can purchase for a fee of $40, payable directly upon check-out.

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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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