Swim with Dolphins in the West Coast line of Oahu

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the beauty of Oahu's coastal scenery—and spot its marine life, including pods of dolphins—on this half-day swimming and snorkeling boat tour. Following pickup from your hotel, head to your catamaran and hop aboard. After you set sail, embark on a swimming or snorkeling session to see fish, octopuses, and more wildlife in its natural habitat.
  • Get up close and personal with the scenery on this half-day boat trip
  • Have the chance to see dolphins, sea turtles, fish, and other wildlife
  • This family-friendly tour is suitable for kids and adults alike
  • Snorkel for an up-close look at the wildlife (keeping a respectful distance)

What's Included

  • Shuttle service from / to designated hotels
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Souvenir
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Sun screen
  • Hat
  • Towels

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

07:30 am

Pickup details

7:30am is the departure time of the boat, not the pick-up time. The details of the transportation will be contacted by email from the tour operators via Viator after booking. Please confirm the junk e-mail setting. Pick-up time & Details Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled departure time and allow a 15 minute window for your driver to arrive. ・AM 5:40 Ala Moana Hotel (Please meet us on Mahukona Street located on the south side of Ala Moana Hotel.) ・AM 5:45 Ilikai (Please meet us on main entrance (under staircase) located on Ala Moana Blvd.side of Ilikai Hotel.) ・AM 5:50 Trump International (Please meet us on main entrance located on Saratoga Road side of Trump International.) ・AM 5:55 Ritz Carlton (Please meet us on main entrance located on Kalaimoku Street side of Ritz Carlton.) ・AM 6:00 DFS (Please meet us on main entrance located on Royal Hawaiian Avenue side of DFS Galleria.) ・AM 6:10 Hyatt Regency (Please meet us on the entrance located on Koa Street side of Hyatt Regency Waikiki.) ・AM 6:15 Waikiki Beach Marriott (Please meet us on the entrance located on Paaokalani Avenue (Diamond Head) side of Waikiki Beach Marriott.) ・AM 6:55 Hotels in the Ko Olina area (Marriott's Ko Olina, Aulani Resort, etc.) (Please meet us on main entrance of your hotel.) ・If you can drive on your own, meeting point is below: Waianae Small Boat Harbor 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792 If you go to the waterfront of the harbor, you will see a 2 story building with an orange roof, so please wait in front of it (Pier A) at 7:15AM. Please check in at least 15 minutes Prior to the Tour time. We will be giving our Tour safety briefing and have you sign our waivers. Depending on the traffic traveling ・ From Waikiki is about 1 hour - 1.5 hours ・ From Ko Olina is about 35 minutes

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Feel free to bring your own food and non alcoholic beverages on the tour, we will also provide water, juice and light snacks for you.
  • Please note that BANANAs are prohibited on the boat due to Hawaiian superstitions. It will bring bad luck.
  • We have snorkel gear on the boat for you, but if you have your own snorkel, mask and fins, please bring them.
  • We do not have a wild dolphin and other wildlife guarantee on our All the Above tours.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The time required for the transfer between Waikiki and the harbor is approximately 1 hour.
  • Weather and wildlife conditions may delay our return to harbor.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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If you want a refreshing tour with a sterling crew, then this trip is for you.
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By far the best...
Wendy_S, Mar 2023
By far the best experience we could have asked for! The crew was absolutely amazing! The photographer mike was hilarious and kept us all involved! We had the best time! 10/10 recommend these guys
Must do!
Sang_C, Mar 2023
Amazing time out on the water, great staff and super friendly. Michael is hilarious and great energy!
Loved our experience! We...
Suzanne_A, Mar 2023
Loved our experience! We saw whales, dolphins, turtles, and a shark! The crew was amazing and even helped my 7 year old twins snorkel with dolphins. A highlight of our trip!
Great tour
KristinTravels, Mar 2023
This tour was the highlight of my first trip to Hawaii. Julie, Michael, and all of the crew were so fun. I was traveling solo and had a great time. We saw spinner dolphins right out of the harbor, swam with turtles, and saw other wildlife. They keep us out an extra hour and a half trying to find more dolphins that we could get in the water with. I will definitely go on a tour with them again if I'm back in Waikiki!
Ashley_J, Mar 2023
I think that the tour host were all great fun and energetic! The only problem is 1. The boat is entirely too small to cruise the ocean for 4 hours. The outcome from this had the half the boat seasick so they really couldn’t enjoy the experience. This is something that definitely needs to be disclosed. So if you can’t handle sailing the sea in the ocean on a pretty small boat this might not be the tour for you. Not to mention also there were no dolphins found maybe a turtle or two we saw from a distance but that’s about it. :(
Amazing crew!
Annette_L, Mar 2023
Great experience. Everyone was so friendly and engaging. We got to see a lot of spinner dolphins. Was totally awesome. Didn't get to swim with any dolphins. The crew went way out of their way to try and find some, but just wasn't the day. My daughter got extremely seasick and the staff was very caring. My 10 year old son had a blast. They totally included him. Very informative. Would definitely recommend. Just bring some dramamine lol.
Amazing experience. I...
Amazing experience. I love how the team works to provide the best service. It took us a little bit longer to find dolphins, but the team didnt give up. It was amazing. Totally coming back.
Amazing day at sea
david_a, Mar 2023
The crew was amazing and very friendly! Lots of fun and saw alot while on and in the water! Would highly recommend taking this tour,they go the extra mile to make sure you see what you came for.
Michael and the crew were great and full of energy
Rupert_C, Mar 2023
Michael and the crew were great and full of energy. Great to see spinner dolphins and snorkel with the turtles
Dolphins, Whales, and Turtles oh my!
Julie_C, Mar 2023
This was easily the most memorable experience I had on my trip. It was also the best value for what I paid: got transpo to the dock, snorkeling gear, saw several kinds of underwater wildlife, snacks/drinks, lunch, and a parting gift. Michael and Julie were wonderful and knowledgeable guides and the crew was incredibly welcoming - the energy we gave them was returned tenfold. The boat held approximately 25 people which was the perfect sized group, everyone got equal attention and there was a real effort from the crew to get to know everyone. We went for two initial rounds and saw several packs of dolphins both times, even some baby dolphins. Due to Hawaii laws, we couldn't swim with spinner dolphins but they came up to the boat and did a few tricks for us. One even blew air in my face which was a hoot. We had additional time to snorkel by a beach that had turtles and sea urchins, and we got to see a whale on the way there. The pictures turned out amazing, and I'll never forget this experience. Worth every penny and then some.
Had a great time. Crew...
Catherine_J, Mar 2023
Had a great time. Crew was knowledgeable and friendly. Great upfront views of the coast and all the wildlife it has to offer! Even got to see multiple whales and tons of turtles
I brought my daughter...
Uliya_S, Feb 2023
I brought my daughter (9yo) with me and my out-of-state friends, and everyone had a great experience. The crew was patient with every personality. The best part was chasing dolphins, and holding an octopus. Excellent experience overall!
Nothing short of amazing
Jason_B, Feb 2023
When we first got on the boat they told us "this is not a tour, it's an adventure." They were right. This was by far the best tour I have been on. We saw a ton of dolphins and turtles. Mike the photographer and the whole crew were amazing. Will definitely do this tour again if I go back to Oahu.
Worth it!
Alexander_T, Feb 2023
Highly recommend going on this experience. we were picked up near our hotel and dropped off after the experience. The crew were pleasant to speak with while looking for the dolphins, very engaging, friendly and had lots of energy; they were incredibly personable and informative. Michael the photographer was excited and encouraged us to have fun and offered killer recommendations for local places to eat. We did not get to swim with dolphins this trip, we did see them but we did get to swim with pilot whales and sea turtles which was as amazing! It was a day very well spent and will not be soon forgotten!
The best experience ever
Kamelia_K, Feb 2023
It was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. Crew were amazing. So Friendly, fun and professional. We saw too many dolphins and turtles. Thank you everyone. Great job
Best. Experience. Ever! Even with toddlers!
Ashlee_A, Feb 2023
Family trip with two toddlers: worth every second! The kids loved swimming with the turtles and my husband and I loved swimming with PILOT WHALES and spotted dolphins too!! Such an amazing experience! And such a great crew. I actually am not a great swimmer AT ALL and the ocean can be terrifying, but the support from the crew really was amazing and it made for just an amazing experience for me too. Plus Mike just radiates energy so it really helped make for an exciting trip! The pictures we got were worth every penny and more; we absolutely love them!! Great photography. Just an overall amazing experience of a lifetime. I’ll never forget this.
MDennise_L, Feb 2023
Michael, Julie and the rest of the crew were fantastic. I saw dolphins, whales, monk seal lions , sea turtles everything. Beyond and more
Majestically Spectacular
noor_k, Feb 2023
Definitely would book again, the tour itself was so much fun and the guys really do go out of their way to make sure you actually see the dolphins and safe while doing so. I just have to shout out tour guides Nalu and his awesome younger cousin!! They both were incredible and blew me away, made every second of the tour count! Extremely kind and humble people, even the photographer! I recommend booking with them, they genuinely care about you and show you the coolest creatures under water, I wish I can go back and freeze time. You wont be disappointed, thats for sure.
Best part of the trip!
Ava_S, Feb 2023
This was the best part of our trip! The crew was amazing, so helpful and funny. I was nervous to be out in the open water but the whole crew made it easy to jump out and explore a bit. There was lots of joking around, getting to know everyone, and just fun times! We were able to see whales, dolphins, turtles, starfish, and monk seals! Way more than I thought we were going to. They provided lunch and drinks, the lunch was amazing. The whole thing was just perfect, would 10/10 recommend if you are looking for something to do. I didn’t want the day to end and will definitely be going if I come in vaca here again.
This is the one for snorkeling - book now!!
Diana_L, Feb 2023
Wow, what a morning/early afternoon. The entire crew was so much fun, energetic and made our groups first snorkeling adventure even better than we could have ever hoped. The pre-instruction was very thorough and made it so easy to take the plunge! So much fun to swim with sea turtles, observe different types of dolphins and fish, and to see an octopus. Seeing the ocean floors was also breath taking. Michael - a special shout out to you. You are amazing at being the initial, middle and final rep for this adventure.