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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Kapolei, United States
Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Sail on a catamaran down Oahu's western coast during this cruise from Ko Olina. Glide through the unspoiled waters on this side of the island in search of dolphins and whales, then dive in for a snorkeling experience in a hidden local spot rich with marine life. Enjoy a Hawaiian buffet, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, before heading back to shore. Choose from three daily departure times.
  • Hear informative commentary from the knowledgeable captain and crew
  • Feast on a Hawaiian buffet with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Includes high-quality gear, snorkeling instruction, onboard shower, and changing facilities

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Western Oahu’s rugged reputation keeps the crowds away—making it the perfect spot for serene snorkeling.
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Local guide
Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
Hawaiian meal- Please notify Ocean Joy Cruises with any dietary concerns.
Reef Safe Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities
Roundtrip Transportation is available for $25.00 per person from select Waikiki Hotels.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Ko Olina Marina , 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Please meet us behind the Ko Olina Marina Adventure Center (store is currently closed). Our waiting area is oceanside, underneath the umbrellas to the left behind the Center. Our manager on duty will greet you and check you in for our tour there!

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This activity will end right where it started.If you need transportation, please ensure you choose the tour option with transportation added. There is a $25.00 additional fee for roundtrip transportation per person.
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to your well-equipped 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.

Your boat glides north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish. Hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot where you have time to snorkel with the provided equipment. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and rinse off in the freshwater shower.

Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks like margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Glide back to the marina and have the option to purchase photos of your cruise before your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Itinerary
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Ocean Joy Cruises
Travel by our complimentary round trip transportation from Waikiki on a comfortable air-conditioned motor-coach to the marina where you will board our 61-foot (18.5-meter) Kai OliOli catamaran for your 3.5-hour cruise. You can choose from three departure times — morning, afternoon, or sunset — to suit your schedule. Once we depart the marina, we’ll head north along the pristine western coast of Oahu to look for dolphins, whales (seasonal), flying fish, green sea turtles, and admire the beautiful unspoiled scenery. When your captain locates a pod of dolphins or whales, your boat stops to allow you to get an excellent view of the mighty mammals from the spacious deck. Your expert crew can answer any questions that you may have about the animals you see. Afterward, your captain steers the boat into a special spot for snorkeling. We provide your snorkel gear and detailed safety and snorkeling instructions. We have a roomy, comfortable sitting area with wide steps to allow you to comfortably put your gear on and easily wade into the water. Once in, marvel at colorful corals and multitudes of fish for an hour of snorkeling with guides available to assist you with fish identification and safety. Back on the boat, you can rinse off in one of the boat’s four warm, freshwater showers. Two changing rooms and restrooms are also available. Once the snorkelers return to the boat, the crew serves a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet that includes teriyaki chicken, kalua pig (pulled pork), tossed salad, rice and fresh fruit along with your choice of beer, wine, mai tai, or margarita (up to four alcoholic drinks included). As you enjoy your meal, we begin a leisurely cruise back to the marina. Throughout the cruise Throughout the tour, we serve unlimited bottled water and soft drinks while your captain and crew share the history and legends of the Waianae Coast. A professional photographer takes photos both above and under water which you have the option to purchase back at the dock before you depart.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We can accept collapsible wheelchairs and small umbrella strollers but they will be stored at the marina during the cruise. Wheelchair guests must be able to walk up a short flight of steps onto the bus and boat.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.

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Traveller Tips


  • "You have to drive yourself to the excursion and pay for parking and the rate isn’t adjusted for them no longer providing transportation." See review
  • "This tour is 30 minutes outside of Waikiki but worth the drive if you have access to a vehicle." See review

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10/10
Elisa_B
, Jun. 2022
Wonderful experience. We had a great time. Crew was awesome. The food was great! Everything was amazing!
star-5
Excellent!
Dale_M
, Jun. 2022
Excellent tour from start to finish! Professional, courteous staff with just enough information to be fun and informative but not overbearing. We enjoyed a beautiful morning on the water, the marine life was fully cooperative with spinner dolphins, turtles, eel, and tropical fish galore. The food was terrific, photo package worth the price! Definitely recommend!!
star-5
Fantastic Evening!!
Jana_L
, Jun. 2022
Everything was amazing!!! The food, the crew and the sunset!! We saw turtles, dolphins and even a monk seal!! Perfect way to end our vacation!!!
star-5
Worth the price!
Julie_J
, Jun. 2022
This is a great trip for families with all ages! The captain and crew are so helpful and friendly. The reservation is easy. If you are staying in Ko Olina, it's an easy trip to the marina--within walking distance of the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club! The snorkeling is great, and so is the food! I highly recommend this trip!
star-5
A morning catamaran and snorkel adventure.
Veronique_F
, Jun. 2022
Great time out in the ocean. 2nd time on this catamaran and will book again. Nice crew, good food and a clean boat! Our favorite day!
star-5
Unforgettable!
James_P
, Jun. 2022
The views were amazing, snorkeling was awesome saw many thing down there including beautiful turtle's the crew was simply fantastic! The whole experience is a must do while in Hawaii.
star-5
My wife and I loved this....
Ross_H
, Jun. 2022
My wife and I loved this. We went for out anniversary. The staff were super nice and the food was delicious. Would do it again!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-3
All in all, good! Just wouldn’t spend this much if I knew I wasn’t gonna see more..
josieroseshelton
, Jun. 2022
All in all me and my husband loved this. We are local, we have lived in Hawaii for a year and a half, and decided to do this as we are about to say goodbye to our home in Hawaii and move to mainland, we had high hopes of seeing dolphins and whales, because I thought that was a guarantee. Although most people on the boat saw dolphins, I couldn’t see over them or find a spot on the boat to be able to see them because there was so many people, and We never saw a whale so I was just a little disappointed. But the crew and food was amazing!!!
star-5
Worth it
Dennis_d
, Jun. 2022
Great staff who kept the group safe, engaged and informed. Got to see a whale shark, turtle and dolphins. Food was decent too. Everything went very well and I would do this trip again in the future.
star-5
HAD AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC TIME!!!
ali_h
, Jun. 2022
We had a great time on our sunset cruise for my birthday!! The snorkeling spot was great we saw some cool fish and big ole turtles. The crew members made our experience that much better. Manny, Jadin, Captain Mason, and I’m sorry I can’t remember the other 2, were fantastic. So fun and inviting. I would do this every night with them if I could. The food was good too, we had grilled chicken, pulled kalua pork, with sandwich buns, pineapple, rice, and salad. Drinks were great too! Would recommend bringing your own as well if you want a lot. Pictures were great as well and cheap to purchase. $40. Thanks guys!!
star-5
Family 2022 Vacation
Marco_F
, Jun. 2022
What an amazing experience, the crew, the food, and the snorkeling was great!!! The goal was to relax with the family and enjoy being out in the ocean!!! Thank you for a memorable experience!!! Flores Family 2022
star-5
Was a wonderful trip with...
Kay_J
, Jun. 2022
Was a wonderful trip with great people on the boat the food was excellent and the drinks were strong
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect sunset experience!
Bertha_R
, Jun. 2022
Amazing time with family and friends! Crew was attentive and friendly. The food was delish & open bar was the perfect touch.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great for the entire family!
Makenna_S
, Jun. 2022
This snorkeling cruise was awesome! 1st hour was spent cruising on the boat searching for dolphins and turtles. Second hour was spent snorkeling, where we got to snorkel with a sea turtle. And third hour was spent with a buffet lunch and drinks! Lots of fun for the whole family.
star-4
Beautiful views
Nona_S
, Jun. 2022
Sunset, turtle seen while on the catteraman. Did not see too much while snorkeling, which was a disappointment .
star-5
Great day sailing and snorkeling!!
Terri_S
, Jun. 2022
What a great trip! Captain and crew were friendly, funny, helpful and professional! We saw lots of dolphins, turtles…. And when snorkeling… so many beautiful Hawaiian fish! The food and drinks… excellent!
star-5
Loved the snorkeling and...
Kristin_K
, Jun. 2022
Loved the snorkeling and the how friendly the crew members were. Would definitely do it again. Very positive first time experience
star-5
Do this!!
Carol_R
, Jun. 2022
This was a wonderful experience. I’d only been snorkeling one other time and this crew was super fun, safe, and welcoming. The cruise was gorgeous and the whole vibe was relaxed and fun.
star-4
Great Snorkel & Lunch Trip!
Hellotobykitty
, Jun. 2022
The crew on our boat were fantastic. They gave the most comprehensive snorkel safety and how-to that I have ever heard. And I have been on numerous snorkel trips over the years. We saw a large pod of spinner dolphins while cruising. When snorkeling, we saw a vast variety of colorful fish and a sea turtle. Afterwards a delicious lunch and non and alcoholic drinks were offered. Even though it was a rainy day, we had a great time. I definitely recommend this tour with Ocean Joy Cruises.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to spend a day!
Craig_M
, May 2022
This was an amazing excursion! I’m so glad we did this! We saw two types of dolphin (spinners and bottle nose), lots of fish and a really good sized turtle! The meal was excellent and the crew was super friendly! Definitely worth the money!

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