Dolphins & You Whales Spotted with lunch Included Turtle Swim & Ocean Activities

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From USD 189.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


View dolphins in their natural habitat and swim within safe viewing distance to turtles and green sea turtles on this popular Oahu snorkel cruise from Honolulu. Sail into waters home to spinner dolphins, and then glide alongside colorful fish. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddle boards are available onboard to help you get the most of this outing. Hotel transport included.
  • Oahu morning snorkel cruise with transport from Waikiki hotels
  • Observe dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddle boards available for use
  • Enjoy a complementary Lunch

What's Included

  • Transportation: Between hotels and the harbor. Guests are welcome to drive themselves if they prefer
  • Gear: Snorkel, mask, fins and safety jacket
  • Water activities: water slide, stand-up paddle boards, kayak
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase
  • Lunch Bentos: Shoyu Chicken, Hawaiian style Snapper, or Veggie Tofu Stir-fry
  • Optional: Wet suit rental + $10.00 per person
  • USB with professional photos of the tour + $79.00 per group
  • Gratuities
  • No outside alcoholic beverages allowed

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Waiʻanae Small Boat Harbor
    85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA

    The address for the Waianae Boat Harbor is: 85-491 Farrington Hwy Waianae, HI 96792 The boat harbor is about an hour drive from Waikiki without traffic. To be safe, we recommend that guests plan to arrive early if they chose to drive themselves.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We also offer pick-up from Duty Free Shopping Center (DFS) at T. Galleria.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dolphins are often spotted, but there is no 100% guarantee of dolphin encounter.
  • Children (2-11 years old)must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pick up from select Waikiki hotels is available.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 2 are not permitted on this tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where does the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour depart from?

A:The tour offers hotel pickup from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels but departs from 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792.

Apr. 2021

Q:What time can I expect to be picked up for the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild Tour?

A:The tour operator will reach out to you with the exact pickup location and time, but generally, pickup times are between 5 and 6:45 am.

Apr. 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:It is recommended to bring bottled water, snacks, a towel, sunscreen, a light jacket, a rashguard (optional,) and seasickness medication (if required.)

Apr. 2021

Q:What should I wear on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:Wear your bathing suit under your clothes. Flip-flops or water shoes are perfect. Remember to bring a towel.

Apr. 2021

Q:How long do we spend on the boat during the Snorkel with Dolphins & Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:The tour is usually around 5 hours, including transportation, with about 3.5 hours spent on the boat.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild Tour if I am not a strong swimmer?

A:The guides are great with guests of all abilities, and every guest is outfitted with a life vest to stay afloat. But we recommend some prior swimming and/or snorkeling for the best experience.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I bring an infant with me on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:In the interest of safety, guests who are 2 years old and under can not be accommodated at this time.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are we guaranteed to see dolphins during the Snorkel with Dolphins & Turtles in the Wild & experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are wild marine animals, so there is no guarantee that you will encounter them. However, the vast majority of tours (more than 90 percent) do see and swim with dolphins.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I touch the wild animals during the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:No. Touching marine life and coral is illegal by Hawaii state law. Contact with human skin can make dolphins and sea turtles more susceptible to disease and cause them stress. Simply being in their presence is incredible.

Apr. 2021

Q:Will I need a wetsuit to swim during the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?

A:Hawaiian waters range from about 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in the wintertime to 82 degrees F (28 degrees C) in the summertime. You still may feel cold in the shade or rain in just a swimsuit. You may rent a wetsuit for $10 per person.

Apr. 2021

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Traveller Tips

If you don't have a good time, that is on you.
May save you some time from stopping to pick everyone up in the shuttle.
I would have liked to pay extra for a smaller group but otherwise it was fantastic!
1,042 reviews
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Spring Break!
Melinda_H, Mar 2023
I loved that the captain of the boat was a woman and a crew of mostly young women. 😀. The day was a bit rainy but the captain made the most of it. We saw whales and dolphins. Quite fun!
Boat Cruise
Peter_L, Mar 2023
Captain Dani was awesome finding all the marine animal hot spots and she and her boat crew were a lot of fun. AMAZING experience for our family seeing dolphins, sea turtles and fish snorkelling in Hawaii, all in just a few hours of our vaca. Best boat tour we have been on. FYI: If you get sea sick like I do, definitely take gravel- ginger candies ect… before you leave the dock, those strong Hawaiian waves trigger nausea easily and you’ll enjoy the boat cruise much more if you’re not feeling sea sick 🤢 I regretted not taking something before the boat cruise. Even with being sea sick, I had a really enjoyable day with the crew being so upbeat and fun and having so many activities to do- jumbo inflatable slide, paddle board, kayak and snorkelling. Most importantly we felt safe the whole time with the crew and we were given life jackets to use swimming in the deeper waters.
Seeing the whales and the...
Anne_Z, Mar 2023
Seeing the whales and the dolphins. Unfortunately many passengers became sick which decreases the experience greatly
Daniele_P, Mar 2023
Amazing crew from pick up to drop off. They took their time no rushing. An amazing whale and dolphin experience
Take this tour if you love animals in the wild
Megan_S, Mar 2023
This was an amazing trip! We saw turtles, humpback whales and dolphins on our experience and it was truly memorable. Two turtles popped through on our snorkel and that was very special.
Dolphins, Whales, Snorkeling Cruise
Toni_S, Mar 2023
The whales, the dolphins, the snorkeling, the crew were all amazing. Fun filled day with the incredibly friendly and engaging crew. Highly recommend spending a day with these guys! Mahalo!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Toni, Thank you so much for joining our tour! We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!
It was fun.. food could be better ..they should warn about sea sickness.. overall. Fun!
danielle_s, Mar 2023
Seeing the dolphins and the whale. The crew was very friendly and fun.. the captain was great. It was a great way to spend the day
Tour was very...
Elizabeth_R, Mar 2023
Tour was very informative. Tiko was awesome announcer. Zoey was the best. She was willing to talk to each and every one of us. Captain Mark was the best.
Excellent experience on ocean
Lori_W, Mar 2023
The boat, crew and experiences were all great. We are so glad that we were able to do this super trip on our first full day. This is an experience I would highly recommend to anyone. We saw dolphins and whales for sure. We also had the chance to snorkel as well. the water felt great!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha, Thank you so much for joining our tour! We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!
Hawaii excursion
Sue_B, Mar 2023
Scenery, marine life was the best part. I would recommend coffee/juices and pastries for the 7am tour vs a regular meal type
No words.
KEN_H, Mar 2023
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Great experience
Dryden_D, Feb 2023
Great people on the boat and great food. Everyone was very nice and helpful when I decided to get sea sick. Alex was great and helped me get a kayak to help with my sea sickness.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Aloha, We are very happy you enjoyed our tour and thank you for your kind words about our crew members! Our crew members are trained to keep our guests safe while providing a fun experience! We are so happy that this is reflected in your tour experience. We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!
Whales, dolphins, and turtles oh my!
John_M, Feb 2023
My wife and I had an amazing time on this tour! We were very impressed with the communication with the company! They communicated everything very clearly and were very diligent in providing all necessary information. Next is how impressive the company is with their safety protocol. They made sure everyone was doing good at all times and that everyone was safe. But the best part of course was the spotting of the spinner dolphins, bottle nose dolphins, whales and turtles. No joke, we saw all 4! Natalie gets kudos for best hula, and Megan for taking awesome pictures for us! Only thing that I would have improved is something to keep lunches warmer longer, but it was still good. All in all a great time!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Aloha John, Thank you for your kind words about our tour! We are so happy to hear you had a great time with our crew and spotted so much amazing Hawaiian wildlife. Mahalo!
Def fine worth to go
Dmitriy_C, Feb 2023
Great great tour , from start to finish its an amazing experience, crew is young and knowledgeable, we seen dolphins, whales , and lots of fish snorkeling, fish for dinner was amazing, easy light going cruze !!! A+
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Aloha, Thank you so much for joining our Dolphins and You tour! We are so happy to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo!
Amazing trip, each crew...
Amy_R, Feb 2023
Amazing trip, each crew member brought a piece of themselves to the story to really make the entire experience come to life. Singing, hula dancing, stories and traditions highly recommend this for anyone really looking to dive into the culture and feel like family!!!
Loved it! Book it now!
Jackie_B, Feb 2023
We had a great time. The entire crew was fantastic. Dani was a great captain, Jeremy was a great cruise director and really loved the Hawaiian first mate (Im so sorry I can't remember his name but believe it starts with a M). We got to see whales and spinner dolphins. Loved the slide on the boat - that was fun! The only suggestions I would make is to allow a bit more time for the snorkeling and not to serve the chicken but switch it out for something lighter, such as fruit or a charteurie box or similar. I really appreciated the amount of safety provided when snorkeling with the crew in the water in kayaks and/or swimming to ensure everyone was okay! One of my family's favorite activities of the week! Thank you.
It alright tour.
Jaemin_Y, Jan 2023
Everything was cool except for 2 major issues. 1. They leave harbor very late. As they instructed on the text message, I arrived 15min early but they leave at 11:15ish So I waited more then 30 minutes. 2. They didn’t give me a meal but most of others got it. I was very disappointed with them.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Aloha Jaemin, We sincerely apologize for any discomfort or negative experience you had on our tour. We had a mistake on handling bento orders on that day. We sincerely apologize for not being able to give you a bento during the tour. Also, thank you for your patience and being on time for the check-in. Traffic from Waikiki to west Oahu can sometimes be heavy, causing delays. Thank you for choosing our company and we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience in the future. Mahalo.
It was super Nice, we saw...
Beatriz_C, Jan 2023
It was super Nice, we saw some whales and everybody was super friendly. The crew is amazing and it was a lot of fun. I would recomendo it for sure
Dolphins galore!!!!
Jeff_L, Jan 2023
Had a great time with the crew. Going into the water was a little cold but we all had fun. The food that was provided was yummy! I would encourage others to attend this tour! Seeing the dolphins toped it off!!!!!
Cancelled last minute
Amy_Y, Jan 2023
Canceled last minute . Waste my time driving there and driving back to hotel. This service is not reliable
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Aloha Amy, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the last-minute cancellation of the tour. The safety of our customers is our top priority, and the severe weather conditions made it necessary for us to cancel the tour. We understand that this may have caused disappointment and we want to assure you that we will do our best to make it right. Please know that we are taking our guests' concerns very seriously. Thank you for your feedback. Mahalo.