Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Oahu Catamaran Cruise Wildlife Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

From $169.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Western Oahu’s rugged reputation keeps the crowds away—making it the perfect spot for serene snorkeling.

What's Included

  • 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 $35.00 per person from select Waikiki Hotels.

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • 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!

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

If you need transportation, please ensure you choose the tour option with transportation added.

What To Expect

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.

Ocean Joy Cruises

3 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
Operated by Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great trip. The captain and crew were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.


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Jamison_J, Sep 2023
Captain Jerry was wonderful. The boat crew was excellent! Great food, attentive staff, snorkeling was great. Highly recommend!
West side departure was breathtakingly peaceful. Tasty lunch w/drinks. Great crew, boat not overcrowded. Refreshing dive
Jon_K, Sep 2023
This was our anniversary trip. It was fun, relaxing, beautiful and even though there were others on the boat the crew kept it intimate. I cant say how perfect the whole trip was. We will do this again and again with this cruise specifically. As a side note, the food offerings far exceeded other trips we have been on...Fresh baked banana bread as a boarding snack, full hawaiian buffet, adult drinks, variety of soft drinks juices and water, the crew was informed, helpful, and FUN! The pictures we took dont do justice to all we saw. The day was perfect. Thanks be to God for the day!!!
Great snorkeling cruise!
Steve_L, Sep 2023
Captain Patrick and his crew were outstanding! Great cruise, great snorkeling, great food and drinks, great fun!
Best part of our trip
Logan_C, Sep 2023
This was an awesome experience, with an awesome crew. My kids had a wonderful time and we will be going back for sure.
Fun afternoon trip
Erika_S, Sep 2023
The crew was fantastic, very helpful and kind and knowledgeable. We saw sea turtles, lots of dolphins, lots of fish, and I got to hold a starfish. The food was delicious. The only thing I wish we had more of was ti me to drink alcohol! Lol.
Daily_R, Sep 2023
Amazing! The crew and captain were immensely kind, funny, and informative. The captain had 30+ years of experience and knew the best spots to watch the spinner dolphins. We saw so many pods and got to swim in a beautiful area. The photos were also beautifully taken by them! We had a blast thanks to the whole crew. Thank you for the experience!
I am so glad we had a...
Sheryl_W, Aug 2023
I am so glad we had a very small crowd on our trip, we really got to stretch out and enjoy ourselves!
Nicole_M, Aug 2023
What a day! Great crew with a great vibe! Very helpful and accommodating! We saw tons of dolphins and some turtles- and of course, a lot of beautiful fish! Oh, and the food was delicious! Drinks all around! I can only recommend this tour to anyone- no matter your age! Mahalo
Great snorkel and Dolphin watch trip.
edblondin, Aug 2023
Great trip. The captain and crew were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Fabulous day snorkeling with Ocean Joy!
THOMAS_M, Aug 2023
My husband, Tom and I had a memorable time with the crew aboard the Morning Oahu Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise yesterday, August 19. The catamaran was lovely, the crew was efficient, safety focused, informative, fun and worked well as a team. We saw dolphins, turtles, an eagle ray and hundreds of fish of many varieties. The water was crystal clear.Great day!!
It was a nice experience,...
Shino_M, Aug 2023
It was a nice experience, the crew was friendly and very helpful. Kids enjoyed snorkeling, the view of dolphins are really good. Overall it is a great tour to do in Honolulu.
Fernando_R, Aug 2023
Everything about the trip was memorable. Food was good. The crew was awesome. Got to see turtles and dolphins.
Great Experience and...
Frank_W, Aug 2023
Great Experience and enjoyable for everyone. Very attentive crew looked out for everyone's needs and was very helpful.
Fun adventure
Clarissa_S, Aug 2023
Snorkeling was so much fun! Great experience and the crew was amazing!!! The crew made us feel comfortable and at home.
Amazing experience!
Susan_O, Jul 2023
The staff was amazing! Professional photographer did a great job as well! Fun snorkeling, dolphins, sea turtles and a great lunch. Would highly recommend.
Swimming with the monk...
Ernest_T, Jul 2023
Swimming with the monk seal, seeing the sea turtles and the pod of dolphins. The breath taking views. The crew was amazing. The whole thing was spectacular.
This was a BLAST! The...
Katelyn_N, Jul 2023
This was a BLAST! The staff were so kind and personable. We saw dolphins, sea turtles, and lots of fish. I would highly recommend this cruise if you are traveling to Oahu!
Areum_H, Jul 2023
Our family really enjoyed and spend really wonderful time. And staff were really kind and helpful. And wonderful photographer!
Don't miss this cruise!!
Kristina_J, Jul 2023
What a wonderful experience. The crew was incredibly friendly and welcoming. We had a family party of 3 generations and the crew was fantastic with all of us. The snorkeling was our favorite part: gorgeous views, colorful fish, pin cushion starfish, and a huge turtle! Also had delicious foods and a huge variety of beverages that made all 3 generations quite happy. We highly recommend this tour and will do it again when we are back in 2 years!
Really lovely experience,...
Maree_S, Jul 2023
Really lovely experience, great staff. The boat was very clean, we had two snorkelling stops. Saw some whales. Nice food and drinks

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