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Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

Oahu: 3-Hour Dolphin Watching & Snorkel Excursion in Waianae

Activity provider: Dolphin Excursions Hawaii
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From US$ 193.88 per person

Search for dolphins and whales on a snorkel excursion guided by marine biologists and naturalists. Dolphin sightings guaranteed. Swim with turtles and fish from the comfort of a USCG-inspected vessel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience dolphins in the wild with one of the most experienced teams in Hawaii
  • Snorkel at 2 of the best sites on Oahu
  • Whale watch for humpbacks between December and May
  • Watch dolphins play and swim in carpet formations
  • Get close to the colorful marine life of the Pacific Ocean
Full description

Climb aboard the luxury 34-foot state-of-the-art cruise vessel “Nai’a I,” and see dolphins and whales playing in the lovely waters of Oahu. Get close to spinner dolphins and other colorful marine life of the Pacific Ocean. A friendly and experienced team will make sure you have the time of your life, with opportunities to snorkel among some of the best reefs in Hawaii. You will travel in small groups to ensure everyone gets a great view of the sea life. Choose from 2 daily excursions, departing at either 07:00 or 10:30, from the westside of Oahu. Snorkel among clear, protected bays that are teeming with sea life. During the winter months of December and May, enjoy the bonus of spotting humpback whales as you look for lovable dolphins.

  • Snorkel gear, sanitized daily
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings. Return free if no dolphins are sighted
  • 2 snorkel sites daily
  • Whale watching during the season
  • Food and drinks
  • Wetsuit Rentals $10
  • Camera purchase $15
  • Towels purchase $12.00
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with epilepsy
  • People with a cold
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the activity provider's check-in location next to Spinners Cafe, a green building with white trim. The building is shared, so look for the "Dolphin Excursion Check-In" sign. Park on the ocean side of the building, on the right (when facing the ocean). Parking is free. Do not go down to the docks: other large tours meet there and you may get lost in the crowds. If you are unsure, give the activity provider a call and they will direct you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Cancellations due to weather are fully refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 177 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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This tour was great! The guides were knowledgeable and as excited about the wildlife as we were. We saw many dolphins and some whales, turtles, a ray, and tons of fish. I was disappointed that, although I had booked the tour to get in the water with the dolphins, when my confirmation emails came, that law has been changed and we cannot do that. I want to respect the safety of the animals but felt misled. It should be stated clearly in the booking description that this is no longer allowed instead of after the booking.

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April 1, 2022

Such an amazing experience. Start your day with a plate from the cafe next door. The guides were very friendly and informative. We saw multiple pods of dolphins as well as a few whales! Plenty of sea turtles and fish to see while snorkeling in the reef. Possibly the best experience we’ve had on Oahu. Also a great area of the island to explore and spend some time on the beach afterwards- our guides gave us some recommendations about how to spend our afternoon. Overall awesome day. Don’t forget your sunscreen though!

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March 23, 2022

Probably the best tour I’ve ever been on. Saw hundreds of dolphins (this is very rare) and two whales! We got the see spinners (you’re not allowed to disturb them) and bottle nose (we got to swim with these!). Jenn and Alyssa were amazing. I would go on this tour again if I come back

December 19, 2021

Product ID: 28824