Snorkeling Trips on Oahu: Dolphin Snorkel

02 Feb.,2023

 

Cruise Oahu’s Waianae coastline, swim with wild dolphins, and snorkel in the beautiful Hawaii ocean.

Your cruise begins with a traditional Hawaiian “Oli” (Ancient prayer) to dedicate to the ocean, praying for the safety of the tour, and enhancement of activities.

It is an excellent experience!
After swimming with wild dolphins, we will take you to the beautiful snorkeling spot where you can snorkel with Hawaiian fishes and sea turtles. For the people of Hawaii, the sea turtle is the guardian deity of the sea. Since the turtles are on the verge of extinction, you cannot touch them. You can enjoy the climbing wall, big floating mat, water slide and stand-up paddle board! The water slide goes from the vessel into the beautiful 78-degree ocean. Transportation & hotel pickup fee from Waikiki and Ko Olina area is included! Our Vessel offers shade and restrooms. This tour is rated in the Top Tour category with Trip Advisor. During November to early March, you may see whales along the way as well!

Ocean Activities are:

  • Water slide
  • Stand up paddle
  • Climbing Wall
  • Floating mat -seize about 6 times bigger than Yoga mat

*They may not be available due to weather conditions.

Location

Waianae Small Boat Harbor
85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
About 50min. drive away from Waikiki area
Free public parking is available

Tour Schedule

Morning Tour:

Iruka Dolphin Excursion (Dolphin Snorkel + Reef Snorkel)  

5:00 am Waikiki Complimentary Transportation

  • Pick up at Waikiki hotels.

  • Tour guide confirms all guests and the bus/van departs Waikiki. 

7:00 am Check-in at Wai‘anae Small Boat Harbor

  • Arrival at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor. 

  • The friendly staff welcomes guests with a warm Aloha

7:30 am Depart from Harbor

  • Crew and captain introductions 

  • Tour guide will give an overview of the tour and cover all safety measures 

  • E Hō Mai Ceremony  

  • Crew will pass out snorkel gear to guests

8:00 am Part 1: Swimming with Dolphins

  • You will cruise offshore in search of deepwater dolphin species, such as the spotted and bottlenose dolphins 

  • Upon finding dolphins, the crew will assist guests in the the water to swim with the dolphins

  • The crew will keep an eye out for any other pelagic wildlife to share with the guests 

9:30 am Part 2: Snorkeling with Sea Turtles and Tropical Fish

  • Crew will lead guests in the water as they explore the reef 

  • Guests will have the opportunity to swim with tropical reef fish and green sea turtles

  • Enjoy ocean activities such as a slide, rock climbing wall, paddle boards, and floating mat

11:00 am Lunch and Cruising

  • Enjoy complimentary turkey or veggie wraps, pineapple, and water 

  • Take in the scenery as you make your way back down the coast

11:30 am Return to Waianae Harbor/ Self Drive out

  • Return to Waianae Small Boat Harbor

  • A Hui Hou!

11:45 am Hotel Drop Off

  • Bus will depart from harbor and drop guests off to their hotels 

  • Please note that traffic conditions may cause variations in drop off times

     

Tour Times                                                                                             

Daily 7:30 am to 11:30 am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Afternoon Tour:

Iruka Dolphin Excursion (Dolphin Watch + Reef Snorkel) 

10:00 am Waikiki Complimentary Transportation

  • Pick up at Waikiki hotels

  • The tour guide confirms all guests and the bus/van departs Waikiki. 

11:30 am Check-in at Wai‘anae Small Boat Harbor

  • Arrival at the Waianae Small Boat Harbor. 

  • The friendly staff welcomes guests with a warm Aloha

12:00 pm Depart from Harbor

  • Crew and captain introductions 

  • Tour guide will give an overview of the tour and cover all safety measures 

  • E Hō Mai Ceremony  

  • Crew will pass out snorkel gear to guests

12:30 pm Part 1: Dolphin Watch (Whale Watch Dec-Mar) 

  • You will cruise the Waianae coast in search of spinner dolphins and other dolphin species 

  • Guests will have the opportunity to view the hawaiian spinner dolphins from the boat

  • Crew will share knowledge as the guests observe from the comfort of the boat 

  • Whale watching during winter season 

1:30 pm Part 2: Snorkeling with Sea Turtles and Tropical Fish

  • Crew will lead guests in the water as they explore the reef 

  • Guests will have the opportunity to swim with tropical reef fish and green sea turtles

  • Enjoy ocean activities such as a slide, rock climbing wall, paddle boards, and floating mat

2:30 pm Lunch and Cruising

  • Enjoy complimentary turkey or veggie wraps, pineapple, and water 

  • Take in the scenery as you make your way back down the coast

3:00 pm Return to Waianae Harbor/ Self Drive out

  • Return to Waianae Small Boat Harbor

  • A Hui Hou!

3:15 pm Hotel Drop Off

  • Bus will depart from harbor and drop guests off to their hotels 

  • Please note that traffic conditions may cause variations in drop off times

     

Tour Times                                                                                            

Daily 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm                                                                               

 

Tour Inclusions 

  • Snorkel gear: masks, snorkel, fins, and lifejackets  (prescription masks available)

  • Complementary turkey/veggie wraps, pineapple, and water

  • Ocean activities: slide, rock climbing wall, paddle boards, floating mat

  • Transportation

  • Restrooms on board 

 

Add On: Photo Package

  • A professional photographer attends the tour. You can purchase a photo package for $50 and receive them via URL-link. 

 

Important Disclaimers 

  • The schedule is subject to change depending on weather, ocean conditions, and marine life

  • Dolphin sightings are not 100% guaranteed. If no dolphins are seen, we offer a 50% discount off our retail tour fee to try with us again. *no refund*

  • Cancellation policy: Please contact us at (808) 926-3090 48 hours before your tour to receive a full refund. 

  • For private charters,

    call us by 5 pm,

    at least 7 days prior to the desired tour date so we can make necessary accommodations