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Hawaii Nautical

2045 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
+1 808-234-7245
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Ranked #1 of 13 activities in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale... more » Owner description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale watching, dinner cruises, Waikiki options and more. Experience Hawaii Nautical's unparalleled adventures. Family-owned and family-friendly. Locations islandwide. Come experience our five-star service. Daily catamaran sailing departures near Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Disney catamaran exclusive itineraries), Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, J.W. Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa, Beach Villas at Ko Olina and more. Also try Port Waikiki Cruises from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier. Looking for swim with dolphins in the wild? See them instead in a sustainable, eco-conscious way. Federal Noaa guidelines say "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Hawaii's first Dolphin Smart recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, a program sponsored by Noaa & the National Marine Sanctuaries to educate about dolphin conservation & harassment. They advise not to pursue close wild dolphin interactions. « less
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Bogota, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I got the recommendation at my stay at Marriott. The picked us up at Waikiki and drove us to the pier. The picked us up at a nice van and on time. The crew was really nice and very formal. They had everything set up for each diver. We went out for a 2 tank dive, pretty close to the... More

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Hdystsye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was an amazing experience. The staff was very well trained and kind to everybody. Saw a whale and got up close to some dolphins. The snorkeling was very exquisite also seeing lots of fish and turtles.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had the best time with Barry and Josh on our whale watching trip. They both made our last day of of the trip fun and very informative. We saw a family of whales that stayed with us the whole time we were out there. Highly recommend Hawaii Nautical and will make sure all friends and family that visit Hawaii... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had a great family experience with Hawaii Nautical! Two couples and four kids for a total of 8. The crew was very energetic, knowledgable and took us for a great dolphin tour. The kids absolutely loved seeing the dolphins as did the adults. The dolphins were so close you could almost touch them (see pictures), We even saw a... More

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Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

As a veteran of whale watching excursions around the world, I have to say this was the best. We were fortunate to spend the afternoon with a momma whale who was teaching her young calf to breach. It was great!!! The excursion was an Adventure By Disney, so was tailored for Aulani guests. We were picked up on time and... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was truly a great experience for our family. We got to see a pod of dolphins up close (but not swim with them as it is not really allowed), swim with sea turtles and even glimpse a whale. The crew of Mosh, Kelly, Laura, Nick and Yudo were awesome and always put everyone's safety first while at the same... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

About 30 people on the snorkeling trip and the boat still had room for everyone to move around. The snorkel spot is a solid location. Turtles and plenty of fish to see. Crew and captain took good care of everyone. 20 minute shuttle ride from Ko Olina. No complaints about this trip.

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Portales, New Mexico, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Depending on your experience level and where you've been, you may find diving on this island to be less than expected. The crew of Hawaii Nautical did a good job, however, the diving isn't worth the cost. We dive the Caribbean on a regular basis, And found this to be very boring with poor visibility, colder water, and no coral... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We saw turtles, dolphins and plenty of tropical fish. Great for a family adventure, although a bit crowded for a couple like us in retrospect - compared to other tours we did. But still recommend doing it if you enjoy being surrounded by ocean life. We did have a blast, and thoroughly enjoyed the huge pod of dolphins. Snorkeling with... More

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Did two dives today with top notch crew. Our dive master Greg was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Only one other experienced diver and I with Greg, enabled us to really enjoy both dives. First dive was deep dive on wreck with a ton if sea life and growth on ship Second dive was a shallow reef with overhangs and swim... More

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