We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2045 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
Phone Number: +1 808-234-7245
Website
Description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Near...
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.
read more
Visit like an insider
$83*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 605 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 553
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Perfect snorkel outing in every way

Booked through Aulani resort based on their recommendation and local snorkel webpage advise. I was a solo tourist and was picked up promptly by Kelly in the HN van out front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Bearcat57
,
georgetown, ontario
Go Oahu Card|Includes admission to over 30 attractions, tours and beach activities
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memori...
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Battleship Missour...
Diamond Head
Diamond Head
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
USS Bowfin Submari...
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse...
Buy a Pass
$65*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

605 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
georgetown, ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Booked through Aulani resort based on their recommendation and local snorkel webpage advise. I was a solo tourist and was picked up promptly by Kelly in the HN van out front. Kelly and the rest of the crew were patient with the numerous kids (spring break), and it was a strong vote of support that there some native Hawaiians booked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Awesome trip! Dave,Dave and Trevor were great guides! Explanations along the way helped our kids understand the fish and dolphins they were seeing! We were able to see lots of Dolphins! Lunch and beverages were served on board. The snorkeling was an added bonus as well! The crew was very nice and informative! They helped with our masks and explained... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The staff on the boat really made this a great afternoon excursion. Trip includes a heary lunch, drinks, 2 alcoholic for adults, whale watching (Dec-Apr is whale season- we saw a few in early April) and snorkeling in the ocean. They found a good spot for snorkeling and even in choppy waters handled and prepared everyone well. Beautiful scenery and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We did an afternoon whale watching trip from the Waianae harbor. They called the day before to confirm our trip and that we did not need transportation. There was some confusion about the boat name/dock, but it is a small harbor and we were quickly directed to the correct area. Matt and Kevin were wonderful hosts. I took a dramamine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Koo-Wee-Rup, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our travel agent highly recommended Hawaii Nautical's dinner fireworks cruise and now we know why!! We had an incredible night sailing and watching the fireworks over Waikiki. The staff were awesome; professional, knowledgable and all round nice guys! We had one lady on our tour find herself lost in Waikiki during the time of pick ups and was therefore very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very knowledgeable crew and experience was outstanding. All the Daves and Anthony were pleasant and interesting folks to spend time with.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I did the whale watching tour off of Waikiki with Hawaii Nautical. I was a little hesitant because I knew whale watching season was coming to an end. They guarantee whale sighting but in the case that you don't see whales, they provide a re-ride ticket to do the tour again for free (at any point in time, doesn't expire).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Part of the responsible parties is Pleasant Holidays, the vendor we booked the trip through via AAA. We could not get a straight answer on exactly what this experience would entail. We did know it would include scuba and dolphins and maybe some whale watching. The crew and the catamaran were very nice and pleasant. We just got back from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was a really great adventure- We were on a beautiful catamaran. The crew was amazing-there was good food and specialty drinks.We sailed down the coast of Oahu searching for whales and dolphins. We stopped at a reef to snorkel with lots of tropical fish, coral, and sea turtles. There was even a shy reef shark. My one recommendation would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brampton, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was my husband's 29th dive and my 26th. We couldn't have been more impressed with the attentiveness of this crew. We had Anthony as our Captain and Matt as our Dive Master.They were terrific. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the woman assisting Matt and training to be a Dive Master herself but she was also very good.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hawaii Nautical also viewed

 

Been to Hawaii Nautical? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hawaii Nautical staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?