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Hawaii Nautical

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Address: 2045 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
Phone Number: +1 808-234-7245
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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.
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Great boat, great crew

A beautiful sail w/ nice folks. The catamaran was big and like new. The Captain, Brad, was a real pro: such a smooth ride despite the chop. The lunch was tasty: try cucumber and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful sail w/ nice folks. The catamaran was big and like new. The Captain, Brad, was a real pro: such a smooth ride despite the chop. The lunch was tasty: try cucumber and cheddar on that Kailua Pork on taro bread. And the snorkeling was fun w lots to see. But the best was the crew: Rodney, Lani and... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did two dives. One was to a ship like the one in "Saving Private Ryan" and the second was to Makaha Caves. Our instructor, Bill, was great. He went out of his way to find things to take pictures of. Bill had our safety in mind when he cancelled the first location because the currents were way to strong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took the transport choice from Waikiki and work good after a call to understand pickup location. The sailing was great and we get to see a lot of dolphins jumping and spinning. After an OK breakfast we got to a snorkeling spot were we got to see turtles and swim within a big school of fish. We spent 45... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My family and I had a great experience and highly recommend Hawaii Nautical to anyone looking for three hours of sailing and snorkeling. Crew was fun, informative and very helpful for inexperienced snorkel enthusiasts! Dolphins, turtles, and colorful fish with informative (educational) commentary from the crew. Food and drinks were abundant. The ship was designed for exactly this purpose and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a great trip. Well worth the money. Keep in mind if you want to swim with the dolphins this not for you. They follow NOAA guidelines with regard to interacting with Dolphins, that is why we booked with them. The crew was great very helpful. The reef swim was just incredible. The lunch was as good as any restaurant,... More 

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The reason I came for: Turtles. Upon the car ride to the boat, BRET told me, the probability to see one would be more than 90% - we saw f i v e! One of them sleeping in a cove so big, that BRET kept saying again and again, that this might have been the biggest turtle he had ever... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Hawaii Nautical is an awesome experience!!! The snorkeling was amazing!! We saw 4 turtles, a huge pod of dolphins (while we were in the water), and a ton of cool fish!! The crew members were amazing!!!! We had James, Scott, Rodney, Christen, Karen, and Mush!!! They were so nice and helpful. They walked around offering us drinks and talking. They... More 

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Evans, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We took the morning snorkeling trip to the West side of Oahu, that our son Jacob treated us too. Absolutely loved this beautiful destination. We saw spinner dolphins, green sea turtles, and flying fish and that was before we even got into the water. Once we arrived at the snorkeling destination after being well taken care of by our courteous... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What a FANTASTIC experience for all 9 of us! (4 adults and 5 kids) The crew of this beautiful, huge boat was amazing in every way and made this one of our favorite vacation memories of all time. Captain Mash, Yudai, and Anthony went above and beyond to be friendly, fun, and accommodating to our every need, and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Fantastic crew, amazing views, and turtles and dolphins as promised! You cant go wrong with this group!

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