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Hawaii Nautical

Address: 2045 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
Phone Number: +1 808-234-7245
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Ranked #1 of 26 Activities in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Near...
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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.
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Dallas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Whale Watching tour with Hawaii Nautical was absolutely fantastic! Not only did we see several whales, but dolphins too. The crew is friendly, fun, and very knowledgeable about the whales, turtles, fish, and other sea life you'll encounter. The boat was beautiful (52ft catamaran) and we would have enjoyed the tour even without seeing whales. In addition to whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a great time and it was a great experience. One on one open water diver certification. Matt was a great instructor, lots of fun while getting certified. Great Staff, thanks Captain Kevin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Waikiki could not have been spent better than on this ideal fireworks sunset cruise. Josh was our skipper and his able assistants did not leave us wanting. Small intimate group of fellow travelers so there was no need to rush for a good viewing spot for the fireworks. Buffet food was excellent. Went out of their... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a brilliant trip today with these folks, saw a few different whales, with them breaching and splashing and playing around. Amazing! Catamaran was the perfect way to see them, feeling close to the water. Our crew were welcoming and kind and gave us a brilliant experience.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour ... the crew was extremely helpful and constantly on the lookout. The catamaran was an ideal platform as it provided 360 degree views of the water. Actual viewing experiences vary due to the somewhat random proximity of the whales ... they are under water for 10+ minutes and surface for 10 seconds, so it is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We saw dolphins, turtles, and whales. Courteous crew and prompt pickup. We highly recommend this trip. Captain Dave and the crew were great!

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife has been desperate to see whales for many years, but despite several attempts in various places throughout the word we have never seen one. Hawaii Nautical broke her duck (English esoteric cricket expression) at last! We were picked up on time from our hotel and taken to the catamaran. Everything was explained by the capable, enthusiastic three staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We took the catamaran tour out of Waianae and it was great. The crew was awesome and gave us tons of info on humpbacks and pointed out any other marine life they spotted. We got 2 drink tickets each which was a fun surprise. The Hawaiian mimosa is tasty and they make a mean mai tai. The group was large... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a blast on our catamaran whale watching trip! Our crew was Micah, Josh and Anthony. They knew the boat, they knew their job, and they friendly and very personable. We chose the catamaran tour because we wanted a smaller boat; there were only 8 passengers on our 8:30 AM run out to find whales. We quickly found a... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First the catamaran was huge and brand new. The staff was happy, fun and eager to serve or tell stories. They paid close attention and even asked the customers what we would like or want to do on the cruise. The snacks were plentiful and flavorful. They had my favorite drink the catatonic. The night was perfect and the crew... More 

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