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Hawaii Nautical

2045 Lauwiliwili Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707
+1 808-234-7245
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Ranked #1 of 14 Activities in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Good drinks, great crew, and we even got to see the Green Flash at sunset. Food was OK, but nothing to write home about. Saw a bunch of "spinner dolphins" and a beautiful sunset. We would do it again.....

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Napa, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This experience exceeded all of our expectations. The crew/ instructors (Capt. Lilly, Matt, Brian and Kellie) were accommodating friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. It was our first scuba adventure and all three of us had our reservations. Matt was our groups dive instructor and I cold not have felt more confident in his abilities. He explained everything with detail and simplicity.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I don't usually like organized trips, but having a little time, and wanting to snorkel and see dolphins, I decided to give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. The crew was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and professional. We did see many dolphins, and several babies. Turtles swam right by some of the snorkelers, and the fish on and by... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really liked that this excursion provided two different experiences in the same outing: dolphin spotting and snorkeling. Both were exceptional. Our family of four, including two teens, loved our outing with Hawaii Nautical on 8/27/14. The crew is top-notch. One of my favorite things is that a member of the crew walked around the entire boat and asked each... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went to Kewalo basin an jumped on Hawaii nautical Waikiki turtle tour. They picked us up from hotel an took us to boat where we met josh an nick an Jacob ....they are great fun. They know everything about safety an snorkeling. They will hold your hand if you need them too in the water. This tour is great... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First class operation. Insightful people that were on-time, professional, and courteous. The boat was perfect with more than enough room. Good food and drink as well. We saw dolphins, sea turtles, a baby octopus, eels, and so many fish my children are still talking about it. Perfect trip for the adults and my kids (ages 12, 9, 5). We can't... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family went on a 2 hour morning turtle snorkel tour. The crew were very knowledgable, friendly and helpful and the tour breathtaking. The in-water guide was wonderful. He was patient and made sure we pointed out the best snorkeling spots to see the sea turtles and other undersea sights. They even had prescription goggles so I could see clearly... More

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My 1st time this year taking the Scuba Diving trip and the Snorkel trip and had so much fun and the crew were the BEST! My girlfriend has been using this group for a couple of years for the Evening cruise also. Saw Spinner Dolphins, green sea turtles and lots of coral reef fish with their beautiful colors. I can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to Ko Olina for the past 11 years. I have always used Hawaii Nautical even when it was Ko Olina Cat. They are the best on the west side of Oahu when it comes to snorkeling, dolphin, and whale watching. Mash Hatae and the rest of the Hawaii Nautical crew are professional and just a lit... More

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We had such a wonderful snorkeling trip with the sea turtles!! What a pleadant surprise to see the wild dolphins swim with our catamaran!! Such great professionalism from all the guys!! Thank you soo much for a great trip!! Will definitely suggest to anyone!!

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