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Wild Side Specialty Tours

Waianae Boat Harbor, 85-371 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-306-7273
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Waianae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: #1 Best whale watching, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling tour on Oahu. Bucket-list marine wildlife encounters since 1996. More than just seeing... more » Owner description: #1 Best whale watching, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling tour on Oahu. Bucket-list marine wildlife encounters since 1996. More than just seeing amazing and indigenous creatures, deep connections and a true sense of place are gained. Rare to find anywhere, six to ten passenger charters with published marine-biologist, guest adventures are maximized to blend with wildlife conservation. Whale watching and swimming with wild dolphins year-round, charters include guided snorkeling tours over sea turtle reefs on Oahu's wild west side. You won't miss a trick! Awarded Hawaii Ecotourism Associations's Silver Certificate, Wild Side is affiliated with the Wild Dolphin Foundation and Cascadia Research Collective. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our day on the boat was simply amazing! The crew made sure we all knew how to use the equipment correctly. Since this was my first time snorkeling, it was really helpful when I was in the water so I knew just what to do. Also the crew was really knowledgeable about where the dolphins, turtles and fish were and... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We just returned from the Deluxe Wildlife Adventure and had the most AMAZING trip. We saw and swam with multiple dolphins and green sea turtles along with numerous other sea life creatures. The crew was very informative and knowledgable of all the sea life. Trevor and the crew did a fantastic job of getting us up close and personable with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had a beautiful experience on the tour today!!! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. I live on Oahu and have been on quite a few tours and this was by far the best! The staff are beyond knowledgable and so friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful blue water, the hundreds of dolphins (literally hundreds) we swam... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had such an amazing time! We had a group of 6, so we splurged and did the Best of the West. Our captain and crew were super knowledgeable and fun. Food was great, but the dolphins and other sea life were better than I could even imagine even with the glowing reviews. This is a must do!!! Thanks for... More

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was amazing. The whole experience treats the wildlife with incredible respect and care so that in no way are you a threat, intrusion or disturbance to the dolphins or turtles. Rather they teach you how to swim with them and be part of them....and we were. We swam with a pod of what ,must have been well over 50... More

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Andover, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hired Wild Side because they are the Trip advisor winner for the last few years in a row. Did some asking around our hotel and they came highly reccomended. Easy to set up tour, I bought all the tickets on the boat just so my family could be together. If you can afford it I recommend it. Then you have... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our party of five had the time of our lives on our Whale-opolis tour in March 2013. It was an extraordinary adventure that we’re still talking about. So, while many months have gone be, we're still feeling the glow from our fun and fantastic experience. The crew was highly skilled and knowledgeable, friendly and professional, attentive and hospitable. The boat... More

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Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We would definitely recommend this tour. We were on a catamaran that could accommodate 10 people, which made it a much more personable experience. The three-person crew was awesome and made sure we were all enjoying ourselves. Snorkeling with the dolphins was the best part of the trip. We look forward to the next time we take this trip.

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Worcester, MA
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wonderful tour (did the Best of the West, with just 6 guests). The boat was surprisingly nice, with a bathroom and an inner area where cameras were sure to stay dry. The food was excellent - homemade sandwiches, fresh pineapple, chips and salsa, even cucumber-flavored water. We were able to swim with spinner dolphins twice, and also with sea turtles.... More

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Richardson, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Would definitely recommend this tour for inexperienced snorkelers, families, or those wanting some personalized attention. I went with my three children, none of who had gone snorkeling before. My youngest was quite concerned about being in the open water. Elizabeth spent a lot of time with him one on one in the water until he felt comfortable going off on... More

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