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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 18 attractions in Waianae
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had 9 travellers, varying expertise with swimming, and 4 were adults. Dave, Noel, and sophia were our guides and sailed with us! Thank God they had prescription masks for my horrible eyes as I did not think of that! They were very friendly, yet professional. Lots of information for us. Saw tons of dolphins, beautiful reef with sea turtles,... More

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Baroda, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

WOW! I highly recommend this company and trust me I did my trip advisor research by far. I saw other boats that had lots of people and I felt that we got special treatment from our crew; Dave, Elizabeth, & Sofia, we only had our family of 4 and 1 other family with kids, the limit of people is NICE!!!... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was the last thing I did during my free time on O'ahu, and it was definitely one of the best. I chose the "Best of the West" tour, which was the priciest, but the small group number allowed for a more personalized and overall great experience. It well worth the cost. While all of us on the tour wanted... More

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Amherstburg, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went on the 'Best of the West' tour on March 31st- our first day in Hawaii!! The only bad thing was that this tour was so great, every other experience onwards was compared to it :) We had a jammed packed experience, with breaching Humpbacks (mom and baby), swims with 2 pods of dolphins, out to... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly, helpful and knowledgable crew. They can't "promise" but we saw all we hoped to see. Thanks!!

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I went on the "Best of the West" cruise on Thursday, April 3rd. It was by far the best thing we have done since we've been in Hawaii. We swam with a pod of wild spinner dolphins, snorkeled, swam with some sea turtles, and listened to whales, although we couldn't stay out long enough to see any... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We went on the Deluxe charter tour on April 3rd and it was incredible! we were on the same boat that is reviewed 2 under this. We saw a flying fish, swam with 60-80 dolphins, saw a very large tortoise and hung out with 2 of the coolest humpback whales. One of the whales swam under our boat. And the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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222 reviews 222 reviews
101 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I participated in their Best of the West Side - 6 people only on a charter boat - where we got to see Whales, Swim with Dolphins and snorkel. The crew of three are not only experienced, but do their outmost that you get to see everything you paid for on a very pleasurable trip! A MUST when visiting Ohau!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We took our boys, 6 and 9, and our whole family loved every bit. The crew was warm, helpful, and fun - they worked extremely hard to be sure everyone had the best day. We saw flying fish, swam with about 60 dolphins, saw two humpback whales, and one sea turtle (we'd have had more turtle interaction except as a... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our family of 7 did the Family Charter with Capt. Dave, Noelle and Marie. Our kids range in age from 7-22, and each haven't stopped talking about this incredible experience!! The crew did a thorough job personalizing the fit of our equipment, explaining the snorkeling process and making us all feel very safe. My 9 year old was unsure of... More

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