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Address: Waianae, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-239-5579
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Description: Our educational tour lead by marine biologists and naturalists is based on...
Our educational tour lead by marine biologists and naturalists is based on the leeward coast of the island of Oahu and is dedicated to guiding guests to a low impact interaction, in and out of the water, with wild dolphins, turtles, pristine living coral reefs, and whale watching during the winter months. We specialize in safely leading small groups on our state of the art 34 foot ridged inflatable Scarib with our lifeguard certified crew, as well as providing round trip transportation to and from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels.
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Great tour and wonderful guides

It was a excellent experience to swim with dolphins and see the whales. Our guide was friendly and helped my friends to see the dolphins as they didn't know swimming. Overall I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It was a excellent experience to swim with dolphins and see the whales. Our guide was friendly and helped my friends to see the dolphins as they didn't know swimming. Overall I would say go for it and if you dont know swimming they will help to get into water and enjoy.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I researched 3 companies before choosing Dolphin Excursions. So glad I did. Clearly hit the jackpot! Everyone was professional and knowledgeable from the booking through to the return to my hotel. Their respect for the animals and pristine environment was clear in the way we were schooled. Our time on the boat was inspiring and fun. I cannot wait for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You know when the crew, who do this every day, call it "a better than average day" you know you've experienced something special. My wife and I were recently married in Hawaii, and we chose to treat our bridal party (13 of us in total) to a Dolphin snorkel. We are so glad we chose Dolphin Excursions. It was an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a great day, it was officially the last day of whale season, but we saw one gorgeous humpback whale that came up several times and it had beautiful white markings on it's tail. The Captain, first mate and photographer (all female by the way) were knowledgeable and did a fantastic job. We were able to find a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a GREAT time with Dolphin Excursions! Staff was outstanding. They went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience from check in til we departed the boat. Captain Jenna, Megan, Lisa, photographer were ALL helpful and very informative. We saw and snorkeled with the dolphins and turtles and fish and saw two groups of whales! AMAZING to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Going to the 7:30 excursion was worth getting up early - we saw over 15 dolphins within the first half hour! The Captain and her crew were awesome, knowledgeable, experienced, and very friendly. I got really seasick but the Captain had no trouble taking me back to shore quickly - it barely interrupted the excursion, and they were all really... More 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

They guaranteed dolphins and they really meant it. We went our first week in Oahu and didn't see any dolphins so we came back a few days later with our sister and brother-in-law and voila, we saw dolphins. It was amazing to float in the water and watch the dolphins swim by. Beautiful. We saw an amazing whale too, breaching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took this excursion last week with Captain KK and Mandy. Had a great day and they worked hard to find dolphins for us. The photographer was a nice touch, didn't have to worry about waterproof camera. We also got to see a mom and baby whale. Very enjoyable day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see nature at its best. From pick up to drop off it was well organised and had a real laid back easy feel, no rush, just easy and a small group so it wasn't crowded. We snorkelled alongside Giant Turtles, the Dolphins were amazing and... More 

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Raymore, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were in Hawaii for only a couple of days and asked around (asking both non-Hawaii friends and Hawaii locals) for ideas of "if we only have time for one thing, what should we do?" Dolphin Excursions came out as the winner. There are so many reviews on here that already echo what I'd say (you boat, you drop into... More 

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