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“An amazing tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure

Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure
Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-239-5579
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Ranked #4 of 19 Activities in Waianae
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Owner description: 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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“An amazing tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I went on this tour last week and loved it. We saw hundreds of spinner dolphins, several turtles (my wife swam right next to one for a good minute) and even a few humpback whales which are now making their way back to Hawaii from the north.

The crew, who were all Marine biologists, were all extremely friendly, knowledgeable and respectful of the wildlife that they took us to.

The only negative: Lunch served afterwards was not very good, and they sell pictures at the end (DVD you get mailed) for $57 which is high considering you don't get to view the pictures before purchase. Definitely bring your own waterproof camera and enjoy an amazing tour.

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“We saw so many dolphins and a couple humpback whales.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is a great excursion!! We saw several dolphin pods and then got in the water to snorkel around them. It was amazing. We also saw a couple humpback whales that arrived in Hawaii a little early this year.
The crew (Katie, Jenna and Allie) was awesome. So knowledgeable and fun!
Again I found this in Tripadvisor which never disappoints. Thanks!

Visited November 2012
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“Great day on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We absolutely loved this trip. We saw a pod of well over 100 spinner dolphins swimming all around us. None of our family had ever gone snorkelling before but they made it so easy. Crew was helpful and VERY creative with the pictures. They were very knowledgeable about the sea life we saw as well the local area. The boat ride was a blast too.+

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“An amazing morning on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

This was an amazing day trip made better by good fortune. The boat crew and photographer were great and had a really nice chemistry with each other that the rest of us fed off of. The trip was a good amount of time and the crew was very knowledgable. I thought this would be me swimming and someone pointing and yelling dolphins are over there. However, I was able to actually get and swim in the pod of dolphins. We also was turtles, an eel, and a whale - the good fortune. And I was able to hold a live octopus which suction cupped itself to my arm - again the good fortune. It was a great excursion Just do not expect much from lunch

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“Definitely a "To Do" if you visit Oahu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I live on Oahu and have snorkeled quite a bit. The West side of the island can be a little more "tricky" to safely leave your belongings on the beach, but the snorkeling is incredible. We wanted to snorkel spots we had not been and be almost guaranteed (knowing that with wild animals, there is no such thing as a guarantee) that we'd see and hopefully swim with dolphins. We ended up that day snorkeling a spot we had snorkeled before because that's also the area where the dolphins were. We knew there was a chance we wouldn't snorkel somewhere "new", so that was no problem. We swam with dolphins all around us. It was AMAZING. The crew was awesome. (They won't say anything about this, but a tip at the end of the tour is a nice gesture given how great they will treat you.) The photographer is AWESOME and you'll have great pics to show your friends and family. She will show you a small album of her work, so you have an idea of what you'll be getting. The boat is not huge, so you won't be on there with tons of people. To me that's important. We were comfortable, it's very safe (although, you're talking about open ocean and swimming with larger sea creatures, so I wouldn't bring a small child), the staff/crew are so friendly, and we had so much fun. Give them a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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