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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu provided by Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure

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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu

Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
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Last updated: Aug 1, 2020
A note from Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
*24 hour cancellation waived if feel symptoms. *All snorkel gear is soaked and scrubbed in shampoo, liquid detergent and Bleach. Dried in the UV warmth of the sun. Masks and snorkel are then treated with Steramine sterilization solution and individually bagged and sealed until next use.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Spend the day snorkeling with wild marine life on this full-day cruise along the Waianae Coast in west Oahu. During the cruise, watch spinner dolphins and sea turtles riding the ocean waves and look out for migrating humpback whales (January–March). Snorkel in calm waters among the dolphins and coral reef and enjoy a hot or cold lunch after the cruise. Includes snorkel gear and return transportation (select hotels).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Full-day Waianae Coast snorkel cruise, gear and instruction included
See marine life and snorkel with dolphins on the Leeward Coast
Humpback whale watching during migration season (January–March)
Full lunch and beverages served at the end of the cruise
What to expect
After pickup from your hotel (select hotels), board a boat in the Waianae Harbor and set off along the scenic coast. Relax onboard in the sun or shade and be on the lookout for spinner dolphins jumping in the air and playing in the waves. Visit from January to March for a chance to see massive, migrating humpback whales cruising through the sea. Carry on to a shallow spot where your captain drops anchor and invite you to snorkel in the calm water. With tips, instructions, and gear from your guides you’re ready to jump in the tropical waters and swim among the dolphins, coral reef, and colorful fish. After a day of swimming and marine life spotting, return to Waianae Harbor to enjoy a lunch of hot dishes, sandwiches, and beverages (vegetarian option available). Finally, be dropped off at your departure point or Waikiki hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5133_W0010
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Snorkel gear: mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins and a life vests • Dolphin viewing • Seasonal Humpback whale viewing (winter months only)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Wet suits available to rent for $10
Duration
3h
Departure details
Waianae, HI 96792, USA Check in time is 30 minutes before your tour time. Meet us NEXT TO Spinners Cafe at the Waianae Boat Harbor: 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Hawaii 96792. Make sure you type in "Waianae" or the zip code "96792" so you do not get routed to the wrong Farrington Hwy. There are two on Oahu.
Inclusions
Snorkel gear: mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins and a life vests • Dolphin viewing • Seasonal Humpback whale viewing (winter months only)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Wet suits available to rent for $10
Departure details
Waianae, HI 96792, USA Check in time is 30 minutes before your tour time. Meet us NEXT TO Spinners Cafe at the Waianae Boat Harbor: 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Hawaii 96792. Make sure you type in "Waianae" or the zip code "96792" so you do not get routed to the wrong Farrington Hwy. There are two on Oahu.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
We do not allow children under 4 years old.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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Nicole G
29 contributions
Truly amazing
Jul 2021 • Friends
A surreal experience to swim with dolphins so closely. Our guides were so knowledgeable (one a marine biologist) and fostered respect for the wildlife in all participants. They were so thankful for everyone who participated so respectfully. We entered the water and waited for the dolphins to approach us and a huge pod swam under and around us for a good 10 minutes. We were lucky to see such a huge pod and within minutes of entering the bay. Take the 7am tour, dolphins are more active then! We snorkeled a few other spots as well. Didn’t get to see turtles but the dolphins were amazing enough. Life vests and snorkel gear provided, changing rooms and bathrooms at their office in the harbor. Dry box available on the boat and mesh holders at each seat. Would love to do it again.
Written July 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shoni_G
Texas15 contributions
The ONLY dolphin experience to consider on Oahu!!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
If 5+ stars was an option, they would get it! 100% the only company on Oahu I will ever recommend!!! I’ve done the dolphin excursion 3 different times now (once in 2004, twice in 2021) and they always exceed expectations on a phenomenal experience. Lisa, Jenna, Alyssa, Alexa and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and go out of their way to make each excursion special. The small tour size allows for more time in the water and allows those who may not be comfortable on the water a chance to ease their way in and create unforgettable memories. Since moving to Oahu, they are the only company I will take visitors out with and multiple friends who have gone with them on my recommendation have all reported once in a lifetime experiences they will cherish forever. Seriously, if you‘re even considering a dolphin experience in Hawaii - book with Dolphin Excursions as soon as you possibly can!
Written July 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

keanfamily
6 contributions
Do not hesitate to book with this company!
Jul 2021 • Family
I normally do not leave reviews, but our experience was so outstanding, I wanted to be sure others could feel confident booking a trip with this company.
From start to finish, the staff was exceptional and professional. They had quality gear and even provided prescription masks!! Safe clean boat, safety was a part of their routine. Very happy with crew and experience overall.
Written July 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashley S
2 contributions
Experience of a lifetime
Jun 2021 • Family
This excursion was amazing in every way! Our family of 5 did a lot while we were in Hawaii, but this was definitely at the top of the list. Snorkeling with Pygmy killer whales, spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and so many fish was incredible. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, informative, and so much fun. They set us up to ensure that we had a remarkable experience, all while honoring all that lived in the ocean.This was an experience of a lifetime and I’m so grateful we lived it.
Written June 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AB
Kapolei, HI3 contributions
Dolphin Excursion 27JUN2021
Jun 2021
Great once in a lifetime experience to swim with Dolphins and snorkel with turtle. Capt Jenna and Elisa were very accommodating and provide lot of information; Our group had fabulous time and I highly recommend this company.
Written June 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Denverbarb18
Denver, CO17 contributions
Amazing
Went snorkeling with spinner dolphins and saw huge sea turtles along the way. Snorkeled 3 times on the trip, the last swim was over some amazing coral reef. Guides we so friendly and knowledgeable about what we were seeing. Truly an experience of a lifetime
Written June 25, 2021
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Michelle L
Bann, Germany4 contributions
Dolphins up close
Jun 2021 • Family
We saw a ton of dolphins, spinner and spotted, and we got to snorkel in the water with them. We also saw sea turtles. The whole thing was great! My family really enjoyed this trip and getting to see so many dolphins up close in the wild. Jenna and Alyssa were super knowledgeable and veg nice! We would do this again any time!
Written June 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Izzyguerra
Pensacola, FL3 contributions
LIFE CHANGING
Jun 2021 • Friends
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE! Highly recommend while in Hawaii. We swam with two types of dolphins and even some sea turtles. Jenna and Alyssa (I think) were phenomenal and made the experience a million times better.
Written June 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mei W
Murray, UT51 contributions
Amazing tour, saw lots of sea creatures. Totally worth the cost.
This was such a great experience. Tamar and Alexa Elise were wonderful guides. I don't swim but Tamar even went with me to see how I would feel about snorkeling and gave me a floating noodle. I tried it, and ended up staying on the boat but it was still great. The experience was magical. We saw pilot whales, spotted dolphins, sea turtles, corals and lots of fishes in their natural habitat. We had an idea dolphins were playful but to see them play, jump and swim along our boat and in the boat's wake was pretty amazing. This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip to Oahu. They had good bathrooms/changing rooms. There isn't really a shower per se but there is an outdoor shower to rinse off. The owner (I'm assuming) was super sweet and nice to me and my family. My daughter at one point wanted to be a marine biologist so this day was a dream come true for her to experience she says. If we're in Oahu, we'd definitely do this again.
Written June 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yimai
Oahu, HI2 contributions
Great tour for us!
We are super lucky to see MANY dolphins!! Very excited. And the crews are super helpful and patient - both me and my wife are non-swimmers but we got a really great experience. Strongly recommend.
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amazing!!!!!
This excursion was the BEST! We had so much fun and the captain / co captain were knowledgable and so much fun! We
kendraashleen
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The single most amazing tour on Oahu
We had the best crew and guides with us and had an amazing time! We saw lots of fish, turtle families and we were s
RennieFaith
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Best tour ever!
I have traveled around the world and for the money this is the best tour ever!!! Three full hours, dolphins, turtl
dsak2021
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We swam with dolphins and sea turtles!
We had a great morning with the Dolphin Excursion crew capped with swimming with a pod of spinner dolphins and sea
msuycott
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Outstanding Experience!!
A wonderful snorkeling adventure with expert and friendly staff. They made sure everyone had a great time while bei
c0rinnaC31
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Extreme fun excursion with the group
Our family (3 children at age 10 and under) had a lot of fun during the 3 hour excursions. We got a call from them
wallerballer14
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Dolphins and Turtles. Small Group Too.
We had went with about 12 people aboard the boat and spotted a few pods right away. We were able to get into the wa
lakelady192021
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100% worth your money. Charge your camera the day before! Carry an extra charged battery and memory card
I went July 9 2021. We first saw a group of spinner dolphins within a short period of time after leaving the harbor
stacmccarrell
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A have-to excursion
My family and I had the best time on this excursion! We snorkeled several times in a great effort to see and swim w
firefighternick
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Excellent trip for the whole family.
The excursion was well worth it for the whole family, including our 5 and 7 year old. Our guides we informative and
lexeemathews
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Best Part of Our Trip!
This was our favorite part of our trip. I loved the small group size, it felt more personable that way. Our our gui
neyman19
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Dolphins in Oahu
Our family had a great time on the dolphin excursion and saw several different types (spinners & spotted) but not t
lvincent662021
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Best time in Hawaii!
We had a wonderful experience and the guides were so down to earth and friendly. We swam with dolphins and turtles,
CharlieSierraMike
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Awesome experience
Our family couldn't have been happier. The boat captain and guide were both amazing. Those 2 ladies couldn't have w
lioraawilson
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Great Experience
Really enjoyed this experience. The views were spectacular. I have a sensitive stomach and wish I took some anti na
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