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Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a)

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Meet wild dolphins on a Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages aboard the Dolphin Star's Wild Dolphin Watch! A world away from Waikiki, West O’ahu provides the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing playful dolphins and other marine life with the stunning...more
Wai'anae Boat Harbor, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'll admit, I was skeptical. I figured we'd maybe see dolphins, maybe not, but we'd have a good boat ride. Well, we were blown away! We saw loads of dolphins, plus a sea turtle and a few whales (from a distance). We toured up to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank abeagler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great sightseeing trip to see whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Had great weather and saw whales up close. The Wai’anae Harbor is easy to get to and plenty of free parking. The Captain and crew were super nice. The captain is a riot! Learned something...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gruberlc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing trip- the crew was great, helpful and mixed great cocktails!!! The captain was super with the kiddos and let them drive the boat. Amazing views of dolphins and whales, the lunch was fab too!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was worth it. The kids enjoyed the dolphins jumping out of the water and jackpot mommy and calf humpback whales.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fredgiussepi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience. The food was incredible, the staff are top notch, and the scenery gorgeous. This was a highlight of our trip. Extremely worth upgrading from the 3 star. Justin, the manager, went above and beyond more then once for us to make it a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Archi8109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the day we spent on the Dolphin Star. We started with a satisfying lunch, but quickly headed back to the bow to see Spinner dolphins. There were roughly 15-18 of them swimming together, so graceful and swimming close to the boat so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Diane E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn’t have asked for a better day on the water. Captain Kaina and his crew were thoughtful and professional. The boat was immaculate and spacious. From the moment we stepped foot on the boat our family was treated like their family. The food was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W8932RKchrisk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Capt Kaina and crew were great, saw whales, dolphins, and turtles. Lunch was pretty good, too!Mahalo!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth it! Booked through ITR on Hickman, crew was very knowledgeable on the area and animals we were seeing. Captain Keith has been doing this for over 20 years and was amazing. Everyone on the crew was great, they offered free drinks and amazing food....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wavies2017
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Stayed at Aulani and booked directly at the resort. $25 discount due to being a Disney Vacation Club member. We decided to drive ourselves since we had a car. We grabbed breakfast to go from the McDonald's that is about a min before the entrance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mike K
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Carol R | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I do not know as I am not good with maps. But it was worth the tour
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Emese T | Reviewed this property |
My husband uses a wheelchair and had help getting on and off the boat but he is able to stand. There is no way a scooter will get on board. Not the cruise for you.