Dolphins and You
Dolphins and You
4.5
Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Discover what more than 300,000 Dolphins and You guests have experienced: Encountering wild dolphins in Hawaii is the memory of a lifetime! With transportation from Waikiki included, our tour also includes a traditional Hawaiian hula ceremony, and snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles. After snorkeling enjoy our kayaks, SUP boards and new 20-foot water slide! Sit back and relax while our staff entertains you with an authentic hula dancing and answers your questions on Hawaiian culture and history. Enjoy complimentary lunch and adult beverages that are available for purchase. It’s no wonder our dolphin encounter tour is the longest-running and highest-rated on the island!
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Liad F
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We had a really good time, everything was top notch from the pickup to drop off, to the snorkeling gear, boat itself and the crew. We saw dozens of dolphins ( I would recommend doing the early morning tour because of that) as well as sea turtles and fish. Jenn and Yogi the instructors were awesome and made the tour really fun as well, overall highly recommended!
Written September 24, 2021
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Aloha! Thank you for joining us on our dolphin tour. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!
Written September 30, 2021
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あるばとろす
Musashino, Japan11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I and the family of 4 enjoyed all of the activities of Dolphins & you when we visited Oahu end of December 2019. The program was well prepared and staff were very experienced and cheerful.

We were in Susumu’s (tour guide) bus and we were very much impressed by the spirit of warm welcome he extended and the sense of humor. The driver, John was also supportive to Susumu.

We could not swim with dolphins because we were too many on that day but we were very much pleased because we saw a lot of dolphins swimming near the boat. (I respect their policy of not chasing the dolphins too much.) We were also amazed with the number of turtles. They were so cute. I never imagined I could see them so close. I ordered photos and I liked them. Also it was a surprise that in the photos of that day, they added their "best pictures" shots as well. The dolphins, turtles, whales, fish were so beautiful. I am using them as a screen saver of my computer and I think of the time I spent in Hawaii whenever I see them. My daughter was admiring the high level fula of Kaiona. We didn't expect to see such a professional dance on the boat! We fell in love with the beauty of the sea in Hawaii. We will definitely come back and try other tours. Thank you!
Written January 8, 2020
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Compass17371093869
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was expensive, ut honestly WORTH IT. We got to see lots of spotted dolphins and some flying fish on the cruise out, cool reef fish and a turtle snorkeling, and the crew was immensely entertaining. Please consider splurging the $80 for them to take care of the pictures so ya don't waste time on your phone (be present!!) And don't have to worry about dropping your phone in the ocean lol. You can tell the crew love what they do 🥰🥰.
Written August 31, 2023
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Aloha, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Your kind feedback is appreciated. We are looking forward to your next visit!
Written September 7, 2023
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Amanda H
San Francisco, California, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The crew was really great. I was a bit worried when I saw how large the group was, 50 people, but they made sure everyone had their chance to see the dolphins in the water and things were orderly and well organized. They have a system where they race ahead of the pod and drop people in the water as quickly as they can to be close to them when they go by. But its probably the best way to get close to wild dolphins with out feeding or annoying them. They swam past us twice and a couple came back to investigate us on our second dip. I've avoided other dolphin experiences because they didn't seem respectful to the animals. But this was a respectful minimally disruptive way to see them in the wild. Pick up in Waikiki was very convenient and easy once I called them about it.
Written August 3, 2021
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Aloha! Thank you for joining us on our dolphin tour. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!
Written August 5, 2021
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Alex_sanc222
Waikiki, HI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The entire crew today was FANTASTIC!!!
Anoi, Dani, Natalie, Kyle, Thomas, and JEREMY were so fun and welcoming.
Natalie kept us laughing the entire time with her jokes while she was on the mic.
I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have a fantastic time spotting some dolphins and hitting the waves with some eye candy and a fun dance show at the end!!!
Mahalo for having us ❤️
Written August 16, 2023
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Peter D
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I have to say this is the first time I’ve written a bad review to this extent. I would honestly tell any future travelers to avoid this excursion. Imagine 50 people on a boat, the boat sees a pod of dolphins and rushes over to be by them. The crew then says “go,go,go” and 50 people rush into the water to maybe see the last few dolphins travel out of sight. This is too big of a boat with too many people to try this run and gun style of snorkeling with dolphins.

After the dolphin hunt they take you to the worst snorkeling spot ever. The coral is at least 40 feet down and you just kind of swim around for 20 minutes pretending to look at fish.

The crew was nice and overall we had good weather and a nice cruise around the coast, but the main events of swimming with dolphins and then snorkeling were awful! Save your money and do something else.
Written September 8, 2021
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Aloha Peter, We are glad to hear that our crew was nice and you enjoyed the cruise in pleasant weather. We have heard and recognize that the portion of the tour where we swim with dolphins in their natural habitat can be stress-inducing for those new to snorkeling. We are actively working with our Operations Manager to ensure that our crew communicates effectively and calmly, while still ensuring everyone's safety during the swim with dolphins. We appreciate your time and will work to improve. Mahalo and safe travels.
Written September 9, 2021
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Sam O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Hard to express how much fun this tour was. The entire crew; Billy, Jay, Jeremy, Brandon, Tiana, Melanie, captain Dani, and anyone I’ve forgotten, were all very safe, fun, and informative. Trip was just what we expected and more. We saw a 12ft Tiger Shark, turtles, and several pods of dolphins on the way to swimming, snorkeling, the water slide, diving off the boat, paddle boarding, etc. Our kids (5 and 12) had a blast as well, and say it was the most fun day ever!! Shout out to Brandon for giving our 5 year old a piggy back out of the ocean when she got a bit nervous! If you’re wondering about whether or not this trip is worth the $, I can assure you that it is. Memories that will last a lifetime! Mahalo to our wonderful crew for making this a wonderful day at sea!
Written March 29, 2022
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GabrielleFerraresi
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
As very much not morning person the early trip off the coast was worth getting up for! The whole crew from the bus to ship were fun and easy going. Laura & Faith were great on the ride over, and Faith was an incredible photographer. Kudos to Michael & Shanti for the hula dancing too, their energy was contagious. :)

We did get very lucky to not only spot spinners but pilot whales too! Go early, the weather and water are worth it even if you don’t see dolphins.

Thank you to Captain Dani (and good luck Dave in training!) as well as the boat crew for doing the most to get us a good experience all around!

めっちゃたのしかった!ありがとう‼︎
Written November 2, 2021
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Aloha! Thank you for joining us on our dolphin tour. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to your next visit!
Written November 5, 2021
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Khirahutchinson
Sandy, UT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
This was an amazing experience for our family. We were able to snorkel with dolphins and fish, our tour guides were amiable and interacted with everyone making it an even better experience. They performed a traditional hula dance with us and then taught us how to dance as well! It was a great day and I highly recommend!
Written January 4, 2021
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Shelley240503
Morisset, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Zoe, Jeremy and Laura were really friendly and super helpful. Went out of their way to make the experience a really good one. Laura was really good at her job and was super eager to do stuff for you, Jeremy was funny and organised, and Zoe was really subtle when taking the photos but got really good ones and was super informative during the bus ride
Written March 25, 2022
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