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“Great snorkel cruise with a great crew”
Review of Hawaii Nautical

Hawaii Nautical
Ranked #3 of 22 Tours in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Kona-Kohala, Waikiki, and Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale watching, dinner cruises, Waikiki options and more. Experience Hawaii Nautical's unparalleled adventures. Family-owned and family-friendly. Locations islandwide. Come experience our five-star service. Daily cruises in Kona-Kohala, and catamaran sailing departures near Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Disney catamaran exclusive itineraries), Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Beach Villas at Ko Olina and more. Also try Port Waikiki Cruises from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier. Looking for swim with dolphins in the wild? See them instead in a sustainable, eco-conscious way. Federal Noaa guidelines say "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Hawaii's first Dolphin Smart recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, a program sponsored by Noaa & the National Marine Sanctuaries to educate about dolphin conservation & harassment. They advise not to pursue close wild dolphin interactions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went on the snorkel cruise with Captain Mash Hatae and his crew yesterday. A van picked us up at Marriott Ko' Olina and drove us about 20 minutes to the marina. The boat was a large catamaran with about 35 people. There was plenty of room on the boat. They had muffins, coffee and juice available for breakfast. Both breakfast and lunch were included in the cost of the cruise.

We motored to the snorkel site due to a lack of wind that morning. On the way there we saw a school of dolphins - there were hundreds of dolphins in the school.

After hanging out in the dolphin school we moved on to the snorkel spot. The crew got everyone in the water and we went to an are where we saw 6 sea turtles just hanging out. It was great.

After snorkeling we got back on the boat and had lunch. The. BBQ pork was great. There were a number of cold cuts. The crew made excellent cocktails.

Thanks to Captain Mash and his crew for a great trip.

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a fabulous morning snorkelling, seeing dolphins, fly fish and turtles. My friend and I had an absolute ball. The staff were amazing. A big thank you to kellie, dave, Yudai and Captain Mash for a great morning. The staff were fabulous paying special attention to the young children whilst making everyone feel special and included. I highly recommend this company. Thank you for a great day. :)

P.s try their speciality cocktails, they are great!

Thank Fairyprincess89
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We wanted to dive in Hawaii and weren't sure how we were going to manage it having a 7yr old with us. These guys totally made it work. We were on a first class dive boat with an exceptional Captain Lonnie. Our Divemaster was Mel, who was extremely calm and laid back but safe...and Stephanie who stayed surface with my daughter to snorkel while we dove.... Two tanks none the less! Pretty awesome! They provided snacks and water along with their welcoming spirits. In addition to all of that, their equipment was very nice. Highly recommend this company to anyone!

Thank Traumafrog321
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had a great sunset sailing cruse with Hawaii Nautical! Wonderful night of sailing the waters off of Waikiki while sipping Mai Tais and watching the sun sink in the Pacific. Captain Matt and the two deck hands Josh and Dan we're very professional and kept our drinks filled. My wife and I have been on other sunset cruses and this was by far the best one!

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We dove with Hawaii Nautical on July 15th 2013. Rob and Stephanie were our Dive Masters. I can't say enough good things about them. My daughter is only 10 with her JR Open Water certification and this was her first dive in the ocean. Rob took the time to bring her down first to make sure she was comfortable and ready to dive. Then he surfaced to get the rest of the group. Stephanie stayed with her the entire dive to ensure all was okay. They really took the time to make sure we both had a fun safe dive. We dove the Makaha Cavern. I would whole heartedly endorse this company.

Thank rowanpks
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