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“~~ AMAZING Sights ~~”

Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
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Catamaran Sail and Snorkel on Oahu
Ranked #2 of 16 Tours in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“~~ AMAZING Sights ~~”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My Husband & I went on the Dolphin Tour... What an EXCITING Trip. We seen Dolphins actually "Surfing" what an AMAZING sight. I can't stop talking about it. We seen Dolphins, Whales & Turtles. The crew Captain Mark & Jen were Great! We travel to Hawaii every year, this was our 4th time to go Snorkeling with them, that must say something about the experience.
It would be a good idea to take a light Jacket or Hoodie... Gets a little "Breezy" at times
We will see them next year ~~ The Good Lord willing

Visited March 2013
2 Thank DebbieJoS_
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Sydney, Australia
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“Snorkel and Swim with Dolphins”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We booked a snorkel and swim with dolphins trip with KoOlina. We opted for the first morning trip and found the group smaller and more personal. Would recommend the early rise as it's worth it! Crew were fantastic, with Mark as our skipper, they were very friendly and gave us tips to get the most from our adventure. The Turtle cleaning station was special. Watching how these turtles behave once they entered the cleaning station spots was truly remarkable. The abundance of fish, especially the Butterfly fish, was special. We were extremely fortunate to encounter a juvenile Manta Ray on this trip. We swam with it for a long while as it was as curious as we were. We took some great video footage. Skipper Mark commented that in 10years, this was only the 4th time he had seen a Manta Ray in this area. The highlight was the chance to swim with the dolphins. The crews' knowledge in locating the dolphin pod and to drop us into the water at just the right spot to allow us to swim with these animals was amazing! What a great day, and completed with a good meal once we returned to shore! A must-do activity for snorkellers with family/friends.

Visited March 2013
3 Thank Nigel B
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“Highlight of our kids' trip”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We took our four kids (ages 20 - 9) on this snorkeling boat tour. Captain Spencer and Jenn were great. I liked that it was a fairly small group, less than 30 on our boat. Our youngest was a little nervous at first, but figured it out at the first stop. Spencer was patient trying to find the pod of bottlenose dolphins, the whales and the pod of spinner dolphins we saw. We made 3 stops to snorkel, one with lots of colorful fish, one with turtles and one with the spinner dolphins. We did the afternoon tour. I would definitely do this again!

Visited December 2012
Thank rbzsuz
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good locations!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling tour.
Well worth the money to snorkel with turtles and spinner dolphins. We were also able to see a young humpback whale from the boat (with 2 other whales) and a bottlenose dolphin.

The morning trip started a bit cool, so would recommend a light jacket, but it is beautiful in the morning, and less crowded.

All the equipment needed was provided, and the locations chosen were great.

We got to snorkel with the spinner dolphins swimming past, a great experience!

The only downside was the noisy other tourists on the tour, but the tour operators can't control that.

They offer fish food (which I understand isn't a great idea since it effects the species of fish in the area. . .would recommend you don't feed the fish). They also offer to rent a wetsuit. I didn't find the wetsuit necessary when in the water, but you might.

Overall, a really good day, particularly for people that don't snorkel often!

Visited March 2013
2 Thank AB_traveller_55
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“Memorable experience”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great time with Captain Mark. We booked the late morning snorkel & dolphin tour and give it our highest rating. We've done a several tours before and put this one at the top. Comfortable boat that was not over-crowded, and crew were friendly and made sure everyone was getting the most out of the trip. They were attentive to making sure masks & fins fit properly, and seems that they were very helpful to the few who had never snorkeled before. They knew right where to bring us to see fish and turtles, and then found a pod of dolphins that we were able to quietly watch while we were in the water. Spectacular! Ended the tour by following whales for at least 15 mins. Fun and very memorable.

Visited February 2013
Thank mnsunseeker
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