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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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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).
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Snorkel gear: mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins and a life vests
  • Dolphin viewing
  • Seasonal Humpback whale viewing (winter months only)
  • Round trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wet suits available to rent for $10
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We do not allow children under 4 years old.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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James R wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
You know how as parents you long for those experiences for your kids where you can just see pure joy and happiness on their face, like a trip to Disneyland or finding out that they're going to have a new sibling? Well that is what going on an excursion with these amazing humans
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from LisaD312, Manager at Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow James, mahalo for those kind words and so happy our team was able to exceed expectations. Families like yours remind us of the worth that we are trying to deliver. Aloha friends, we hope to see you guys again soon. :) Lisa
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MaresaW wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
This was such an amazing adventure! We saw so many dolphins and our incredible all-female crew did everything they could to ensure that we saw as many dolphins as possible, while still being very cautious and considerate towards the animals since there was a concerned momma
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from LisaD312, Manager at Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo MaresaW, we appreciate your time in writing this review. The animals well being is very much in our priority bank. The more we can observe with less impact is what we hope you could expect. We hope to see you again out here on the Waianae Coast. :) Lisa
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Clare S wrote a review Jun 2020
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I'm a regular because it is always a new adventure- When you are out on the ocean doing a safari there is no predicting what you will find but the staff know how to find the beautiful deep sea marine life. The RIOT boat can motor and is so maneuverable and close to the water
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from LisaD312, Manager at Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Aloha ClaresO and mahalo for your review! Sounds like a good post shut down day for you guys. Glad you could come out and enjoy our small guest size and large sea critter size of amazing to snorkel with. We definitly hope to see you guys again before normal sets in and we get busy :) We appreciate your conitinued support.
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pfawn wrote a review Apr 2020
Aurora, Colorado42 contributions10 helpful votes
I took the early morning excursion before a red eye flight home. It was fantastic! I will be doing this again the next time I am in Oahu. They picked my up at my hotel. Once we got our equiptment and had a chance to grab coffee or breakfast next to the office we were on our way.
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Christie B wrote a review Mar 2020
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This tour far exceeded expectations for each member of our family (me, husband, 9 year old and 5 year old). The boat ride was gorgeous, we quickly found hundreds of dolphins, some of whom were spin-jumping, several sea turtles and some beautiful fish. The staff made the time
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Dianepan
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Amazing day!!
My girlfriend and I brought our kids on the tour - we all had such an amazing time!! We swam with a ton of dolphins
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irmaquest
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Amazing Experience!!!
Swimming with the dolphins was magical! I’ve done a lot of adventures living on the island, but this is definitely
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LightPacker263201
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Amazing morning with dolphins!
We had an amazing morning with Dolphin Excursions! New COVID measures were handled professionally and there was a
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angiebraydan
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This company was recommended to us!
Dolphin Excursion Snorkel Adventure was recommended to us, and they truly came through. All the staff was friendly,
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F8307SFchristineh
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Best dolphin snorkel in Oahu!
I like that the crew fully respect Maine animals and keep distance from them (while still have fun). Will definite
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johndaviddalton
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Snorkeled with dolphins!
It took a bit to find them that morning but they did and it was wonderful to snorkel with them. There were so many
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Randal Y
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Amazing and interesting!
The staff were knowledgeable (one of them is a marine biologist), courteous, family-friendly, and safe. I and my th
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Companion180713
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Awesome tour!!
What an amazing day on the ocean!! Our tour guides were 5 star. Friendly, accommodating, and truly gave all they ha
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Amalabird
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A educational and enjoyable time had by all!
A special mahalo to an exceptional staff! From Lisa who helped with booking to knowledgeable lady marine biologist
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jordansergio97
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Amazing time!
Jenna and her crew was amazing! This was our second trip because we had so much fun the first time, we are hoping t
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emit382020
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Knowledgeable & Thoughful
Cpt Jenna and assistant Stephanie were wonderful! There was only 8 of us total on the boat due to the company’s COV
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60monab
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Fabulous Dolphins!
We took our at-risk youth on this excursion to expose them to Ocean Careers. It was fabulous! They saw the ocean
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brandonwA8632ZX
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The Most Amazing Tour in Hawaii
I live in Oahu, and I have been to many tours on the island... nearly all of them. I have to say this is indeed on
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chelseamistic
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Amazing Adventure!
Our marine biologist guides were so kind and knowledgeable. It was great having them to help get the kids ready to
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GregHering
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Totally Worth It. Saw whales within 10 minutes
The team is great. Don't be put off by the lack of shore facilities. They are all about the water. The RIB is great
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