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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

Highlights
  • Oahu cruise from Ko Olina with snorkeling, buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Take in the scenery from the catamaran's spacious deck or indoor cabin
  • Snorkel at a coral reef surrounded by colorful fish 
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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
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Overview
Everything’s taken care of on this half-day catamaran cruise off the western coast of Oahu, which includes snorkeling and dolphin-watching. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Hawaiian fare and drinks on the comfortable catamaran, equipped with shower and changing facilities. Snorkeling gear and instruction, round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels, and choice of morning or afternoon departures are included for ease. It’s the perfect outing for all ages and experience levels.
What to Expect

After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to a 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.

Glide north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish, and hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot where you have about one hour to snorkel (equipment provided). After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and have the option to rinse off in a freshwater shower.

Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks including margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Head back to the marina where you can purchase photos of your cruise if desired. Your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.

Reviews (117)
1 - 5 of 86 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic time

What a great way to spend the day! Snorkeling with folks from all over the world (and all ages). We spotted two whales on the way to and bottle nose dolphins on the way back from snorkeling. The scenery is beautiful! The crew, led by...More

Thank TerryT386
OJC-Staff, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aloha TerryT386, Mahalo for joining us on the Kai 'Oli' Oli, we are very happy that you enjoyed your cruise. We've been seeing whales almost on a daily basis so far and Hawaii's whale-watching season hasn't even begun yet. Typically, Humpback whales migrate yearly from...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Unbeleivable, gorgeous and well worth it

We took the early morning dolphin and snorkeling cruise and absolutely loved it. The staff was incredible, friendly, laid back and very knowledgable regarding information and safety. They made us feel like friends, instead of tourists, which is rare. The cruise brought us to dolphins,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Justin P
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing trip- great staff- wonderful snorkeling and food!

My husband and I took the morning cruise and loved it. The boat wasn’t too crowded (even at capacity). Every crew member was great (they helped when I got a little sick!). We stopped to see dolphins, then cruised to a beautiful spot to snorkel...More

Thank Stacia E
OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Aloha Stacia E., Thank you for cruising with us on the Kai 'Oli 'Oli and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please don't forget to tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises Ohana

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Average

The crew and boat is actually quite good, however the recent hurricane has changed the environment somewhat. Whilst there is never any guarantee of seeing anything, the area we snorkelled in was quite desolate, and reasonably deep, so it was hard to see many fish...More

Thank 179michaelr
Reviewed 27 September 2018
Decent day trip though long and not much for vegetarians

We enjoyed our trip & we saw a lot of dolphins (some spinning out of the water) & a large turtle from a distance. The fish, as some other reviewers have pointed out, are not spectacular nor particularly in abundance, and a trip to Hanauma...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil M
OJC-Staff, Customer Service at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Aloha Neil M., Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai 'Oli 'Oli and sharing your review. We are excited that you enjoyed your cruise. As you observed, the shoreline reefs on the west side of our island where we venture is much more healthier...More

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