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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu

  • 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)
Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
From US$ 150.80
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Departs at 10:30am. Check-in at 10:00am
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Departs at 11:00am. Check-in at 10:30am
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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).

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 will drop 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 colourful 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.

Reviews (235)
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Reviewed yesterday
Lots of dolphins, whales and turtles - what else did you want?

Great day on the water. Captain took us out to a pod of nearly 100 dolphins (I’ve been scuba diving for 2 decades, so not overstating) that we swam with for nearly an hour. Captain then trailed some whales (staying close while still outside the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TaxJanitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luck or Skill, we had a Great Time regardless!

My expectations were high, though the rational part of my brain was trying to temper them knowing how wildlife can be unpredictable. It did comfort us to know that there are plans in place in case you didn't see dolphins, so we made sure to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Small boat

If your OK with a small packed boat and not much else it may work for you. Nice crew and seemingly knowledgeable.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lkrlam
LisaD312, Manager at Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on the water! Hopefully you got to see some great wildlife on your tour. Our 32’ RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) is one of the smallest tour boats on the west side. This helps with a stealthy presence when near the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been doing this tour for the past 10yrs. I now live in Hawaii but I still go out with this tour a few times a year and bring everyone who visits me out to do this tour. Its amazing and so much fun....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aloha1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gold star - don't hesitate to book

family of 4 from Aus, this was a highlight, lots of whales, seals, turtles and dolphins. a smaller boat means you get closer. MY tip is even if you've never been sea sick take something - we saw two of the people on our trip...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gypsyjoIstanbul
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30 January 2019|
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Response from aaronl520 | Reviewed this property |
From the confirmatory email If you need assistance that morning: For tours departing before 8am call (808) 561-4621 For tours departing after 8am call (877) 257-5579
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30 December 2018|
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Response from heeler1 | Reviewed this property |
You can just drive to the boat launch. Call them they will instruct you
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