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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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Head to the country side of Oahu's West coast where years of minimal development helped to bolster and maintain a flourishing abundance of marine life, coral reefs, and clear water. We visit areas frequented by pods of dolphins and turtles and many other sea life. Humpback whales migrate here annually from Alaska during our winter months of November and April putting on a show for our guests. Snorkel in the warm, crystal clear blue waters that you've seen in movies then enjoy a buffet meal on us. We provide complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and round trip transportation from Waikiki.
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You'll start at
Ko Olina Marina
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    Ocean Joy Cruises
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Travel by our complimentary round trip transportation from Waikiki on a comfortable air-conditioned motor-coach to the marina where you will board our 61-foot (18.5-meter) Kai OliOli catamaran for your 3.5-hour cruise. You can choose from three departure times — morning, afternoon, or sunset — to suit your schedule. Once we depart the marina, we’ll head north along the pristine western coast of Oahu to look for dolphins, whales (seasonal), flying fish, green sea turtles, and admire the beautiful unspoiled scenery. When your captain locates a pod of dolphins or whales, your boat stops to allow you to get an excellent view of the mighty mammals from the spacious deck. Your expert crew can answer any questions that you may have about the animals you see. Afterward, your captain steers the boat into a special spot for snorkeling. We provide your snorkel gear and detailed safety and snorkeling instructions. We have a roomy, comfortable sitting area with wide steps to allow you to comfortably put your gear on and easily wade into the water. Once in, marvel at colorful corals and multitudes of fish for an hour of snorkeling with guides available to assist you with fish identification and safety. Back on the boat, you can rinse off in one of the boat’s four warm, freshwater showers. Two changing rooms and restrooms are also available. Once the snorkelers return to the boat, the crew serves a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet that includes teriyaki chicken, kalua pig (pulled pork), tossed salad, rice and fresh fruit along with your choice of beer, wine, mai tai, or margarita (up to four alcoholic drinks included). As you enjoy your meal, we begin a leisurely cruise back to the marina. Throughout the cruise Throughout the tour, we serve unlimited bottled water and soft drinks while your captain and crew share the history and legends of the Waianae Coast. A professional photographer takes photos both above and under water which you have the option to purchase back at the dock before you depart.
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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 
  • Includes snorkeling gear, instruction, onboard shower, and changing room
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 and use the 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ko Olina Marina, 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary round-trip transportation is available. We pickup from centralized locations in Waikiki based on your hotel name. Please be sure to provide it during your booking process or you can call us any day between 6 am and 9 pm Hawaii time. After providing your hotel name, please be sure to carefully read your pickup instructions since we may not pickup directly in front of your hotel. If we don't receive your hotel name you will miss the bus and may have to take a taxi which we will not cover.
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centralized Waikiki locations. HOTEL NAME REQUIRED
  • Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
  • Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
  • Buffet meal
  • Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Joy Cruises
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We can accept collapsible wheelchairs and small umbrella strollers but they will be stored at the marina during the cruise. Wheelchair guests must be able to walk up a short flight of steps onto the bus and boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 49 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We saw everything in the water except for sharks (a good thing) Lol. Whales, turtles, dolphins and all types of fish. The crew was amazing and the drinks/views were even better! The ocean is so dark blue and clear! The history of the island/mountains and the homes of famous
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Response from OceanJoyCruises, Owner at Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
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Aloha kamerons480, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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Great staff, super friendly and knowledgable. We saw a turtle, whales and the snorkeling was simply amazing. Highly recommended! I would do it again
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Response from OceanJoyCruises, Owner at Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
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Aloha 855diegoa, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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The crew and Catamaran is awesome. They really catered to everyone. Just show up and get ready for a wonderful experience. They supply everything for the adventure from sunblock, food and drinks, (alcohol too) & snorkeling gear. (prescription swim mask too). Crystal clear blue
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Response from OceanJoyCruises, Owner at Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
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Aloha franks8881, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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I booked this for my boyfriend and I and it was a great experience. I loved that our group was small, so it was easy to make small talk with everyone on board! The crew and captain were very nice people and very cautious of our safety. Where we snorkeled there was a lot of
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Response from OceanJoyCruises, Owner at Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Hieuudvnh, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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Captain Bobby and his crew went above and beyond to make the trip memorable. 5 mins in we saw false killer whales and bottle nose dolphins we slowly cruised by them having time to take pictures and enjoying the moment all while drinking some complimentary soft drinks and cakes.
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Response from OceanJoyCruises, Owner at Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha agnesm650, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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