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Address: Waianae Boat Harbor, 85-371 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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+1 808-306-7273
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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#1 Best whale watching, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling tour on Oahu,...

#1 Best whale watching, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling tour on Oahu, and deemed one of the top 5 whale-watching tours in America! Bucket-list marine wildlife encounters since 1996. More than just seeing amazing and indigenous creatures, deep connections and a true sense of place are gained. Six to ten passenger charters (two boats) with published marine-biologist, guest adventures are maximized to blend with wildlife conservation. Whale watching and swimming with wild dolphins year-round, charters include guided snorkeling tours over sea turtle reefs on Oahu's wild west side.

Awarded Hawaii Ecotourism Associations' Sustainable Tourism Certificate,

Wild Side is an internationally recognized marine tours company conducting environmentally responsible marine interactions. They aggressively participate in environmental protection through education and action, and promote sustainable travel and donate part of its revenue to the Wild Dolphin Foundation dedicated to marine conservation and education, regulatory reform, and research.

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Wild Side Tours

I can't say enough great things about our time with Wild Side today. They responded quickly by email when we had questions about availability. Caroline and Downing were... read more

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Wahiawa, Hawaii

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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I can't say enough great things about our time with Wild Side today. They responded quickly by email when we had questions about availability. Caroline and Downing were outstanding guides. They made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoyed themselves. You can tell they care about the wildlife and not disturbing them as much as possible. I couldn't believe how many... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went out on the Deluxe Wildlife Charter tour with my boyfriend on March 21st and we had an excellent time! We got to swim with dolphins (we missed the pod on our first attempt but then they swam right under us while we were snorkeling on attempt two), saw tons of sea turtles at another spot, and then had... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished our morning tour with Kelsey and Captain Downing. What a blast. The crew was knowledgeable and talked is through getting our best experience with the dolphins. You can tell the crew really have a respect for the sea life they interact with! It was a great learning experience for my teenagers. This was the favorite thing my 14... More 

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Woo hoo! We love that you enjoyed the small group size and our focus on respect for the ocean and its creatures! So glad you and your family had an amazing experience - definitely memories to last forever. :) Hope to 'sea' you all again! More 

Independence, IA
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got done with a fantastic whale watching tour with Jocelyn and Noelle. We saw sea turtles, dolphins and A LOT of breaching whales! Thank you so much for taking us up to North Shore, watching the whales breach was simply amazing! The waves were crazy big but the boat was handled by professionals and it made the adventure that... More 

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for your time in leaving us a review - we're so happy you had such a fantastic trip with Wild Side....we sure did have a great time, too! Your memories with the whales, sea turtles, and dolphins will last a lifetime. Cheers! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wild Side Specialty Tours hosted for the portion of the day by Noelle and Jocelyn on the Best of the West Tour off of the coast of Oahu on 3/21/17. Saw and swam with dolphins, listened to a humpback whale for an extended spectacular time, saw and swam with sea turtles AND rescued two baby octopi off of a large... More 

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

What an adventure we had! So glad you enjoyed our Best of the West tour - listening to those Humpbacks sure was incredible!! We hope you're able to visit again in the future...aloha from our ohana to yours! More 

Waterloo, Iowa
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a whale watching (and turtles, dolphins, flying fish, albatross) tour with Jocelyn and Noell today and it could not have been better! They were capable, well-informed, friendly, and professional and knew where to go to find an incredible number of whale breeches. The ocean was incredibly rocky and the crew were skilled and ensured our safety while ensuring we... More 

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1 Thank Angela R
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! From all of us at Wild Side, we send you a big thank you for your very thoughtful review. It was a pleasure to have you on board with us and experience nature together. So happy you had an exceptional experience. Cheers! More 

Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awsome tour and crew Downing, Elizabeth, and Kelsey. We saw Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, also unexpected accompany with bottlenose dolphins! It was really fun !

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1 Thank elishalai
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Awesome - glad you had fun! Your memories with the dolphins, whales, and turtles will last a lifetime. Mahalo for choosing Wild Side and we hope to 'sea' you again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aloha.....Deluxe Wildlife Charter March 10, 2017- Awsome tour and crew Downing, Elizabeth, and Kelsey. Saw Whales, Spinner Dolphin, Turtles tons of Bottlenose Dolphin. Swam with 3 pods. Well worth $$ Mahalo

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! So glad you had an awesome tour with us and enjoyed our crew - it sure was a pleasure to have you on board! What an amazing adventure with the whales, dolphins, and turtles. Hope you're able to visit again in the future! More 

Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the Islands for over 40 years and the trip yesterday afternoon with Noel and Capt. Jocelyn on our 6 passenger, Alakai, was truly the best that I've ever taken! The small size of the boat and passengers and the friendliness, knowledge and comfort of our hosts exceeded any larger boat experience...it was like a personal charter!... More 

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

This review brought smiles to all of our faces!! What an amazing adventure we had! Mahalo for choosing Wild Side and for taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review and kind words - we would LOVE to have you again in the future. Aloha from our ohana to yours! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we had an amazing adventure with Wild Side Tours. My family of four were on the Deluxe Tour with six others. It was a terrific day of swimming with dolphins and turtles. We also saw a mother and baby humpback whale. It was so wonderful to see the animals in their environment. The crew was fantastic and informative. This... More 

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Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! All of us at Wild Side sincerely thank you for your review. An honor to be the best tour you've ever been on....so happy you and your family had such a fantastic experience! Until next time! More 

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