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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Sail on a catamaran down Oahu's western coast during this cruise from Ko Olina. Glide through the unspoiled waters on this side of the island in search of dolphins and whales, then dive in for a snorkeling experience in a hidden local spot rich with marine life. Enjoy a Hawaiian buffet, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, before heading back to shore. Choose from three daily departure times. Round-trip transportation from select Oahu hotels is included.
  • Hear informative commentary from the knowledgeable captain and crew
  • Feast on a Hawaiian buffet with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Includes high-quality gear, snorkeling instruction, onboard shower, and changing facilities
  • Enjoy personalized attention while snorkeling with a maximum of 12 passengers per crew member

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Western Oahu’s rugged reputation keeps the crowds away—making it the perfect spot for serene snorkeling.
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Local guide
Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
Prepackaged meals
Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities
Hotel transfers

Departure Point

Ko Olina Marina, 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to your well-equipped 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.

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

Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks like margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Glide back to the marina and have the option to purchase photos of your cruise before your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Itinerary
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Ocean Joy Cruises
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.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.

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  • "Sometimes crews get tired of doing excursions over and over again and start to show boredom or lack of engagement but that was NOT the case on this cruise." See review

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Major_S
, Mar 2021
Absolutely worth it!! We had a wonderful time! We saw whales, dolphins, flying fish, and a tiger shark! Snorkeling was great as well and the food was delicious and fresh.
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Amazing experience
Kerryc
, Mar 2021
We had a great day. We saw whales, turtles, and lots of dolphins. We were able to get in the water and watch the dolphins swim all around as well a few turtles. It was an amazing experience
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Snorkeling cruise well worth the cost!
Nicholette_B
, Feb 2021
My only hesitation before booking was the price and am happy to say this cruise was worth every penny. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. There were Indoor and outdoor seating on the boat for options. Delicious food and drinks, also saw whales, dolphins, a sea turtle and tons of fish. Wonderful experience we will never forget!
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Amazing experience - wildlife galore!
Felicia
, Feb 2021
BEST BOAT CRUISE EVER! Due to Covid restrictions, the company, Ocean Joy Cruises only allowed a maximum of 11 people for a boat usually for 49 people. I was able to pull a group of 11 together so we had our own private boat! The captain was super engaging with the kids and adults and super knowledgable of the Hawaiian islands. The route he took allowed us to view humpback whales, spinner dolphins as well as Hawaiian green sea turtles. We were SO fortunate to see an abundance of wildlife up close and personal. The crew were equally exceptional. Our photographer was able to take the most amazing underwater photos of my party and of the wildlife...she even saw an octopus and snapped photos of it. The remaining staff were helpful and respected Covid guidelines. Overall, the experience and service is definitely worth the price...$154 for adults and $134 for kids 12 and under. My party had so much fun that we're going again in 6 weeks.
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The Best Trip!
Steven_D
, Feb 2021
It was the best! Dolphins, Whales! We saw a Monk seal! The crew was excellent, funny! The food was great! The snorkeling was Awesome! Thank you! Aloha til next time, The Dunn!
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Awesome Time!
Robert_G
, Feb 2021
Outstanding boat, crew, meal and time!! So glad we did this on our honeymoon! Loved the snorkeling experience and saw turtles, dolphins and even whales!
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Peggy_W
, Feb 2021
Captain Pat and his crew were first rate! Great boat, lunch and cruise. Highly recommended! Easy access to ko olina and Aulani.
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Charles_K
, Feb 2021
There be WHALES, DOLPHINS, SEA TURTLES, and lots of fish! Our crew of Captain Patrick, Theo, and Mino were all fabulous and made for an outstanding wildlife and snorkeling cruise. The entire voyage was a highlight and totally lived up to our expectations. We would highly recommend Ocean Joy.
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Great Excursion!
Katy_G
, Jan 2021
This was a wonderful snorkeling excursion from the west side (leeward) to the Electric Beach area. Leaping spinner dolphins and snorkeling views of colorful fish and turtles right alongside us. Great water clarity. Super crew, included a good lunch and drinks. Highly recommend.
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Great Captain
LAURA_C
, Jan 2021
The Captain and staff are very attentive and make every effort to find whales and dolphins for their customers. We saw hump back whales and spinning dolphins. It was a great experience and I recommend to anyone who would like to have this experience.
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