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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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Kapolei, United States

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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
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
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
Prepackaged meals
Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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Do it!
Jamie_C
, Nov 2020
Crew was great, gave the group plenty of time to explore .. food and drinks were plentiful, and we saw dolphins! Worth every penny, would highly recommend.
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Best experience
Lyndsey_R
, Nov 2020
This was by far the best experience we have had! Crew was super nice and everyone had fun!! Food was delicious and as always drinks were spot on after snorkeling
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Excellent Experience!
jasonlittlefield
, Jan 2020
The staff aboard were awesome. They provided a lot of information and very helpful. Jerry the captain was super friendly and shared lots of information and experiences.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Aloha jasonlittlefield, 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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A great motor-cat adventure
Steven E
, Dec 2019
Captain Christian and crew created a great experience. Although ensuring that guests get to see sea-life is always a challenge, Capt C was up to it this gray and windy day - whales, porpoises and a great snorkeling location.
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Aloha Steven E, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha,
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Great day on the ocean
Pioneer413574
, Dec 2019
Capt and crew were fantastic throughout the tour. Snorkeling was crystal clear with sea turtles and lots of brightly colored fish. Whale watching was successful with several spotted close aboard. Food and drinks were very good and portions were as much as you could eat. We would definitely go again.
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Aloha Pioneer413574, 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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Super Hawaiian Experience
LightPacker664075
, Dec 2019
We had a super time . We saw turtles, dolphins, and flying fish. The snorkeling was amazing for our first time snorkeling. The meal on the boat was tasty. We had a wonderful time .Everyone had fun.
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Aloha LightPacker664075, 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 experience
Pathfinder219847
, Oct 2019
Great experience...friendly, attentive crew; good food; beautiful Hawaii wildlife. Really like the eco-friendly sun block and ginger provided. Great idea!
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Aloha Pathfinder219847, 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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Snorkeling and buffet cruise
cravanasj3
, Oct 2019
We had such a good time. The staff was very helpful and Mason was very enthusiastic and entertaining. I highly recommend this cruise. Mahalo from California!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Aloha cravanasj3, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. We are fortunate to have a wonderful crew and Mason surely stands out. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises
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Awesome!
cortes198
, Oct 2019
The view of Oahu is freaking amazing. Then you go snorkeling in clear water and enjoy looking at the fishes and reefs. Didn’t get to see turtles but saw dolphins jumping around. Food was good too.
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Aloha cortes198, 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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Awesome Catamaran
bmanemann
, Sep 2019
Great trip, boat, equipment, and staff. Nice boat, smoothly traveled through offshore waters. The staff was nice to work with, catered to everyone’s needs and made sure each person had a great trip. Really good balance of nature, snorkeling, boating, dinning, and enjoying the time one the water. I would recommend to everyone.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Aloha bmanemann, 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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