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Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture

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Waianae, United States
Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Swim within safe viewing distance to dolphins and green sea turtles on this popular Oahu snorkel cruise from Honolulu. Sail into waters home to spinner dolphins, and then glide alongside colorful fish. Snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddle boards are available onboard to help you get the most of this outing. Hotel transport included.
  • Oahu morning snorkel cruise with transport from Waikiki hotels
  • Observe or swim near dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat
  • Snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddle boards available for use
  • Enjoy a complimentary Snack Bag
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Transportation: Between hotels and the harbor. Drive-out to meeting location recommended.
Gear: Snorkel, mask, fins and safety jacket
Water activities: water slide, stand-up paddle boards, kayak
Entertainment: Hula lessons and traditional "E Ho Mai" ceremony
Complimentary snack (due to local COVID-19 regulations, we can only supply prepackaged items).
One beverage: A Capri-Sun juice or other individually-packaged beverage.
One small bottle of water (Please bring additional refreshments as you please).
Optional: Wet suit rental + $10.00 per person
USB with professional photos of the tour + $79.00 per group
Additional products available through local operator
Gratuities
We recommend guests bring additional water to remain fully hydrated.

Departure Point

85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dolphins are often spotted, but there is no 100% guarantee of dolphin encounter.
  • Children (2-11 years old)must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pick up from select Waikiki hotels is available. Although we recommend our guests to drive-out to meeting location at Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 2 are not permitted on this tour
  • We ask that guests wear their masks at all times on the bus, prior to boarding the boat, and in enclosed areas of the boat. While on the boat, guests are asked to remain in groups of no more than 5, separated by 6 ft. The boat has an open space layout and capacity of tours will be limited to ensure physical distance between parties.
  • We are committed to the safety of our guests and abiding by COVID-19 safety and sanitation regulations and best practices. Please join us another time if you are feeling ill.
  • Complimentary snack serving varies according to recommended safety standards.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring water and snacks as they please. No communal water will be available due to COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dolphins and You

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 Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture?
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 Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian Culture.
Q:
Where does the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour depart from?
A:
The tour offers hotel pickup from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels but departs from 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792.
Apr 2021
Q:
What time can I expect to be picked up for the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild Tour?
A:
The tour operator will reach out to you with the exact pickup location and time, but generally, pickup times are between 5 and 6:45 am.
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
It is recommended to bring bottled water, snacks, a towel, sunscreen, a light jacket, a rashguard (optional,) and seasickness medication (if required.)
Apr 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
Wear your bathing suit under your clothes. Flip-flops or water shoes are perfect. Remember to bring a towel.
Apr 2021
Q:
How long do we spend on the boat during the Snorkel with Dolphins & Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
The tour is usually around 5 hours, including transportation, with about 3.5 hours spent on the boat.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild Tour if I am not a strong swimmer?
A:
The guides are great with guests of all abilities, and every guest is outfitted with a life vest to stay afloat. But we recommend some prior swimming and/or snorkeling for the best experience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring an infant with me on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
In the interest of safety, guests who are 2 years old and under can not be accommodated at this time.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are we guaranteed to see dolphins during the Snorkel with Dolphins & Turtles in the Wild & experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are wild marine animals, so there is no guarantee that you will encounter them. However, the vast majority of tours (more than 90 percent) do see and swim with dolphins.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I touch the wild animals during the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
No. Touching marine life and coral is illegal by Hawaii state law. Contact with human skin can make dolphins and sea turtles more susceptible to disease and cause them stress. Simply being in their presence is incredible.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I need a wetsuit to swim during the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
Hawaiian waters range from about 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in the wintertime to 82 degrees F (28 degrees C) in the summertime. You still may feel cold in the shade or rain in just a swimsuit. You may rent a wetsuit for $10 per person.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own camera on the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
You may bring your own camera on board at your own risk. The guides offer optional professional photography/videography for an additional $79 payable at check-in.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom onboard during the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour?
A:
Yes - There is a public restroom in the harbor, and there are two full restrooms on board the boat.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Snorkel with Dolphins and Turtles in the Wild and experience Hawaiian culture Tour wheelchair accessible?
A:
Unfortunately, the boat is not wheelchair accessible.
Apr 2021

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star-5
Awesome experience
Doug_K
, Jul 2021
Great experience..super nice people. Seen a lot of dolphins and turtles. A little crowded. Pick up was on time and comfortable trip
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star-4
Fun, beautiful
Dennis_D
, Jul 2021
Nice tour, awesome turtles and dolphins. Wish we would have seen more! But the team was awesome! Everyone was great
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star-5
Best snorkel and slide excursion in Oahu!
barbara_j
, Jul 2021
Best excursion of our vacation. From the wonder of snorkeling with 40-50 spinner dolphins in their home environment to the thrill of going down that slide into the beautiful warm waters, this was a blast!! Family memories of a lifetime!
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star-5
Rushed but excellent
Alberto_P
, Jul 2021
Swimming with sea life in natural habitat was amazing. You are a little rushed with the dolphin swim but you can’t expect the dolphins to sit and wait for you so completely expected. You should be a bit of a strong swimmer to do this excursion. Saw dolphins and turtles. Staff was friendly and pleasant.
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star-5
Lots of fun
Wesley_R
, Jul 2021
Staff friendly and very helpful. Saw the dolphins and turtles. Loved the dancing and singing. Great experience
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star-5
Great Experience
Helen_P
, Jul 2021
The crew was the best! This was an experience I will never forget! Everything was picture perfect snd we even got to see dolphins and turtles too! Definitely with the money.
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star-5
Love the excursion
AshleyFamily
, Jul 2021
My five year old absolutely loved it! The staff is great and treats you like family! I would definitely do this again!
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star-5
Saw amazing dolphins and staff was on point!
Caroline_P
, Jul 2021
The Dolphins and You staff members as well as the entire experience of seeing live dolphins and turtles was amazing! I had my 5-yo clinging to me at first then a staff member was able to help keep him nearby while I was able to enjoy the dolphin experience. It was amazing to see so many dolphins all together. And during the boat ride, it was nice seeing all the dances and hearing the music as entertainment.
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star-4
Great experience!
Destiny_C
, Jul 2021
Loved this tour! Defiantly worth the time and money if you're looking for a snorkel adventure. Only suggestion I would keep in mind is is you purchase the video/photo bundle they give you an Usb with everyone's pictures from the entire boat crew. I understand may take a little bit more time to edit and put into folders but did not feel comfortable knowing everyone was everyone to see our photos.
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Dolphins
Shelby_P
, Jul 2021
We were able to see dolphins, but no sea turtles. They didn’t give much time on the slide; I think they could’ve opened it up longer. Additionally a lot of the boat was “closed” unnecessarily.
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