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West Oahu Dolphin Watch Sail & Snorkel Cruise - Dolphin Sightings Guaranteed!


Sail away!

Enjoy a relaxing eco-friendly dolphin watch cruise. Sail along Oahu's West Coast on a deluxe catamaran & snorkel on one of the island's finest spots. Includes breakfast, lunch and full bar service.

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Dolphin Sightings Guaranteed! (until 2019/12/31)

In the unlikely event that you do not see any dolphins on your tour, you will be invited to go out again on another ride for free.

Guests requiring transportation from Waikiki will still have to pay the transportation fee.

Combine a comfortable catamaran sail off the the Waianae Coast on Oahu's west side with a snorkeling tour over beautiful coral formations. The clear waters in this area are a well-known breeding ground for spinner dolphins, guaranteeing a dolphin sighting. Your on-board expert guides will spot nearby pods for you and teach you to snorkel if it's your first time. After snorkeling, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and two free bar tickets. With transportation available from Waikiki and Ko Olina, anyone can enjoy this family-friendly morning sail & snorkel.
Whale Watching! Every year, humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Although not guaranteed, they are often seen between the months of December and April.

Hawaii Nautical is a DolphinSMART-recognized operator, sponsored by NOAA to educate guests on dolphin conservation and responsible interactions with Hawaii's marine life.
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Dolphin Watch Cruise
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 128.70
USD 128.70
Child (Age 4-12)
USD 96.75
USD 96.75
Infant (Age 0-3)
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 128.70
USD 128.70
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Child (Age 4-12)
USD 96.75
USD 96.75
Infant (Age 0-3)
GE Tax and Harbor Fee included
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3.5 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki + USD 32.61 x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki + USD 32.61 x per person
    • Round-trip from Ko Olina free x per person
      Round-trip from Ko Olina free x per person
  • Inclusion: Instructor / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Two alcoholic bar drinks per adult / Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 06:55-08:30 Pick-up
  • 08:30 Check-in at Waianae Harbor
  • 09:00 Dolphin Watch Sail
    194859 A smooth catamaran ride is fun enough on its own right, but on this tour you get to travel with pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins gliding through the water around you. This is also a good time to grab a cup of coffee or some fresh fruit offered as part of the complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Snorkel & Swim
    snorkel Many of Oahu's best snorkeling locations can only be reached by boat. Luckily, the captain and crew are local experts that can take you directly to some outstanding places for a dip. Here you'll find good chances to encounter friendly marine life, like sea turtles and tropical fish.
  • Lunch Break
    20120731003616_436603133_1192_0 Help yourself to a delicious deli-style lunch spread. You'll also have unlimited access to non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day, as well as two complimentary alcoholic drinks per adult.
  • 12:00 Return to the Harbor
  • 12:00-13:30 Drop-off
Package detail / Schedule
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Towel
    • Swimsuit
    • Sunscreen
    • This is a barefoot sail. Footwear is not allowed on board and will be stored at the dock for the duration of the cruise.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • You will share the transportation with other customers.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Whale sightings are not guaranteed.
    • Dolphin sightings are guaranteed. If you do not see dolphins during your cruise, you will be offered a West Oahu sunset sail free of charge (transportation not included).
    • If ocean conditions do not allow for snorkeling, you will be notified prior to your tour.
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How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
  • Although you do not need to be a strong swimmer, it is recommended that you be comfortable in the water.
Are you required to wear a life jacket?
  • Yes, life jackets must be worn at all times while in the water. The life jackets are fully adjustable and will fit children of all ages.
Is there a safe place to store my belongings while on tour?
  • There is no locked area to store your belongings, but there is a dry space on board where you may store them.
Can I swim with dolphins on this tour?
  • No, you will not be able to swim with dolphins on this tour.
Is this activity appropriate for families with young children?
  • Yes, young children are more than welcome aboard! There is a covered cabin where children and families can relax. However, please be aware that there is no running allowed on board.
What is the breakfast and lunch menu?
  • Breakfast: Muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, milk, juice, water and soda.

    Lunch: Deli-style build-your-own sandwiches, tuna salad, meat & cheese platter, vegetable platter, Kahlua pork, chips, salsa and pasta salad.

    Beverages: The sail includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages and two complimentary premium beverage tickets per adult that can be redeemed for alcoholic beverages such as beer, champagne and cocktails.
What kind of boat will be used?
  • The Ko Nau Lani is a custom-built, 65' performance sailing catamaran that accommodates a maximum of 80 passengers and is equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, a bar area, nets for lounging, two full restrooms and twin 100-HP engines.
What is DolphinSMART?
  • DolphinSMART is a program that adheres to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission to promote responsible advertising and the safe viewing of wild dolphins in coastal waters by following DolphinSMART criteria, as well as demonstrating support for dolphin conservation.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 128.70
USD 128.70

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.48/5.00) 4.48 / 5
(31 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 3.5 - 7 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Jodi
The crew was low key and so very friendly. This was one of the highlights of our trip. My 8 year old surprisingly did great snorkeling and we al had a super time! Thank you so much!
by: Sarah
There is no better way to experience Hawaii, than out on its beautiful, indescribable blue waters. After doing a bit of research, I knew I wanted to go snorkeling on the west side of the island. I a...more
by: Matthew
From a perfectly on time bus pick up to a great day on the water, this tour is definitely worth the money. Weather was a bit ordinary but crew did a fantastic job of making sure we all had fun and we...more

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USD 128.70
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West Oahu Dolphin Watch Sail & Snorkel Cruise - Dolphin Sightings Guaranteed!