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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu provided by Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure

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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu

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Spend the day snorkeling with wild marine life on this full-day cruise along the Waianae Coast in west Oahu. During the cruise, watch spinner dolphins and sea turtles riding the ocean waves and look out for migrating humpback whales (January–March). Snorkel in calm waters among the dolphins and coral reef and enjoy a hot or cold lunch after the cruise. Includes snorkel gear and return transportation (select hotels).
  • Full-day Waianae Coast snorkel cruise, gear and instruction included
  • See marine life and snorkel with dolphins on the Leeward Coast
  • Humpback whale watching during migration season (January–March)
  • Full lunch and beverages served at the end of the cruise
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel (select hotels), board a boat in the Waianae Harbor and set off along the scenic coast. Relax onboard in the sun or shade and be on the lookout for spinner dolphins jumping in the air and playing in the waves. Visit from January to March for a chance to see massive, migrating humpback whales cruising through the sea. Carry on to a shallow spot where your captain drops anchor and invite you to snorkel in the calm water. With tips, instructions, and gear from your guides you’re ready to jump in the tropical waters and swim among the dolphins, coral reef, and colorful fish. After a day of swimming and marine life spotting, return to Waianae Harbor to enjoy a lunch of hot dishes, sandwiches, and beverages (vegetarian option available). Finally, be dropped off at your departure point or Waikiki hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wai'anae Harbor, 85-471 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Snorkel gear: mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins and a life vests
  • Dolphin viewing
  • Seasonal Humpback whale viewing (winter months only)
  • Lunch at Spinners Cafe: Choose from an assortment of breakfast or lunch local grinds.
  • Round trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Photo packages available for purchase
  • Wet suits available to rent for $10
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christie B wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour far exceeded expectations for each member of our family (me, husband, 9 year old and 5 year old). The boat ride was gorgeous, we quickly found hundreds of dolphins, some of whom were spin-jumping, several sea turtles and some beautiful fish. The staff made the time
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rebecca T wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
What an amazing morning! I cannot recommend this enough. The Captain and crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw whales and listened to them sing right under our boat. We saw the most beautiful fish and swam with sea turtles. I even saw flying fish for the first time -
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Date of experience: March 2020
xraywomanretired wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Right from the booking I knew I had picked the right people/tour. I was kept informed on pricing, billing, pick up times and even asked what kind of sandwich I wanted freshly prepared to my own specifications. I was picked up in Waikiki for an hour drive, then geared up and
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Date of experience: March 2020
Heather S wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
We very much enjoyed our snorkel trip. They 1st took us out to see some whales. We didnt see any breach but we saw their tops and tails. They also put the sound thing in the water so we could hear them. We saw some turtles and dolphins while in the water. It was a small boat so
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Date of experience: February 2020
mariedesjardins wrote a review Feb 2020
Prince George, Canada6,041 contributions291 helpful votes
Stephanie and the crew at dolphin excursions helped make our activity a memorable one. The weather was wonderful even with a brief shower and strong winds. Perfect was to spend the day. The water temperature was perfect so no need for a wetsuit though offered. There were many
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure
Totally Worth It. Saw whales within 10 minutes
The team is great. Don't be put off by the lack of shore facilities. They are all about the water. The RIB is great
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The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't get to see dolphins on our tour, but were surprised
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Pamela D
Fabulous morning on the water!
We really lucked out the morning we went! We ran into a pod of 30-40 Spinner dolphins and got to spend some qualit
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Experience of a lifetime
Absolutely amazing experience! We might have been extraordinarily lucky but any trip that allows you to see: humpba
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Such an amazing experience!
I think this is only the second time I've ever written a review, but as someone who obsesses over reviews before bo
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Highly Recommend! Saw dolphins, turtles, & whales!
The tour was a lot of fun! Including us, there were 9 guests and about 5 staff. We started on the east shore and we
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Great whale watch tour.
We saw a breach up close and a number of other exciting moves. Photographer did an awesome job, even stayed with us
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Exceeded Expectations
Before planning my trip, I scoured social media for the best excursions on Oahu and time and time again, Dolphin Ex
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FABULOUS experience!
This was our favorite experience on Oahu so far. We saw whales, swam with a pod of spinner dolphins that came so
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Amazing experience!
Such a well-organized activity run by fun, friendly and conservation-minded professionals. We took our four-year-ol
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Sue M
We love Dolphin Excursions !!
We had a fabulous whale watch trip with Dolphin Excursions. We saw humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles, spotted
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Nokihomis W
10-Year Anniversary Trip
The entire crew, captain and all, were great!! I wish I had written their names down so that I could give them a sh
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best crew!
what a perfect excursion. I couldn't ask for a more caring crew. The crew took a personal interest in us and made
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Very fun trip
Very well organized and informative. We saw numerous humpback whales and two varieties of dolphins. I highly recom
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Whale watching
Excellent crew, very knowledgeable, knew the waters, where the whales would be. Also have marine biology knowledge,
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