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Hawaii Nautical

#1 of 16 Tours in Kapolei Features Animals
2045 Lauwiliwili St, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-3900
+1 808-234-7245
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Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Kona-Kohala, Waikiki, and Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale watching, dinner cruises, Waikiki options and more. Experience Hawaii Nautical's unparalleled adventures. Family-owned and family-friendly. Locations islandwide. Come experience our five-star service. Daily cruises in Kona-Kohala, and catamaran sailing departures near Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Disney catamaran exclusive itineraries), Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Beach Villas at Ko Olina and more. Also try Port Waikiki Cruises from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier. Looking for swim with dolphins in the wild? See them instead in a sustainable, eco-conscious way. Federal Noaa guidelines say "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Hawaii's first Dolphin Smart recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, a program sponsored by Noaa & the National Marine Sanctuaries to educate about dolphin conservation & harassment. They advise not to pursue close wild dolphin interactions.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
2045 Lauwiliwili St, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-3900
+1 808-234-7245
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome scuba diving experience with Hawaii Nautical. The crew were friendly and helpful. I am the type of diver that takes a little longer than the average diver to descend because it takes me a while to equalize the...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a good quick snorkelling trip if you don't have heaps of time or don't feel like a whole day out. You are collected from your Waikiki hotel and taken to the harbour for a short boat ride. We anchored off Waikiki Beach for...More

Thank Frougster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip, would definitely recommend & do again. The staff were great, really relaxed but super friendly & helpful too. We thought it was well worth the $121 ea that we paid. Saw green turtles & dolphins.... the highlight of our holiday so far &...More

Thank Dionne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my daughter and daughter-in-law on the Catamaran Snorkeling Trip while the guys were golfing. I have been on many such outings throughout the Caribbean Islands and Hawaii. This was the best ever! The spinner dolphins were amazing and the snorkeling with the turtles...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was not much sun, but the crew was amazing. So friendly and accommodating. We did see an awesome rainbow and some dolphins raced the boat. I love that they pick up from the hotels in Ko Olina! The food was really good too, loved...More

Thank ImRosalieC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on the catamaran. Continental breakfast during the hour or so cruising to see dolphins. We were lucky enough to spot a pod, and one of them graced us with a spin display. Then into the water for about 45 min snorkel....More

Thank Love2snorkel67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time. Crew of Mosh, Jimmy and Mike were fantastic. Saw spinner dolphins as we cruised out from the harbor. Then the snorkeling was amazing with tons of fish and a turtle sighting. Best part was how few people were on board....More

Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best thing we did during our Hawaii stay. The Hawaii Nautical bus picked us up at our hotel in Ko Olina and took us on a short ride to the harbor, where we got on the catamaran. The boat ride was awesome...More

Thank AZtravelingkids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best adventure of our trip. The scenery and snorkeling can't get any better. THE CREW - not enough good words for these guys!

Thank kimbrell224
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took tour on first day, great intro to Waikiki from the sea, great crew - big plus to Jackson for his conversation both on the shuttle and on the sea (some of it IN the sea

Thank John S
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Erica R
Do you guys have photography packages for the dolphin excursion?
25 May 2017|
Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
We bought a photo and a video pac
Hello, how many guests are allowed per boat for the Turtles Guaranteed snorkel excursion? And, is it possible to reserve seats on adult only boats? Thank you!
22 January 2017|
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Response from kimberly p | Reviewed this property |
When we went there were about 9 people including one child. ( not including the crew) they were very attentive and I am not sure if you can reserve an " adult only" experience but they do serve alcohol regardless of Children... More
Katie G
Is this tour eco-friendly? Does the crew stay far enough back from the whales and doesn't disrupt them?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Paige D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are very clear about how close they can be and how long they can be near whales and dolphins.