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Wild Side Specialty Tours

#1 of 15 Tours in Waianae Features Animals
Waianae Boat Harbor, 85-371 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-306-7273
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A Once in a Lifetime Experience

We booked the Deluxe Wildlife Charter and it was the perfect experience for us! We had 2 adults, 2... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gwe812
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Portland, Oregon
Must Experience!

The experience exceed all of our expectations! The staff (Noel, Downey and Elizabeth) were awesome... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
asteen7206
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Waianae Boat Harbor, 85-371 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked the Deluxe Wildlife Charter and it was the perfect experience for us! We had 2 adults, 2 seniors (70's+) and 1 child (10yrs) in our party. Our tour included stops at 2 different sites to swim with the spinner dolphins (even got to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The experience exceed all of our expectations! The staff (Noel, Downey and Elizabeth) were awesome and very knowledgeable about the island. We saw spinner dolphins, sea turtles, a monk seal, and various fish. We would sign up again in a heartbeat!More

1  Thank asteen7206
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Wonderful to hear you'd sign up again in a heartbeat - we'd love to have you again! What an amazing adventure with the dolphins, turtles, fish, and Hawaiian monk seal - memories that will surely last a lifetime. :) Mahalo again for choosing Wild...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This snorkeling tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Oahu. We got to see Pilot Whales, Spinner Dolphins, and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Captain Downing and Kelsey did a great job leading the tour and answering any questions we may have had.More

1  Thank Don H
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Fantastic trip, indeed! Wow, what an amazing experience with nature we had. Very much honored to be one of the highlights of your trip to Oahu - thank you so much for choosing Wild Side. If you ever visit the island again, we'd love to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife, three of our grown children, and our DIL did the Best of the West tour approx 5 years ago. It was a magical experience! Fast forward to May 17th, 2017. We took some close friends from the mainland on the same excursion, and...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked the Best of the West tour and it was a great move. Our crew was super mermaid Noelle and Captain Jocelyn; both were awesome. I appreciate Noelle's touch with the kids. Noelle got us in the water early to find some turtles. She...More

Thank GaPeppy
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Yes, what a great trip experiencing nature together! We had a wonderful time getting to know you and your family - so happy you had a fantastic experience. Mahalo for choosing Wild Side and we hope to 'sea' you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went into this hoping to at least see either dolphins OR turtles, but we got the bonus of seeing both! We booked super last minute, but they had room for 2 for an afternoon session. The crew was phenomenal and included:...More

2  Thank Terri P
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Totally agreed - the small group feel is one of our favorite aspects of our trip! So special to get to know awesome guests like you and your husband. Your memories with the turtles and dolphins will last a life time. We hope you're able...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect day on a boat, swimming with and watching 2 kinds wild dolphins, turtles and fish! Great crew, knowledgeable, friendly and careful. Private tour recommended

1  Thank CBorrase
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks so much for your time in leaving us a review! We had a wonderful time experiencing nature with you. Amazing intimate experience with the dolphins, turtles, and fish - so glad you enjoyed. Mahalo for choosing Wild Side!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't have been happier with our trip in late April on the Island Spirit. Capt. Downing gave us a safe and smooth voyage, while being a great spotter of wildlife. Elizabeth brought her knowledge & experience, and mixed that with smooth people-skills to educate...More

1  Thank DogListener
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Your review absolutely brought a smile to our faces here at Wild Side! We are thrilled to read what an amazing adventure you had and the memories that you're going to cherish forever. :) So happy to hear we made you feel like family while...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a few minutes late, so I don't know if we missed the instructions about how to use the snorkeling gear but before we knew it, the boat was leaving and gear was handed to me and we were told to get ready to...More

1  Thank AlaskaPlease
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Wonderful to hear you had a great experience with Wild Side and incredible time observing the dolphins in their natural habitat. Typically we give a very personalized and detailed snorkeling instruction, however we knew there were dolphins nearby in the area and didn't want...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature does not appear to order and although we didn't get to see Humpback Whales close up, we did get to swim with Spinner Dolphins and Turtles and there is no where more satisfying than doing that than in their backyard, right where they belong,...More

2  Thank Julia S
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful trip and that it was your highlight of your trip in Hawaii. And yes - observing the wildlife in their natural habitat is truly the best....such a...More

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Nutmegjuly
Hi we are interested in booking four of us for my youngest daughters 30th birthday, she and I are certified scuba divers and her life dream is to swim with sharks but that will have to wait! Which booking is best for swimming with dolphins? What transportation do you recommend for us staying at Trump Tower? We can book the excursion on April 8, 9th or 10th. I noticed the moon is full April 10th, will there be any affect with the lunar cycle? Thanks!
2 March 2017|
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Response from Wild_Side_Hawaii | Property representative |
Hi Nutmegjuly! Awesome, an adventure with Wild Side would be an amazing way for you and your family to spend time together celebrating a birthday. Both of our tours are wonderful for the opportunity to swim with dolphins and... More
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Kimberly S
My family wants a Whale Watch, but not interested in swimming or snorkeling. Is there one of your tours that is only Whale Watching. (Just actively viewing wildlife) Thanks KimS
15 February 2017|
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Response from Wild_Side_Hawaii | Property representative |
Hi Kim! Thanks for your question. We pride ourselves with being able to cater our tours to each specific trip with our small group size. No tour is the same. We always ask our guests before we even leave the dock what their... More
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Nat_in_Philly
Hello, I have limited swimming ability, and not very comfortable with water. Would you still recommend one of your tours? If so, which one? Thanks! CN
4 December 2016|
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Response from Wild_Side_Hawaii | Property representative |
Yes, we'd absolutely still recommend either tour! Sometimes your best experience may be to stay on the boat, where you will be able to see the dolphins and their behaviors better, closer, and for longer amounts of time... More
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