Dolphin Watch & Turtle Snorkel & Swim

Dolphin and Turtle Snorkel & Swim

Tour Duration: 3 Hours
1st Tour: 7am (1st Pickup: 5:10am)
2nd Tour: 11am (1st Pickup: 9:10am)

Adults: $189
Kids (2-11): $146

20% Off with Promo Code: "HONU20"

Oahu’s West side

Waikiki Pickup Available


Watch Dolphins in the Wild! We will cruise the West Side in search of dolphins.

Arrive at Waianae Harbor and set sail on the all-new "Ariya"! Our new ship has two decks, wrap-around seating on the bow, two bathrooms and onboard showers!

On this 3 hour excursion, you will take in the breathtaking views of the most untouched coastline of Oahu while experiencing the magic of wild dolphins, safely and respectfully. As the name implies, Spinner Dolphins are known for their acrobatic spinning skills and long snouts. The time spent watching the dolphins varies with many factors, but usually is around 15-30 minutes. Dolphin watching will be an experience you will never forget! Your day will conclude with a snorkel with marine life such as Green Sea Turtles, tropical fish, and much more in the pristine waters of the pacific ocean.

E Hō Mai Ceremony: We will begin our boat ride by reciting a Hawaiian chant called, “E Hō Mai“. It is a prayer to the gods of the sea for a safe trip with plentiful wildlife.

After watching dolphins, we'll head to a second location where sea turtles are known to congregate. Here your guide will point out tropical fishes, honu turtles, and more if they can be seen!

Gear up for snorkeling! Our complimentary snorkel, mask, and life jacket will make your experience in the water fun and safe. For those who would like a wet suit, they are available to rent on the bus.


In addition to snorkeling, you can ride our kayak and try some stand-up paddle boarding! We have a wide variety of water activities for your to enjoy, or, just sit back on the boat and relax in the sun! After a fun-filled day in the ocean, our crew will serve you your complimentary lunch! Sit back and enjoy a live ukulele performance. On-board entertainment: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crew’s Hula Show. At the end, please join us as we dance together to spread Aloha and give thanks.

What’s Included
✔ Dolphin Viewing
✔ Turtle Snorkeling
✔ Lunch & Beverages
✔ 20 Foot Sea Slide
✔ Kayak & Paddle Board
✔ Hula Dancing & E Homai
✔ Hotel Transportation
✔ Hawaiian Tattoos
✔ Group Picture

Lunch Menu

Shoyu Chicken

Hawaiian style Snapper

Vegitable or Tofu stirfry


Bar Service Onboard
$5 / beverages

Wetsuit Rental
$10 / person

Shared Tour Group Photos & Videos
Photo and Video USB: $79

Shuttle Info for Waikiki Pickup

1st Tour 5:10 AM | 2nd Tour 9:10 AM
Depart for the West Side! Our WiFi-equipped shuttle will transport you on the one-hour drive to Oahu’s West Coast. Our local tour guide will provide an important briefing and answer any questions you might have. See the schedule below.

In the interest of safety, we are unable to take guests who are 2 years old and under at this time.

We recommend that only guests who are 2 years and older join our tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

We suggest you have on hand:

Water (or your choice of hydration)
Snacks A complimentary lunch* shall be provided, but swimming can work up an appetite!
Flip flops
A bathing suit
A towel
A rashguard (if you’re looking for more protection from the sun). We also offer wetsuits for rent for $10 per person.
A light jacket
Cash or card for wetsuits or photo packages
Seasickness medication (if needed) You can pick up seasickness tablets cheaply from local drugstores. Or, if you only ever experience very mild motion illness, ginger-based drinks can help stave it off.  
* Complimentary lunch includes bentos (Guava Chicken, Hawaiian Style Snapper or the Tofu Veggie Stir-fry which is gluten free). All bentos come with rice and corn!

What if I can't swim well?

Our 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.


Hotel Pickup times

Pickup times and availability may change. Detailed pickup information will be included in your tour confirmation email.

7 AM Tour

Aqua Palms Waikiki: 5:15 AM
Ala Moana Hotel: 5:20 AM
Prince Hotel: 5:25 AM
Ambassador hotel: 5:30 AM
DFS T. Galleria: 5:35 AM
Hyatt Regency: 5:40 AM
Waikiki Marriott: 5:45 AM
Meet at Waianae Boat Harbor at 6:45 AM

11 AM Tour

Aqua Palms Waikiki: 9:15 AM
Ala Moana Hotel: 9:20 AM
Prince Hotel: 9:25 AM
Ambassador hotel: 9:30 AM
DFS T. Galleria: 9:35 AM
Hyatt Regency: 9:40 AM
Waikiki Marriott: 9:45 AM
Meet at Waianae Boat Harbor at 10:50 AM

There is no max age for the dolphin swim.


Am I guaranteed to see dolphins?

Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are wild marine animals, so we cannot guarantee that we will encounter them. However, the vast majority of our tours (more than 90 percent) do see and swim with dolphins.


What is your cancellation policy?

Tour fees will be fully refunded if cancellation is made more than 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Please note that the tour starts early in the morning (departing Waikiki at 6am HST and 9:30am HST). Fees will be refunded fully if a doctor’s note is presented for cancellations made within 24 hours before the tour.

Can I touch the wild dolphins and turtles?

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.

But the animals often come close by our guests, and simply being in their presence is incredible.


I am pregnant. Can I go on your tour?

We allow pregnant women to take part in our tour, but advise that it may not be safe during later terms. Please be careful not to slip and fall on board.

I bought a media package. How do I receive my photos?

Your USB will be available for pick-up at our office in Waikiki the day of your tour from 2PM – 7PM if you took the early tour (7AM) or from 5PM – 7PM if you took the later tour (11AM). You may also pick up the USB any day after. Our office is located at 307 Lewers Street, Suite #401, Honolulu, HI, 96815.

Alternatively, we offer shipping within the US for an additional $5 or international for an additional $15. Call our office to inquire about shipping your USB: 808-696-4414.

You may also buy photos online! Use the date switcher to navigate to your tour date and view your photos.


Is there a restroom on the boat?

There is a public restroom in the harbor, and there are two full restrooms on board the boat. There is no restroom on the tour bus.


Can a person in a wheelchair participate?

Our boat is not wheelchair friendly, and wheelchairs are not permitted on our bus transportation. We have a ramp onto the boat, but it is only 19 inches wide and it does not have railings.

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Our Fam had a great time!

We had the best time! Expensive, but WORTH IT. Got to see spotted dolphins and flying fish on the cruise out. Turtles and cute fish snorkeling. Food was good. The crew was amazing - they clearly love the ocean and love what they do! Consider splurging the $80 for them to take care of the pictures, so you don't waste time behind your phone (BE PRESENT!!) and don't have to worry about dropping it in the ocean haha! Truly an amazing day. The hour in the water goes by FAST so get in there right away!

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My experience with these awesome people was immaculate! Every single staff member was SO fun, SO energetic and SO kind! My mom and I saw 3 turtles and huge pods of dolphins! The slide added to the fun, too! I want everyone I know to experience this! So fun!!! Good fish and good drinks with good company!! I want to go again before I go back to California!!! Also I never thought I’d enjoy an hour on a bus, but I did LOL. It was so clean & so comfortable. I WAS LIKE OKAY, GO OFF! Thank you Thomas, Dani, Ben, Kyle and everyone else on board! I can’t wait for the photos Thomas took!!! He was AWESOME. See y’all out there again soon!!