Oahu Dolphin Excursion

Oahu Dolphin Excursion
(With Transportation)

Times: 7:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Duration: 3 hours

Adults (13+ years old) $140
Children (4-12 years old) $95
Private Charter $2,860

Experience the Wildlife in Oahu's Waters!


We begin as Nai’a I departs from Waianae Boat Harbor and travels along the scenic west coast in search of spinner dolphins. Take some of the most incredible photographs of your vacation as the spinners come to visit you and perform their superb aerial stunts. Few people have the opportunity to see these spectacular displays. Passively observing Spinner Dolphins while in the water is one of our goals. We follow guidelines that are dictated by Federal Law protecting these animals. We will make sure you observe these animals under an eco friendly leadership giving you a safe open ocean safari you will remember. We will also snorkel at sites with Hawaiian Sea Turtles and tropical fish. Occasionally, we encounter Bottlenose and Spotted dolphins too. During the winter months, we may even get to see a Humpback Whale or two or several. Excursions are led by seasoned island naturalists with years of experience on the Waianae Coast.


Swim with dolphins, tropical fish, and sea turtles.
Enjoy a complimentary lunch at Spinners Cafe.
Round trip transportation from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels.

Duration Details
30-minute check-in
Three hours on the boat/snorkeling dock to dock
30-minute complimentary meal at air-conditioned Spinners Cafe
Four hours total if you drive yourself to the harbor
If you are being picked up from Waikiki, add an additional hour and 15 minutes of drive time to and from Waianae Boat Harbor (six and a half hours total with Waikiki pick up).

Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels. We can also pick you up at the Aloha Tower Marketplace if you’re coming in by cruise ship, or near the Airport at the Best Western Plaza Hotel. Due to strict permitting, we cannot pick up at the cruise ship or airport terminals directly.
Snorkel gear: Mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins, and a life vest. Wet suits are available to rent for $10.00 at check-in.
Lunch at Spinners Café: Choose from an assortment of breakfast or lunch local grinds.


7:30Am Boat Departure:

7:00 am check in at the Waianae Boat Harbor, next to Spinners Cafe.

Waikiki pick up is between 5:00 and 5:15 am, return around 12:30 pm. Ko Olina pick up is around 6:00 am, return around 11:00 am. (Return time may vary depending on traffic).



11:00a.m. Boat Departure:

10:30 am check in at the Waianae Boat Harbor, next to Spinners Cafe.

Waikiki pick up is between 8:30 am and 8:45 am, return around 4:30 pm.

 Ko Olina pick up is around 9:30 am, return around 3:00 pm. (Return time may vary depending on traffic).




Reviewed Jan 7, 2020

Most amazing part of our trip

From the staff, the driver, and the experience we truly appreciate and highly recommend this tour for everyone coming to Oahu. We saw whales immediately, several groups of dolphins and they ensured to stop us each time to jump in to swim and observe the dolphins and also an octopus and turtle. Wonderful snorkeling and the crew was simply amazing. Special thanks to Melissa the driver. So amazing, friendly and great conversationalist. Keep her on your staff please. Mahalo from Matthew Bowers.

Reviewed Jan 6, 2020

Amazing!! More than expected.

My family was thoroughly impressed with this tour where we saw whales, turtles, spinner dolphins, flying fish, and were provided with high quality snorkel gear. I would highly recommend Dolphin Excursions.