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From Honolulu: Oahu Dolphin Swim and Snorkeling Trip

1. From Honolulu: Oahu Dolphin Swim and Snorkeling Trip

Explore the remote Wai‘anae coast of O‘ahu and experience an adventure of a lifetime. Step aboard the beautiful double-decker catamaran, the Eco, and perform a Hawaiian ‘Oli (chant) with the crew to permit safe passage on your journey. Start the adventure by looking for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins close to the majestic and mountainous coastline. Learn about the marine and local culture. You'll explore deeper chartered waters to drop in and swim with bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Voyage back inland and moor the boat in the absolutely stunning and pristine Makaha bay. Here, you'll participate in ocean activities such as the waterslide, rock climbing wall, floating mat, and paddle boards, put on some good local tunes, snorkel with turtles and exotic fish, and enjoy a delectable locally crafted lunch. Finish the tour by traveling back to the harbor with the chance to try out the optional photo packages of your adventure.

Honolulu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour with Snacks

2. Honolulu: Turtle Canyon Snorkeling Boat Tour with Snacks

Watch angelfish dart in and out of underwater coral caverns and search for sea turtles using high-quality snorkeling gear on this tour from Honolulu to Turtle Canyon. Relax in the sun on the boat's floating platforms while enjoying the provided snacks and beverages.  Be greeted by the activity provider's staff at the pier and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a captain and crew made up of certified divers, lifeguards, free divers, and surfers who familar with the waters of Turtle Canyon. They can show you where to look and what to look for. Admire views of the famed Diamond Head while you head out to the snorkeling site and be provided with new, high-end snorkel gear and floatation devices. For non-swimmers there is a swim step where they can sit and put their feet in the water. Plunge into the water, swimming through schools of tropical fish. Look for the large green sea turtles that come from deeper waters to visit the shallower turtle cleaning station known as Turtle Canyons. Back onboard seasonal fruits, snacks, juice, and water are included. Unwind with an ice-cold drink and stunning views of the shore on the way back to your meeting point. 

Oahu: Dolphin Watching with Snorkeling

3. Oahu: Dolphin Watching with Snorkeling

Enjoy an intimate 3-hour tour of 18 guests or less. Cruise the Waianae coast and swim with wild dolphins in the deep, watch dolphins closer to shore, snorkel with turtles, and enjoy the colorful reef. The boat is fast! If you enjoy adventure and unique experiences, this is perfect for you. This tour is not recommended for young children. This tour is recommended for guests at any swimming level who want to see the most marine life in the wild in Hawaii. • Pick up begins from 5:00-5:30 am from select hotels in Waikiki and Ko'Olina. Transportation is included and only available for our 7:30am tour. Waianae is about 60-90 minutes away from Waikiki. You can select self-drive as well. • Check-in is 7:00 am for the morning tour, or 10:30 am for the afternoon tour. Check in is at Waianae Small Boat Harbor. Here, the crew checks you in and briefs you on what to expect and safety measures before the tour. • At 7:30 am (morning tour), or 11:00 am (afternoon tour), the boat Dolphin Warrior will depart from Waianae Small Boat Harbor. You will cruise the Waianae coast in search of wild deep-water dolphins. • After 30-40 minutes of cruising the coast, the crew will assist guests into the water to see the wild dolphins in their natural habitat. The crew will keep you at a safe distance. • After swimming with wild deep-water dolphins, the crew will take you to watch the famous Hawaiian spinner dolphins closer to shore. The boat will stay at a very safe distance, and the crew will share knowledge as you observe. From December-March, you can watch humpback whales too! • After watching dolphins, the boat will drive to the perfect snorkel destination to explore. The crew will lead you in the water as you explore the reef. You will have the chance to swim with tropical reef fish and green sea turtles. • After snorkeling, the boat will return back to Waianae Small Boat Harbor at 10:30 am (morning tour) or 2:00 pm (afternoon tour).

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based on 97 reviews

My daughter and I had a great time snorkeling with sea turtles and looking for dolphins. We did see some whales. We will return another day to see about those dolphins. The crew was fantastic!! Fresh pineapple was a treat! This was probably our best memory from the trip. We highly recommend.

Awesome experience with Charter Oahu. The crew were so friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. We highly recommend choosing them if you’re ever on Oahu!

Amazing, super beginner friendly as well. Me and my friends loved it. An experience I will never forget.

This was an awesome experience from start to finish. Crew were fantastic. Highly recommend to everyone.

Amazing great staff lots of marine life and felt very safe and comfortable the whole time