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Oahu: Eco-Friendly West Coast Whale Watching Cruise

1. Oahu: Eco-Friendly West Coast Whale Watching Cruise

Look for whales in their natural habitat aboard a beautiful catamaran or mono-hull powerboat. Set sail from Waianae Harbor and cruise the shallow waters off the west coast of Oahu in comfort. Soak up the fantastic weather, just as the warm waters surrounding the main islands attract humpback whales in large numbers. Scientists estimate that two-thirds of the entire humpback whale population of the North Pacific travel over 3,000 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii in order to breed, calve, and nurse their young. Get served complimentary sodas, chips, and cookies as you look for the magnificent creatures frolicking off the shores from December to May.

From Oahu: Wild Dolphin and Wildlife Watch with Snorkeling

2. From Oahu: Wild Dolphin and Wildlife Watch with Snorkeling

Discover what more than 300,000 guests have experienced and share an unforgettable encounter with dolphins in their natural Hawaii habitat on Oahu's west shore. Take a cruise along the stunning west coast of Oahu, and take in views of wild spinner dolphins in crystal clear ocean waters. Participate in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles. Relax and enjoy the trip while trained guides, lifesavers, and free divers make sure everyone is safe and comfortable in the water. Enjoy included access to kayaks and SUP boards or relax on the boat after snorkeling, and be entertained with hula dancing and ukulele performances from staff or as they answer questions on Hawaiian culture and history.

West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

3. West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

Explore the beautiful clear blue waters of West O'ahu. Spot wild dolphins and snorkel through the ocean while admiring the diversity of wildlife in the area. See a variety of creatures such as turtles, tropical fish, seals, and sometimes manta rays. Board a spacious 42-passenger catamaran boat to cruise the West Coast of O’ahu and enjoy a relaxing experience of dolphin watching and snorkeling among O'ahu's wildlife. Travel on a double-hulled catamaran, relax while enjoying a comfortable and stable ride, and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Look out for dolphins and snorkel in the clear waters of West O’ahu, and enjoy an experience with wild Hawaiian sea turtles and tropical island fishes. Have fun searching for O'ahu's wildlife while snorkeling, and see creatures like the Hawaiian monk seals. This dolphin watching and snorkeling tour is suitable for beginners and is a perfect choice even for families with small children.

Oahu: Snorkel & Sailing Adventure along Ko Olina Coast

4. Oahu: Snorkel & Sailing Adventure along Ko Olina Coast

Sail by catamaran to a beautiful snorkeling spot off the main island of Oahu, where our guides will take you on an unforgettable underwater adventure. Complimentary onboard snacks include potato chips, pretzels and cookies. We also provide unlimited soft drinks and two free bar drinks. We run SAILING catamarans Sundays through Thursdays, and POWER catamarans on Fridays and Saturdays.

Oahu: Doors-Off Circle Island Helicopter Experience

5. Oahu: Doors-Off Circle Island Helicopter Experience

Covering the island of O‘ahu from above, this is the only full circle tour of O‘ahu by a doors-off helicopter. You'll see incredible aerial views, starting with a glimpse of history as you fly over Pearl Harbor, WWII Arizona Memorial, and Battleship Missouri. Next, soar above the bustling Honolulu harbor, beautiful Waikīkī, and the iconic Diamond Head Crater. Heading further east, you’ll overfly Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay before seeing Sandy Beach and Makapu‘u Lighthouse. Heading north, you will come across the fantastic coral formations of Kāne‘ohe Bay, Mokoli‘i (Chinaman’s Hat), and take a peek into “Jurassic Park” — or, as it has been known locally for hundreds of years, Ka‘a‘awa Valley. The thousand-foot cascade of Kaliuwa‘a (Sacred Falls) is a stunning view and is accessible only by air. Then you’ll see the Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Resort, and world-famous surfing spots of the North Shore: Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and more. As you round Ka‘ena Point you get a glimpse of the serene Wai‘anae Coast, a hidden gem of the island. Uncrowded and glorious white sand beaches such as Yokohama, Mākaha, and Pōka‘i lace the coast. Historic Mākaha Valley comes into view on the return back to Ko‘olina.

From Honolulu: Oahu Dolphin Swim and Snorkeling Trip

6. From Honolulu: Oahu Dolphin Swim and Snorkeling Trip

Cruise Oahu's picturesque Waianae coastline, swim with wild bottle nosed and spotted dolphins, and snorkel in the beautiful Hawaii ocean. Enjoy relaxing on board and hear the traditional "Oli" ancient prayer of the sea. Meet your crew at the beginning of your adventure and learn about Hawaiian culture. Take part in the prayer for the safety of the tour and its activities. Then, get ready to sail along the coast and come face to face with the creatures of the sea. Plunge into the water at a snorkeling spot, and swim alongside dolphins, turtles, and other forms of marine life. Take advantage of on board snorkeling equipment, as well as items like a water slide, paddle boards, and a floating mat. Keep an eye out for the seat turtles, known in Hawaii for being the guardians of the sea. When its time for a break, relax on deck with lunch and beverages before plunging back into the water once again.

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What people are saying about Waianae

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 310 reviews

The entire experience was excellent. The crew felt like old friends just out in the boat for the day. Very warm and attentive. Julie, the owner, made sure that everyone had a great time. They looked very hard for dolphins because they knew our small group wanted to experience it. This is the first company that actually delivered. We saw two types of dolphins, octopus, turtles and fishes while snorkeling. I would definitely recommend them if you want a cozy experience with welcoming, informative people.

The Indigo Ocean crew was super nice and tried very hard to show us as much as possible. We saw 2 different species of dolphins and lots of turtles and fish. There is an opportunity to purchase photos, which is also very cheap compared to many other tours and attractions on Oahu. All in all definitely recommendable

Young, agile team that you can tell enjoy their job. We had a great time although I get seasick. The team is very careful to ensure that all safety measures are followed and that every guest has fun! Was fun!

Had an amazing day! We saw lots of dolphins, the ocean water was perfect! The boat crew shared stories and history along the ride, it was so awesome! Definitely recommend!!

Can really recommend. Entertaining guides and seen everything. It was really impressive