Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu

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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
from USD $165.88
Head to the west shore of Oahu to swim and snorkel with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins! Cruise along the Waianae Coast and snorkel with tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles. During the winter months (January to March), the Waianae Coast has more visitors -- humpback whales! Round-trip Waikiki hotel transportation, lunch and snorkel gear are all included on this tour.
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In Brief

Waianae, United States
United States
3 hours
Important InfoInfo

We'll depart from Waianae Boat Harbor and travel 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.

Stop At:

• Dolphin Excursions Snorkel Adventure, Waianae, Oahu, HI


  • Snorkel gear: mask (prescription masks available), snorkel, fins and a life vests
  • Dolphin viewing
  • Seasonal Humpback whale viewing (winter months only)
  • Lunch at Spinners Cafe: Choose from an assortment of breakfast or lunch local grinds.
  • Round trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels


  • Gratuities
  • Photo packages available for purchase
  • Wet suits available to rent for $10

Departure Point

Wai'anae Harbor, 85-471 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Round trip transportation from most Waikiki hotels is included in this tour. We will contact you with the exact pick-up location and time prior to tour date.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

It was fantastic. The crew was so nice. We went on the early tour which meant we had to be up before five but this tour more than made up for us not getting to sleep in. I got seasick during this tour and I would still do it again. It was wonderful.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
The crew was fantastic. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to snorkel with dolphins, turtles and amazing variety of fish. We even saw a whale! Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2020
I certainly enjoyed the experience and the care of the team towards making us comfortable and happy while respecting the wellbeing of dolphins and turtles. Definitively much better real experience than the other option that is more a boat for partying than enjoying nature.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
What an amazing experience...! KK, Lisa and M. were fantastic. We saw so many dolphins close up and a couple of turtles nearby too. I recommend you to take the photo package because the pictures are truly fantastic. Lunch was OK, but the crew made sure the small group was really looked after and watched at all times. Highly recommended!!!
• Submitted 25 Aug 2018
Really enjoyed this small group tour, we learned a lot about the island and the amazing sea life. Saw lots of dolphins, turtles and a cute baby whale with his mom. Swimming with the dolphins was a unique experience.
• Submitted 05 Mar 2018
This tour was amazing! Pick up and drop off on time. We saw whales, turtles, dolphins. We did snorkeling while the dolphins were swimming around and under us.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
Tour was great! Saw whales, dolphins, and sea turtles. Everyone was very relaxed and accommodating
• Submitted 27 Jan 2018
We had an amazing time! We had a great crew! We saw whales and two different types of dolphins! We also saw sea turtles. I would Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
This was absolutely the best tour I took in Hawaii! The staff was great, the group was small, we had a total blast, we saw dolphins and turtles. Would totally do it again next time I go.
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
Wonderful trip, in the water with a pod of dolphins twice during the trip. Knowledgeable crew, great breakfast afterward. I went on multiple snorkeling trips and this was the best!
• Submitted 16 Dec 2017
Everything was great. We were able to see Dolphins right next to our boat. The team tried multiple times to ensure everyone got to swim with the Dolphins. We also saw Turtles and had a fun time at the Snorkeling place. Only suggestion from me would be to learn swimming to do this tour, especially the swimming with the dolphins part. Overall, the crew was knowledgeable, on time and very friendly and cordial.
• Submitted 15 Dec 2017
Totally amazing experience! Awesome crew : The weather was perfect and we were able to see a lot of cute dolphins. I mean a looot! You'll probably find turtles too. Oh, and if you want to get some nice pics, don't forget to ask Paul. He's really cool! Overall, I'd definitely hop on again :D
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
Great trip! Lots of help from the crew. Swam among the dolphins and turtles. Felt very safe.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Got to swim with Dolphin's!!! It was great.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
Love, love, loved this! The captain and crew were very informative and we saw turtles, swam with dolphins AND saw the first whale of the season!!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
We had an amazing day. I would recommend this tour. Tour guides were friendly. Picked us up at hotel. Found the best spots to snorkel with the dolphins and the turtles. A great experience.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
Great seeing all of the dolphins swimming underneath us ! It was very special! Staff was great!
• Submitted 11 Aug 2017
An ABSOLUTE MUST!!!!! During whale season, we saw several whales, snorkeled with pods of dolphin and also beautiful sea turtles. Trip of a lifetime. Team was upbeat, fun, knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go to see the most, amazing!
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
This trip was absolutely fantastic. Our driver was right on time and provided good information about what to expect during our trip. Once on the boat, the staff was very friendly and engaging. They did their best to try and speak with everyone to get to know you a little bit better. Once in the water, we were in for quite the show. We were able to see almost 100 dolphins, which the tour guide advised was rather unusual. We were also able to see several turtles and some exotic fish. Just keep in mind that you actually have to go out and find the marine life. This may take quite some time to figure out so don't get frustrated. As for the whales, it was too late in the season to see them. From pick up to drop off it was about 6 hours.
• Submitted 14 May 2017
Absolutely amazing. The team we had were wonderful. It was easy to see they enjoy working together. They also have the well being of the animals in mind before the profit of the trip. That meant a lot to me. HIGHLY recommend buying the photo package. Paul, the photographer is very talented and knowledgeable. I'd give more stars if I could.
• Submitted 13 May 2017
We had such a good time on this tour. The crew, Jenna, Brook and Nicky were so friendly and great. Jenna drove us to some great spots where we saw and swam with a couple hundred spinner dolphins. Then she found a spot where we swam with the big green sea turtles. Even though it was late in the season, we also found two whales. We had pre-ordered lunch and it was very tasty. The zodiac was very comfortable. Just a fun day.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2017
5-star experience! Well organized, well run, everything provided as promised. The staff were all helpful and attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw several large pods of dolphins on the surface and then we were snorkeling where two large pods passed below and around us as if choreographed.
• Submitted 07 Apr 2017
Absolutely amazing tour! Beautiful sunny day, crystal blue waters, friendly and knowledgeable guides and photographer, and above all, we were blessed with experiencing the trifecta - snorkeling with a pod of dolphins and sea turtles, and seeing 2 humpback whales close up. Could not have asked for a better day out which made for a memorable lifetime experience for myself and my girlfriend. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
This is a chance of a lifetime to be a part of nature. Snorkeling and seeing the dolphins and sea turtles was breath taking. We were lucky enough to see the humpback whales. The staff made everything perfect. Would do it again in a heartbeat!!
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017

In Brief

Waianae, United States
United States
3 hours