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Leeward Coast Dolphin and Snorkel Sail provided by Hawaii Nautical

Leeward Coast Dolphin and Snorkel Sail

Leeward Coast Dolphin and Snorkel Sail
4.5
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About
Spend the morning sailing Oahu’s Leeward coast on a scenic, luxury catamaran cruise. Watch for spinner dolphins, whales, and plenty of other marine life from the boat and learn to snorkel with your expert guide. Swim near tropical fish and thriving coral reefs, and enjoy breakfast and lunch on the boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Sail, snorkel, and see dolphins, whales, turtles, and other marine life
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Breakfast, lunch, and complimentary alcoholic drinks included
What to expect
  • Climb aboard for a scenic cruise along Oahu’s southwestern coast. Enjoy a continental breakfast on the catamaran as you watch for humpback whales (November – April), turtles and spinner dolphins. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. In the event that you don’t see dolphins, you are offered a free snorkeling adventure or sunset cruise. Your captain moors the boat in a protected area with calm waters for snorkeling. After learning the basics and getting fitted with provided equipment, follow your guide for a snorkel tour, swimming near colorful coral reefs among tropical fish. Then enjoy a tasty deli lunch including two alcoholic drinks per adults before returning to the dock or continuing on to your hotel. This tour is a Certified Dolphin Smart Provider and encourages wild dolphin conservation and responsible viewing to minimize risk to natural behavior.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sail, snorkel, and see dolphins, whales, turtles, and other marine life
  • Guaranteed dolphin sightings
  • Breakfast, lunch, and complimentary alcoholic drinks included
What to expect
  • Climb aboard for a scenic cruise along Oahu’s southwestern coast. Enjoy a continental breakfast on the catamaran as you watch for humpback whales (November – April), turtles and spinner dolphins. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this tour. In the event that you don’t see dolphins, you are offered a free snorkeling adventure or sunset cruise. Your captain moors the boat in a protected area with calm waters for snorkeling. After learning the basics and getting fitted with provided equipment, follow your guide for a snorkel tour, swimming near colorful coral reefs among tropical fish. Then enjoy a tasty deli lunch including two alcoholic drinks per adults before returning to the dock or continuing on to your hotel. This tour is a Certified Dolphin Smart Provider and encourages wild dolphin conservation and responsible viewing to minimize risk to natural behavior.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2774DSS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Individualized sandwiches
  • Two complimentary alcoholic drinks per adult
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Farrington Highway, Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA Waianae Boat Harbor, Dock C located at 85-491 Farrington Highway. As you drive into the harbor, Dock C will be on the right past Spinners Café.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Certified Dolphin Smart Supplier
  • Individualized sandwich lunch, juice, soda and water. Two free alcoholic drinks per adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 80 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Individualized sandwiches
  • Two complimentary alcoholic drinks per adult
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Farrington Highway, Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA Waianae Boat Harbor, Dock C located at 85-491 Farrington Highway. As you drive into the harbor, Dock C will be on the right past Spinners Café.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Certified Dolphin Smart Supplier
  • Individualized sandwich lunch, juice, soda and water. Two free alcoholic drinks per adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 80 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2021
A note from Leeward Coast Dolphin and Snorkel Sail
All guests must submit this health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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mgruseck
New York City, NY4 contributions
Great Time Despite Weather Difficulties
Nov 2021 • Couples
Originally, my family had booked this tour for the second full day of our trip to Oahu. Unfortunately, the weather turned out to be stormy, and though we were able to go out on the catamaran, we were unable to spot any dolphins in the rough water or go snorkeling. Obviously not the crews fault, and we were still provided with complimentary breakfast, drinks, and lunch! The company made good on their promise of a guaranteed dolphin sighting, and we were able to do a second trip for free later during our stay. The second trip was awesome and the beautiful weather made all the difference! We saw many dolphins jumping in the air and spinning from a safe distance away, an early humpback whale made an appearance, and we even saw a whale shark swim by! Soooo cool! The snorkeling was beautiful as well!
Written 21 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol H
16 contributions
Chill Morning of Snorkeling
Oct 2021
Safe and responsible encounters with dolphins, turtles and lots of fish. Knowledgeable staff who also clearly were enjoying themselves. Boxed meals were very fresh. Our cruise had mix of families, young couples, old couples and everyone had a goo dtime.
Written 2 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tomyumyum
Newport new10 contributions
If you are in a group of 4, go book a private boat for $500
Aug 2021
I went snorkeling trip TWICE, and I'll tell you why BOTH experiences were BAD. Go to google map and get a visualization for yourself.

1. Bought this overpriced trip last minute b/c of peer pressure. Had to drive to the west side of the island an hour away from Waikiki. No boarding until 9am and departure at ~9:30am. We started sailing nonstop for 1.5hr from Wai'anae Boat Harbor to the Keawaula Beach area on the far west tip of Oahu. Never saw a single dolphin. Then we turned back to water RIGHT IN FRONT of the Makaha Shores Condominium (7 min drive away from the harbor) and went snorkeling for 45min. The reason I can pinpoint all of these locations is because cellular signal works during the entire boat ride and my friend lives at that Makaha Shores Condo. After everyone boarded the boat, it took 5-10min to get back to harbor. Since we never a dolphin, the captain gave a coupon for another snorkeling trip as per the terms and conditions of the trip.

When I got back, my aunt who lives in Hawaii said they sure took me and my friends for a ride to stretch the time. I had a friend from Ohio came to Hawaii at the same time as me. He and his entire family of 20 ppl booked an entire boat going out from Waikiki for $500 flat, so $25/person. The boat was slightly smaller than this midsize catamaran. They saw a HUGE pod of dolphins swimming alongside their boat and had 2 hours snorkeling. I was so jealous and livid at this Hawaii Nautical tour, so I was adamant about redeeming the coupon before I leave Hawaii.

2. Redeeming the ticket was a breeze. Just call the # on the coupon and simply book, but the representative said I must bring the coupon or I will get charged full price at the dock. I guess they relied on people losing this paper coupon before returning to Hawaii, but since I'm still here for a while Imma use it! This time I brought my friend from Hawaii with me so he can experience it too.

3. For second trip, left dock at 9:30am again. About 30min in, we saw ~some~ bottlenose dolphins. Very small and difficult to see when they're underwater, esp. with the sun reflection. Since we saw the dolphins, the captain took his sweet time traveling SLOWLY back to the water in front of the Makaha Shores Condo. He said this was a famous snorkeling spot and I beg to differ. Try Hanauma Bay on the east side of Oahu near the Costco. This time we had an hour of snorkeling and was called up to the boat at 11am. Had an hour left so the captain dawdled at the same place doing nothing for 45min, time that you could remain in the water. It now takes him 15min to get back to the dock. My friend also told me I got ripped off.

Overall, the crew was great. They were professional and nice. Nobody in my group redeemed the alcohol coupons, b/c alcohol + motion sickness (med) + driving + drowsiness aftereffects from the meds do not go well together. Breakfast on the boat was a piece of muffin, a few grapes, 1 small slice of pineapple and 2 halves of strawberry. Lunch was a bag of potato chips + 2 small White Castle-sized sandwiches that had turkey lunch meat.

If you are by yourself, this trip is not worth it. If you are a couple, this is still not worth it. If you are 3 people, go w/ another tour that looks more exciting. If you are 4ppl or more, you might as well rent a boat to yourself and it's still cheaper. From beginning to end, I wish I never went.
Written 22 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley T B
2 contributions
Great time
Sep 2021 • Couples
The crew were super friendly and make it so that you have an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Written 7 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Connie was here!
4 contributions
Amazing experience, professional crew!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Date of event: 08/28/2021. Both my bf and I had an amazing time out watching dolphins and snorkeling by the coral reef.
They provided clear instructions, clean snorkeling gears, fins and life jackets. First of all, the crew (captain Dave, Quinn and Ian) was very professional; they knew exactly where to see the dolphins. Yes dolphins! A big pod of them! Second of all, there was a fishing boat that took their spot for snorkeling without permission, it’s out of their control and I saw a 2-star review bashing them for that (seriously? Why?). They immediately went to a spot near by and guaranteed the snorkeling experience. Quinn was awesome keeping everyone in check in the water. Dave watched over the whole group from the boat. Ian was very generous with the alcohol drinks. I would recommend this crew to everyone. Thank you crew again for taking care of us! See you soon!
Written 29 August 2021
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KART
1 contribution
Family with young kids - Don’t pick this tour
Jul 2021 • Family
I hope this review will help them improve and enhance future customer experience. Currently, it’s poorly managed. Time duration at the snorkeling spot was too short. If you are a family with young kids, this is NOT the trip for you. Crew was unfriendly and almost have to request things couple of times to get any help at all. Often seen the crew chit-chat amongst them rather than helping the passengers. Lunch sandwich was awful. Read multiple reviews before I booked this trip but those negative reviews were unfortunately spot on. One thing that went well as promised, we did see the dolphins! Except the Dolphin sightings, our experience was terrible. Recommend trip advisor/Viator to properly select their tour providers/offering.
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin J
6 contributions
Depends on what you’re hoping to get from the experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
If you are looking for a relaxing cruise on the water and to see some dolphins show off, this would be ideal for you! A couple free beverages and some meals provided, the crew is a lot of fun and super laid back while also ensuring safety of their passengers. If you are looking for an intense snorkeling experience, this would most likely not scratch that itch. You’re pretty far up from the bottom and the waves cramp your style.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yue Y
1 contribution
Many dolphins, turtles, and fishes!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very good service with drinks, alcoholic and non alcoholic. Friendly, knowledgeable, and funny crew. Gave good snorkeling tips.
Written 16 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ALKK
1 contribution
Win for the family at the ocean
Jul 2021 • Family
Wonderful morning spent dolphin watching and snorkeling! The crew led by Jesse were friendly and often checked in with everyone to make sure we were doing well or if we wanted drinks. We followed a couple pods of dolphins for a while then moved on to our snorkeling spot. We did see a lot of fishes and also a couple of turtles briefly. We did not feel rushed at all. A huge shout-out to Brian who pulled our 9 year-old daughter on a buoy when she got tired early on so she got to enjoy the aquatic experience as well!!
Written 12 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chrisb-az-1234
Scottsdale, United States5 contributions
Excellent trip!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Excellent team. Was super impressed with their communication prior to the trip and the friendliness of the staff on board the boat.

I don’t understand the complaints about not being aware to bring your own snorkel and mask - they made that very clear up front.

I recommend this to everyone!
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Emily G
Emily G
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Loved it!
Loved the catamaran boat, the crew was great and helpful, the snorkeling was awesome! We saw several schools of fis
Victoria J
Victoria J
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Tons of fun!
Greg, Nicole, & Hailey were a fabulous crew! They were friendly, funny, and had impeccable customer service. This e
SinginSuzi
SinginSuzi
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It was ok, crew made it worth it!
I’ve been on many, many snorkel cruises and while this one was probably the most unimpressive, the staff and crew w
LCW6867
LCW6867
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PERFECT! WONDERFUL! RELAXING AND FUN!
Captain Cindy and her crew were GREAT! Clean catamaran, wonderful sailing, yummy drinks, bonus dinner and lovely su
mrsjj91
mrsjj91
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shady company.
Stay away - seriously! They are so shady! They loaded us all up on the boat even tho the conditions were poor sayin
M2034ZGalexandraw
M2034ZGalexandraw
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Wonderful and Beautiful
Wonderful crew and experience. I would definitely do this again and look into the other tours they offer!!!!
BStreet1975
BStreet1975
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Great Experience
Great experience, great crew! Was fortunate to see three pilot whales on this trip as well. Thanks for the memories
Tojamaka
Tojamaka
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Great Snorkeling Trip
LOVED our early morning snorkeling trip! We saw lots of turtles, a school of dolphins and other fish. We really en
murph0928
murph0928
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Amazing!
Trip was amazing! We saw so many turtles, very very close! And lots of fish too! The crew was friendly and accommod
Gopaca412
Gopaca412
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Great snorkeling adventure
Crew was very friendly and engaging. Drinks and lunch were adequate for the adventure. Snorkeling provided a multi
77mistyn
77mistyn
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Favorite adventure in Hawaii!!
We loved every minute of this Cruise! It was a beautiful and relaxing ride on the catamaran, very fun staff, drinks
SusanC188
SusanC188
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Sunset cruise from Waikiki
Very enjoyable sunset cruise. The staff was attentive, the views beautiful. Would highly recommend this sunset cru
lindsaybB5570FH
lindsaybB5570FH
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The Highlight of Our Trip!!
Very cool, laid back experience. Greg and the crew were super helpful and fun. I went with a friend and we did the
Matthew T
Matthew T
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Amazing awesome and turtles turtles turtles
Turtles turtles and more turtles The crew was great Great food and drink The crew was friendly and exciting and
J1559FGsarahl
J1559FGsarahl
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Amazing time!
They did an amazing job! The boat was super safe and they really cared about making sure everyone had a great time.
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