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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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Head to the country side of Oahu's West coast where years of minimal development helped to bolster and maintain a flourishing abundance of marine life, coral reefs, and clear water. We visit areas frequented by pods of dolphins and turtles and many other sea life. Humpback whales migrate here annually from Alaska during our winter months of November and April putting on a show for our guests. Snorkel in the warm, crystal clear blue waters that you've seen in movies then enjoy a buffet meal on us. We provide complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and round trip transportation from Waikiki.
Highlights
  • Oahu cruise from Ko Olina with snorkeling, buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Take in the scenery from the catamaran's spacious deck or indoor cabin
  • Snorkel at a coral reef surrounded by colorful fish 
  • Includes snorkeling gear, instruction, onboard shower, and changing room
What to Expect
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to a 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.
Glide north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish, and hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot and use the equipment provided. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and have the option to rinse off in a freshwater shower.
Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks including margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Head back to the marina where you can purchase photos of your cruise if desired. Your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had lots of fun. The staff was cool and very professional: safety first, so good deal for families with kids. We saw dolphins real close, snorkeling was great. No hesitation, go for it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chillvoyager
OceanJoyCruises, Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Chillvoyager, Thank you for cruising with us again on the Kai'Oli'Oli. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I went to Hawaii for our fifth wedding anniversary. We booked this tour at the last minute through our hotel. This tour was great. We had a fantastic boat ride in the morning out to the snorkel spot. Snorkeled with the fish...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jerimiah J
OceanJoyCruises, Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Jerimiah J, Mahalo for cruising with us on the Kai'Oli'Oli and sharing your review. Thank you for spending your anniversary with us. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends. Happy Anniversary, Ocean Joy Cruises

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $300 for 2 people, I expected more than what we got especially the buffet. Not much to choose from and no whales/dolphins either.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Julie L
OceanJoyCruises, Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Julie L, Mahalo for cruising with us and sharing your review. Our cruises are all inclusive and includes round trip transportation, one-hour of snorkeling, a buffet meal, unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, and a 3.5 hour cruise. Compared to our competitors, we offer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed this cruise. Capt Pat. (Bobby) was great. Mani, Mason, Clover, and the jr crew member (Name slipped my mind) were fantastic. We will be back. This is the 3rd time we have done this excursion and the crew always makes the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rick H
OceanJoyCruises, Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Aloha Rick H, Thank you for cruising with us again on the Kai'Oli'Oli. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew was amazing....very personable. Entire cruise was organized and professional. My kids are 14 and 17, and we all had a blast. There were younger kids on the boat as well (probably as young as 3-4), and the crew was great to work with them...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bethaniekelley36
OceanJoyCruises, Manager at Ocean Joy Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha bethaniekelley36, Thank you for cruising with us on the Kai'Oli'Oli and sharing your review. We hope to see you again and please tell your friends about us. Aloha, Ocean Joy Cruises

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