There are schools of Millet Seed Butterfly fish at our snorkeling spots. We also often find an octopus.
Humpback Whales come to Hawaii every winter. We get to see whales on our swim with dolphins snorkel tour from December to April.
There are many Hawaii green sea turtles at our snorkel spots. Turtles are easy to photograph because they move slowly.
Hawaii Spinner Dolphins can only be seen in the wild. They jump and spin out of the water, which is where they got there name.
You're in the water, with a mask and snorkel, surrounded by Spinner Dolphins as they go about their everyday activities.
Hawaii Swim with Dolphins Adventure
The Three Hour Swim with Dolphins Adventure is not at Hanauma Bay Hawaii. This dolphin excursion tour is on a boat that leaves the Waianae Boat Harbor at 7:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.. The drive to the Waianae Boat Harbor is a little over an hour from Waikiki in the opposite direction of Hanauma Bay. Hanauma Bay is on the south shore of Oahu and Waianae, Ko Olina and Makaha are on the West shore of Oahu. Transportation is included from all Waikiki Hotels. You can also drive and meet us at the boat harbor. There are usually no dolphins in Hanauma Bay. This is why we go to the west side of the island on our Dolphin Snorkel Tour.
So Imagine this: You're in the water, with a mask and snorkel, surrounded by Spinner Dolphins as they go about their everyday activities. Watch them swimming or playing and if your lucky, maybe they'll do a spin for you!
Novice snorkelers.... No Problems.
Your professional guide will instruct you, giving advice and pointing out dolphin behavior. (Snorkeling and safety gear provided) Getting Wet with the dolphins is an event that is certain to make your day, if not your entire vacation!
Spinner dolphins are the most common cetacean found around the Hawaiian Islands. They average 6 feet (2 m) in length and 175 pounds (80 kg). Pod size ranges between 10-100 individuals. Spinners travel far offshore at night to their feeding grounds and return close to shore each morning to rest. Rest behavior is characterized by swimming in tight groups, surfacing synchronously to breathe and gliding along the sandy bottom in a "carpet" formation. Aerial activity, such as spins, head and tail slappings, increases as they "awaken" during the late morning hours and through the afternoon.
Hawaii Dolphin Snorkel Tour Description
3 hour Swim with Dolphins Adventure
Early Bird Swim with Dolphin Adventure: Adult - $140.00 plus tax. Children (4 -12 years old) - $85.00 plus tax. Hotel pick up...5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Leaves boat harbor...7:00 a.m. Returns to Waikiki... 1:30 p.m. Limited to 22 passengers.
Our boat has a capacity for 30 guests, for our excursion we limit the number to 22 guests, this limit and the
fact that the dolphins are more playful during mornings gives a better opportunity to swim with the dolphins. Playtime and photo opportunities with the dolphins (30-40 minutes). Snorkeling among some of the most pristine reefs, teeming with colorful fish and inquisitive Hawaii Green Sea Turtles (30 - 45 minutes weather permitting). Excursion duration on
the water 3 hours. This tour operates seven days a week.
Swim with Dolphin Adventure: Adult - $140.00 plus tax. Children (4 -12 years old) - $85.00 plus tax. Hotel pick up...8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Leaves boat harbor...10:30 a.m. Returns to Waikiki... 3:30 p.m. Limited to 22 passengers. Our boat has a capacity for 30 guests, for our excursion we limit the number to 22 guests, this limit and the fact that the dolphins are more playful during mornings gives a better opportunity to swim with the dolphins. Playtime and photo opportunities with the dolphins (30-40 minutes). Snorkeling among some of the most pristine reefs, teeming with colorful fish and inquisitive Hawaii Green Sea Turtles (30 - 45 minutes weather permitting). Excursion duration on the water 3 hours. This tour operates seven days a week.
After your tour with us, we will bring you to our dolphin house for a nice sit down lunch.
Select from our Eight Item Lunch Menu when you check in and we will have it ready for you when you return.
Things we recommend for you to bring along....Swimsuit, towel, Cameras (including video), lots and lots of film, sunscreen, light clothing for coverup and a small bottle of water. Gear included with your excursion; Snorkeling gear, flotation tube, Baja Bags (for dry storage), rain-gear (rarely needed) and all safety equipment is provided. Please note that the boat ride is very dry therefore cameras and video equipment will be safe and are very welcome onboard
Transportation from all Waikiki Hotels is included in the tour price. You may meet us at the Waiane Boat Harbor if you prefer to drive on your own. The cost is the same if you prefer to drive to our shop and meet us. The Dolphin Snorkel Tour is not at Hanauma Bay Hawaii. It is a 75 minute drive to our shop from Waikiki.
Hanauma Bay is currently unavailable for commercial activities due to government COVID closures. Please check out our boat snorkel tour and boat dives that are departing daily.
Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursions
Enjoy a trip along the Waikiki Coast to Turtle Canyons snorkeling site. This spot is known for the large numbers of sea turtles that float above the reef while the reef fish swim around them and clean their shells. When the turtles come up to breath they can even be seen by spectators relaxing on the boat! After you have gotten your fill of snorkeling climb back onboard and relax in the sun with complimentary snack and beverages. Kick back and watch out for spinner dolphins and humpback whales (whales sighted in winter months December to April) while you cruise back to the harbor. Driving Directions will be included in your confirmation email to the boat at Kewalo Basin, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Slip B1, Honolulu, HI 96814.
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