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Waikoloa Dolphin Viewing & Turtle Snorkeling

Located just minutes from the resorts at Waikoloa, come and experience viewing wild dolphins and turtles in their natural habitat. This trip has been described as “beautiful”, “breathtaking”, “unique”, and “once in a lifetime”. To see a wild dolphin in its natural environment shouldn’t be missed

What to Expect

Enjoy wild spinner dolphins from the boat to see them swimming in their natural environment. We’ve been able to see 300 dolphins in a pod!

This environmentally respectful tour teaches our guests ways we can respectfully interact with these amazing creatures without disturbing their behavior.

After the dolphin encounter, we take you snorkeling on a beautiful reef known for the colorful coral, variety of fish, and turtles. *Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness a turtle getting cleaned at a turtle cleaning station (yes, like a turtle car wash).

The Boat: Malaialena

One can’t ask for a more stable and safe vessel than the Malaialena. With the rigid inflatable tubes and the single aluminum hull, this boat is very stable and safe when it comes to ocean boating.

  • Bathroom on board. Stand up marine head with full working toilet
  • 60% of the boat is shaded
  • Upper viewing deck that seats 4 people
  • Padded seating inside the boat
  • 8 speaker sound system. Microphone interpretation and music
  • Underwater hydrophone: listen to the whale sing…LIVE!
  • Standard safety features: Sonar, Radar, VHF radio, fire extinguishers, coast guard required life jackets.
  • All captains hold current and up to date licenses, CPR/First Aid certified, and are trained in marine mammal education and conservation.


  • Soft Drinks & Water
  • Light Snacks
  • All Snorkel Gear Needed
  • Swimming Flotation if Needed
  • Minimum Age to join tour is 5 years old


2.5 Hours


Puako Boat Ramp - Puako Beach Dr, Waimea, HI 96743

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.