We will pick you up from your Waikiki or Ko'Olina Hotel and take you to the calm clear waters of West Oahu. The Easterly Tradewinds blow offshore and the Waianae Mountain Range block the gusts so the water is generally smooth and perfect for snorkeling. This is also the home to the largest Spinner Dolphin population on Oahu!
The Speedboat Dolphin Snorkel Tour includes a passive dolphin swim with the friendly wild spinner dolphins, followed by a reef snorkel loaded with brilliantly colored tropical fish and a variety of pacific ocean life. This snorkel site and your following site are inhabited with the calm Hawaiian green sea turtles. Your swimming with dolphins tour also includes seasonal whale watching during the winter months.
Our dolphin snorkel encounter procedure is to have our snorkelers assume a passive float position in a safe, non-intrusive manner. The longer you hold perfectly still, the longer your Hawaii dolphin swim should last. Experience Oahu’s wild spinner dolphins in the Hawaii tradition of respect for these beautiful animals.
Following your Oahu dolphin swim, your next two snorkel sites are natural turtle cleaning stations. You’ll watch the ever friendly and always pleasant green sea turtles gather to get their shells and skin cleaned by algae-eating reef fish.
Your west Oahu snorkeling adventure concludes with snorkeling through coral gardens among schools of brilliantly colored reef fish and exotic ocean creatures.
As a very special bonus, included in your snorkeling adventure from December through April is humpback whale watching. Watch these majestic mammals, often accompanied by their newborn calves, play in and cruise the waters of west Oahu.
Lunch is served at the marina following the tour and consist of: teriyaki chicken or hawaiian pulled pork sandwiches, lettuce and tomato condiments, fresh mixed fruit, pasta salad, chips, and soft drinks, veggie burgers are also available. A muffin, hot tea or hot chocolate is also served before boarding on morning tours, a snack pack of chips and bottled water on midday tours.
Ko Olina Explorer is fun, safe & exciting. This 44 foot Rigid Inflatable Boat, powered by twin 250 HP outboards will launch you up the Leeward coastline at a nice speed. She features a secure center seating for up to 30 passengers and an onboard restroom.
Ko'Olina Marina Store: 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-4293
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us anytime to inquire about cancellations or reschedule. No-shows will be charged the full price.