- 4 to 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Discover what more than 200,000 guests have experienced: Swimming with wild dolphins in their natural Hawaii habitat is the memory of a lifetime!
Our all new boat takes you on a cruise along the stunning west coast of Oahu, where you'll swim with or watch wild spinner dolphins in crystal clear ocean waters. Our trained guides, life savers and free divers will make sure you're safe and comfortable in the water. With transportation from Waikiki included, our tour also includes a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles. After snorkeling enjoy our kayaks, SUP boards and new 20-foot water slide! Our staff will entertain you with hula dancing and ukulele performances or answer your questions on Hawaiian culture and history. And to top it off, we offer a delicious Taro bun cheeseburger (vegetarian available) and snacks for lunch. It’s no wonder Dolphins and You is the longest-running and highest-rated on the island!
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- Close encounter with friendly dolphins
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Vegetarian meal option available
- Transportation: Between the hotel and the harbor
- Gear: Snorkel, mask, fins and safety jacket
- Ocean activities: sea kayaks, SUP board and 20-foot water slide
- Entertainment: Hula lessons and traditional "E Ho Mai" ceremony
- Lunch - Taro bun cheeseburger (veggie burger or gluten free bun (+$5) available upon request)
- Snacks - Fresh pineapple and Hawaiian chips
- Water and Lemonade refreshments
- Entry/Admission - Dolphins and You
- Optional: Wet suit rental + $10.00 per person
- USB with pictures of the tour taken by our professional photographer - $60.00
- Additional products available through local operator
Waianae Boat Harbor
Traveler pickup is offered
We also offer pick-up from Duty Free Shopping Center (DFS) at T. Galleria.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat in Hawaii. Then enjoy ocean activities, including a 20-foot waterslide! Tour includes hula entertainment and a taro bun cheeseburger lunch. This dolphin encounter is an experience you’ll never forget.
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Dolphins and You, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Dolphins are often spotted, but there is no 100% guarantee of dolphin encounter. The local operator offers a Rainbow Check on the days we do not encounter dolphins.
- Children (2-11 years old)must be accompanied by an adult
- Pick up at Waikiki hotels（there are 10 location in Waikiki) Tour guide confirms all guests and the vehicle departs Waikiki.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Gluten free or vegetarian burgers are available upon request. Please contact with dietary restrictions.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
They pick you up right on time and explain thing very well. The boat ride took us right to where the dolphins were resting and I saw about ten dolphins in the first minute just twenty feet below me. Then we went to another place to free swim and see reef fish or just play in the water. I didn’t get to see any sea turtles, but the day was still good. The staff were friendly and helpful. They provided fun entertainment and tips. I would recommend this tour to my friends and family.
This was so disappointing, to our family. First off the boat is not even close to what is pictured. It was a old beat up boat that was so overcrowded and little. We did not even get to sit together as a family. The crew was rude and unprofessional. The girl taking the pictures was pretty good. But the rest could have cared less. We have done many of these trips, and thought we would get our moneys worth by paying a little more not the case. So unhappy.
A fantastic well organised snorkel with dolphins and turtles. I would highly recommend the day to anyone coming to Hawaii.
This adventure was everything we expected and more! The crew was very friendly and entertaining. We even got to see some dolphins while we were in the water which is what my daughter wanted most of all. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing event while visiting Honolulu Hawaii.
After bus trip, take boat ride into a bay you can still see the shore. Crew is interested in helping people see Dolphins. Dolphins are in the bay and will swim by but do not always cooperate they zig and zag, so sometimes the folks in the front get a great view and sometimes those in the back get a great view. Be sure to take sea sickness pills because the boat will gently rock. If the weather is nice, they have other activities to enjoy besides snorkleing e.g., kayaks, paddle boards, slide, trampoline. Was not a lot to see on the bay bottom. If you are just there to snorkel, other options are less expensive.
Unfortunately we didn't get to see Dolphins and only saw 1 turtle, my rating would have been less but the staff and crew were
So great and entertaining that I've given a better star rating.
The crew were incredibly attentive and helpful. You can tell that they really enjoy their jobs and they are genuinely nice people who are fun to be around. The snorkel gear was excellent and probably the highest quality that we have ever used on a snorkel tour and we were able to see dolphins and a sea turtle in the wild! Highly recommend booking with this group and we had an experience of a lifetime thanks to them!
Lots of dolphins, only one turtle. Fun and upbeat for geared toward younger generation.
Our tour was the first of the day. Our reward for getting up sooo early was swimming with half a dozen dolphins! And we were lucky enough to spot a sea turtle as well. This adventure was definitely the high-point of the trip.
Perfect weather. Hamburger was okay. Saw a dolphin for about 1.5 seconds. Did not see any turtles. The reef is about 30 feet below you. Unless you are dead set on the chance that you might see a dolphin, there are better snorkeling tours out there.
The only reason I am rating this a 4 is that the inclement weather prevented us from anchering in the area where the turtles were so swimming with turtles did not happen. My daughter and I took the early cruise that allowed our groupto find the dolphins first and be able to be the only group around to swim with them. The crew were a pleasure to be with. They were caring, polite, professinal and well trained especially when help was needed. They were also pretty entertaing and enjoyed what they were doing. I would sugest that warm clothing be brought with you that can be removed. Also bring your own towel.
Can anything be better than swimming with Dolphins and Turtles? YES - swimming with a group who respect that WE'RE in THEIR environment. We really appreciated the honour of swimming in the dolphins environment, and the respect the crew have for this. As the sun broke over the horizon we sang a beautiful song to ask for a good trip and we definitely got it. Plenty of dolphins and several turtles came to show off. I would recommend going on the earlier tour just to experience the sun-rise. It was magnificent.
Great entertainment on the boat my 4 teenage daughters particularly enjoyed Captain Kitani's HULA.... And to top it off we had a delicious burger for lunch - wish we could find those purple buns back in OZ.
Thanks Dolphins and You - I will wear my wrist band as long as I can because this is such an amazing memory.
My fellow reviewers have given some excellent descriptives of the Dolphins and You tour, so I am delighted to endorse all of their positive comments and observations.
This is one adventure on Oahu not to be missed!
Apart from the obvious pleasure of swimming with Dolphins, Turtles and a myriad of colourful tropical fish, this tour is a riot from start to finish...never a dull moment.
The crew present the Hawaiian equivalent of a slightly deranged Gilbert and Sullivan on the high seas, with a dash of Marx Brothers zaniness and Three Stooges Hula antics and frivolity...and enjoined the entire tour party into a happy sense of revelry and pure vacation happiness.
I have not had a better time in donkey's years...if you do nothing else on your vacation than share a day with this happy crew, you will leave the Hawaiian Islands with a real sense of the true meaning of ALOHA.
Incredible! Couldn't have asked for a better experience - not only was it magic swimming with wild dolphins and sea turtles, but the crew were fun and experienced, you always felt safe and well looked after! I'm not normally a big fan of tours, but this was well worth it and the guides made sure everyone saw dolphins and sea turtles and the professional photos they took were great. Terrific all-round. Highly recommended!
What an incredible experience - and that was just from our guides. The dolphins and turtles were amazing too. I will be back again
The tour was not what I expected. The time with the dolphins was too short, the snorkel area where they took us barely had fish and I did not see any turtle. Don't waste your money on the pictures and video! It was not worth it! You will have a closer look at the dolphins at Sea World.