Water activity

West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Indigo Ocean Hawaii LLC
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From US$ 176.96 per person

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Board a spacious 40-passenger catamaran boat to cruise the West Coast of O’ahu and search for wild dolphins. Admire the ocean and mountain views as you keep your eyes out for these and other majestic sea creatures.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Please see the below the pickup points and times: ・Ala Moana Hotel, 5:40 AM (Meet on Mahukona Street on the south side of Ala Moana Hotel) ・Ilikai Hotel, 5:45 AM (Meet at the main entrance under the staircase on Ala Moana Blvd) ・Trump International Hotel, 5:50 AM (Meet at the main entrance on Saratoga Road) ・The Ritz-Carlton Residences, 5:55 AM (Meet at the main entrance on Kalaimoku Street) ・T Galleria By DFS, 6:00 AM (Meet at the main entrance on Royal Hawaiian Avenue) ・Hyatt Regency Waikiki, 6:10 AM (Meet at the entrance located on Koa Street) ・Waikiki Beach Marriott, 6:15 AM (Meet at the entrance located on Paaokalani Avenue) ・Hotels in the Ko Olina area, 6:55 AM (Meet at the main entrance of your hotel) If you can to drive on your own, then the meeting point is at Waianae Small Boat Harbor. It takes about 1 hour to drive from downtown to the harbor. Please be waiting in front of the 2-story building with the orange roof by 7:15 AM.


  • Board a spacious 40-person catamaran boat to cruise the West Coast of O’ahu
  • Relax and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains.
  • Enjoy the thrill of searching for wild dolphins
  • Keep a lookout for Hawaiian greenturtles, tropical fishes, and other sea creatures
Full description

Go on an exciting cruise on the lookout for dolphins. Board a double-hulled catamaran and enjoy a comfortable and stable ride as you enjoy the scenery and look for the sea creatures.

Relax aboard the vessel and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Luxuriate on the clear waters of West O’ahu, and look for the wild dolphins swimming gracefully in small or large groups

Search also for Hawaiian green turtles, tropical island fish, and other rare wild sea creatures. During the winter months, you also might catch sight of the annual migration of humpback whales as they playfully swim the West O’ahu ocean waters. On your return journey, view the majestic cascading views of the Waianae Mountain range as you voyage back towards port.

  • Shuttle service from/to designated hotels
  • Snorkel, Mask, Fins, Life-Vests
  • Special Hawaiian Lunch (Kalua Pork & Cabbage Bowl with Sweet Potato)
  • Soft drink and water
  • Souvenir (from your journey)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This activity is sadly not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • You may not leave behind your personal belongings on the shuttle bus during the tour, so please only what is necessary and only to bring on a boat
  • Bananas are prohibited on the boat due to Hawaiian superstitions that they bring bad luck
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Absolutely incredible experience. This outing I think counts as the best day of my life. The crew managed to get us in the water with False Killer Whales, Green sea turtles, octopus, and we were even all roaches by a pod of spinner dolphins! The outstanding crew made me feel like family and I genuinely had such a fun time. I got to meet some really amazing cool people and I would absolutely book this again (and I’m going to!). Couldn’t have had a more perfect experience. Again, the crew went above and beyond! They genuinely care about getting everyone a chance to see these awesome animals and they do a very good job of it! If you are looking for a fun time with great people and beautiful animals and nature, these are your people!!

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August 11, 2022

Incredible experience, we saw all three kinds of dolphins- bottle nose, spinner, and spotted. We also saw a false killer whale! We swam with the sea turtles and also got to hold a mini octopus. Our guide Michael was funny and engaging, and made sure he got pictures of everyone. The whole crew was very friendly, Captain Nicole did great getting us to the dolphins and she spotted the whale. JB also helped us see dolphins in the water. All around great crew and experience! Highly recommend.

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August 2, 2022

I can’t remember all of our guides names, but I wish I could because all of them were so kind, informative, funny, helpful, and make you feel safe. I had the best time on this tour. Our boat got to snorkel with pilot whales (!!!!!!!), turtles, and we even got to hold on octopus and take photos with it. Dolphins were swimming with our boat on the way back to the dock. Michael, one of the guides, was hilarious, full of energy, and made sure we all had a chance to see the animals. He was also snapping away at photos for us if we decided we wanted to buy the pics at the end of the tour (I did, because, well, whales!!). The owner of the company (Julie or Julia, I can’t remember), was amazing too. Dave, Ricky, JB, and I believe her name was Laura (or maybe Lauren), were all wonderful. I loved the tour so much I’m going again during my stay here. Everything about it was amazing, but the crew really made the trip special for us. 10/10 would recommend :)

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June 20, 2022

Product ID: 399177