Many dream of the ultimate experience of swimming in the natural environment with wild dolphins. On Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Oahu Dolphin Snorkel Tour that dream can come true. Our leeward shore is home to Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins year round. By the lucky chance that guests are willing to relax and passively view the dolphins, we are able to slip on our snorkels, glide into the water and see pods of 20, 40, and sometimes as many as 100 dolphins swimming beneath us.
The adventure does not stop there. Their aquatic safari takes you to a snorkel at two of their top fish and sea turtle sites. “Turtle Town” is a cleaning station for sea turtles where guests can see as many as a half a dozen sea turtles getting their shells cleaned. While “Sand Pukas” and “Electric Beach” are home to Oahu’s second largest living reef and “millions” of colorful tropical fish. Last but not least, whale sightings are an added bonus in the winter months (December to March), – which guests can hear with board hydrophones.
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures’ Dolphin Snorkel Tours in Oahu is for aquatic enthusiasts who are willing to be more wet than dry, see more sites than any other snorkel tour, and are open to be amazed by Hawaii’s special marine life.
A wild, in-water dolphin experience!
2-3 additional snorkel sites!
Whale sightings (seasonal)
Snorkel guides and instruction
A comfortable, family friendly and safe way to experience Oahu’s best snorkeling
• On board bathrooms
• Fresh water shower
• Bottled water
• Soda, coffee, tea, hot cocoa
• Check in snacks of muffins, cereal bars
• Snorkel gear
• Snorkel instruction
• Life jackets
Please remember to bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, light cover up, and change of clothes. Camera, wetsuit, and fishfood rentals are all available for additional purchases so you may want to bring a credit card or additional money for upgrades.
Other Exciting Tours Offered by Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures offers more tours in addition to their Dolphin Snorkel Tour. For those looking for a romantic evening out on the water, the Catamaran Sunset Sail or the Sunset Sip & Sail are special options. The sunset sail sets you up to view a stunning Hawaiian sunset from the best possible vantage point. A leisurely sail aboard the luxurious catamaran provides a low-key excursion, during which you can nibble appetizers, sip complimentary champagne (or other drinks from the bar at additional cost) and take in the stunning views. The Catamaran Sunset Sail is an idyllic tour for setting the stage for a romantic evening and is available for bookings on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Similarly, the Sunset Sip & Sail is a great option for couples or friends wanting to spend a special evening out on the water. This tour is perfect for those who enjoy a glass of wine or who are interested in learning more about the fine art of wine tasting. An appetizer menu that pairs well with wine is offered, and wine tastings are complementary, while additional drinks are available from the bar at extra cost. This tour is offered only on the first Saturday of April, July, and October. Make your Oahu vacation memorable when you add one of these tours to your itinerary!
Call us to discuss various times and/or packages available.
Ph: (808) 726-2875
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures is located within the Ko Olina Harbor in Kapolei at 92-100 Waipahe Pl.
Activities & Services Near Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
With their location within the Ko Olina Harbor, a boat excursion with Ko Olina Ocean Adventures is easily accessible for any guests staying within the Ko Olina resort complex. Within these luxurious grounds are various accommodations options, as well as swimming pools, spas, shops, restaurants, and beaches. When you base your Oahu vacation in Ko Olina, activities and amenities are right at your fingertips. Accommodations vary from breezy ocean view condos to spacious private homes within gated communities. Activities on the grounds include golfing at the world class golf course, swimming in the calm beach lagoons, lounging by the swimming pool, or shopping and dining in the onsite specialty shops and restaurants. Additional shopping, activities, and dining options are available beyond the resort grounds in the adjacent community of Kapolei.
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Dolphin Snorkel Tour FAQ
Are your Dolphin Snorkel Tours family-friendly?
Yes, Dolphin Snorkel Tours are family-friendly, catering to all ages. Their expert guides ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, making it a perfect outing for families to create lasting memories together. With beautiful scenery and exciting activities for everyone from toddler to grandparent, Dolphin Snorkel Tours are often a highlight of families’ Oahu experience.
Is the boat ride comfortable?
Absolutely, the boat ride is exceptionally comfortable. The Gold Coast Catamaran, a spacious 53′ by 29′ luxury sailing vessel, provides a smooth and enjoyable journey, enhancing the overall experience of your dolphin snorkel adventure. Experience the utmost comfort and safety under the guidance of experienced captains. These seasoned professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, guaranteeing a smooth and secure boat ride.
What kind of wildlife will we see?
You will experience diverse wildlife encounters on your Dolphin Snorkel Tour. Experience the magic of seasonal Alaskan Humpback Whales from mid-November to late March. Meanwhile, the enchanting Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins grace our shores year-round, providing a captivating and unforgettable sight during your snorkeling expedition. In addition, green sea turtles and a variety of tropical fish can also be seen year-round, making this an exceptional activity for wildlife enthusiasts.
Where can we find the best nearby accommodations?
Dolphin Snorkel Tours are launched from the Ko Olina Marina, which is part of the luxurious Ko Olina Resort. Within the Ko Olina grounds, there are a variety of vacation condos, villas, and homes which all offer top-notch Oahu accommodations.