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Wild Dolphin Encounters in Hawaii


Wild Dolphin Encounters on the Oahu Waianai Coast

Wild Dolphin Encounters on the Oahu Waianai Coast

For the ultimate in Waikiki wild dolphin encounters look no further than Dolphin Excursion's Wild Dolphin Encounter. This unforgettable Waikiki wild dolphin adventure includes dolphin siting aboard a scenic boat ride along Oahu's Waianai Coast, swimming with wild dolphins, and snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles!

Your unforgettable wild dolphin encounter begins as you board Dolphin Encounter's Nai'a I at Waianai Boat Harbour. From there, you will ride along Oahu's scenic western coastline to search for Hawaii's beautiful Spinner Dolphins. On the way, enjoy spectacular views of Oahu's majestic mountains, sparkling turquoise waters, and beautiful sandy coastline. Your professional and friendly captain knows all the best spots for dolphin spotting. In addition to Spinner Dolphins, guests may encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and Spotted Dolphins, in addition to other tropical marine life. During winter months, guests might also see a mighty Humpback Whale! The Nai'a I is designed for quick maneuverability to allow the best possible views of marine life, so you can capture these amazing animals flip, breach, spin and do other tricks.

This Waikiki wild dolphin encounter continues with an exciting in-water wild dolphin swim. The highlight of the Wild Dolphin Encounter is called "The Drop". If the dolphins are feeling playful and alert, guests will have the opportunity to emerge themselves in water among the dolphins to experience their beauty, language, and playfulness up close and personal in the dolphins’ own natural environment! No other dolphin encounter in Waikiki provides an opportunity to experience these amazing creatures in their own natural habitat. Masks and snorkels will allow you to swim along with the dolphins and even hear the beautiful sounds they make when communicating with one another. No park experience can compare to an actual in-water drop among wild dolphins. Dolphin and water conditions are ideal for The Drop about 80% of the time

The final portion of your unforgettable day at sea includes snorkeling among Oahu's most pristine natural coral reefs. Guests will see colorful tropical fish, beautiful live reef, and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. During winter season, if snorkeling conditions aren't ideal, more time will be allotted for whale watching.

Tour Highlights:

  • View spinner dolphins and humpback whales (during whale season)
  • Opportunity to occasionaly see bottlenose dolphins and spotted dolphins too
  • Perfect photo opportunities
  • Swim with dolphins and turtles in the wild
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch at Spinners Cafe.
  • Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels included
Tour Inclusions:

  • All snorkel gear provided
  • Delicious lunch

Please note: This is a tour that takes you to marine life in their natural habitat, not in a zoo or park. While dolphins are spotted around 80-90% of the time, dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed. The snorkeling conditions are also dependent on the weather, and snorkeling only takes place when deemed safe.

All Wild Dolphin Excursions are led by professional captains and seasoned island naturalists. Round trip hotel transportation included. All snorkeling gear is provided. The Wild Dolphin Encounter is available daily with check-in time at 10:15 a.m. Capacity is limited to 20 guests to ensure a personalized, uncrowded experience on your Waikiki wild dolphin encounter. Later afternoon excursions departing after 2:00 p.m. can be customized at request.

For the best availability and lowest prices, reserve your Waikiki Wild Dolphin Encounter through Waikiki Tours. Browse Waikiki Tours’ wide selection of other Waikiki vacation activities to plan your perfect Oahu vacation. Waikiki Tours prides itself on professional customer service and the lowest prices on the web!

Lunch Menu:

  • Oriental Chicken Salad – lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, sprouts, grilled chicken and topped with won ton chips and oriental dressing
  • Build your own sandwich – your choice of turkey, ham or tuna and choice of veggies and cheese
  • Veggie Sandwich – including your choice of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, mushrooms and cheese on two whole wheat slices of bread
  • Garden Salad – lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, mushrooms, sprouts, sundried tomatoes, American cheese and your choice of dressing

Where and When:
Summer: Check-in is at 6:30 am or 10:00 am at the Waianae Boat Harbor located on the west shore of Oahu, off Hwy 93.
Winter: Check-in is at 7:00 am or 10:30 am at the Waianae Boat Harbor located on the west shore of Oahu, off Hwy 93.
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Children must be at least 4 years old.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Dolphin Excursions
Fins, mask and snorkel (provided)
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