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Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch

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Waianae, United States
Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

On this two-hour Oahu eco-tour, explore the shoreline of Oahu’s western coast in search of Hawaiian spinner dolphins. In addition to the pods of playful dolphins that leap and spin in the air, there’s also the chance you’ll find Bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, and whales (December-April). Build your own burger from the BBQ lunch station aboard the boat. A fun outing for the entire family!
  • Dolphin-watching cruise
  • Rare opportunity to observe Hawaiian spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins
  • Spot other marine life in their natural habitat, including turtles, tropical fish, spotted eagle rays and humpback whales (December to April only)
  • If option is selected dine on a create-your-own-gourmet-burger, freshly grilled onboard with all the fixings

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Departing from Waianae (rather than Waikiki) promises a lesser-seen view of O'ahu and plenty of marine life.
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Dolphin cruise
Certified Naturalist
Fun keiki (child) program
Lunch if option is selected
Gratuities

Departure Point

85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This Oahu dolphin watching cruise departs from Waianae Harbor, which allows visitors to experience a lesser-visited side of Oahu. With the towering slopes of Mt. Ka’ala rising high above the coast, you’ll ply the waters in search of pods of Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

Unlike the whales that migrate in winter, dolphins are year-round residents of Hawaii and are commonly spotted on the coast. Scan the horizon for splashes and flutters and dolphins leaping in the air, and Hawaiian spinners can do seven spins in one powerful leap.

Certified naturalists provide onboard lessons on Hawaii’s different dolphin species, and a video presentation helps educate keiki (children) about dolphins here in Hawaii. After finding a wild pod of dolphins and watching their thrilling splashes, build yourself a gourmet burger at the onboard BBQ buffet (if option selected)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 130 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Star of Honolulu Cruises and Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 130 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oahu Wild Dolphin Watching Cruise with Optional BBQ Lunch .

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Traveler Tips


  • "Pick up was from the resort and our driver and his assistant left a lot to be desired." See review
  • "I would probably take the bus next time instead of driving myself." See review

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Wei L
, Sep 2019
Very friendly crew. We saw dolphins and flying fishes. The food was also pretty good. We had a great time. However the place is bit far from Waikiki. I would probably take the bus next time instead of driving myself.
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Oahu Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Lunch - the crew was the BEST - driver of bus going to boat...not so much
mmargo3537
, Jun 2019
Pick up was from the resort and our driver and his assistant left a lot to be desired. Said nothing, was short when it came to getting us on and off bus, explained nothing....If I could score this separate, he would get -1 BUT the boat and crew were the BEST - so 4 it is (sorry crew). Boat ride was excellent, explained where we were going, what we would see, and pointed out several points of interest on the way. Dolphins were the BEST! We got close enough, but not to close, to see mom and dad dolphins training the babies and then we left the beach area to go further out to sea. While we were on this path we ate a wonderful grilled lunch and saw flying fish and turtles. After lunch we got to see dolphins 'playing' with the boat and doing tricks for us. After it was back to shore and a bus drive to our resort. NOTE: the return bus ride was excellent! The driver talked to the group about his knowledge of the island and pointed out sights.
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DayTrip50762754602
, May 2019
My wife wanted to see whales on our trip to Hawaii - I found this cruise that said we would see dolphins and possible whales - I convinced her it was better to see something than nothing at all. The captain and crew were very knowledgeable; friendly and caring of their guests. If you have the option for the lunch - I would take it - this was one of the best hamburgers I have ever had.
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Fantastic! We saw whales as well a...
Samson B
, Dec 2017
Fantastic! We saw whales as well a the Spinner dolphins which are only found in Hawaii. the crew were really friendly and fun.
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We also took this tour last year and...
Ann K
, Dec 2017
We also took this tour last year and it never disappoints! They always make sure they find the dolphins even if they have to go all the way to the end of the island!!! The staff is also very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Boat clean and staff very friendly...
tejalp89
, Oct 2017
Boat clean and staff very friendly. We did get to some dolphins but felt, the trip was too short for the price.
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Wow! The ship was clean, the staff...
Linda M
, Jun 2017
Wow! The ship was clean, the staff was friendly and the scenery was awesome! We had several opportunities to see dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.
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It was a beautiful day! We say lots...
2aussiesheppards
, Apr 2016
It was a beautiful day! We say lots of dolphins and a mom and baby whale! wonderful day with the whole crew!
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Very good, although I felt the...
Meghana R
, Nov 2015
Very good, although I felt the actual sightings of dolphins were a little limited not enough time was spent with the dolphins themselves. But crew was professional, courteous and service was excellent.
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Terrific. Captain and Crew were very...
Douglas P
, Mar 2015
Terrific. Captain and Crew were very friendly and professional.
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