Ko Olina Marine Life Snorkel Sail And Oahu Dolphin Watching Tour

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When it comes to marine biodiversity, Oahu is unlike anywhere else on the planet. Because of the extensive coral reef system that surrounds the Hawaiian Islands, snorkeling is one of Oahu’s best activities. 

Get up close and personal with ocean creatures such as tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and spotted eagle rays. Magnificent humpback whales can even be heard calling from time to time. 

That’s why you shouldn’t miss out on the Ko Olina Marine Life Snorkel Sail & Oahu Dolphin Watching Tour. Keep reading to learn more about the best Hawaii snorkel tour that Oahu has to offer! 

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About Ko Olina’s Ocean Tour

Experience the joy of watching majestic dolphins and going snorkeling! Cruise along Oahu’s beautiful leeward coast in the morning or afternoon, depending on your chosen schedule. We will depart from Ko Olina Marina and head to the west side of Oahu, where the water is calm and the snorkeling is unparalleled.

Dolphins swim along the boats’ bows, playing and thriving as we travel to our snorkeling destination. Once we spot the dolphins, we’ll pull over and let you watch them while our guides fill you in on all the fascinating details of these magnificent animals.

Capture some of the trip’s most memorable moments with the spinners stopping by to show off their fantastic tricks in the air. Only a lucky few get to witness these incredible performances. We frequently come across other kinds of dolphins, like spotted and bottlenose dolphins. We might even spot a humpback whale if we come during the winter.

As we continue, our snorkel and dolphin tour will follow the pristine Waianae coast, where your guide will regale you with stories of the islands’ mystical past and the Waianae coast’s rich history.

We’ll take a thrilling trip along the coast and then spend an hour snorkeling in the clear seas off the western coast of Oahu. Dive into one of Hawaii’s hidden jewels, teeming with marine life like tropical fish, green turtles, eagle rays, and vibrant coral.

While your senses are still on high from snorkeling and a swim with dolphins in Oahu, sit back, relax, and indulge in our gourmet lunch of individually wrapped turkey, ham, and fresh fruit. At the same time, you may drink to your heart’s content from a wide selection of wines, beers, and other beverages. Then allow yourself to be soothed by the gentle trade winds as we make our way back to the Ko ‘Olina Marina.


There are four Ko Olina Marine Life Snorkel Sail & Oahu Dolphin Watching Tour packages you can choose from as follows:

Morning Snorkel Sail

This tour is from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. Here are the rates per person:

    • Adult (Age 13 & over): $ 169.00
    • Child (Age 4-12): $ 139.00
    • Infant (Age 0-3): $ 40.00

Morning Snorkel Sail With Transportation

This tour is from 8:30 to 11:30 AM and includes Waikiki round-trip transportation. Here are the rates per person:

    • Adult (Age 13 & over): $179.00
    • Child (Age 4-12): $149.00
    • Infant (Age 0-3): $50.00

Afternoon Snorkel Sail

This tour is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Here are the rates per person:

    • Adult (Age 13 & over): $169.00
    • Child (Age 4-12): $139.00
    • Infant (Age 0-3): $40.00

Afternoon Snorkel Sail With Transportation

This tour is from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and includes Waikiki round-trip transportation. Here are the rates per person:

    • Adult (Age 13 & over): $179.00
    • Child (Age 4-12): $149.00
    • Infant (Age 0-3): $50.00


Q. Will this tour allow me to swim with the dolphins?

A. No, this trip is simply a dolphin-watching cruise.

Q. Can I participate if I can’t swim?

A. Yes, you don’t need to be able to swim to participate in this activity.

Q. Where can I safely store my things while traveling?

A. Although the boat doesn’t have lockers, there is storage space under the seats.

Q. When should I make reservations for this tour?

A. We advise making reservations at least a few days in advance. Please make your reservation as soon as possible if you have strict schedule requirements.

Q. Do we have to use a life vest?

A. Yes, when you go to the snorkeling spots, you’ll need to put on a life jacket before you can go in the water. The captain will let you remove it when he sees that you are confident swimming without it.

Q. What type of vessel will be used?

A. Fast and luxurious, the 53-foot “Hololea Kai” Gold Coast Catamaran is ideal for cruising the islands. The catamaran cruiser is a great combination of grandeur and cutting-edge technology, with space for up to 49 passengers and facilities including a plush suntan deck, teak bar, separate male and female toilets, and an outdoor freshwater shower.

Q. Can I bring my children on this snorkeling trip?

A. Yes! Kids love snorkeling, and the onboard instructors can help you get them in the water safely so they can have a blast.


Here are some things to keep in mind when you book a Hawaii dolphin tour:


    • Wheelchair access is not available for this activity.
    • If fewer than six people are scheduled to participate, the tour may be canceled.
    • This activity is suitable for children of any age.
    • Guests must be able to ascend a flight of stairs to reach the boat’s deck and descend a ladder to access the water at snorkeling spots.
    • Participants who want to go into the water must know how to swim.

Additional Notes

    • In the event of bad weather, the planned activities may be postponed or canceled.
    • Participants who enter the water must all be equipped with flotation gear.
    • You may or may not see dolphins, but there’s no guarantee. If, for whatever reason, you don’t see any dolphins during your tour, you can come back for free within five days of your initial booking. Food and transportation are not included in the dolphin guarantee’s free trips and cost $15 per person.
    • Please leave your shoes in the secure container on the pier, as this is a barefoot tour.
    • Bags and other belongings can be stowed away under the seats on board to keep them safe and dry.
    • Wetsuits are available for rent, and disposable underwater cameras and other souvenirs are for sale on site.
    • Transportation will be shared with other guests.
    • You are encouraged to bring a swimsuit, a change of clothes, sunscreen, a sweatshirt or light jacket, and a valid government-issued photo I.D. to consume alcoholic beverages.

Book A Ko Olina Marine Life Snorkel Sail & Oahu Dolphin Watching Tour Today!

If you’re searching for a family-friendly activity that gets you out of the city and into nature on Oahu, consider booking a spot on the Ko Olina Marine Life Snorkel Sail and Oahu Dolphin Watching Tour

Engage in a wide range of activities, from cruising to dolphin-watching to snorkeling. After all, one of the best things to do in Oahu is to explore the clear blue waters and see the diverse marine life. Ko Olina is a destination you won’t forget.

Or, if you want a full private Oahu tour, book a trip with us, Oahu Private Tours, here online or give us a call at (808) 425-9896. 

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For 1-6 passengers. $60 per additional passenger thereafter.


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Notice: Currently, we are not able to offer Sunset Beach and Laniakea Beach (Turtle Beach) as tour stops as commercial vehicles are not allowed in those areas. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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