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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Kapolei, United States
Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Sail on a catamaran down Oahu's western coast during this cruise from Ko Olina. Glide through the unspoiled waters on this side of the island in search of dolphins and whales, then dive in for a snorkeling experience in a hidden local spot rich with marine life. Enjoy a Hawaiian buffet, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, before heading back to shore. Choose from three daily departure times.
  • Hear informative commentary from the knowledgeable captain and crew
  • Feast on a Hawaiian buffet with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Includes high-quality gear, snorkeling instruction, onboard shower, and changing facilities

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Western Oahu’s rugged reputation keeps the crowds away—making it the perfect spot for serene snorkeling.
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Local guide
Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
Prepackaged warm Hawaiian meal- Please notify Ocean Joy Cruises with any dietary concerns.
Reef Safe Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities
Roundtrip Transportation is available for $25.00 per person from select Waikiki Hotels.

Departure Point

92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Please meet us behind the Ko Olina Marina Adventure Center (store is currently closed). Our waiting area is oceanside, underneath the umbrellas to the left behind the Center. Our manager on duty will greet you and check you in for our tour there!

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Morning Calm w/ Transportation
8/23/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:45 AM - 06:40 AM
Morning Calm No Trans
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunset Snorkel Summer No Trans
4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Tuesday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Thursday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Saturday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
Tuesday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Thursday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Saturday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Sunset Snorkel w/ Trans Winter
10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
1/1/2022 - 3/31/2022
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Sunset Snorkel w/ Trans Summer
8/23/2021 - 9/30/2021
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Afternoon Adventure No Trans
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Afternoon Adventure w/ Trans
8/23/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Sunset Snorkel Winter No Trans
10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
1/1/2022 - 3/31/2022
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to your well-equipped 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.

Your boat glides north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish. Hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot where you have time to snorkel with the provided equipment. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and rinse off in the freshwater shower.

Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks like margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Glide back to the marina and have the option to purchase photos of your cruise before your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Itinerary
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Ocean Joy Cruises
Travel by our complimentary round trip transportation from Waikiki on a comfortable air-conditioned motor-coach to the marina where you will board our 61-foot (18.5-meter) Kai OliOli catamaran for your 3.5-hour cruise. You can choose from three departure times — morning, afternoon, or sunset — to suit your schedule. Once we depart the marina, we’ll head north along the pristine western coast of Oahu to look for dolphins, whales (seasonal), flying fish, green sea turtles, and admire the beautiful unspoiled scenery. When your captain locates a pod of dolphins or whales, your boat stops to allow you to get an excellent view of the mighty mammals from the spacious deck. Your expert crew can answer any questions that you may have about the animals you see. Afterward, your captain steers the boat into a special spot for snorkeling. We provide your snorkel gear and detailed safety and snorkeling instructions. We have a roomy, comfortable sitting area with wide steps to allow you to comfortably put your gear on and easily wade into the water. Once in, marvel at colorful corals and multitudes of fish for an hour of snorkeling with guides available to assist you with fish identification and safety. Back on the boat, you can rinse off in one of the boat’s four warm, freshwater showers. Two changing rooms and restrooms are also available. Once the snorkelers return to the boat, the crew serves a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet that includes teriyaki chicken, kalua pig (pulled pork), tossed salad, rice and fresh fruit along with your choice of beer, wine, mai tai, or margarita (up to four alcoholic drinks included). As you enjoy your meal, we begin a leisurely cruise back to the marina. Throughout the cruise Throughout the tour, we serve unlimited bottled water and soft drinks while your captain and crew share the history and legends of the Waianae Coast. A professional photographer takes photos both above and under water which you have the option to purchase back at the dock before you depart.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We can accept collapsible wheelchairs and small umbrella strollers but they will be stored at the marina during the cruise. Wheelchair guests must be able to walk up a short flight of steps onto the bus and boat.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal.

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Traveller Tips


  • "You have to drive yourself to the excursion and pay for parking and the rate isn’t adjusted for them no longer providing transportation." See review
  • "This tour is 30 minutes outside of Waikiki but worth the drive if you have access to a vehicle." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travellers

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star-5
Cruise & Snorkel Hawaii
Scott_S
, Oct. 2021
Excellent experience with a quality crew and excellent boat. I would repeat the experience in a heartbeat!
star-5
Mason for President
Tonya_D
, Oct. 2021
Staff were amazing! Fun afternoon! Really enjoyed meeting people, the wildlife and the food and drinks.
star-5
Great crew, fun boat experience. Do this!
Steven_C
, Oct. 2021
On a whim we decided to do this. We took the “winter sunset cruise” without transportation as we drove down ourselves from the North Shore. Parking was easy and safe. The company follows up with texts and a phone call and was responsive to all questions. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. The cruise was so, so fun! We had the best time! The captain and entire crew from the booking agent to the photographer, divers and crew and our fellow cruisers were so much fun, friendly, kind and enthusiastic. Anyone can do this, even non swimmers ( like me )or people with little swimming skills. After snorkeling we enjoyed cocktails, sitting on the boat with a warm breeze and beautiful sunset! Oh and get the pictures and tip your crew! Mahalo for the memories!
star-5
The views were stunning...
John_L
, Oct. 2021
The views were stunning both above the water and under the water. The crew was pleasant and friendly.
star-5
Saw lots of sea life
Irene_R
, Oct. 2021
Great ride out to the water. Went snorkeling and got to see dolphins, turtles and a variety of fish. The reef was interesting too with all its crevices and wild life floating in and out of it. Had fun in the sun and sea!
star-5
This excursion was so...
Stephanie_C
, Oct. 2021
This excursion was so fun. The captain and crew were top notch- captain was hilarious and welcoming, crew was extremely personable and provided great service. We got to see dolphins, swim for a long time, and then had drinks and honestly great food on the way back. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
We had a great time with...
Austin_S
, Sep. 2021
We had a great time with this fun staff! The evening was beautiful and the boat's staff made sure everyone was comfortable and was enjoying the night.
star-5
Phenomenal Crew and Experience!
Miranda_M
, Sep. 2021
This snorkeling trip is phenomenal! The crew (Mason, Emma, Meg, and Miranda) is incredible. They prioritize making you feel comfortable with the equipment and experience while also ensuring your safety. They were such a fun crew, and it was a terrific first time snorkeling experience! They all make sure to find animals like dolphins and turtles for you to see, and they guide you really well in the water. I can't recommend this excursion enough!
star-5
So many dolphins!
Natalie_C
, Sep. 2021
The crew made the awesome experience even more fun. They were exuberant and helpful. The length of the cruise allows for time to explore to find wild life and stop to experience it.
star-4
Lots of turtles today!
DeenaBennett
, Sep. 2021
Trip was amazing. Turtles and fish everywhere! Crew was professional. My only complaint is that the area was popular so we were limited in our viewing to an area no larger than a small pool size. When there are 30+ we needed more space.

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