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Swimming with the Dolphins in Hawaii

Hawaii dolphin watching together with swimming with the dolphins in Hawaii is an industry all to its own. There is probably no sea creature quite as endearing in the eyes of a human being as the dolphin. Watching the whales off the coasts of Hawaii is popular as well but this only occurs during the winter months, while man's infatuation with the dolphin populations can endure the entire year long. Hawaii Dolphin watches don't appear simply as their own category of activity but are intermingled with other ocean based activities like snorkeling, dinner cruises and sunset sails, whale watches and diving tours of all types. It seems that any excuse we can find to come in contact with a dolphin is one we will take if it is at all possible. Luckily the relationship that has evolved over the years between the companies in Hawaii that take clients out to visit with the Hawaii dolphin populations and the Hawaii dolphins themselves has been a good one. Dolphins are observed but not chased. If they choose to come play with the dolphin watching boats or the people on them it is their choice alone. The ultimate in respect has been shown to the dolphin populations particularly regarding swimming with the dolphins in Hawaii and as a result the majority of dolphin watching tours that set out to find them do so. In some places on some islands the dolphins allow people to swim with them and by all appearances it really seems that they enjoy doing so. The relationship between the dolphins and the Hawaiian visitors that flock to see them could in some ways be considered symbiotic. We enjoy the dolphins and we protect them from harm, at least from other humans and for all intents and purposes it appears that the Hawaii dolphin populations are thriving!

The dolphins that we primarily see on the dolphin watching tours of Hawaii are the Spinner Dolphins and the Bottle Nose Dolphins. Of the two the Spinner Dolphins are the most prevalent and in many respects, the most fun as well. Occasionally you will see dolphins in groups of four of five but it is much more likely that when you see a dolphin you will see scores of them. Dolphins enjoy staying together and swimming and hunting in pods and even sleep within range of their pod as well. Dolphins are social animals much like we are and perhaps that is part of their appeal to us. The one manifestation regarding their personalities that we could take a big lesson from is their sense of play and predilection toward comedic performance. If we could only learn to be as happy as the dolphins there is no question the world would be a better place.

Dolphins Can Be Found On All the Hawaiian Islands

All the islands of Hawaii are home to dolphins but some islands provide a better vantage point from which to watch them and to enjoy them. The two best islands to swim with the dolphins would undoubtedly be an Oahu dolphin swim along the Waianae Coast and another tour off the Kona Coast of the Big Island. These are spots that the dolphins frequent on an almost daily basis and the magnificent boat tours and wise boat captains that take visitors into these areas to visit the dolphins are the very tops in their profession. Every effort is made to make the dolphins feel comfortable with the people on the boats and no aggressive human behaviors are allowed. The dolphins are basically quite curious and will generally come close for a good look at the clumsy human swimmers but often just as quickly as they appear they will disappear into their own dolphin world.

The 'Hawaii Dolphin Watch' is a Favorite Activity Off the Coast of Lanai
The island of Maui is known for its dolphins which are generally found either off the coast of Lanai or off the southern Kanaio Coast of the island. Dolphins here will also come for a good look at their human counterparts but it is much less likely that you will be able to go swimming with the dolphins in Hawaii here. In fact, none of the dolphin watch tours on Maui will even indicate that it is a likely possibility but there is of course a high probability that you will be able to observe them from your vessel. Some of these vessels provide educators on board that are considered well versed in Hawaii dolphin behavior and they will explain much about the daily life of the dolphins before, during and after they are sighted.

Probably the most fun island from which to experience dolphins is the Island of Kauai. It is so rare to go out into the waters here and not see them. As if the tours on Kauai which visit the beautiful cliffs of the Na Pali Coastline were not exciting enough, the dolphins that also join you on these journeys make the day trip all that more enjoyable. Dolphins will frequently race the boat you are on as they swim head to head with the bow of the boats and the best views are on the double-hulled catamarans that allow the full expanse of area between the two hulls to be a race track for the playful dolphins.


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$89.90
(9 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Head across the channel to the island of Lanai. Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins are often encountered off the island of Lanai with lots of tropical reef fish, green sea turtles and occasional manta rays…

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$109.00 - $139.00
(5 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The dolphin snorkel and sail is Hawaii Nautical's top rated tour. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you can go out on the trip again for free. Transportation is provided from Ko'olina or Waikiki…

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$131.90
(5 Reviews, 5 Stars)

This 5 hour morning trip to the NaPali coast includes it all. Thrill to the sight of playful spinner dolphins, sea turtles and the spectacular beauty of NaPali. Your friendly and attentive crew share history…

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$147.00
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

You will find the hospitality of the captain and crew every bit as comforting as the stable ride you'll encounter on this sea worthy ocean sailing catamaran. Expect dolphins, turtles and whales (in…

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$171.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The adventure begins in Lahaina Harbor where we set sail across the Au'au' channel to Lana'i. A continental breakfast featuring some of Hawaii's tastiest tropical fruit is served as you enjoy the panoramic…

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$75.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Snorkel at three different snorkel sites. Includes snorkeling instruction and equipment, a light breakfast, juice and soda. Also available are optical masks, boogie boards, waist belts and underwater…

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$101.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Weather permitting, you will head north looking for dolphins and get in the water for a once in a lifetime encounter. This is nothing like seeing them in captivity. You will be able to see them up close…

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$129.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The Na Pali Explorer II allows for a more comfortable yet still adventuresome ride. This experience will bring into view the Na Pali Coastline, secluded beaches and marine life. Swim and snorkel near a…

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$124.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The backside of Lanai has an amazing coastline with clear water, a lot of fish and some fantastic snorkeling. See ancient burial sites, ship wrecks, caves, towering sea cliffs and blowholes that can shoot…

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$119.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

A landing is made on Lanai at Manele Harbor and guests then take a short 1/4 mile walk to Hulopo'e Bay Marine Reserve with its beautiful white sand crescent beach. Shaded picnic tables are available…

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$101.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

A 3.5 to 4 hour cruise along Kauai's spectacular coast as the afternoon light brings a special magic to NaPali. Hear the history and legends from the crew and experience sightseeing, dolphin watching…

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$108.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Your journey will start with a Hawaiian ceremony to greet the day, then it's off to the adventure of a lifetime-- a morning swim with the dolphins. They love to ride the bow wake of the boat. After…

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$96.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Enjoy an afternoon of dolphin watching and snorkeling in the pristine waters off of West Oahu, views of the beautiful Wai'anae coastline and a delicious freshly grilled gourmet hamburger lunch. Explore…

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$185.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Be one of the lucky few who have had the privilege of experiencing the crystal clear waters off the forbidden island of Niihau. This tour is similar to the NaPali trip but after going to NaPali they set…

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$117.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Journey in a new raft, Kamanu Elua, to the beautiful and historical Kealakekua Bay for some fun snorkeling. This tour includes your snorkel equipment, noodles and life vests. Enjoy a light tropical lunch…

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$184.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

This trip will not only show you the towering sea cliffs of the NaPali Coast but will also take you across the channel to the forbidden island of Ni'ihau. This is one of the few boats with the speed…

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$120.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

In water dolphin watch and snorkel excursion. All excursions are lead by seasoned island naturalist with years of experience on the Waianae Coast. Dolphins are sighted daily year round. Includes dolphin…

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$134.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

6+ hour ultimate adventure tour explores the nooks and crannies of NaPali in all of its majesty! Travel under the waterfalls and into sea caves (conditions permitting). Encounter playful dolphins, sea…

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$126.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Five hour trip along the Napali Coast with snorkeling and whale watching in season. This catamaran can go into some of the larger sea caves if ocean conditions permit.

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$124.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Your snorkeling adventure will begin in the pristine waters and the vibrant reef of the marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay, near the Captain Cook monument. This is perhaps the best snorkeling spot you…

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$107.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Four hour adventure to cruise and explore the historic Kona Coast. View sea caves and lava tubes en route to Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay. Guests will snorkel at this premier marine sanctuary…

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$121.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Board Island Princess, a sturdy catamaran and begin to cruise the ocean off the Waianae Coast to search and swim with dolphins (whales can be seen from December through April). Stop at the best chosen…

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$79.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Three hour adventures cruise to explore the historic Kona Coast, sea caves and lava tubes en route to Kealakekua Bay. Guests will snorkel at this premier marine sanctuary viewing many species of fish,…

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$103.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Explore the Big Island's Kona coast on a 24 foot zodiac inflatable boat. Sights will include sea caves and grottos, dolphins, manta rays and turtles. Stop to snorkel at the famous Captain Cook Monument…

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$92.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

If swimming with the dolphins is your specific goal and dream then come explore the Big Island's Kona coast on a 24 foot zodiac inflatable boat. This is the main focus of this 3 hour tour. Sights will…

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$108.90
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Board Iruka Maru, a sturdy inflatable, cruise Oahu's Waianae coastline to search for and swim with dolphins. We will perform chanting for safety in the traditional Hawaiian style. Stop at the best snorkeling…

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$110.00
(9 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

Tour the spectacular lava strewn southern coastline of Maui where the last volcano erupted. Maui Magic takes you past Dolphin Cove, where Maui's resident pods of Spinner Dolphins live and cavort. Explore…

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$129.00
(8 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

Explore the crystal clear waters of Molokini Crater and Maui's coastline, the home of the Hawaii honu (sea turtle). As you sail from Ma'alaea Harbor, enjoy Mom Coon's home made cinnamon rolls…

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$205.00
(7 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

This trip is what Trilogy is best known for. Depart from Lahaina Harbor at around 10:00 am (occasionally there is a sunrise departure at 6:30am). Start your day with an island style breakfast of Mama Coon's…

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$41.90
(7 Reviews, 4.9 Stars)

This unforgettable 3 hour boat trip eco-tour is based on 23 years of dolphin research and introduces you to wild whales and dolphins found year round off Maui and Lanai. Experience the intriguing worlds…

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$131.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

This wonderful excursion to the NaPali Coast on board the Leila will sail you to pristine snorkel sights. Along the way, you will see waterfalls, sea caves, shear cliffs, and marine life sightings. Our…

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$151.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Start your morning with a beautiful cruise along the Na Pali Coast, where you'll see spectacular sea cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and timeless lava tubes. Enjoy the history and legends of the ancient…

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$54.90 - $70.90
(4 Reviews, 4.8 Stars)

Enjoy a couple of hours on the water and see playful spinner dolphins, bottlenose and spotted dolphins as well as other marine life with the stunning backdrop of the Wai'anae mountain range. This tour…

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$69.90
(3 Reviews, 4.7 Stars)

After checking in, we will outfit your single or tandem kayak with life jackets, backrests, paddles, snorkel gear and bottled water. We help you launch into calm and picturesque Keauhou Bay, where we conduct…

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$114.90
(9 Reviews, 4.6 Stars)

Enjoy a 3 hour cruise and set sail to Captain Cook's Monument on Kona's only historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay. This narrative cruise to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook's Monument…

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$126.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Five hour snorkel and sightseeing trip along the Na Pali Coast. This catamaran can go into some of the larger sea caves if ocean conditions permit.

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$91.90
(2 Reviews, 4.5 Stars)

Explore the Big Island's Kona Coast on a 24' Zodiac Inflatable raft. Sights will include sea caves and grottos, dolphins, manta rays and turtles. Stop to snorkel at Captain Cooks Monument in Kealakekua…

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$134.90
(10 Reviews, 4.4 Stars)

Full day rafting adventure to Lanai (weather permitting). This is a unique exploration both above and below the oceans surface. Explore beaches, sea caves, ship wrecks, hidden coves, fish, sea turtles,…

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$79.90
(3 Reviews, 4.3 Stars)

Get out on the ocean for a sunset sail. Take in the panoramic sunset views and see the light changing colors on the mountains behind you. This trip includes two hours of real sailing. There will also…

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$125.90
(10 Reviews, 4.3 Stars)

Crossing the Au Au channel, begin your island circle at shipwreck beach. The rusted hulls of the shipwrecks date back to WW II. Travel down the wind swept coast where miles of isolated white sand beaches…

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$133.90
(4 Reviews, 4.3 Stars)

Start your morning with a beautiful cruise along the NaPali Coast and snorkel. Explore Kauai's rugged NaPali Coast where you'll see spectacular sea cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and timeless…

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$74.90
(7 Reviews, 4.1 Stars)

Explore dramatic shorelines and visit a beautiful bay where wild spinner, bottlenose and spotted dolphins are encountered. Includes a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and one snorkel site

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$114.90
(4 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Five hours of your breathtaking adventure explores the nooks and crannies of NaPali in all of its majesty! Discover lush valleys and majestic cliffs. Explore sea caves and waterfalls. Encounter playful…

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$254.99
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

This interactive program features two dolphins. An affectionate handshake and a kiss on the cheek prepare you for an exciting dorsal fin ride. The most breathtaking moment is during the foot push, when…

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$118.90
(4 Reviews, 3.8 Stars)

As you leave Ko'Olina Marina and head north along the coast line you soon see the pods of dolphins that play along the coastline daily. Roughly 200 spinner dolphins live along the leeward coast and…

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$85.00
(3 Reviews, 3 Stars)

Travel 17 miles south to Kealakekua Bay, home of the Captain Cook monument. Along the way, stop at historical sites and hear local legends and see points of interest. Your captain will watch for whales…

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$129.99
(1 Review, 3 Stars)

Learn about the intriguing world of dolphins. Participants observe from a waist deep platform as the dolphins perform their high-energy behaviors. Dolphins play, kiss and dance with the guests. Photographs…

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$175.90 - $1042.90

One of the most exhilarating excursions a visitor to Kona can experience is a snorkeling encounter with dolphins. These dolphin encounters are designed to place you in the water in the vicinity of a pod…

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$1050.00

The Private Explorer Charter Boat Tour is for a small group or family that want the charter boat all to themselves. At Hawaii Oceanic we specialize in making the boat yours for the whole morning, where…

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$459.90 - $623.90

Each tour is led by owner-operator Captain Tom Bottrell a professionally trained marine ecologist. Humpback whales are the focus of our attention from December thru May when they are here in abundant numbers.…

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$189.99

Participants enter the dolphin's environment during a deep water encounter and learn about anatomy, physiology, training and conservation. Experience a personal training lesson with Sea Life Park…

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$147.00

Enjoy an afternoon snorkel with a dinner buffet and a light snack of cheese and crackers deli style, soft drinks of juice, soda and water. Sight see along the NaPali coastline where you'll see sea…

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$120.00

All of our dolphin watch excursions are led by a seasoned island naturalist with years of experience on the Wai'anae Coast. Dolphins are sighted daily, year round. This tour includes dolphin watching…

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$159.00

Encounter dolphins, turtles, whales (when in season) and more. You will always remember the sight of dolphins swimming right in front of you. We limit our capacity to 6 guests per tour, so you can be sure…

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$124.90

This adventure is focused on finding the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and/or Spotted Dolphins and spending quality time with them. You will get to interact with the dolphins while learning about them and…

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$121.90

Spend the day snorkeling the beautiful water surrounding the island of Lanai and visit several different snorkel sites (weather permitting). Spinner dolphins are seen quite often on this tour. All snorkeling…

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$109.90

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the Kona Coast. This fast paced adventure aboard a brand new custom built 37' catamaran provides spectacular views with up close encounters with dolphins…

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$102.90

This tour offers a 4 hour sightseeing adventure along Kauai's spectacular coast. Morning tour available year round and Spring through Fall offers an afternoon tour where light enhances the beauty of…

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$135.90

Spend your morning snorkeling and swimming with dolphins! Your divemaster will guide and instruct a small group of guests along the deep waters of Kona coasts pristine reefs to swim with dolphins and…

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$165.90

Cruise the beautiful Kona Coast in search of the Spinner Dolphins that will entertain you as they launch themselves out of the water into the air doing thrilling spins and flips. Your swim guide will give…

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$84.90

Three and one half hour snorkel trip to Pawai Bay, which is a protected area on private land that's located on the Kona Coast. Enjoy real sailing on Kona's only sailing catamaran. Snorkel a midst…

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$84.90

Join us for a deluxe morning snorkel trip to Pawai Bay, a protected area on private land, located on the Kona Coast. Enjoy real sailing on Kona's only sailing catamaran. Snorkel and see rainbow colored…

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$103.90 - $129.90

From April thru November you get a chance to swim with dolphins in Kona Hawaii on this exciting tour aboard the Mai Kai. Enjoy a personal experience with the ocean and its wild life including Green Sea…

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$119.00

Join Wahine Charters as we cruise the beautiful Kona coastline and look for Hawaii's friendly spinner dolphins. It's not uncommon to encounter both the spotted dolphins and the bottlenose dolphins…

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$79.90

This three and a half hour snorkel trip includes all snorkel gear, healthy snacks and beverages. Travel in an extremely fast zodiac raft, which offers a more adventurous (and a bit rougher) ride than the…

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$84.90

Your morning snorkel adventure is a two destination snorkel excursion and dolphin watching featuring an island style continental breakfast en route to Molokini Crater, and a hot BBQ lunch. Our friendly…

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$117.90

Board Iruka Maru, a sturdy inflatable, cruise Oahu's Waianae coastline to search for and swim with dolphins. We will perform chanting for safety in the traditional Hawaiian style. Stop at the best snorkeling…

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$121.90

This trip is for guests looking to experience more of Hawaii's history and natural beauty. The captain and crew are equipped to answer your questions and love sharing the history and legends of the…

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$154.00

This afternoon 3 hour sightseeing tour along the NaPali Coast is breathtaking. The rugged terrain of the coast is unforgettable. HoloHolo offers two tours daily one at 12:30 pm, the other at 1:00 pm. Tour…

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$126.90

Come join in an unforgettable adventure into the amazing world of the Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Your journey begins at the Honokohau Marina, where you head up the coastline in search of one of many pods…

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$74.90

This seasonal tour is available December through April, when the Humpback Whales come to Hawaii for a little rest and relaxation. The tour includes a ride along Kauai's beautiful South Shore to spot…

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$39.99 - $69.99

Dolphin Aloha lets you play with and get close to dolphins without going in the water. At the backstage pool, you can pet and feed the dolphins and enjoy them while they perform unique behaviors with splash…

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$74.90

This snorkel trip departs from Lahaina Harbor and goes over to the island of Lanai. This trip is suitable for all levels of snorkelers including children. It is not uncommon to see dolphins during this…

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$116.90 - $495.00

Join in as we guide you to this special snorkeling destination - historic Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument where state of Hawaii permits are required. See where the famous circumnavigator and explorer…

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$89.90

The Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook Monument Snorkel Tour offers calm waters, remarkable snorkeling and brightly colored tropical fish and coral gardens are the feature most commonly enjoyed here. Sightings…

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