1st Tour: 7am (1st Pickup: 5:10am)
2nd Tour: 11am (1st Pickup: 9:10am)
Tour Duration: 3 Hours
✓ Turtle Snorkeling
✓ Lunch Included
✓ 20 Foot Water Slide
✓ Kayak & Paddle Board
✓ Hula Dancing & E Homai
✓ Hotel Transportation
✓ Hawaiian Tattoos
✓ Group Picture
*10 passenger minimum required to operate.
Bar Service Onboard
Photos & Videos
"We had an amazing time on the dolphin watching tour. The crew was amazing, Faith and Liz made sure they got pictures of everything we did."
Dolphins, Turtles, & 15 Foot Sea Slide
"This was the best tour I have ever purchased in all my travels (Europe 2x, Mexico 2x, and Hawaii 2x). It was so much fun. The crew of the ship were so helpful, fun and entertaining. Swimming in the ocean, using the slide, seeing the turtles, octopus, and dolphins was amazing. I am not kidding when I say that my wife and I would do this exact tour again. It's been three days and we still can not stop talking about it. "
Over 250,000 people have had the experience of a lifetime
If you haven’t spent time watching dolphins in their natural habitat in Hawaii, then you’re missing out on a truly life-changing experience.
On Oahu’s west coast lies a pristine ocean paradise, hardly touched by the modern world. Here, our friendly, local crew will guides you through every step of this remarkable journey as you watch Oahu’s spinner dolphins …
What are you waiting for? Book your dolphin watching tour on Oahu today!
The Tour Agenda
Here is a complete rundown of what you'll experience with Dolphins and You
* Tour schedule, amenities and complimentary lunch are subject to change due to ocean, and traffic conditions.
(Second Tour: 9:10 AM)
Bus Pick-Ups Begin
Our shuttle will transport you on the one-hour drive to Oahu’s West Coast.
Our local tour guide will provide an important briefing and answer any questions you might have.
If you’re feeling a bit sleepy, no worries! Take a quick nap before we arrive.
"The best bus driver that we had the pleasure of dealing with on the island of Oahu and I would argue to say in the state of Hawaii!"
(Second Tour: 11:00 AM)
Arrive at Waianae Harbor
Welcome aboard our state-of-the-art new boat!
Docked in the heart of West Oahu, our ship – Ariya – has two decks, surround-sound, an expansive bow and two bathrooms!
"The bus and boat are modern and comfortable and the water equipment really ensured that we got to make the most of the day. We all enjoyed the slide and snorkeling, seeing lots. Thanks for a fabulous and fun day!"
(Second Tour: 11:15 AM)
E'Ho Mai Ceremony
We will begin our boat ride by reciting a Hawaiian chant called, “E’ho mai“. It is a prayer to the gods of the sea for a safe trip with plentiful dolphins.
"We were really lucky and got too see whales, turtles and dolphins. The crew gives you a great experience, and gives you the Hawaii feeling."
(Second Tour: 11:45 AM)
Our Amazing Crew
Filled with the Aloha Spirit, our “locally grown” crew members are all masters of the sea! Each is CPR, First-Aid and LifeSaver licensed.
Plus, they’re amazing hula dancers!
"The crew was so friendly and very welcomed to us, they where making sure we feel comfortable and safe. Love the tour I highly recommend it!"
(Second Tour: 12:15 PM)
Watch Dolphins in the Wild!
We will cruise the West Side in search of dolphins. As the name implies, Spinner Dolphins are known for their acrobatic spinning skills and long snouts.
The time we spend watching the dolphins varies with many factors, but usually is around 15-30 minutes. The dolphins often will “bow-ride” and surf along with the boat afterwards, too! This dolphin encounter will be an experience you will never forget!
"We saw spinner dolphins within 10 minutes of departing the dock. We saw several pods of dolphins many times. It was really cool that Captain Danni would stop the normal for everybody to look and take pics. They also told us little fun facts along the way."
(Second Tour: 12:30 PM)
Prepare to snorkel
It’s time to put on our snorkel gear! Our complimentary mask, and life jacket will make your experience in the water fun and safe.
For those who would like a wet suit, they are available to rent on the bus.
"100% recommended! Everything was perfect! I am not a good swimmer and was a bit afraid of the water but they went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and safe."
(Second Tour: 1:00 PM)
After watching the dolphins, we continue on to one of the best coral reefs in Hawaii!
Here you will snorkel with tropical fishes, honu turtles, manta rays, and you might even see whales in the winter!
"Absolutely loved this tour! We got to see plenty of dolphins, as well as a seal, a few turtles, and a whole lot of fish."
In addition to snorkeling, you can ride our kayak or cruise on a stand-up paddle board.
We have a wide variety of water activities for your to enjoy, or just sit back on the boat and relax in the sun!
"Not only do you get to go snorkeling but the crew provides other fun activities like paddle boarding, kayaks and a really fun slide that goes straight into the ocean. This is by far my favorite activity I’ve done so far since being here in Hawaii!"
(Second Tour: 1:15 PM)
After a fun-filled day in the ocean, enjoy a complimentary lunch. Take in a live hula performance as you enjoy your lunch.
"Top notch. The crew goes out of their way to make everyone comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised at the high caliber of lunch provided. Snacks are provided throughout the trip and then a bento box."
As a new member of our Dolphins and You ohana (family), we celebrate your dolphin watching with a special gift!
Our original polynesian-style temporary dolphin tattoo! This isn’t available anywhere else but with Dolphins and You. Just our way to say “thanks” and “mahalo”!
"Overall great experience with a great crew! Oh yeah, and cool tattoos as well!!"
(Second Tour: 2:00 PM)
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crew’s Hula Show. At the end, please join us as we dance together to spread Aloha and give thanks.
"They even hula dance for the crowd and take pictures with you. If you are hesitating spending the money to do this tour, DON"T HESITATE! It is so worth it!!!!!"
(Second Tour: 2:30 PM)
"A Hui Ho"! Until We Meet Again!
Thank you for joining us today on a fun-filled adventure on the ocean! We’ll drive you back to Waikiki. Please don’t forget about all the dolphins and sea creatures you’ve met on this adventure!
"The scenery is wonderful and I saw a lot of dolphins! We enjoyed snorkeling and sliding in the water and came back! The staff are all kind and enjoy it together, so it's even more exciting!"
Our Commitment to the Environment
Dolphins and You is committed to minimizing impact on wildlife and fragile Hawaii ecosystems, along with actively promoting environmental awareness,
so that snorkel tours will be around for generations to come.