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Dolphins and You

Our journeys are unique and embrace the true Aloha Spirit. Swim with playful spinner dolphins in Hawaii's pristine blue waters. Snorkel among the coral reefs teeming with abundant sea life. Come experience Hawaii's true beauty!

Swim with Dolphins

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience!

Over 200,000 people have participated in AYC's most popular tour

Dolphins and You!

Spend quality time with dolphins and sea creatures in the West Coast of Oahu, where wilderness still remains untouched. Memories made here are unforgettable for the rest of your life.

Our friendly local crew members will guide you in experiencing the real Hawaii and its culture.

We hope that you will experience the freedom of spirit and learn something from the way the dolphins live.

Swim with Dolphins

What Can You Expect?


What happens on the tour?

On the day of the tour, we will start with a wake-up call and our crew member will pick you up at your accommodation.

During the tour, you will enjoy swimming with dolphins, various entertainments from the crew, and special lunch, made by your captain!

Check out the full agenda below for all the amazing details!

The Tour Agenda

5:00 AM

Morning Call

Good Morning! You will receive a confirmation call from one of our staff to make sure you’re all set!

5:30 AM

Depart for the West Side

Our WiFi-equipped 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.

7:00 AM

Arrive at Waianae Harbor

Welcome aboard!

Our ship, Ariya, is stable, spacious and even has a bathroom!  She has provided safe passage for thousands of passengers and is a friendly vessel for guests of all ages.


7:15 AM

E'Ho Mai Ceremony

We will begin our boat ride with a prayer for a safe and enjoyable trip.

We will be singing a Hawaiian chant called, “E’ho mai”, to pray to the gods of the sea for a safe trip with plentiful dolphins.

7:30 AM

Preparing to meet the dolphins

It’s time to put on our snorkel gear!

Our complimentary snorkel, mask, fins and life jacket will make your experience in the water fun and safe.  We even have children’s sizes!

For those who would like a wet suit, they are available to rent on the bus.

Be sure to carefully listen to the safety briefing before you get in the water.

7:45 AM

Our Amazing Crew

Filled with Aloha Spirit & love for the sea, all of our crew members are locally grown masters of the sea!

All are also licensed with LifeSaver, CPR, and First-Aid.

Additionally, they can play the ukulele & dance the hula!

8:15 AM

Swim with 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-like spinning skills and long-snouts.

Meeting dolphins up close will be an experience you will never forget!

9:30 AM

Honu, Guardian of the Sea

After a fun swim with the dolphins, we will continue on to our snorkeling location.

Here, we will meet many tropical fishes and Honu (turtles), the guardian of the sea.

Ocean Activities

In addition to snorkeling, you can ride the kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding, water slides, and trampolines!

We have a wide variety of water activities for your to enjoy, or just sit back on the boat and relax in the sun!

10:15 AM

Cheeseburger Paradise

Enjoy a perfect meal after a fun-filled day in the ocean! Our crew will serve you a special Hawaiian cheeseburger or veggie burger on a purple Hawaiian taro bun.

Sit back and enjoy your meal with a live ukulele performance. Fresh and local pineapple, water, and lemonade will also be provided.

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10:15 AM

Dolphin Tattoo

The Dolphin & You original, polynesian-style dolphin tattoo will also be available to try. You won’t be able to find this anywhere else!

10:30 AM

On-Board Entertainment

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.

A group photo will be taken and will be sent to everyone via email.

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12:30 PM

"A Hui Ho"! Until We Meet Again!

Thank you for joining us today on a fun-filled adventure on the ocean! Please don’t forget about all the dolphins and sea creatures you’ve met on this adventure!

And of course, our friendly crew! Check us out on social media sites, too!

Swim with Dolphins

Tour Details


$156 / adult

$124 / child (4-11)


7 days a week


2 tours / day departing Waikiki at 5:30 and 9:30 in the morning


About 7 hours


Tours operate with a minimum of four participants with a maximum capacity of 40.

*Tours may change/cancel due to unexpected weather or other circumstances.

Our Commitment to the Environment

Dolphins & You is committed to protecting Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs, relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Dolphins & You is committed to promoting enviornmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, community well-being, and quality education within the travel and tourism community. Dolphins & You is certified by the HEA, Hawaii Ecotourism Assoication as a Certified Sustainable Tour.

For more information about the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, please visit hawaiiecotourism.org

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