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Swimming with dolphins in Waikiki
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If you haven’t spent time swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat, 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 guide you through every step of this remarkable journey

  • Snorkel with dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Explore beautiful reefs teeming with fish, turtles and manta rays
  • Play and laugh with fun activities like a water slide, kayak, paddleboard and more!
  • Be entertained by authentic Hawaiian cultural arts like hula and ukulele
  • Enjoy our famous taro bun cheeseburger as you relax on the deck of the boat
111 Hawai'i Award

Dolphins and You is
Optional Tour

of 2017

The Tour Agenda

Here is a complete rundown of what you'll experience with Dolphins and You

5:00 AM

(Second Tour: 9:30 AM)

Morning Call

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

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5:30 AM

(Second Tour: 10:00 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

(Second Tour: 10:30 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!  

7:15 AM

(Second Tour: 10:30 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.

7:30 AM

(Second Tour: 11:00 AM)

Prepare 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.  

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

7:45 AM

(Second Tour: 11:15 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 ukulele players, singers and hula dancers!

8:15 AM

(Second Tour: 11:45 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

(Second Tour: 12:00 PM)

Breath-taking Snorkeling

After a fun swim with 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!

Ocean Activities

In addition to snorkeling, you can ride our kayak, try some stand-up paddle boarding, enjoy our water slides, and bounce on the inflatable trampoline!

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

(Second Tour: 12:45 PM)

Cheeseburger Paradise

After a fun-filled day in the ocean, our crew will serve you a delicious 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.

Dolphin Tattoo

As a new member of our Dolphins and You ohana (family), we celebrate your swim with the dolphins 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”!

10:30 AM

(Second Tour: 1:00 PM)

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.

12:30 PM

(Second Tour: 3:00 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!

A group photo will be taken and will be sent to everyone via email so you can share this memory with friends and family back home.

Tour Details


Adults: $156
Kids (2-11): $124


2 tours daily
7 days a week

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

Tour Options

Wetsuit Rental

$10 / person

Photo / Video

Photo Package: $60
Video Package: $70
Combo Package: $100

Tour Locations

Waikiki Pickup Map

Tour Route

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

For more information about the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, please visit