Dolphin Excursions, Oahu
If you plan on visiting Hawaii, we invite you to join us for the most exciting dolphin tour on the remote west shore of Oahu. This area is well known for having the calmest and clearest waters around the island, ideal for snorkeling, and home to Spinner Dolphins and those mighty winter visitors, Humpback whales. Swimming with the dolphins is an event that is certain to make your day, if not your entire vacation!
We begin as Naiʻa I departs from Waianae Boat Harbor and travels along the scenic west coast in search of Spinner Dolphins. Take some of the most incredible photographs of your vacation as the Spinners come to visit you and perform their superb aerial stunts. Occasionally, we encounter Bottlenose Dolphins and Spotted Dolphins too. In winter, dolphins share the waters with mighty Humpback Whales. The Naiʻa I is fast and maneuverable, to get you out to the whales quickly. You’ll have plenty of time to experience their breaches, fin and tail slaps. The boat’s maneuverability also allows us to easily shift position for the best possible viewing, and it’s low profile makes the view unforgettable. Even a baby whale (calf) appears to be enormous from your perspective. Other whale species often visit our waters from time to time like Pilot Whales.
Swimming and photo opportunities with the dolphins includes our in-water program, known as ‘The Drop’. If the dolphins are awake and playful, we conduct The Drop, allowing guests to safely get wet with the dolphins and experience the sights and sounds of dolphin play from a unique underwater perspective. Imagine this: You’re in the water, with a mask and snorkel and suddenly you are surrounded by Spinner Dolphins casually swimming by you chatting amongst each other, as they go about their business. This is an ocean safari that can not be experienced in a park. For novice snorkelers, a professional guide will instruct you, giving advice and educating you about dolphin behavior. Snorkeling and safety gear is provided. The Drop is successful 90% of the time.
After your tour with us, we will bring you to our café, Spinners for a nice sit down meal. Select from Spinners’ full menu when you check in and we will have it ready for you when you return.