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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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Kapolei, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Sail on a catamaran down Oahu's western coast during this cruise from Ko Olina. Glide through the unspoiled waters on this side of the island in search of dolphins and whales, then dive in for a snorkeling experience in a hidden local spot rich with marine life. Enjoy a Hawaiian buffet, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, before heading back to shore. Choose from three daily departure times. Round-trip transportation from select Oahu hotels is included.
  • Hear informative commentary from the knowledgeable captain and crew
  • Feast on a Hawaiian buffet with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Includes high-quality gear, snorkeling instruction, onboard shower, and changing facilities
  • Enjoy personalized attention while snorkeling with a maximum of 12 passengers per crew member

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Western Oahu’s rugged reputation keeps the crowds away—making it the perfect spot for serene snorkeling.
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Local guide
Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
Prepackaged meals
Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities
Hotel transfers
92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to your well-equipped 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise.

Your boat glides north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish. Hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot where you have time to snorkel with the provided equipment. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and rinse off in the freshwater shower.

Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks like margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Glide back to the marina and have the option to purchase photos of your cruise before your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Itinerary
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Ocean Joy Cruises
Travel by our complimentary round trip transportation from Waikiki on a comfortable air-conditioned motor-coach to the marina where you will board our 61-foot (18.5-meter) Kai OliOli catamaran for your 3.5-hour cruise. You can choose from three departure times — morning, afternoon, or sunset — to suit your schedule. Once we depart the marina, we’ll head north along the pristine western coast of Oahu to look for dolphins, whales (seasonal), flying fish, green sea turtles, and admire the beautiful unspoiled scenery. When your captain locates a pod of dolphins or whales, your boat stops to allow you to get an excellent view of the mighty mammals from the spacious deck. Your expert crew can answer any questions that you may have about the animals you see. Afterward, your captain steers the boat into a special spot for snorkeling. We provide your snorkel gear and detailed safety and snorkeling instructions. We have a roomy, comfortable sitting area with wide steps to allow you to comfortably put your gear on and easily wade into the water. Once in, marvel at colorful corals and multitudes of fish for an hour of snorkeling with guides available to assist you with fish identification and safety. Back on the boat, you can rinse off in one of the boat’s four warm, freshwater showers. Two changing rooms and restrooms are also available. Once the snorkelers return to the boat, the crew serves a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet that includes teriyaki chicken, kalua pig (pulled pork), tossed salad, rice and fresh fruit along with your choice of beer, wine, mai tai, or margarita (up to four alcoholic drinks included). As you enjoy your meal, we begin a leisurely cruise back to the marina. Throughout the cruise Throughout the tour, we serve unlimited bottled water and soft drinks while your captain and crew share the history and legends of the Waianae Coast. A professional photographer takes photos both above and under water which you have the option to purchase back at the dock before you depart.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We can accept collapsible wheelchairs and small umbrella strollers but they will be stored at the marina during the cruise. Wheelchair guests must be able to walk up a short flight of steps onto the bus and boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Sometimes crews get tired of doing excursions over and over again and start to show boredom or lack of engagement but that was NOT the case on this cruise." See review

Reviews

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DON’T MISS THIS!!!!!!
Ericka_F
, Apr 2021
One word - FABULOUS. Best time of my stay in Honolulu. Mason and everybody else was amazing! Had such a good time I will be coming back and going on that tour again!!!
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Awesome
Amy_L
, Apr 2021
Absolutely loved this cruise and the crew were amazing!! We saw dolphins, sea turtles and whales. The food and drinks were great also. Highly recommend Ocean Joy
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Great excursion!
Eric_B
, Apr 2021
We had a great crew and passengers. The best part was seeing many dolphins and even a whale! Snorkeling was fun too!
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Fun!
Nichole_L
, Mar 2021
The all girl crew were knowledgeable and friendly. We had a blast. We snorkeled with two turtles - beautiful!
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Great day
Heather_L
, Mar 2021
The whole trip was great, relaxing, and fun. The entire crew ensured our safety on the boat and in the water. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The buffet was good. As far as wildlife, we were able to see turtles, dolphins, and lots colorful fish. Unfortunately no whales made an appearance, but can’t control nature. The dolphins swam right up against the boat and were so close. All in all the trip was an excellent experience from start to finish and I highly recommend it.
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This was the most amazing...
INGRID_V
, Mar 2021
This was the most amazing thing we did during our whole trip. The staff was amazing, fun and very helpful. The pictures we got from the photographer were amazing, the food & drinks were yummy, and the boat was comfortable and easy to navigate. I 100% recommend this activity to everyone.
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Great experience and fun for all!
Rachel_S
, Mar 2021
The crew was amazing and made sure we all had a great experience!! We were able to see turtles and dolphins and helped with snorkeling. The food afterwards was great!
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Fun times
April_N
, Mar 2021
The trip was absolutely amazing, we got to see dolphins, whales and turtles. The crew is super friendly and made the experience all the more enjoyable. Highly recommend!
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Fun on the Water!!
RosemaryVictoria_H
, Mar 2021
This was an excellent day out on the water!! We barely left the dock and dolphin 🐬 were spotted!! It was great fun watching them frolic right in front of us! After spending several minutes being entertained, the captain headed out into some deeper water and within minutes a whale was sighted. We were able to approach and actually got close enough to see the whale before it disappeared! It was very cool. Then, it was time for snorkeling. The crew was very carefully watching to make sure no one drifted off. The photographer takes some excellent underwater photos you can buy if you’d like. Then, lunch and beverages including beer, wine, and some fun Hawaiian style cocktails. A really nice time and the staff is very courteous and kind!
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Magical
ChelseaR
, Mar 2021
The crew was awesome. Very friendly and easy to approach. They showed a lot of enthusiasm during the entire trip and they were very knowledgeable. I felt safe during our entire excursion and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to see dolphins and even humpback whales right from our catamaran.
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