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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Kapolei, United States
Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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.
  • 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

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 warm Hawaiian meal- Please notify Ocean Joy Cruises with any dietary concerns.
Reef Safe Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Gratuities
Roundtrip Transportation is available for $25.00 per person from select Waikiki Hotels.

Departure Point

92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA

Please meet us behind the Ko Olina Marina Adventure Center (store is currently closed). Our waiting area is oceanside, underneath the umbrellas to the left behind the Center. Our manager on duty will greet you and check you in for our tour there!

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Morning Calm w/ Transportation
8/23/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:45 AM - 06:40 AM
Morning Calm No Trans
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunset Snorkel Summer No Trans
4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
Tuesday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Thursday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Saturday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Sunset Snorkel w/ Trans Winter
10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
1/1/2022 - 3/31/2022
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
10/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
1/1/2023 - 3/31/2023
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Sunset Snorkel w/ Trans Summer
4/1/2022 - 9/30/2022
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Afternoon Adventure No Trans
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Afternoon Adventure w/ Trans
8/23/2021 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
Sunset Snorkel Winter No Trans
10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
1/1/2022 - 3/31/2022
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
10/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
1/1/2023 - 3/31/2023
Tuesday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Thursday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Saturday:04:15 PM - 06:45 PM

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 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Joy Cruises - Oahu
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 a Hawaiian Meal?
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 a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
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 a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
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 a Hawaiian Meal.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
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 a Hawaiian Meal.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You have to drive yourself to the excursion and pay for parking and the rate isn’t adjusted for them no longer providing transportation." See review
  • "This tour is 30 minutes outside of Waikiki but worth the drive if you have access to a vehicle." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great day cruise.
Courtney_W
, Dec 2021
Crew were fantastic, snorkeling was incredible, we saw fish and sea turtles. There was plenty of food and drinks. Highly recommend this.
star-5
Life time memories
Vassay_K
, Nov 2021
It was exciting experience for me and my wife. We are certainly hoping to it again in the near future
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended
Fredgelyn_M
, Nov 2021
Great captain and crew! Turtles and dolphins. Great mai tai and not a bad chicken and pulled pork lunch!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Granddaughters First Snorkel trip
JoEllen_U
, Nov 2021
My nine year old granddaughter really wanted to see a turtle and she actually spotted one herself. I was impressed with the crew keeping everyone safe. Was concerned it wasn’t great weather but it was a perfect sunset and boat ride in
star-5
One of the funnest days of our vacation!
Brad_C
, Nov 2021
Having never gone out on a catamaran or snorkeled before, and the fact that one of us couldn’t even swim, a couple of us were a little nervous get in the water, but the crew made us feel so safe and confident that we did it! Being in the water and so close to the fish and sea turtles was an experience we’ll never forget!
star-5
Amazing Experience
Susann_W
, Nov 2021
Experience Was way more than I expected and I would definitely do it again next time I come to the island
star-5
Amazing! Got to do it!!
Jennifer_M
, Nov 2021
Everyone was super nice. They were very accommodating and the food was yummy. Actually got to see a lot of dolphins along with the fish. Highly recommend.
star-5
You have to do this!!!!
Aaron_M
, Nov 2021
This was the best Cruise. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great lunch and lots of fun. We saw Dolphins, fish, sea urchins and star fish! I didn’t want it to end!
star-5
turtles, sunsets, and crew :)
Elisabeth_P
, Nov 2021
after having our morning cruise rebooked (for free!) we were able to see a beautiful sunset, amazing turtles, and experience a friendly and talented crew. such a great experience!
star-5
My husband is ready to move to Hawaii
Sydne_T
, Nov 2021
This was my husband’s first time to Hawaii and I wanted him to experience the beautiful warm waters and see why I’m such a “beach snob.” The captain and crew of the Kai Oli Oli were excellent! We set out off the coastline of Waianae and before long Hawaiian spinner dolphins came to play around the catamaran. My husband and I were amazed by how close we were to the dolphins as they jumped and spun in the air around us. Then the crew put down anchor and after our safety brief we were in the warm clear water snorkeling. We saw sea turtles and a variety of reef life. It was awesome! Can’t say enough positive things…one last positive…we are positive that we will be booking this again next year when we return!

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