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West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

1. West O'ahu: Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

Go on an exciting cruise on the lookout for dolphins. Board a double-hulled catamaran and enjoy a comfortable and stable ride as you enjoy the scenery and look for the sea creatures. Relax aboard the vessel and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Luxuriate on the clear waters of West O’ahu, and look for the wild dolphins swimming gracefully in small or large groups Search also for Hawaiian green turtles, tropical island fish, and other rare wild sea creatures. During the winter months, you also might catch sight of the annual migration of humpback whales as they playfully swim the West O’ahu ocean waters. On your return journey, view the majestic cascading views of the Waianae Mountain range as you voyage back towards port.

Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

2. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination. Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal. On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel. Feast on a barbecue lunch which includes chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, veggie salad, and chocolate chip cookies. There's also all-you-can-drink water, sodas, juices and 1 complimentary alcoholic drink for those 21 and over. 

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

3. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Venture aboard a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran to Honolua Bay and snorkel at two spots that are popular with sea turtles. Spot more marine life with the help of a naturalist guide. Marvel at water views while partaking in a delectable breakfast and lunch.  Departing from the historic Lahaina Harbor aboard the Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters with views of the Ka'anapali coastline to and Honolua Bay. Sail into the protected waters of the Honolua conservation area which is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, enjoy the marine environment.  Explore with premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program. Get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home.  Snorkel at two secluded spots that are popular destinations for sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral. Follow a certified marine naturalists guide over the reef. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Unwind as the boat heads out into the channel for the thrilling trip back to the harbor.

Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

4. Oahu: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 40+ Experiences

The Oahu All-Inclusive Pass provides free admission to the island's top activities, attractions, and tours, offering the ultimate in convenience, savings, and flexibility. Choose between a 1- to 7-day pass at a low, pre-paid price and pay nothing at the gate. Save up to 60% compared to full retail admission prices. The more you do, the more you save. When you buy a 3-, 4-, 5-, or 7-day pass, you’ll also receive free admission to one premium activity. Simply check your digital guide for any instructions, including how to make advanced reservations for selected activities, then show your pass on your mobile device or in printed format at each attraction for admission. Included activities, attractions, and tours with the Oahu All-Inclusive Pass (for all pass durations): Cultural and Historic Sights • Polynesian Cultural Center • Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor • Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor • USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour at Pearl Harbor • Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum • Bishop Museum • Iolani Palace • Honolulu Museum of Art • Queen Emma Summer Palace Tours and Cruises • Makani Catamaran Sail • Secret Island Beach Activities at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Ocean Voyage Adventure at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Aloha Aina Tour at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Malama Experience at Kualoa Ranch (choice of 1 Kualoa Ranch activity per day) • Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City tour (including tickets to Arizona Memorial) • Guided Hike on the North Shore • North Shore Soap Factory Tour • Taste of Hawaii: two bars of delicious Manoa Chocolate Outdoors • Diamond Head Hike: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Rainforest, Waterfalls, and Movie Sites: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Makapuu Lighthouse & Halona Blowhole: Shuttle & Self-guided Hike • Waimea Valley • Wet ‘n Wild Hawaii including Da Flowrider • Sea Life Park Hawaii • 3-Hour Kayak Rental • Stand Up Paddle Board 3-Hour Rental • Full-day snorkel rental near Hanauma Bay • SUP Morning Yoga by Yoga Floats • Morning Yoga under the Palms • Shoreline Fishing Experience on the North Shore • 8-Hour Bike Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • 3-Hour Moped Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • 3-Hour E-Bike Rental (choice of 1 rental per day) • Coconut Palm Basket Weaving on Sunset Beach • Shell Pendant Making on Sunset Beach • Hawaiian Lei Making on Sunset Beach • Lyon Arboretum • Waikiki Surfboard Rental Premium Activities (3+ day passes only) (choose 1): • Makani Catamaran Sunset Sail with Drinks • Private Group Surf Lesson (for 2+) • Hidden Gems, Byodo-In Temple & Turtle spotting • North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour • Moana Splash Luau + Sea Life Park Admission • Dolphin Aloha + Hawaiian Reef Encounter + Sea Life Park Admission Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including instructions before you go.

West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

5. West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

Explore the beautiful clear blue waters of West O'ahu. Spot wild dolphins and snorkel through the ocean while admiring the diversity of wildlife in the area. See a variety of creatures such as turtles, tropical fish, seals, and sometimes manta rays. Board a spacious 42-passenger catamaran boat to cruise the West Coast of O’ahu and enjoy a relaxing experience of dolphin watching and snorkeling among O'ahu's wildlife. Travel on a double-hulled catamaran, relax while enjoying a comfortable and stable ride, and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Look out for dolphins and snorkel in the clear waters of West O’ahu, and enjoy an experience with wild Hawaiian sea turtles and tropical island fishes. Have fun searching for O'ahu's wildlife while snorkeling, and see creatures like the Hawaiian monk seals. This dolphin watching and snorkeling tour is suitable for beginners and is a perfect choice even for families with small children.

Big Island: Luxury Catamaran Trip along the Kona Coast

6. Big Island: Luxury Catamaran Trip along the Kona Coast

If you are seeking an exclusive getaway at sea then this is the tour for you. With a maximum of 6 guests aboard the luxury catamaran, it is ensured this elevated experience is both intimate and fun. Soak in the beauty and grandeur of the Kona coast and its most bejewelled under-water treasures. Snorkel locations will be chosen based on the day’s best conditions and with guest input and can include marvelous sites such as Pawai Bay noted for its caves, arches, and swimthroughs. Pawai Bay is a protected marine sanctuary which is an amazing spot for swimming and snorkeling. Discover more than 600 species of tropical fish, moray eels, manta rays, green sea turtles, and wild dolphins. This catamaran is set up for living outside and enjoying tropical cruising. The Lagoon 500 is a new high-performance boat designed for ocean cruising, emphasizing on luxury without compromising efficiency, ease, or aesthetics. The decks are wide, and below deck, cabins have plenty of space to relax in shade. The stateroom spares no expense in layout and design. From its furnishings, to the indulgent shower stall, the stateroom is reminiscent of a pricey hotel suite instead of a living space aboard a ship. Enjoy a lunch aboard, you can select from the following options: Option A: • Deli sandwich with ham or turkey • Tropical fruit cup • Molokai sea-salted edamame • Maui potato chips • Potato macaroni salad • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies Option B: • Island-style curried chicken wrap • Tropical fruit cup • Molokai sea-salted edamame • Maui potato chips • Potato macaroni salad • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies Option C: • Garden vegetable spinach wrap • Tropical fruit cup • Molokai sea-salted edamame • Maui potato chips • Potato macaroni salad • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies Option D: • Bento box with grilled fish • Seasonal catch of the day is seasonal such as Ono or Mahi Mahi • Furikake rice • Korean chicken • Molokai sea-salted edamame • Tamagoyaki • Grilled garden vegetables • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies

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based on 398 reviews

A round thing from start to finish. The crew is in a great mood, always funny and also takes care of each individual as he needs it. When you get seasick, a person takes very good care of you. In the water, attention is always paid to the animals and nature. We were lucky enough to see and swim with various schools of dolphins and some turtles. We were accompanied by dolphins towards the ocean and on the way back. From our point of view an unforgettable tour that we would do again at any time! With Indigo Ocean, care is taken that there are not too many people on board, so that it is the best possible for the animals, the crew and us tourists. We were 25 people on our tour. There was homemade Hawaiian food and more than enough to drink. In between even snacks were served. We can recommend it unreservedly!

This trip was one of the best of my entire Hawaii trip! I had a lot of fun and an incredibly great time! The crew was very funny, open and nice and I had a good chat and understood them! They went out of their way to ensure everyone had a great time on board. We saw about 200 dolphins and four turtles! We were taken several times by boat to places where there were a lot of dolphins and then we were allowed to jump into the sea and snorkel there. Since they are free, wild animals, of course you have to keep enough distance from them, but you could see and observe the animals very well under water! Michael took a lot of photos above and below the water and I ended up buying them for $60. It's the greatest photo of me with a turtle! I 100% recommend this activity!

Absolutely incredible experience. This outing I think counts as the best day of my life. The crew managed to get us in the water with False Killer Whales, Green sea turtles, octopus, and we were even all roaches by a pod of spinner dolphins! The outstanding crew made me feel like family and I genuinely had such a fun time. I got to meet some really amazing cool people and I would absolutely book this again (and I’m going to!). Couldn’t have had a more perfect experience. Again, the crew went above and beyond! They genuinely care about getting everyone a chance to see these awesome animals and they do a very good job of it! If you are looking for a fun time with great people and beautiful animals and nature, these are your people!!

The crew was every friendly and helpful. They made it feel like one big happy family out on a boating trip!

One of the best tours ever!! It was so amazing. My kids and I enjoyed every bit of it.