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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal

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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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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
4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Tuesday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Thursday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
Saturday:04:00 PM - 07:45 PM
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
Sunset Snorkel w/ Trans Summer
8/23/2021 - 9/30/2021
Tuesday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Thursday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
Saturday:02:00 PM - 02:55 PM
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

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

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 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and a Hawaiian Meal?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

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

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Catamaran cruise
Kevin_S
, Sep 2021
Catamaran Cruise was awesome. The crew was extremely knowledgeable, fun, very accommodating and kind. We seen several dolphins on the way out to our snorkeling experience where we seen plenty of marine life including sea turtles. The food was good and then we had some drinks on the way back. What a great time. Thanks for the experience.
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Amazing day
jannarhoades
, Sep 2021
Snorkeling with turtles was amazing. Our tour guides were great at finding sea life. Food was amazing and crew made it a great time.
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Excellent adventure
Troy_P
, Sep 2021
Everything about this trip was amazing. The crew and captain were friendly, helpful and informative. Went out of their way to make us comfortable. We definitely would recommend this trip
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Family Vaca 2021
CELIA_S
, Sep 2021
We had an amazing time! Captain Patrick and the crew were friendly and professional. I will be recommending this event to my friends visiting Hawaii 🌺🌴💗
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Christi_G
, Sep 2021
We paid in advance, got sick couldn’t go, called but no refund. $277 and nothing, wish we could have at least got 1/2 back. Sad.
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JoyPab
, Sep 2021
For what I paid, my experience was alright. The food was nothing special; just okay. I enjoyed seeing the wildlife and not dying while snorkeling since I don't really know how to swim. However, out of the other 28 guests on the boat, only 2 older couples were friendly and actually spoke to me. There was one woman, probably my age of early/mid 30s; she was extremely rude to me when we went snorkeling. Whatever though, I didn't let her bad attitude kill my experience. The Captain was alright; had a sense of humor. I felt a fake-nice vibe from the 2 young crew men. The 2 young women were cool. One of the crew men who was the photographer, Tim, did not really take a lot of photos of everyone equally.
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Fun experience!
Rien_M
, Sep 2021
Really fun experience! Got to see a lot of animals while on the boat and while snorkeling. Highly recommend!
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Well worth it!
Julene_R
, Sep 2021
It was awesome. I would love to do it again! Everyone was so courteous and the lunch was delicious also. Snorkeling was the best, we saw so much sea life. Mahalo
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Bad experience
GetITtogether
, Sep 2021
The food was late, pretty bland. The drinks are watered down and there is no real structure of what to do when it rains. The crew seemed disengaged after by the last ride. I was excited for this, but will never book with this company again. Didn’t even apologize or inform guest the food was left
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Amazing time
Gloria_F
, Aug 2021
We were a party of 7, we had a great time, Captain and crew were super friendly and fun. Really nice experience. We recommend it..
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