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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

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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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Poor experience
Sheila_Gorre
, May 2021
If I could give 0 stars, I would. What they did was terrible! On the day of our appt, May 1st and my birthday, they cancelled us last minute! We were at the parking lot of the Ko Olina marina when we received the call at 347pm (departure at 4pm) and was informed that they had mechanical issues. I mean, don’t you guys do constant upkeep and checking? No compensation whatsoever for wasting our time driving to the west side.
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The greatest experience
Jacob_C
, Apr 2021
We had a blast! Food was great, crew was great and the boat was great! Kind of choppy waters but we were still able to snorkel, see dolphins and a whale and her baby. Our 8 & 12 year old were thrilled with the whole experience! It was amazing!! Thank you!!
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Best catamaran you can take
Jeanette_P
, Apr 2021
Amazing cruise. We saw whales, so many dolphins, and beautiful fish. Crew was the best, as well as the drinks. Tons of fun. They had a mask policy, but also weren’t too strict, which was nice.
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Doesn’t Disappoint
Lucia_C
, Apr 2021
2nd time we’ve been on this trip which I think speaks for itself. Everyone was kind and knowledgeable. The spot for snorkeling is great, saw a bunch of fish and turtles!
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A great night!
Corey_M
, Apr 2021
My wife and I spent the week in Oahu during April Vacation. This was a great activity for us. The captain and crew were very kind, fun and helpful. We saw two whales on our way out to the snorkeling spot! The views while snorkeling were beautiful. We saw a ton of fish and a sea turtle. Overall this was a relaxing evening with fun people, delicious food and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend this catamaran for your trip to Oahu!
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Thank you good times
Cecil_M
, Apr 2021
That was a great trip during snorkeling we got to see a turtle some dolphins a whole bunch of fish the the crew was very knowledgeable had a great time thank you very much
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Amazing trip
Kelly_L
, Apr 2021
We saw dolphins and turtles! Enjoyed an amazing day with a professional and fun crew. Lunch was great. Loved the photographer on board so we could see everything we viewed while we focused on the swim.
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Amazing!!
Emily_S
, Apr 2021
Amazing!! So much fun! Took 3 kids from ages 4 months to 8 years old. Staff was so helpful and fun! Got to dolphins and sea turtles.
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Nice tour
Judy_K
, Apr 2021
The staff are wonderful, the ride was great, the food was a great touch. We saw a green sea turtle and spinner dolphins.
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Perfect day on the water
jacinto_f
, Apr 2021
Excellent service. Friendly and accommodating crew. Second cruise with this crew and will definitely book with them next time we visit.
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