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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet provided by Ocean Joy Cruises

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Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet
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from ₱6,492.56 per adult
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Everything’s taken care of on this half-day catamaran cruise off the western coast of Oahu, which includes snorkeling and dolphin-watching. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Hawaiian fare and drinks on the comfortable catamaran, equipped with shower and changing facilities. Snorkeling gear and instruction, round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels, and choice of morning or afternoon departures are included for ease. It’s the perfect outing for all ages and experience levels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Oahu cruise from Ko Olina with snorkeling, buffet lunch, and drinks
Take in the scenery from the catamaran's spacious deck or indoor cabin
Snorkel at a coral reef surrounded by colorful fish 
Includes snorkeling gear, instruction, onboard shower, and changing room
What to expect
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to a 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise. Glide north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish, and hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot and use the equipment provided. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and have the option to rinse off in a freshwater shower. Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks including margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Head back to the marina where you can purchase photos of your cruise if desired. Your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6837SNORCRUI
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic) • Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles • Prepackaged meals • Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel transfers
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Ko Olina Marina, 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
Inclusions
Local guide • Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic) • Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles • Prepackaged meals • Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel transfers
Departure details
Ko Olina Marina, 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ko Olina Marina
    92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
    Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
    See address & details
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    Ocean Joy Cruises
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    Ko Olina Marina
    92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
    Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
    See address & details
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Michele S
Long Beach, CA46 contributions
Great crew and okay snorkeling
Apr 2021
I took the morning snorkel tour. There was a maximum of 23 guests due to COVID and that was the perfect size group. The crew said pre-covid group size was double that and I wouldn't have enjoyed the boat if it were that crowded. But the small size made for an enjoyable morning. We saw lots of dolphins and the captain stopped for us to watch and take pictures. Next, we headed up to the snorkel site, which was just okay. We did see a couple of turtles, but this snorkel site was average at best with the sea life and water clarity. I stayed out longer that anyone and saw some fish but it was just okay. When I booked this trip through the Costco link, the charge was $20 more than on tripadvisor and it said it came with transportation. Due to covid, they are NOT providing transportation which is clear on their website, but NOT on the link provided by Costco. They even asked which hotel I was staying at. I kept expecting a confirmation with a pickup time and the night before, went to the website and saw they were not providing transportation. Since I was staying in Waikiki, I had to pay over $150 for the roundtrip uber fare. I feel the tour should be discounted since transportation is no longer included. PROS: Great crew, small group size (due to COVID), photographer on board. CONS: No transportation, would be super crowded if not limited due to COVID, mediocre snorkeling site. If I didn't have to pay so much for transportation and was staying in the Ko Olina area this might be worth it. But this is not a tour for anyone staying in Waikiki.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joelle39
Crown Point, IN7 contributions
Wonderful Afternoon Adventure
We had an awesome day relaxing out on the water. While out, we enjoyed snorkeling, whale watching, and food/drinks. We were able to see a couple of whales that were being very playful, so Captain Mason even let us go back past our time. We also saw a few sea turtles, but unfortunately no dolphins that day. The snorkel area was hard for our kids since it was so choppy, but I was fine and enjoyed it. The crew is very helpful and they really seem to enjoy what they do. By far, this was the best thing we did while staying in Oahu for the week! Thanks for the wonderful afternoon.
Written 30 March 2021
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Akira S.
2 contributions
Great service and experience!!
Mar 2021 • Family
Great experience and great service. The crew made sure you felt special and their attention and knowledge was great. Definitely created a lasting memory for my Teo daughters and I. A definite must do. Everything was great! Food, snorkeling, etc. I highly recommend them and will definitely repeat the next time we come to Hawaii.
Written 26 March 2021
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Marc N
Bartlesville, OK239 contributions
Dolphins and Snorkeling- no whales this trip
Mar 2021
Went on an afternoon snorkeling cruise with Dolphin and Whale watching. Saw plenty of dolphins but no whales. Snorkeling was good but not great.
Written 17 March 2021
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Gina R
Waipahu, HI1 contribution
BEST CRUISE EVER!!!!!!
Mar 2021
BEST CRUISE EVER!!!!!! If you are looking for a family outing than look no further!!! I took my family of 6 on the sunset cruise and we had so much fun! The crew was so informative and helpful. There were detailed directions about the boat and snorkeling. The food was so delicious!!! The drinks were incredible too!! We loved all the pictures we got including pictures of us snorkeling and diving as well. I've never seen turtles swimming in their natural habitat so that was fabulous too!! There is way too much to explain here but I really want to THANK THE CREW and the AMAZING reservations team including Sheri!!! Thank you so so much OCEAN JOY CRUISES for making our family spring break trip BEYOND MEMORABLE!!!!!!
Written 17 March 2021
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Seth C
Fairbanks, AK1 contribution
Best snorkeling ever!
Mar 2021
The people were super friendly and helpful. I loved the experience! Nicest snorkel boat I've ever been on....they even have hot water showers! We got right up close to a bunch of dolphins and whales.
Written 10 March 2021
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Mirna C
1 contribution
Amazing
Mar 2021 • Family
We did a morning cruise. Staff, captain and crew all very friendly, welcoming and attentive to guests. The boat is clean, plenty of food and drinks. Lunch was satisfying with plenty to drink. We were very lucky, saw a lot of dolphins. Once snorkeling, saw plenty of fish, water was calm, just perfect weather all around. Again, lucky because we saw whales, and while snorkeling some dolphins came up close.
Written 6 March 2021
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Jamie F
Seattle, WA55 contributions
Great Day!
Feb 2021
What a great day. We saw a lot of dolphins and a few whales on our way to snorkeling where we swam among the fish and a sea turtle. Ocean Joy provided a photographer who took both on boat and in water shots which turned out great. (Small cost to buy.) I would have loved more time looking for whales, but otherwise this excursion was perfect.
Written 20 February 2021
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John M
2 contributions
Amazing trip
Feb 2021 • Couples
The captain was amazing! mason thanks for a great trip and we loved Meg & Maddie! On our tour we saw whales, dolphins, and sea turtles! Only thing would have been nice to have an adult beverage before snorkeling 😂
Written 11 February 2021
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John R
Tracy, CA1 contribution
Top notch adventure!
Jan 2021
Great customer service! They really made us feel welcome and special. They went out of their way to give us an awesome experience. The food and drinks were excellent. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My 11-year-old son had the time of his life. Manny was amazing. She was a great snorkeling guide and bartender! We saw whales, spinner dolphins, flying fish, and turtles. We will do it again and the sunset cruise, too! Thank you for the best time!
Written 29 January 2021
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Ocean Joy Morning Calm
We took my mom on this cruise when she visited the island and it’s an excellent way to see the west coast and prist
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Magnificent!
This was our first time in Hawaii and snorkeling all together. It was a great experience and the crew made us all f
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Awesome Time
Did the sunset cruise and had spectacular views of the sun setting. Saw humpback whites and flying fish. While sn
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Great cruise!
We got to see tons of dolphins, turtles, and some whales. The staff and captain were incredibly friendly and attent
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Amazing day!!!!!!
We got to see whales, dolphins, Sea turtles and lots of fish snorkeling! The crew is amazing! Highly recommended
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Sunset Cruise
We had an amazing time on the Sunset Cruise. The boat was clean and the service was great. The only reason I prov
ami8718
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Great Experience
Everyone had a great time on the boat. The kids got to be at the ‘wheel’ which was exciting. They enjoyed snorkelin
Mamaof62021
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Definitely recommend
The cruise was amazing and the staff even better. Even when I was sea sick they checked on me regularly and really
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THE REALEST REVIEW EVER BRAH
If you’re looking for the dopest dolphin/whale tour , you’ve just hit the jack pot . Stop looking for other places
wendib24
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Wonderful trip despite the conditions
We had a wonderful time. It rained and was a little bumpy on the way home but the Captain and Crew did a great job
Brie2564
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The cruise was great!
The boat was very nice and the crew allowed us to queue our own music. During COVID, there was also enough space fo
rickysu2020
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Friendly, Fun, Worth It!
I made my reservation just a few hours before the boat departure. Due to COVID, there is no pick up, but I was able
Basel K
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Captain Pat is Excellent!
Captain Pat and his crew did an excellent job! We are so happy we took the time to check out Ocean Joy and we hope
MikeGon
MikeGon
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Well worth it!
Great trip and superb value. The crew really make this trip. For them it's all about the details. While the reef wa
Stormy F
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Best part of our trip
The captain and crew were amazing. We were able to spot dolphins, whales and snorkel with turtles. The whole experi
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