Dolphins and You in Honolulu, HI

And You Creations"Pick Up Only"Honolulu, HI 96815
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Escape from reality and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii with the Dolphin and You tour along the Oahu’s West Coast. During your experience, guests will snorkel with tropical fish, view dolphins in their natural habitat, hear from locally trained guides, and spot manta rays, tropical fish, and coral reefs! Plus, you’ll participate in a traditional “E’ho mai” ceremony onboard the boat.

1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 3 hours.
  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes.
  • Wet suits are available to rent on the bus.
  • Waikiki area hotel pick-up and drop-off is included.
  • Take advantage of ocean activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, a water slide, and more.


from Dolphins and You
Discover what more than 300,000 Dolphins and You guests have experienced: An encounter with wild dolphins in Hawaii is the memory of a lifetime! Our all-new boat takes you on a cruise along the stunning west coast of Oahu, where you will watch wild Hawaiian Spinner dolphins, which are known for their acrobatic jumps and spins. Seeing dolphins in their natural environment will be an experience you will never forget!

With transportation from Waikiki included, our tour also includes a traditional Hawaiian chant ceremony, snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles, and live entertainment. Enjoy our sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and a new, 20-foot waterslide! Enjoy complementary lunch bentos starting May 1st. Choose between Guava Chicken, Hawaiian Style Snapper, and Tofu Veggie Stir-fry. (all bentos come with rice and corn and are gluten free).

Our trained guides, lifesavers, and free divers will make sure you're safe and comfortable in the water. Our staff is fun-loving people who have a true passion for the sea.

It’s no wonder our dolphin tour is the longest-running and highest-rated on the island!

  • Transportation to/from hotel and boat harbor
  • Snorkeling gear and lifejackets are provided
  • Ocean activities (Kayaking, snorkeling, and waterslide)
  • Complimentary lunch bentos
  • Wetsuit rental (optional)
  • alcoholic beverages available for purchase

What to Bring:
  • Swimsuit (worn under clothing at pick-up)
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen (recommend reef-safe)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Long-sleeve jacket or sweatshirt
  • Motion sickness medicine

NOTE: The schedule may change according to the weather, traffic, and the situation of dolphins. Dolphins are often spotted, but there is no 100% guarantee of dolphin encounters. Refunds are NOT given if dolphins are not seen.

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on the boat
Drink tickets non-refundable

Dolphins and You Reviews

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Linda Tennies
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"Best Experience Ever!"
June 2023
Just got back from an excursion. We're an older couple, and the Crew was awesome. Delicious lunch too. Swimming was incredible, and we saw many dolphins- many bottle nosed ones. Dancers were awesome! One dancer was even trained by the incredible teacher - O'Brien. We danced with O'Brien 39 years ago on our honeymoon. I recommend this excursion for all ages!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphins and You

What should I bring with me?

Please bring: - A towel. - Flip flops. - Sunscreen. - A light jacket. - A bathing suit. - Cash or card for additional services (i.e., wetsuit rentals, photo packages, PSI bands, alcoholic beverages). - A shirt and/or swim shorts if you’re looking for more protection from the sun. We offer wetsuits rentals for $10 per person. - A waterproof camera. Dolphins and You recommends purchasing a professional photography package for an additional $79, so talented photographers can do the work for you! Seasickness medication. You can pick up seasickness tablets cheaply from local drugstores, or, if you only ever experience very mild motion illness, ginger-based drinks can help stave it off. We offer motion ease aromatherapy or reusable PSI bands for purchase on the bus for $25 (pack of two).

What is included?

- Professional guide who will explain safety and facility. - Hawaiian chant ceremony to pray for guidance and protection. - Snorkel, kayak, paddle-board, or slide down a 15ft water slide at snorkel spot with tropical fish and sea turtles. - Water, tropical fruit, lunch (cheeseburger), snacks, and juice are served. - Hawaiian music and dance show.

What if I can’t swim?

The tour crew is made up of safety-certified lifesavers and free-divers. Additionally, life vests are made available to all guests to keep you afloat.

What is the water temperature in Hawaii? Will I need a wetsuit?

Hawaiian waters range from about 77℉ (25℃) in the wintertime to 82℉ (28℃) in the summertime. Though this is much warmer than the natural ocean temperature in most parts of the world, you still may feel cold in the shade or rain in just a swimsuit. We offer wetsuits for rent at $10 per person. (charges will be collected at check-in).

Can I bring my own camera?

You may bring your own camera on board. But they recommend letting our professionals capture your experience so that you can fully enjoy your tour without worrying about getting the shot! If you want to bring a camera underwater, make sure it is waterproof and that it floats. Dolphins and You offer professional photography for an additional $79 (charges will be collected at check-in.) The photo packages usually contain around 300 over- and under-water shots of the entire tour, including everyone on board. They document the experience from beginning to end.

Does Dolphins and You provide transportation?

They provide transportation to and from 10 locations within Waikiki and Ko Olina free of cost. It is included in your trip price. Alternatively, you may meet us at the Waianae Boat Harbor if you would like to provide your own transportation.

Is there a restroom onboard?

There is a public restroom in the harbor, and there are two full restrooms on board the boat. There is no restroom on the tour bus.

Can a person in a wheelchair participate?

The boat is not wheelchair friendly, and wheelchairs are not permitted on our bus transportation. They have a ramp onto the boat, but it is only 19 inches wide, and it does not have railings.

Can pregnant women participate?

They allow pregnant women to take part in our tour but advise that it may not be safe during later terms. Please be careful not to slip and fall on board.

Are we allowed to drink alcohol on the boat?

There is no alcohol available during the tour.

Are tips required?

Tipping the crew is appreciated but not solicited. A tip jar is made available to guests at the end of each tour.