Dolphins and You in Honolulu, HI

And You Creations"Pick Up Only"Honolulu, HI 96815
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Ready for the memory of a lifetime? Join in the Dolphin and You tour along the Oahu’s West Coast where you’ll swim with dolphins in the crystal clear ocean water. During your experience, you’ll snorkel with dolphins swimming in their natural habitat, hear from local 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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 8 hours long.
  • Enjoy traditional Hawaiian cultural arts like hula and ukulele.
  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes at your designated pick-up time.
  • 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 200,000 Dolphins and You guests have experienced: Swimming 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 swim with wild Hawaiian Spinner dolphins in Hawaii’s crystal clear ocean waters. Our trained guides, lifesavers, and free divers will make sure you're safe and comfortable in the water. Meeting dolphins up-close 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 paddle boards, and a new, 20-foot waterslide! Our staff are fun-loving people who have a true passion for the sea. Sit back and relax while they entertain you with hula dancing and ukulele performances or answer your questions on Hawaiian culture and history. To top it off, we offer a delicious Taro bun cheeseburger (vegetarian options available) and snacks for lunch.

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

• Transportation to/from hotel and boat harbor
• Rental of snorkel, mask, fins, safety jacket
• Ocean activities (Kayaking, snorkeling)
• Meal (w/drink) & snacks
• Wetsuit rental (optional)

What to Bring:
• Swimsuit (worn under clothing at pick-up)
• Beach Towel
• Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
• Long-sleeve jacket or sweatshirt
• Motion sickness medicine

NOTE: 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 encounter. Refunds are NOT given if dolphins are not seen.

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Jesup, Iowa
"Great Day with the Dolphins and Crew"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2019 NEW
The crew on our Dolphins and You tour was excellent! We were in the water with many dolphins, a few turtles and plenty of fish! The boat slide and dancing crew also made it fun!
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Rachael W
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2019 NEW
This trip is a must. Staff are brilliant and swimming with the dolphins was about the best experience I've had. It was a brilliant day. Can't recommend enough.
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Houston, TX
"Best Experience Ever"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019 NEW
Dolphins and You is doing it right! Great crew, fun and safe! Saw tons of dolphins and sea turtles. The food was fantastic and they even showed us how to Hula.
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"My husband and I had a really great time! We saw dolphins, eagle rays and turtles! Crew was really nice too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2019 NEW
We really enjoyed our tour as the crew was friendly, professional and dedicated to ensuring our needs were met. We got to see dolphins, an eagle ray and a turtle. They now offer alcoholic drinks for sale during the tour which is an added bonus, lemonade and water was provided at no extra cost. Burgers for lunch were pretty good on taro buns. We even enjoyed going down the inflatable water slide!
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West Bend, Wisconsin
"Dream come true!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2019 NEW
Since I was a little girl I always dreamed of swimming with dolphins. I was recently fortunate to take a trip to Hawaii with my husband, and thought it would be the perfect place to make this dream come true! A friend of mine suggested I go through Dolphins and You, as I wanted the experience to take place in the wild blue of their natural habitat. Dolphins in You did not disappoint! The crew was so professional. You could deeply sense their love and respect for ocean life. Every one of them embodied the spirit of "Aloha", beamed huge smiles, and had great senses of humor! This was my first time snorkeling, and they quickly put my mind and body at ease. Even before we got into the water, I was so excited to see the dolphins jumping playfully around the boat. A crew member directed us exactly to where many were. It was an incredible experience being in the water, seeing the pods swimming all around and hearing them communicate. I only wish we could've stayed longer. The rest of the adventure was full of fun, eating a yummy lunch, watching authentic Hawaiian dances, and having a second snorkeling session where we could see more wild sea life. All in all, a fantastic experience that I'll cherish forever! (The only thing I'd do differently would be to take anti-nausea medication before getting on the boat.) Mahalo nui loa, Dolphins and You!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphins and You

What should I bring with me?
Please bring:

  • Flip flops 
  • A bathing suit 
  • A towel
  • Sunscreen
  • A shirt and/or swim shorts if you’re looking for more protection from the sun. We also offer wetsuits for rent for $10 per person.
  • A light jacket
  • Cash or card for wetsuits or photo packages
  • 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 also offer reusable PSI bands for purchase on the bus for $25 (pack of two).
  • A waterproof camera. Dolphins and You provides professional photography and videography for an additional $60 (photo only) or $100 (photo and video combo)

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.

Is there an age limit for swimming with the dolphins?
We recommend that only guests who are 2 years and older join our tours. We recognize that it can be difficult for traveling families to find a babysitter, however, so it is possible to bring an infant on the boat. But we ask parents please consider these important factors:
  • The boat is not child-proof. 
  • We do not have a changing table on board. 
  • Infant life vests are stored at our harbor, and it is the responsibility of the parent to alert our crew of the need for an infant life vest before the vessel departs. 
  • We do not offer a discount for children less than 2 years old. 

Am I guaranteed to see dolphins?
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins are wild marine animals, so we cannot guarantee with absolute certainty that we will encounter them. However, the vast majority of our tours (more than 90 percent) do see and swim with dolphins.

Can I touch the wild dolphins?
No. Touching marine life and coral is illegal by Hawaii state law. Contact with human skin can make dolphins and sea turtles more susceptible to disease and cause them stress. But the animals often come close by our guests, and simply being in their presence is incredible.

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.

Can I bring my own camera?
You may bring your own camera on board. But we 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 offers professional photography and videography for an additional $60 (photo only) or $100 (photo and video combo). The photo packages usually contain around 300 over- and under-water shots and the video is usually around 20 minutes long. We document the experience from beginning to end.

Does Dolphins and You provide transportation?
We 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 on board?
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?
Our boat is not wheelchair friendly, and wheelchairs are not permitted on our bus transportation. We have a ramp onto the boat, but it is only 19 inches wide and it does not have railings.

Can pregnant women participate?
We 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?
Alcohol is not permitted on board the boat. Safety of the passengers is our primary concern.

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.

Are tours available daily?
Yes. Two tour times are offered daily.