Dolphin Excursions - Wild Dolphin Encounter
Come aboard the Naia I for a journey along Oahu’s west shore in search of wild spinner dolphins. The real fun starts with what the crew calls "The Drop," which is what they do when the dolphins are playful and awake, allowing you and your fellow snorkelers to get wet and face to face with the dolphins.
Imagine being in the water and being surrounded by a pod of friendly spinner dolphins as curious about you as you are about them. You’ll also have the chance to snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles.
During the winter months, humpback whales frequent this area. This is also when the ocean is often more turbulent, so snorkeling in the winter is dependent on the weather and conditions. But if snorkeling isn’t possible, you’ll spend longer viewing the whales.
Back on land you’ll head to the Spinners café for a nice sit-down meal complimentary of the house. Select from the full menu at check-in and it’ll be ready for you after your cruise.
- View spinner dolphins and humpback whales (during whale season)
- Opportunity to occasionaly see bottlenose dolphins and spotted dolphins too
- Perfect photo opportunities
- Swim with dolphins and turtles in the wild
- Enjoy a complimentary lunch at Spinners Cafe.
- Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels included
- All snorkel gear provided
- Delicious lunch
Please note: This is a tour that takes you to marine life in their natural habitat, not in a zoo or park. While dolphins are spotted around 80-90% of the time, dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed. The snorkeling conditions are also dependent on the weather, and snorkeling only takes place when deemed safe.
Spinners Lunch Menu
Oriental Chicken Salad – lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, sprouts, grilled chicken and topped with won ton chips and oriental dressing
Build your own sandwich – your choice of turkey, ham or tuna and choice of veggies and cheese
Veggie Sandwich – including your choice of lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, mushrooms and cheese on two whole wheat slices of bread
Garden Salad – lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, mushrooms, sprouts, sundried tomatoes, American cheese and your choice of dressing