Journey to a dolphin paradise along the Wai'anae Coast for a Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages! Add on BBQ Lunch & Snorkeling for the perfect day!
Journey to a dolphin paradise along Wai’anae Coast on O’ahu’s largest dolphin vessel! Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of the panoramic multi-level decks for clear, picturesque views. Expert narration by certified Naturalists and Captain will create an unforgettable dolphin cruise experience. Kids will also enjoy a new educational and interactive keiki (child) program, plus Dolphin Guarantee year-round! BBQ Buffet Lunch option features premium hamburgers straight from our onboard grill. All aboard the Dolphin Star®, an eco-friendly catamaran custom built in 2007. Add the deluxe Royal Star motorcoach tour of West O’ahu for a comfortable ride and the viewing pleasure of an original video on passing points of interest, history, culture and marine life to enhance your experience.
Watch the dolphins frolic as you enjoy premium hamburgers that are freshly barbecued onboard. Build your own burger with your choice of gourmet fixings, plus snack on our homemade chocolate brownies. Soak up the sun or relax in our shaded cabin as the picturesque Wai‘anae coast provides the perfect island setting.
Add snorkeling to your experience!
This afternoon cruise combines a dolphin tour and lunch with snorkeling at our secret reef spot. All snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided. Swim with Hawaiian reef fish, explore coral beds and if you're lucky, spot a sea turtle or two! After your snorkel, enjoy a fresh water shower then sip our signature “Blue Dolphin” cocktail, and taste fresh pineapple and other refreshments.
Freshly Grilled Onboard
What To Know
Dolphin Guarantee: Recieve a free return "Dolphin Check" until a dolphin is sighted (meal and transportation optional).
Dolphin Star® Pledge: We comply with all government guidelines for protection of marine mammals since our debut of Wild Dolphin Watch® cruise in 2007.
Cruise Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Check-in: If you are driving on your own, please check-in 45 minutes prior to your cruise departure at the Hoku Nai'a.
Vessel: Eco-friendly, 149-passenger, 2-deck Dolphin Star catamaran was custom built for wild dolphin watching and snorkeling in paradise! The 65’ vessel minimizes emissions with EPA compliant main engines, hybrid power generator, GPS, autopilot, radar and operates at the cruising speed shown by recent NOAA studies to be safe for marine mammals. It also has a 360° observation deck, wrap-around deck, dining area, bar, restrooms and BBQ facility.
Route: Dolphin Star cruises from Wai’anae Boat Harbor toward Ka’ena Point or Ko Olina, depending on the best possible route for wild dolphin watching and location for snorkeling. The Captain may alter the route or cancel the cruise depending on weather conditions.
Waiver: A signed wavier is required for snorkeling.
Facilities: Observation area on 2nd deck. Each floor has wrap-around decks and equipped with sound system. Bar on 2nd deck; restrooms, BBQ and buffet setup on 1st deck. Newly built in 2007.
Location / Check-In: Departs from Wai'anae Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy Wai'anae, HI 96792. For those arriving via own transportation, please check in 15 minutes prior to departure at the Dolphin Star.
Transportation: Add transportation to your cruise. Round-trip motorcoach transportation via deluxe Royal Star features a comfortable ride, onboard restroom, video presentation. $22.00 per person from the Waikiki area, $14.00 per person from Ko Olina. Tour from Waikiki is 5½ hours (7:35AM – 1:00PM); tour from Ko Olina is 3½ hours (8:45AM – 12:15PM).
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