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Dolphin Excursions

A magnificent snorkeling experience

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Snorkel with Dolphins

An unforgettable family friendly adventure
Swim along side dolphins in their natural habitat. Go with experienced guides on a boat who know the best dolphin hangout spots.
3228 Waianae 4 hours
  • $180 – Adult

    ages 13+ years old

  • $135 – Children

    ages 4-12 years old

  • $2025 – Private Charter

    Flat rate up to 15 persons

  • $152 – Kama'aina/Military Adults

    ages 13+ years old

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Page Last modified April 19, 2022

Correct Price Guarantee with Active Oahu

Pricing on the checkout page comes directly from the tour operator, therefore, pricing listed on the website may vary from those in the checkout due to the tour operator changing the prices without notifying us. If you notice any prices are not correct, Contact Us so that we can update that information.

The price at the checkout is always the correct and accurate price and will be the same price you will pay if you were to book direct with that tour operator. We protect you against arriving at a destination and finding the same tour or activity offered at a lower price from our operator.

Discount Codes

We believe you should get the lowest price possible offered by the tour operator. Many tour operators offer online booking discounts and we try to make sure those are posted on our website. We try to keep those updated, but sometimes they expire or change. If you notice any discount codes don’t work or are missing, Contact Us so that we can update that information.

Refund Requests with Active Oahu

Transactions on are made directly with the tour operator you booked with, so you will need to abide by the tour operator’s cancellation policy which is included in the confirmation email you receive after booking a tour. The tour operator’s cancellation policy is also included on the specific activity and company pages on

Most tour operators will gladly refund your purchase if it’s more than 48 hours before your activity start time. If you have trouble getting in contact with the company you booked with, give us a call at (808)498-1894 and we can probably help you out. The tour operator’s contact information is included in the confirmation email.

All refund decisions will be made by the tour operator you book with.

Taxes & Fees

Taxes and fees are included at checkout. Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.127%. If you are booking online, FareHarbor, the vendor who owns and operates the booking software, charges an online booking fee, normally about 6%.

If you would rather not pay the online convenience fee, call us at (808)498-1894 and we can help you book your activities over the phone.

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  • Feel the excitement of being up close and personal with playful spinner dolphins.
  • Live the adventure of exploring reef and looking for fish and sea turtles with expert guides to take you to the best locations.
  • Enjoy peace of mind having lifeguard certified crew members watching over while you explore.
How to prepare
  • Dolphin Excursions provides masks, snorkels, and fins. Guests can rent wetsuits for $10 extra.
  • A meal at Spinner’s Cafe is included in the tour.
  • Round trip transportation is included from Waikiki, Koolina resorts, the Best Western Plaza Hotel near the airport, and the Aloha Tower Marketplace for cruise ship visitors.
"...It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. They approached my daughter closely, giving her a dolphin encounter beyond anything she's always dreamed of."
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– Carl B.
"From start to end everything was beyond exceptional...from the people to the animals! We saw everything, dolphins, whales, turtles AND fish."
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– Shelly T.
"We saw HUNDREDS of spinner dolphins and even got the chance to swim with them! Best excursion I have ever done."
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– Bri A.
Activity Overview

Imagine floating at the surface of the crystal clear water on the west side of Oahu and seeing wild dolphins swim into view. As they pass by, one picks up a little speed before jumping and spinning through the air. It is a once in a lifetime experience and impossible to forget.


Dolphin behavior

Dolphins feed at night and come to the shallow protected areas to rest during the mornings. This is when you will swim with them. They have to rest different parts of their brain at different times so they don’t drown. You might encounter them in a restful state but you also might catch them in a playful one. It is fascinating to see them interact with each other and even swim close to snorkelers to get a better look. Chances are you might see them jumping into corkscrew flips through the air.

The Crew

The crew consists of captains, lifeguards, and experienced naturalists who understand dolphin behavior and the laws that protect these animals. They will communicate how important it is to not chase or harass the dolphins. Remember, you are visiting their home.


Cancellation Policy

You are booking directly with Dolphin Excursions . The operator's cancellation policy is shown at the checkout screen and on all email communications. View General Cancellation Policy ›

Cancel or Refund Your Tour

Please send tour cancellation requests or rescheduling requests directly to the operator you booked with. The cancellation policy for each company is included in the checkout process adjacent to the payment info and is also included in confirmation and reminder emails.

When in doubt, notify the operator you booked with and communicate with them as soon as you know you will need to cancel or reschedule. The earlier the better. Refunds are painless and rescheduling is easy using the FareHarbor software. So, don’t fret, the contact info for your operator is included on the top of all email communications with you.

If you need specific instructions on how exactly that process works, check out our guide on How to Cancel or Request a Refund ›

Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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