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Address: 2045 Lauwiliwili St, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-3900
Phone Number:
+1 808-234-7245
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free!...

Dolphins or whales guaranteed on many trips, or come back free! Kona-Kohala, Waikiki, and Near Marriott & Disney Ko Olina catamaran dolphin snorkel sailing, scuba, whale watching, dinner cruises, Waikiki options and more. Experience Hawaii Nautical's unparalleled adventures. Family-owned and family-friendly. Locations islandwide. Come experience our five-star service. Daily cruises in Kona-Kohala, and catamaran sailing departures near Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina (Disney catamaran exclusive itineraries), Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Beach Villas at Ko Olina and more. Also try Port Waikiki Cruises from the Hilton Hawaiian Village pier. Looking for swim with dolphins in the wild? See them instead in a sustainable, eco-conscious way. Federal Noaa guidelines say "Do not swim with wild spinner dolphins." Hawaii's first Dolphin Smart recognized operator for proper viewing of dolphins, a program sponsored by Noaa & the National Marine Sanctuaries to educate about dolphin conservation & harassment. They advise not to pursue close wild dolphin interactions.

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Turtles and Dolphins and Whales, Oh My!

From booking through return, this was an Excellent experience. The captain and crew were friendly, knowledgeable, and patient (with those of us who needed it). We had one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gary S
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From booking through return, this was an Excellent experience. The captain and crew were friendly, knowledgeable, and patient (with those of us who needed it). We had one participant who had a physical disability, but the staff was exceedling helpful getting this person in and out of the water. We saw turtles, fish galore, a small octopus, and while eating... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time! Saw a ton of dolphins, got to snorkel and pet an octopus, and holds starfish! Crew was amazing and great with our kids! :)) highly recommend Hawaii Nautical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Service at a cheap price. Amazing Views, great snorkeling, and animal watching. Food and bar was great, and the two bathrooms were a nice option. Crew was funny and helpful, lots of things thought out, breakfast was great with muffins and assorted fruit. Lunch was pork, great Hawaiian sweet rolls, buns, chips, salsa, etc. The top deck has nice... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken several cruises with HN, both for snorkeling and for sunset. The crew, Cpt. Anthony, Yudai and Rodney are attentive and also humorous. This last trip was really great. Lost count of the number of whales we saw, some up close and personal! They serve some pretty good food and drinks as well, all complimentary. (Though after the... More 

1 Thank njdogdad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have booked several trips through Hawaii Nautical and could not be more pleased. The captain and staff are knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and so funny. On each trip we saw a ton of dolfins, usually whales and when snorkling ( with great equipment) we saw such a variety of colorful fish, sea turtles and there is always a knowledgeable crew... More 

Thank Olsonleanna
Waianae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Hawaii resident, we have many visitors from all over the world. Hawaii Nautical is our "go to" place! We take all of our visitors on at least one ocean adventure during their stay. From the reservation department and their professionalism and recommendations of the best tour for the group we have to the amazing crew on the boat... More 

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Makaha, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had the privilege to experience trips from both the Waianae & Honolulu boats and the experience is always awesome! We can not get enough and keep going back. We have snorkeled in 3 different locations out of Waianae and each one offers something a little different from the other. The crew is always quick to answer questions and... More 

Thank danno1128
Rancho Santa Margarita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My trip to Oahu was so beautiful and Hawaii Nautical gave me an experience to treasure for a lifetime. I've always wanted to whale watch, and this was the perfect way to do it! First pulling out, we passed a couple sea turtles, which was a pleasant surprise. Once out far enough, the view of the island is breathtaking. Captain... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst whale watching tour we have ever been on!! We have been on countless ones. This should have been called a wave Watching tour! There is never a guarantee of seeing whales, but, at least on Other tours the crew communicated with other boats to find our where they had sighted whales and went to those areas.... More 

Thank Jan S
Oakland Township, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went whale watching out of Honolulu. The crew was very good. We did not see any whales which was not the fault of the crew. The whales did not show. The only thing that disappointed me was the area that we went to see the whales. It was just outside of the port. If I had to do it again... More 

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