Swim with Spinner Dolphins in Oahu
There is no underwater experience on Earth quite like snorkeling with wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins off the breathtaking coast of Oahu. Two Honolulu-based companies offer underwater adventures up the west coast near the oceanfront communities of Makaha and Waianae. You’ll have the opportunity to swim with spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and colorful schools of fish in distinctively beautiful coral reefs. Dolphins and You provides complimentary shuttles to the Waianae Boat Harbor from the best hotels in Waikiki. The shuttle makes eight pickups before embarking on the one-hour journey to Waianae, with Prince Waikiki as pickup locale number two! Create lasting memories by swimming with majestic, acrobatic spinner dolphins on your escape to heavenly Waikiki.
Dolphins and You
Board a wifi-equipped shuttle from the Prince Waikiki lobby and enjoy the natural scenery of Oahu’s West Coast on the hour-long excursion. Once aboard the seafaring vessel, your group will participate in a traditional Hawaiian E Ho Mai chant to ask the sea gods for safe travel and abundant dolphins. Once out on the Pacific Ocean, passengers are encouraged to slip on their complimentary fins, masks, life jackets, and snorkels. The underwater experience provided by Dolphins and You is incomparable due to their charismatic and skilled staff.
Participants have a 90 percent chance of swimming within inches of a Hawaiian spinner dolphin. After you’ve crossed swimming with dolphins off your bucket list, the ship cruises to a nearby reef plump with sea turtles, manta rays, colorful fish, and beautiful corals. Many voyagers even spot whales in February and March! Snorkelers are served a meal on the ocean accompanied by ukulele and hula performances. The voyage, including the shuttles, lasts approximately eight hours in total.
Iruka Hawaii Experiences
Iruka Hawaii Experiences offers similar underwater adventures at low prices. Choose between sunrise or midday dolphin excursions that include swimming, kayaking, and SUPing. You’ll have the opportunity to snorkel with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and beautiful fish. Iruka’s double-decker catamarans are ideal for large groups.
Best Hotels in Waikiki
Prince Waikiki rests on the stunning banks of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean. Each guest room features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide sweeping sunset vistas over Ala Moana Beach and the onsite harbor. Our luxurious slice of Honolulu paradise firmly places us among the best hotels in Waikiki. Guests often spend an afternoon soaking in our lavish outdoor infinity pool, sipping cocktails in the Prince Waikiki Club Lounge, and putting for birdie at our Arnold Palmer-designed Hawaii Prince Golf Club. Escape your laborious daily routine with a rejuvenating Hawaiian getaway to luxurious Prince Waikiki.