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We had a great time. The crew was excellent in caring for us and showing us the wildlife. If we have the chance we would do it again!
Recently my daughter and I booked the Small Group Eco & Wildlife Snorkel Tour and I have to say that it was one of the best snorkel experiences that I ever had! We had to drive about 45 minutes outside of Waikiki and arrived at the pier for the 8:00 am departure. There were just 6 of us plus the boat captain and the goup leader/naturalist. After reviewing safety information and getting our snorkels, masks, & fins we set out to find spinner dolphins which are plentiful not too far off shore. On our way we were given an idea of the wildlife and ecology of the area and I was impressed with the respect shown and asked of us towards the marine life that we were going to encounter. Incredibly, the captain spotted a school of pilot whales which had not been seen for months. We readied ourselves and walked down the steps of the catanaran into the water amidst these amazing creatures that depite their name are part of the dolphin family. We were surrounded by them and were able to get a real up close and personal experience. We then got back on the boat via the stairs which are such an improvement over having to jump over the side of the boat and then have to haul yourself back in. We went in a couple more times and swam with spinner dolphins which were really playful. We ended our three hour tour with a stop at Tutle Rock where we could see turtles and tropical fish. Sandwiches, chips, & drinks were provided and they had a bathroom on the boat which was very much appreciated! I really learned a lot and had such an amazing time and I would recommend this to anyone who likes to snorkel!