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This tour is worth the cost even if you do not snorkel - the boat trip out to our snorkeling spot was spectacular and for me was the highlight of the tour. We saw many spinner dolphins including several babies. The dolphins came close to the boat and we all got good shots and were able to see them demonstrate their trademark spinning behaviour. I'm not a great snorkeller (my husband is) but I still got in and was amazed by the sea life just under the surface. I'm no swimmer but it was safe and we felt watched over at all times. Families even had little toddlers in swimming and enjoying the experience.
We had a beautiful breakfast and gourmet lunch including fresh pulled pork, fresh fruit, several salads and many kinds of drinks. Tasty and unexpectedly gourmet!
The trip to the bay was also beautiful and we got to see an side of Oahu we might not have otherwise made it to. Our guide Melinda (?) was informative and helpful.
Take lots of sunscreen and a broadbrimmed hat that will not blow off. I usually get seasick on boats but I was ok here as the boat is quite large and steady and the sea was smooth as glass the day we went out.
The tour was excellent!
We were picked up from our hotel and driven to a catamaran, there was plenty of space on board for sitting and watching the ocean - and see dolphins!
The crew (Mash, Kelly, Gary and Nessa) were really friendly and looked after us really well.
They were very helpful in explaining how to use the snorkeling gear and I liked the fact that they were very respectful of marine life (no touching the sea turtles, etc)
We got to see dolphins on the way to the snorkeling spot and lots of fish and sea turtles during the snorkeling, the trip was truly amazing, one of the highlights of the holiday! Highly recommended!!
Our FamilyJust Loved The Crew. We Tried To Book A Second Tour With Them But You Were Not Able To Locate them Through Your System So We Didn't Book It. I Recommend You Have This Feature Available For FUture Trips.
What can I say beautiful the mountains were like a scene from Jurassic Park, water Crystal Clear, swam with Sea Turtles and Tropical Fish, no Dolphins but the Cruise Company gave each visitor Life Time return Coupon to Sail with them for free. We will be going back in the Future.
Young Skipper and Crew were very accommodating and great sense of humor!!!
Where to start is so hard because this snorkel trip was off the chart. The staff outstanding in so manny ways. Don't pass this adventure up you will Not be disappointed at all. They will provide everything you need just go and have a awsome time.
My friend and I had a great time. We saw a good number of dolphins. The crew was awesome. IT IS WORTH IT!!!!.
What a great experience! While we didn't see any dolphins that day we saw plenty of hump-back whales up close and personal, as well as several sea turtles, seals and snorkeled in a extremely large school of bright blue and yellow fish. The crew was great and the lunch and drinks were awesome. It was a great time and I highly recommend this cruise!! One bit of advise, we chose to drive instead of having the van pick us up since I had rented a convertible and it was a great drive on a beautiful day. However, the voucher that I had printed did not have the boat name on it. Even the crew didn't recognize that my voucher was for their boat and sent us away at first and we spent about 20 minutes walking up and down the docks. We're not upset about this as we had arrived in plenty of time and one phone call got us to the right location. Just giving out some advise that if you drive make sure you have all the info that you need to find the boat. Finding the Harbor was very simple.
Best part of our trip to Oahu. Spent the morning drinking mai tais and "catatonics" after spending a glorious hour snorkeling where we saw five different turtles. The lunch on board included delicious kalua pork. All three shipmates where courteous and always checking to make sure your experience was the best it could be. Can't recommend this package highly enough.
Excellent enjoyed the day from beginning to end. The team who looked after us were superb and helped to make the day.
We had a wonderful time even though we didn't get to see any dolphins or whales. The crew was terrific, very attentive, knowledgeable and safety conscious. The weather was lovely, the boat was most spacious and comfortable and the food was yummy--adults were even offered 2 free alcoholic beverages, but at 9am on the windy seas I chose not to take them up on their offer. Best of all by far was the snorkelling. It was our first time and it was just amazing to experience the underwater life of the Hawaiian seas. I strongly recommend this trip, they even picked us up right from our Waikiki hotel.
We saw dolphins, a whale and we snorkeled. It was everything we expected and with a great staff it was more. The staff was very knowledgeable and they made the cruise a lot more enjoyable. However, I do consider that we were one of the lucky ones to have seen a whale because when we went it was at the end of whale season. This was the best thing I did in Hawaii.
From beginning to end, this was one of the favorite outings of our 9 day vacation with 10 people! The pickup van was nice, the harbor and the ship were beautiful, and the captain and crew were wonderful! The ship is clean, roomy and well appointed. The equipment was good - we got to take our snorkels home, so there is no reuse or sharing germs. The captain and crew were attentive and generous hosts. The drinks and food were good quality and abundant. The snorkeling was a treat. We didn't get to see dolphins, but that was certainly not for lack of effort by the captain and crew. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family and would do it again ourselves. Thanks, guys, for a great time - I appreciate your participation in our family vacation memories and pictures!
This was a great tour. The crew was engaging and very helpful. Although, if you are looking for an upclose look at the fish, this is not the tour for you. It is about 30 feet to the bottom where you snorkel so difficult to see much of anything. Hnauma bay might be a better choice. The lunch provided was more than ample and you really need to try a catatonic. Thanks to the crew for a wonderful morning. Only wish it could have been longer.