Escape from reality and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii with the Dolphin and You tour along the Oahu’s West Coast. During your experience, guests will snorkel with tropical fish, view dolphins in their natural habitat, hear from locally trained guides, and spot manta rays, tropical fish, and coral reefs! Plus, you’ll participate in a traditional “E’ho mai” ceremony onboard the boat.
Please bring: - A towel. - Flip flops. - Sunscreen. - A light jacket. - A bathing suit. - Cash or card for additional services (i.e., wetsuit rentals, photo packages, PSI bands, alcoholic beverages). - A shirt and/or swim shorts if you’re looking for more protection from the sun. We offer wetsuits rentals for $10 per person. - A waterproof camera. Dolphins and You recommends purchasing a professional photography package for an additional $79, so talented photographers can do the work for you! Seasickness medication. You can pick up seasickness tablets cheaply from local drugstores, or, if you only ever experience very mild motion illness, ginger-based drinks can help stave it off. We offer motion ease aromatherapy or reusable PSI bands for purchase on the bus for $25 (pack of two).
- Professional guide who will explain safety and facility. - Hawaiian chant ceremony to pray for guidance and protection. - Snorkel, kayak, paddle-board, or slide down a 15ft water slide at snorkel spot with tropical fish and sea turtles. - Water, tropical fruit, lunch (cheeseburger), snacks, and juice are served. - Hawaiian music and dance show.
The tour crew is made up of safety-certified lifesavers and free-divers. Additionally, life vests are made available to all guests to keep you afloat.
Hawaiian waters range from about 77℉ (25℃) in the wintertime to 82℉ (28℃) in the summertime. Though this is much warmer than the natural ocean temperature in most parts of the world, you still may feel cold in the shade or rain in just a swimsuit. We offer wetsuits for rent at $10 per person. (charges will be collected at check-in).
You may bring your own camera on board. But they recommend letting our professionals capture your experience so that you can fully enjoy your tour without worrying about getting the shot! If you want to bring a camera underwater, make sure it is waterproof and that it floats. Dolphins and You offer professional photography for an additional $79 (charges will be collected at check-in.) The photo packages usually contain around 300 over- and under-water shots of the entire tour, including everyone on board. They document the experience from beginning to end.
They provide transportation to and from 10 locations within Waikiki and Ko Olina free of cost. It is included in your trip price. Alternatively, you may meet us at the Waianae Boat Harbor if you would like to provide your own transportation.
There is a public restroom in the harbor, and there are two full restrooms on board the boat. There is no restroom on the tour bus.
The boat is not wheelchair friendly, and wheelchairs are not permitted on our bus transportation. They have a ramp onto the boat, but it is only 19 inches wide, and it does not have railings.
They allow pregnant women to take part in our tour but advise that it may not be safe during later terms. Please be careful not to slip and fall on board.
There is no alcohol available during the tour.
Tipping the crew is appreciated but not solicited. A tip jar is made available to guests at the end of each tour.