Tours and Tickets

Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet provided by Ocean Joy Cruises

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Select Date and Travellers
From
€112.55
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Read more
Updated 15/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Everything’s taken care of on this half-day catamaran cruise off the western coast of Oahu, which includes snorkeling and dolphin-watching. Enjoy a buffet lunch of Hawaiian fare and drinks on the comfortable catamaran, equipped with shower and changing facilities. Snorkeling gear and instruction, round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels, and choice of morning or afternoon departures are included for ease. It’s the perfect outing for all ages and experience levels.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ko Olina Marina
    92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
    Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ocean Joy Cruises
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Travel by our complimentary round trip transportation from Waikiki on a comfortable air-conditioned motor-coach to the marina where you will board our 61-foot (18.5-meter) Kai OliOli catamaran for your 3.5-hour cruise. You can choose from three departure times — morning, afternoon, or sunset — to suit your schedule. Once we depart the marina, we’ll head north along the pristine western coast of Oahu to look for dolphins, whales (seasonal), flying fish, green sea turtles, and admire the beautiful unspoiled scenery. When your captain locates a pod of dolphins or whales, your boat stops to allow you to get an excellent view of the mighty mammals from the spacious deck. Your expert crew can answer any questions that you may have about the animals you see. Afterward, your captain steers the boat into a special spot for snorkeling. We provide your snorkel gear and detailed safety and snorkeling instructions. We have a roomy, comfortable sitting area with wide steps to allow you to comfortably put your gear on and easily wade into the water. Once in, marvel at colorful corals and multitudes of fish for an hour of snorkeling with guides available to assist you with fish identification and safety. Back on the boat, you can rinse off in one of the boat’s four warm, freshwater showers. Two changing rooms and restrooms are also available. Once the snorkelers return to the boat, the crew serves a sumptuous Hawaiian buffet that includes teriyaki chicken, kalua pig (pulled pork), tossed salad, rice and fresh fruit along with your choice of beer, wine, mai tai, or margarita (up to four alcoholic drinks included). As you enjoy your meal, we begin a leisurely cruise back to the marina. Throughout the cruise Throughout the tour, we serve unlimited bottled water and soft drinks while your captain and crew share the history and legends of the Waianae Coast. A professional photographer takes photos both above and under water which you have the option to purchase back at the dock before you depart.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Ko Olina Marina
    92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
    Due to limited operations, we are currently unable to offer transportation at this time. We will resume transportation as soon as possible.
    See address & details
+
Highlights
  • Oahu cruise from Ko Olina with snorkeling, buffet lunch, and drinks
  • Take in the scenery from the catamaran's spacious deck or indoor cabin
  • Snorkel at a coral reef surrounded by colorful fish 
  • Includes snorkeling gear, instruction, onboard shower, and changing room
What to Expect
After pickup from select Waikiki hotels, transfer to a 61-foot (18.5-meter) catamaran for your cruise. Glide north along the coast where you might spot marine life such as dolphins, green sea turtles, whales, and flying fish, and hear from the crew about Hawaii’s natural history along the way. Head to a secret snorkeling spot and use the equipment provided. After checking out the coral reef and tropical fish, return to the boat and have the option to rinse off in a freshwater shower. Your crew serves up a Hawaiian buffet lunch that includes kalua pig, accompanied by up to four drinks including margaritas, wine, beer, or non-alcoholic options. Head back to the marina where you can purchase photos of your cruise if desired. Your tour ends with drop-off in Waikiki.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Ko Olina Marina, 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Beverages (both alcoholic and nonalcoholic)
  • Use of snorkels, masks, fins, flotation vests, flotation noodles
  • Prepackaged meals
  • Sunscreen lotion, ginger pills
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Joy Cruises
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We can accept collapsible wheelchairs and small umbrella strollers but they will be stored at the marina during the cruise. Wheelchair guests must be able to walk up a short flight of steps onto the bus and boat.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
264Reviews
3Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 160
  • 20
  • 16
  • 17
  • 5
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Ernie Bernie wrote a review Today
1 contribution
What an amazing experience , from the scenic Ocean view , to snorkeling with the islands fish , to the delicious Buffett . Everything was just perfect , and the crew was very helpful had it been our first time snorkeling we felt very safe . Great for couples getaway I highly
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
Helpful
Share
Asheville Bruce Hensley wrote a review 5 Jan
Oahu, Hawaii88 contributions
#grateful this turned out to be a amazing whale watching in Hawaii tour Cruise the captain and all the employees made this Advent extremely special it was early in the morning when we took off but everybody seem to be up and motivated excited to be working again it's always
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
Helpful
Share
Casey C wrote a review 4 Jan
Henderson3 contributions
Snookering were fun of all . Also the stuffs were wonderful as well as the dinner and drinks .highly recommended for family gathering as well .
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
Helpful
Share
Expedition101580 wrote a review Dec 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
We loved our cruise. We saw flying fish, turtles, spinner dolphins, tons of fish while snorkeling and humpback whales. We even heard whale chatter while snorkeling. It was a perfect afternoon.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2020
Helpful
Share
PeggyPeke wrote a review Dec 2020
Beavercreek, Ohio31 contributions5 helpful votes
We set out at 8:00 am from KoOlina Marina. Saw a honu(sea turtle) on the way out to see some spinner dolphins! They were great to see and our captain knew how to position the catamaran for our viewing pleasure. Then out to the leeward side of Oahu for some snorkeling. Saw
Read more
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Ocean Joy Cruises
estarry
00
Highlight of our trip!
Oceanjoy cruises was such an awesome experience! The staff were extremely friendly and personable (pat, meg, and ca
Read more
4tomoroc
00
Great Criuse
We had a fantastic time. All of the crew was great and the captain entertained as well as educated. They did a grea
Read more
JANE E
00
Snorkel cruise
Exceptional crew. The trip was awesome and I would recommend it to all family and friends. Service and food drinks
Read more
brdldyd63
00
Highly recommend!
Absolutely a great attentive and informative crew. Saw whales, dolphins, turtles, flying fish and many types of fis
Read more
colugbenga
00
Priceless Experience
We did not know what to expect but the crew of Ocean Joy Cruises were so friendly and did everything to ensure our
Read more
Annisotropic
00
So, so good!!
We saw spinner and bottlenose dolphins, whale spouts, sea turtles and tons of fish. Our guides were knowledgeable a
Read more
Robert T
00
Capt Patrick & Crew - 5 stars!!!!
The captain and his two shipmates made us feel welcome and treated us like VIPs. The boat was clean and comfortabl
Read more
sim0nsays87
00
Wonderful
The whole experience was great! My wife and I had a blast! The captain and crew were excellent! Food was great! dr
Read more
juggs6969
00
Fabulous
Fantastic. The crew was great, food was good even though it wasn’t the buffet-due to covid-and the ride and snorkel
Read more
Swazey15
00
Very pleasant
People are very kind and they explain everything step by step. I went with three children and they enjoyed it. They
Read more
wcolterbr333
00
Great experience
Overall very friendly, attentive, & accommodating crew. Beautiful boat with plenty of space. Saw lots of dolphins.
Read more
ROBERT D
00
Ocean Joy Cruises Hawaii
Always great experience on the Kaiolioli leaving KoOlina Marina. Crew is helpful and provides back ground informat
Read more
akamaisystems02
00
Most Relaxing Time
We are residents of oahu and I wanted to do something fun for my family outdoors to get them out of the house. Cher
Read more
Pamela M
00
Best way to spend a day!
I wholeheartedly suggest you go on an Ocean Joy Cruise! The crew are so much fun and the dolphin, whales and the tu
Read more
chrisopenjourney
00
Great experience and great value.
The boat and the crew were fantastic. We did the early morning 3 hour trip and saw Dolphins and Whales. We then wen
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241

Travellers also viewed

Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina
from €123.47*
Popular: Booked by 1,199 travellers!
from €81.26*
Popular: Booked by 9,662 travellers!
from €134.39*
Popular: Booked by 3,321 travellers!

Frequently bought together

from €91.77*
Popular: Booked by 7,152 travellers!
Paradise Cove Luau
from €89.87*
Popular: Booked by 16,182 travellers!
from €95.75*
Popular: Booked by 7,345 travellers!
Star Casual Sunset & Show Cruise
from €96.59*
Popular: Booked by 1,992 travellers!

Snorkeling

from €81.26*
Popular: Booked by 9,662 travellers!
from €95.75*
Popular: Booked by 7,345 travellers!
from €60.31*
Popular: Booked by 766 travellers!
from €134.39*
Popular: Booked by 3,321 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Oahu Catamaran Cruise: Wildlife, Snorkeling and Hawaiian Buffet