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“Amazing experience!”
Review of Dolphins and You

Dolphins and You
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US$156.00*
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Oahu Snorkel Cruise: Swim with Dolphins and...
Ranked #32 of 339 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: The crystalline waters on the west coast of O'ahu is a sanctuary for dolphins and other sea creatures including sea turtles (honu), stingrays (hihimanu), and many tropical fish. As the longest running dolphin snorkeling tour in Hawaii, and the only tour of this category with an emphasis on the local culture, we are experts in the surrounding ocean and the local ways. You'll be happy to know we have a perfect safety record during the 20 plus years we've been in operation so you can focus on swimming with the dolphins, and, most of all, have fun!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My tribe of 5 (mom, dad, 14-year old and two-10 year olds) had an incredible experience on this adventure. We were staying in the Hilton Hawaiian Village and they picked us up in front of the hotel next door. The bus drive is long- so if you have a car you may want to drive over so you don’t have to do the “stopping at every hotel area” and have the freedom of going to see/do something else since you are in another area of the island. But, they do make the bus ride enjoyable. You get all your gear once you get off the bus and before you get on the boat. If for any reason you do/may get seasick- please be courteous and take some medicine or buy the pressure bracelets. They sell the bracelets on the bus for $20 and that’s nothing compared to wasting the money that you spent on the trip.

The boat is not very large and they can take up to 40 guests- if you have flexibility see if there is a boat that has less people because we had 39 and honestly, it was snug. But, we didn’t mind too much (until people started vomiting bc there was some big swells). We swam with dolphins which only lasted a couple of minutes- but so very awesome. We went a little further north and snorkeled and saw all the fish and a couple of sea turtles. The kids loved the slide and paddle boards since they get tired of mom always wanting to go snorkeling. They served us chips and a pre-cooked burger (no grill on this boat) on the way back. The crew entertains you on the way back and they are awesome. No frills trip- but really worth the money.

This was a great trip for our family. We have done the tours with the larger fancy boats and that is great for your first time or if you need a larger boat because of seasickness, but know you will pay a lot more for that. This outfit runs a great trip with incredible staff (thanks Jeremy, the nice Japanese translator whose name starts with an M, and all the guys on board who were so funny). We can’t wait to see the photos when we swing by to pick up our photo package!

Thank lcamacho
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AndYouCreations, Manager at Dolphins and You, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha and thank you so much for your awesome and thorough review! We're so happy you enjoyed your dolphin swim tour. You did an amazing job of providing a comprehensive look at the tour, and we appreciate all the details!

We're especially happy that the crew was able to entertain you and provide great service. While we can't control the weather or waves, we definitely strive to make every tour an amazing experience for our guests and so happy to have delivered a fun time for you and your family. Please come join us again anytime, and enjoy the rest of your time in Hawaii!

By the way, we're going to be getting a new, larger (90+ guest capacity) boat this summer, so hopefully you will be able to come back and join us on the new vessel later in the year. :-) .

Mahalo!

Mark
// And You Creations / Dolphins and You

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had such a wonderful time swimming with the dolphins and sea turtles. They gave us plenty of time to splash around and snorkel and when the dolphins moved to a different area, we got back on the boat and followed them to their new swimming area. I actually swam over them while a pod was half sleeping/half swimming. Best memory ever! Then we had a great lunch on-board. We will definitely go again!

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AndYouCreations, Manager at Dolphins and You, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha~! What a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you had a good experience swimming with the dolphins and turtles. :-) . We love helping our guests make great memories. Please visit us again on our boat ANYtime. Or join us on one of our other tours too! Mahalo!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John was tour guide and took us on a great hike to Manoa Falls. The hike is easy at first but get harder as you go on. There are a lot of uneven surfaces and slippery rocks. John was great to stop if we needed a break, took many great pictures of us in several different locations along the trail, and always made sure to give us information or answer any questions while on the trail. We then stopped at a local farm to table restaurant that served a bento box meal - it was delicious! Loved this and was great to do this with a guide.

Thank Momof2travels
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AndYouCreations, Manager at Dolphins and You, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha again Momoof2travels! :-) . So happy you were able to join in on the Nature and You hike to Manoa Falls. And even happier that we're 2 for 2 in giving you a great experience on our tours. I haven't tried the bento box meal myself, but I keep hearing good things about it so I'm definitely have to go get one soon. :-) . Mahalo for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon on one of our tours. Have a wonderful day! ~ Mark

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

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