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Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina

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Kapolei, United States

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Overview

Snorkel at two different Oahu reefs, with transportation between on a 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran in between during this half-day sailing and snorkeling excursion. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, sip provided cocktails, and refuel with a Hawaiian-style lunch. Pickup and drop-off available from select Waikiki hotels.
  • Half-day snorkeling excursion aboard a catamaran
  • Snorkel at two different locations among native marine life and live coral
  • Search for pods of spinner dolphins
  • Full bar and snacks
  • Hawaiian-style lunch with cocktails
  • Snorkel equipment included
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Waikiki hotels
3.5-hour sailing cruise on a 53' catamaran boat
Snorkeling at 2 different tropical reefs
All necessary equipment such as mask, life jackets, and snorkel
Lunch of teriyaki chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, pasta salad and fresh fruit
3 complimentary bar cocktails, unlimited soda and juices
Small snacks, water, cocoa, and tea
Transportation to/from select hotel in Waikiki
Additional alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
SNUBA equipment (unless option is selected)
Bathing suit, towels, sunscreen
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: 92-100 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
2: Ko Olina Beach, Hawaii 96707, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Waikiki hotels from 110 - 85 minutes prior. Please contact us to confirm your pick up location and time. If you choose to drive out, please inform reservations.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin with pickup at select Waikiki hotels at your chosen departure time (morning or afternoon). Climb into the tour vehicle for the brief ride to the Ko Olina Marina and Resort, where you check in on the dock and munch on some provided snack and sip tea, water, and coffee. 

Meet your captain as you step aboard the 53-foot (16-meter) catamaran and set out for your day's first stop. As you cruise, you can relax on deck and watch the Hawaiian scenery pass by or explore the boat. The catamaran is fully equipped with a fully stocked bar, a teak interior, and freshwater showers. There is plenty of room for 40 passengers to spread out and get comfortable. 

Once you reach your first destination, get fitted for a mask and snorkel and jump into the water, a known habitat for the local spinner dolphins. Float around the coral reef in search of native marine life. Upgrade with a SNUBA excursion, a technique that is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. 

After two reef visits, dig into a Hawaiian-style lunch of soy-veggie burgers, chicken teriyaki, and pulled pork sandwiches. Guests over age 21 can sip a cocktail or two along with lunch. 

As the boat heads back to shore, enjoy the scenery, soak up some sun, or head below deck for a freshwater shower. Once you return to land, get dropped off back at your Waikiki hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ko Olina Marina
Check-in inside the Marina Store to sign waivers, get information, and receive welcome snacks.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures
Morning Sail check-in is at 7:30, boarding at 7:45 and departure at 8:00 AM. The Afternoon Sail check-in is at 12:00, boarding at 12:15 and departure at 12:30 PM. Aboard the tour you will receive safety instruction, enjoy the wildlife, snorkel, and be served lunch and drinks.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ko Olina Ocean Adventures, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Sail and Snorkel from Ko Olina.

Traveler Tips


  • "Not crazy about location as it’s in front of the Diesel plant and you can hear the traffic going by." See review
  • "I wanted to love this but with 90 minutes spent getting from my hotel and the same getting back to my hotel - two ~ 30 minute snorkeling sessions required a 10:30 am - 5:30 pm day." See review
  • "There are plenty of options for snorkeling cruises, but the staff, from the storytelling bus driver Henry, to the Captain and his three lovely, gracious, and hard-working crew women made this one a fantastic evening." See review

Reviews

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Catamaran Fun
Ruanne_H
, Feb 2020
Crew was wonderful and we saw some a lot of beautiful fish on first dive! Not crazy about location as it’s in front of the Diesel plant and you can hear the traffic going by. Apparently the fish like the warm weather there. Water was beautiful as always
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Great Time
2020md1987
, Jan 2020
Wonderful experience and the entire staff was fantastic! Finished up a beautiful day of snorkeling with a delicious lunch. Highly recommend.
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KO OLINA CATAMARAN
IlanS73
, Jan 2020
I was with my child (21) It was just good the team was very nice always looking to help/device All was cleaned shanon Matt and captain was perfect !! Thé only detail was the food !! But we was very lucky to see the 3 WHALES so the food was not important 😂 I do recommend Back home to France 🇫🇷 with dood souvenirs! Thank you 🤙
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Fantastic excursion!
GrandTour747952
, Dec 2019
I loved everything about this excursion. The crew was wonderful and very thoughtful in every way. I loved the scuba experience it out did my expectations. Highly recommend this excursion it made my vacation oh and the food was great!! Thank you to the crew you guys were great!
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Lots of Time OUT of the water
choosereason
, Nov 2019
I wanted to love this but with 90 minutes spent getting from my hotel and the same getting back to my hotel - two ~ 30 minute snorkeling sessions required a 10:30 am - 5:30 pm day. I signed up for the morning session but was told it was cancelled due to small numbers. I opted for the afternoon and got a ton of people instead! I spent $75 to upgrade to SNUBA but was told that just included one of the two sessions- very disappointing. We saw dolphins on the way out which was nice but seemed just a way to kill time. The water was murky so it was hard to see much unless one was doing SNUBA or feeding fish. The second location was really murky. We were given a snack of a cheese cracker and granola bar before we left, there was no tea or coffee as listed. The food served on the boat was really good, but there were no veggie burgers as listed. There were three free drink tickets - great perhaps for a drinker - wasted otherwise. Unfortunately the 30-90 minutes of snorkeling consumed an entire day. The cost is too much for what you get.
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Sail and snorkel
lplus10
, Nov 2019
Excellent trip except that we did not see many fish, any turtles or dolphins. The crew was super, the Captain was top shelf, the boat was clean and spacious with not too many guests to bump in to. Would sail again with this crew!!
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Fun morning SNUBA off the Ko Olina coast
imfaul
, Nov 2019
A wonderful morning out on the 50' catamaran with a bunch of other people. Everyone was fun and the sail to our snorkeling destination was easy and relaxing. Once at our first snorkeling spot everyone got in the water and we were able to see lots of seal life. We opted for the 'SNUBA' vs the snorkeling package and were able to get down to 20 feet while tethered to our air supply. Its much more fun than simply snorkeling around the surface. Moray, ells, many types of colorful fish, sea turtle were all to be seen on this trip. Drinks, and lunch were provided and the crew were all fun and helpful. We both enjoyed ourselves and we would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
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Very very nice
keikorekinoko108
, Oct 2019
I highly recommend it!!! You must take this tour!!! F.Y.I you can buy fish food for fun. We bought 2 packs because of going to 2 places for snorkel. It's better to get it but you don't need to buy 2 packs.
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Excellent snorkeling/sailing/lunch
meg0112
, Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. The catamaran was made for 40ish people but since we came at the start of off season there were 12 of us on board. This allowed for more time with the guides who went out at sea with us to look for wild life on the water. We saw different types of fish and even a few turtles. Lunch was delish. Teriyaki chicken or pulled pork to make sandwiches with and sides. Soft drinks were unlimited and alcoholic drinks were included per adult ticket (3 each). The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and accommodating. I'd highly recommend this tour.
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Great Trip- Just a few wrinkles.
Vital O
, Sep 2019
The crew on board was very friendly and helpful. The lunch was great. But folks need to note that you are only on the catamaran and on the water approximately 3 hours.... The website say 5 hours. They don't tell you that it takes 45 minutes to get to Paradise Bay and 45 minutes to get back... Also, we did not get to board right away. There was a waiting time of about 20-30 minutes. Just be aware! And lastly, while we saw lots of fish, NO turtles! Ahhh. A disappointment!

Product code: 36151P3

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