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This Ain't SeaWorld, it's The Real World...

Our guided snorkeling tours are listed as #2 in National Geographic's "Top 10 Trips with a Splash" And CBS's "Top Five American Whale Watching Tours"

Swimming with Wild Dolphins, Hawaii (dolphin swim, whale watching, snorkeling tour) - While waiting for the surf to come in and the Pipeline Pro competition to kick off - the Lacky Project went swimming with dolphins (below).


The Call of the Wild

Our biologist crew are committed to integrity and quality, leading in environmental stewardship and creating unforgettable memories for our guests.

All cruises on focus on whales, turtle reefs, and dolphin encounters. Small groups optimize the experience for both guests and ocean life. Encounter whales, green sea turtles and dolphin pods enjoying aquamarine waters, all year long. Snorkel gear, drinks and snacks included.

Experience miles of white-sand beaches, snorkel the most extensive coral reef systems in the state, swim with wild dolphins and indulge in dramatic seascapes off the well-trod tourist path

Whale, Dolphin, Turtle Snorkel, focus of all charters

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Hours on Water

Guests Age Limits Vessel Price Per Person

Best of the West

8:00am 3.5 4-6 12+ 34' power cat $195
Deluxe Wildlife Charter 8:00am 3+ 6-10 suggested 7+ 42' cat

$175 adult

$145 child


Best of the West

Deluxe Wildlife Charter
Check in 8:00am8:00am

Hours on Water

3.5 3+
Guests 4-6 6-10
Age Limits 12+suggested 7+
Vessel 34' power cat 42' cat
Price Per Person $195

$175 adult

$145 child

Best of the West

Dolphin Encounters Oahu

Highly personalized, most extreme adventure Magical wild dolphin swims, amazing whale watching (all year!), best turtle and reef snorkeling, less people (6 passengers max), fast boat = "Your Trip, Your Way". covers more ground, longer in-water times, reaches remote areas, and unique wildlife encounters - snorkel gear, lunch...

Looking for a 6 guest charter that does whale watching only? We can help set you up with like-minded folks, we love those charters too!


Deluxe Wildlife Charter

Roomy family adventrueAmbiance Plus,very similar to the Best of the West - with 10 passengers max, and focus on nature connections (dolphins, turtles, whales). Also, like the Best of the West, includes snorkeling gear and instruction, BBQ lunch, onboard edu-tainment on Hawaii's unique ocean creatures; along with guided whale watching, swimming with wild dolphins and turtle snorkeling. Hands-on, hands-wet learning, interaction for the whole family. Say 'No Thanks' to visiting dolphins in tanks, we take you where the wild things are.

Reservations for holiday peaks, winter and summer seasons are recommended to be made at least two weeks ahead of time. Though we will take 'last minute' ones if we have space, your chances are much better to book ahead of time.

You Should Know

Notice: Wild Side (complete terms and agreements) reserves the right to substitute vessels, and to seasonally modify departure and arrival times. Due to our popularity and self-limited group sizes, cancellations with less than 10 day notice and "No Shows" are subject to full charge. Prices quoted do not include state tax, harbor fees or fuel surcharge.

Although our sighting rates are at 95+% we cannot guarantee sightings, interaction with wild dolphins, whales, snorkeling, nor ideal weather conditions. We reserve the right to not facilitate in-water OR shipboard encounters which we feel may compromise the well-being of our guests or ocean wildlife. We do not offer transportation to the boat harbors.Wild Side adheres to the IWC's General Principles for Whale watching to minimize the risks of adverse impacts of whale watching on cetaceans.

Reservations for holiday peaks, winter and summer seasons are recommended to be made at least two weeks ahead of time. Though we will take 'last minute' bookings for activities near Ko Olina if we have space, your chances are much better to book ahead of time.


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