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San Diego Whale Watching Expedition Cruise
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Location: San Diego, California
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Price:
Starting from $36.99 per person

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See magnificent California gray whales on their annual journey from the Arctic to California's Baja Coast on a whale watching cruise from San Diego. If you don't see a whale on the cruise, you'll get a 'Whale check' to try again another time!

Follow the migration of the California gray whale to the warm breeding grounds off the Baja Coast. Seeing a California gray whale in the wild is an exhilarating experience you will never forget. Other marine wildlife may also make an appearance including seabirds and sea lions.

Between December and April the gray whale travels approximately 6,000 miles from the cold waters of the Arctic to the warmer waters of the Baja Coast. Here they give birth to their young and prepare them for the long trek back. On the return trip the young calves can frequently be seen swimming at their mother's side.

Guarantee: If whales are not sighted, a 'Whale Check' good for another whale watching or harbor tour will be issued.

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Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands Sightseeing Cruise from Clearwater
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Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Price:
Starting from $25.00 per person

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Discover how Clearwater Bay earned its name as you sail through its pristine waters off the Florida coast. Enjoy a double-decker catamaran cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico with your knowledgeable captain as you pass beautiful Caladesi Island on one side and unspoiled Honeymoon Island on the other. You’re also guaranteed to spot dolphins along the way, as well as celebrity mansions that dot the coast.

This 2.5-hour tour will take you to Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island from Clearwater Bay. Meet at Clearwater Beach, board the double-decker catamaran, and set sail through the Intracoastal Waterway toward St Joseph Sound in Dunedin before continuing through Hurricane Pass and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island were once one large barrier island, but a massive hurricane in 1921 split the island into two separate sections, creating Hurricane Pass. Today, each island is designated a Florida State Park. On your tour, your captain will elaborate on the region’s history and point out the myriad celebrity mansions dotting the coast.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise through pristine waters around the islands. This region is home to a large number of bottlenose dolphins, and you're guaranteed a sighting! Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase on board.

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Clearwater Dolphin-Watching Tour
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Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida
Duration:
2 hours
Price:
Starting from $22.00 per person

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Go in search of bottlenose dolphins on this 2-hour cruise from Florida’s Clearwater Bay to the beautiful, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy snacks and beverages available for purchase on board and listen as your captain highlights interesting facts about the Gulf Coast. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed!

With its white-sand beaches and tropical atmosphere, Clearwater is a jewel along Florida’s Gulf Coast, tucked between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

On this 2-hour tour from Clearwater Beach, sail aboard a sleek 2-deck catamaran on the beautiful waters of Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in search of one of Florida’s favorite natives -- the bottlenose dolphin. You’re guaranteed to see these playful creatures on your dolphin-watching tour!

Enjoy music from the state-of-the-art sound system on board to set the mood for adventure. In addition to spotting the Suncoast’s favorite creature, your captain will highlight fascinating facts about the natural wonders of the Gulf Coast and point out the myriad of celebrity mansions along the way. Food and drinks are available for purchase on board.

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Key West Combo: Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Snorkeling and Dolphin Viewing
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Location: Key West, Florida
Duration:
3 hours
Price:
Starting from $106.43 per person

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There’s no better way to experience Florida’s amazing marine life than on this combo tour in Key West. On an exciting glass bottom boat cruise along the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, admire up-close views of tropical marine animals under the ocean’s surface. Hop in the shallow waters to snorkel around a coral reef and then catch views of playful dolphins as you continue cruising through Dolphin Playground in Key West’s beautiful backcountry.

At your selected tour time, head to the Key West Historic Seaport at the foot of William Street in Key West. Here, you’ll meet your guide and receive a safety orientation before hopping aboard a glass bottom boat for your scenic cruise.

Aboard this specially designed hydrofoil vessel, which reaches speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kph), enjoy a thrilling high-speed ride along the pristine crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The boat’s special wave-piercing technology helps prevent seasickness for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Your captain will take you to one of the many beautiful coral reefs found a few miles off the coast of Key West. Under your feet, the boat’s curved glass bottom magnifies views by 2x, giving you amazing up-close views of tropical marine life. You’ll have a chance to see more than 400 different aquatic species!

Next, strap on your provided snorkel gear and jump into the clear, shallow waters for an even closer look at the mysterious and alluring world of coral and marine species.

Your adventure continues as your captain takes you farther into Key West’s beautiful backcountry – an area known to locals as Dolphin Playground. This is a large area of the Gulf that hundreds of dolphins call their home.

Have your camera ready as you catch views of dolphins swimming, jumping and playing in the water. These friendly creatures may even swim alongside the boat!

Your Key West marine experience ends back at the Key West Historic Seaport.

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Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise
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Location: Key West, Florida
Duration:
3 hours
Price:
Starting from $66.76 per person

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Get in touch with one of nature's friendliest mammals on this relaxing 3-hour dolphin cruise from Key West. Sail alongside playful dolphins and take in the spectacular scenery before enjoying a snorkel trip through the Florida Keys’ backcountry waters. Explore the underwater world and discover a variety of vibrant tropical fish.

Hop aboard and travel through the beautiful Key West backcountry for a dolphin watch and snorkel cruise. Get an up-close look at playful dolphins in their natural habitat as you cruise through pristine waters and admire the magnificent scenery.

Then, head out for a snorkeling adventure! Explore the underwater world as you swim in the warm, serene, shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. See sponges, coral, tropical fish and more.

You don't have to be an expert swimmer, because the crew will provide you with guidance and top-of-the-line gear including mask, fins, snorkel and a float if you wish. After a day on and in the water among nature's most stunning gifts, you'll begin our ride back to dock. Enjoy complimentary cold beer and chilled wine.

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Key West Shore Excursion: Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise
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Location: Key West, Florida
Duration:
3 hours
Price:
Starting from $66.76 per person

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Hop off your cruise ship and onto a boat for a dolphin-watching and snorkeling adventure! This Key West shore excursion will take you to see the ocean’s friendliest and cutest inhabitants on a three-hours cruise from Key West – it’s a delightful way to spend your time in port.

While you’re in port in Key West, take advantage of the incredible waters that surround the island on a dolphin-watching and snorkeling shore excursion. Hop aboard and cruise to the beautiful Key West backcountry to see dolphins swimming and playing around in their natural habitat. Then, enjoy some snorkeling in serene shallow waters. Snorkel equipment is included. It’s three hours well-spent while your cruise ship is docked in Key West.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Key West Port for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Key West Shore Excursion: Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter
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Location: Key West, Florida
Duration:
4 hours
Price:
Starting from $95.59 per person

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While you're in port in Key West, spend a beautiful Florida day out in the clear, blue waters on a snorkeling tour and dolphin-spotting shore excursion. Enjoy sailing on a catamaran, spot wild dolphins playing and swimming along the boat, and snorkel over shipwrecks and coral reefs. The spacious catamaran offers plenty of room to relax, feel the sea breeze in your hair, enjoy light snacks and drinks, and have fun on the sparkling waters of Key West.

Spend a day in the Florida sun, cruising through the perfect turquoise waters that surround Key West on the Echo, a spacious catamaran. When your cruise ship docks in port in Key West, make your way to the historic Key West Sea Port, about a 15-minute walk from the cruise port. Walk along the Harborwalk, which goes around the water’s edge and leads straight to the Echo’s dock, behind Turtle Kraals restaurant. Board the Echo and begin your shore excursion at sea!

The first stop of your Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise is the wild dolphin playground, where you’ll see dolphins swimming, feeding, jumping, courting each other, playing and, if you’re lucky, caring for their babies. Keep your eyes peeled over the side of the Echo – the dolphins love to swim right alongside the boat.

Then it’s on to snorkeling. You’ll be taken to a spot with the day’s calmest, clearest conditions, and you’ll receive sanitized snorkeling equipment and excellent snorkeling instructions. If the conditions are right, you’ll stop at a nearby shallow-water shipwreck, which has been encrusted over the years by a coral reef. Hop in for a snorkel or swim in clear tropical water, which is home to more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life.

After snorkeling, replenish with a tropical fruit tray, snacks, soft drinks, ice-cold beer and wine (for guests 21 and over) during the relaxing cruise back to Key West – all complimentary!

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Key West for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded.  See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter
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Location: Key West, Florida
Duration:
4 hours
Price:
Starting from $95.59 per person

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Spend a beautiful Florida day out in the clear, blue waters off Key West. On the Key West Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise, you’ll spot dolphins playing and swimming along the boat, and you’ll snorkel over shipwrecks and coral reefs. The spacious catamaran offers plenty of room to relax, feel the sea breeze in your hair, enjoy light snacks and drinks, and have fun on the sparkling waters of Key West.

Spend a day in the Florida sun, cruising through the perfect turquoise waters that surround Key West on the Echo, a spacious catamaran. You’ll board the Echo at the historic Key West Sea Port, downtown at the Key West Bight in Old Key West. Walk along the Harborwalk, which goes around the water’s edge and leads straight to the Echo’s dock, behind Turtle Kraals restaurant.

The first stop of your Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter cruise is the wild dolphin playground, where you’ll see dolphins swimming, feeding, jumping, courting each other, playing and, if you’re lucky, caring for their babies. Keep your eyes peeled over the side of the Echo – the dolphins love to swim right alongside the boat.

Then it’s on to snorkeling. You’ll be taken to a spot with the day’s calmest, clearest conditions, and you’ll receive sanitized snorkeling equipment and excellent snorkeling instructions. If the conditions are right, you’ll stop at a nearby shallow-water shipwreck, which has been encrusted over the years by a coral reef. Hop in for a snorkel or swim in clear tropical water, which is home to more than 600 species of colorful fish, coral and other sea life.

After snorkeling, replenish with a tropical fruit tray, snacks, soft drinks, ice-cold beer and wine (for guests 21-and-over) during the relaxing cruise back to Key West – all complimentary!

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Dolphin Experience at the Miami Seaquarium
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Location: Miami, Florida
Duration:
90 minutes
Price:
Starting from $148.73 per person

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Head to the Miami Seaquarium for an awesome dolphin encounter! Choose between two great encounters and get up close and personal with a playful dolphin. During the Dolphin Encounter, learn about these intelligent and fun-loving marine mammals before enjoying a 30-minute dolphin interaction. Upgrade to the Dolphin Odyssey and you’ll also swim on the back of a dolphin – a truly unforgettable experience! Both dolphin encounters include same-day admission to all exhibits and shows at the Miami Seaquarium.

Dolphin Encounter
This fun-filled shallow-water program is a great way for the whole family to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. First, enjoy an informative introduction with the trainer to gain insight into these intelligent and fun-loving mammals.

During the interaction, the dolphin will swim up to you while you stand in shallow water (there is no swimming involved). You’ll have approximately 30 minutes to interact with the dolphin -- shake hands, share a friendly kiss, and even try out some of training signals. In addition to the Dolphin Encounter, you’ll also enjoy a full day of shows and exhibits at the Miami Seaquarium.

Dolphin Odyssey
Explore the ocean’s most-beloved creatures during this deep-water experience. Begin your adventure by putting on a wetsuit and meeting one of the trainers for an informative introduction to dolphin physiology and behavior.

Next, it’s time to get in the water! You’ll have approximately 30 minutes to share all sorts of interaction with the dolphin, including kisses, handshakes, rubs, training techniques and even feeding your new friend.

Then, hang on tight! The experience is highlighted by an awesome dorsal pull that will show you the true power of these amazing creatures. In addition to the Dolphin Odyssey, you’ll also enjoy a full day of shows and exhibits at the Miami Seaquarium.

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2-Day Miami South Beach Adventure from Orlando with Optional Dolphin Swim
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Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration:
2 days
Price:
Starting from $209.00 per person

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On this 2-day Miami South Beach adventure, take a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades, enjoy free time to shop at Bayside Marketplace, and stay overnight in the heart of the Art Deco District, featuring a slew of restaurants, shops, museums, nightclubs and beaches at your fingertips. Upgrade to enjoy a dolphin swim with marine experts in Key Largo!

Day 1: Orlando -- Miami

After pickup from a select meeting point in Orlando, take a 4-hour drive to South Beach in Miami. Your first stop is the Florida Everglades, where you'll enjoy an exhilarating airboat ride through the lush wetlands with your guide. Your airboat ride is followed by a wild snake- and alligator-handling show, during which expert reptile handlers will offer interesting information about these creatures.

Next stop is Bayside Marketplace, a shopping complex where you'll have free time to peruse the numerous specialty and name-brand stores. This complex is also home to a variety of restaurants, live entertainment and sightseeing tour options, and offers breathtaking views of the Miami skyline.

You’ll then be taken to your hotel, located in the heart of South Beach's Art Deco District. It’s just seconds away from restaurants, shops, museums, nightclubs and the beach, so you'll always have something to do. The rest of the day and night is yours to spend as you please.

Overnight: Catalina Hotel and Beach Club or similar in South Beach

Day 2: Miami -- Orlando
On your second day, take a tour of the Art Deco District, dine at the Miami Beach Marina, visit the famous Lincoln Road outdoor mall, stroll along Ocean Drive, or take a dip in Nikki Beach (all activities at own expense). Your tour will depart from Miami around 3pm for arrival in Orlando at approximately 7pm.

Dolphin Swim Upgrade: For something new and exciting, upgrade to include a Dolphin Swim! Check out of your hotel early in the morning and head to Key Largo with your guide. You'll receive an informative briefing about dolphins by a marine expert before hopping in the water to rub the dolphins' bellies, do handshakes and other tricks, and even receive a dolphin kiss. After your 1.5-hour dolphin experience, you'll be taken back to South Beach for a few hours of free time before heading back to Orlando.


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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Dolphin Encounter Cruise
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Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration:
11 hours
Price:
Starting from $89.99 per person

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Take a day trip from Orlando to the miles of white, sugar-sand beaches and sparkling waterways of Clearwater Beach! Relax and unwind on Florida's west coast, far from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. While enjoying your day at Clearwater, take a sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Mexico to watch for bottlenose dolphins!

After pickup from select Orlando hotels, your day of fun in the sun begins as you head west to Florida's Gulf of Mexico coast.

During the approximate 1.5-hour bus ride, listen to a little bit of history on Clearwater from your driver, hear about what you'll find when you get there, and watch an onboard movie.

When you arrive at Clearwater Beach, you'll have a couple of hours to spend how you wish on the beach, and then you'll head to the marina for your one-hour dolphin-encounter cruise. Watch for native bottlenose dolphins -- the sea's most lovable creatures -- as they play in their natural habitat. Snap photos of them jumping and swimming along the boat, and admire views of the beautiful shorelines of Clearwater and Caladesi Island. A $10 wristband can be purchased on board for unlimited beer, wine, vodka punch.

Back on the beach, enjoy approximately three to four more hours of free time to do as you wish -- swim, bodyboard, work on your tan or go for a walk on the sand. Beach umbrellas and chairs, as well as watersports equipment, are available for rent from a stand on the beach, if you wish.

When you're ready to eat, simply use your lunch voucher to pick up your lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

In total, you'll spend about seven to eight hours in Clearwater, depending on the traffic from Orlando. The exact departure time of your dolphin cruise may vary depending on the day.

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Clearwater Beach Day Trip from Orlando with Sea Screamer Boat Ride
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Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration:
11 hours
Price:
Starting from $89.99 per person

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Take a day trip from Orlando to Clearwater Beach, consistently ranked among the top beaches in Florida, where you’ll find soft white sand and excellent swimming conditions. To break up your day lounging on Florida’s west coast, take a thrilling ride on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico aboard the ‘Sea Screamer’ – America’s largest speedboat!

After pickup from your hotel and an approximate 1.5-hour trip from Orlando aboard your comfortable coach, you’ll arrive at Clearwater Beach.

Enjoy a couple of hours to spend however you wish before heading to the marina. Then, hop aboard the Sea Screamer for your one-hour speedboat ride up the coast of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico.

This great family attraction, safe for all ages, is a thrilling ride that you will never forget! With its dual twin turbo-charged diesel engines, the 72-foot (22-meter) Sea Screamer reaches speeds up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour.

Cruise through Clearwater Harbor and Sand Key Park as the boat captain shares interesting facts about the area. Then hold onto your hat as the boat screams past beaches along the shoreline, and look out for bottlenose dolphins that play in the boat’s wake.

Back on the beach, your time is yours to do as you wish – go for a swim or a stroll on Clearwater’s soft sand, bodyboard in the waves or just work on your tan. If you wish, browse the souvenir shops or stay on the beach, where you can rent a beach umbrella or watersports equipment – all available onsite.

When you’re ready for a meal, simply use your lunch voucher at a street cafĂ©; you can eat there or enjoy a beach picnic. Alcoholic drinks, soda and water are sold separately. In total, you’ll have about seven to eight hours in Clearwater before heading back to Orlando aboard the bus.

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Dolphin Cruise from The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
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Location: Tampa, Florida
Duration:
90 minutes
Price:
Starting from $25.95 per person

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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay is offering cruises aboard a 72-foot, 130-passenger catamaran, officially named Bay Spirit II. The Aquarium has partnered with the Tampa Port Authority in order to bring this important project to life. Upgrade to include admission to the Florida Aquarium.

Many guests ask, "Where are the dolphins?" Instead of pointing out to the Bay, the Aquarium can take its guests out to the Bay to see these incredible animals. Tampa Bay is home to over 400 bottlenose dolphins. It is also one of the best places in Florida to view birds and an abundance of native fish. And all of this wildlife thrives in a working, deep water port, in close proximity to one of the fastest growing population centers in the United States.

So, find your sense of adventure, a good pair of binoculars, and come along for an adventure into Tampa Bay like no other! Upgrade and include admission to the Florida Aquarium.

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Kona Submarine Adventure and Snorkel Dolphin Cruise
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Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration:
5 hours
Price:
Starting from $214.74 per person

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Combine two amazing Big Island experiences with this submarine adventure and snorkel cruise in Kona. On your submarine tour, discover Hawaii's tropical underwater world from a unique perspective and admire magnificent coral reefs. Afterward, hop on a boat and cruise out on the open waters. Spot dolphins with the help of your guide and hop in the water for some snorkeling!

Meet at the Big Island's Kailua-Kona Pier and board the 48-passenger Atlantis -- featured in National Geographic television specials! -- to begin your submarine portion of your tour.

As you explore Hawaii's tropical underwater world, you'll learn how the Big Island got its start 18,000 years ago -- when lava flowed into the ocean and created one of the most magnificent coral reefs found anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands.

During your unforgettable 35-minute journey, spot colorful fish of all sizes teeming around a huge coral reef.

After your submarine experience, you'll board a different boat for a relaxing cruise. Your onboard guide will help you spot dolphins along the way. Hop in the water for some fun snorkeling to get up close to friendly sea creatures.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from April to mid-December, subject to the whale migration schedule. See Additional Info for details on how to book these two tours.

Dolphin snorkel includes: Continental breakfast buffet, BBQ lunch featuring Big Island hormone free, grass fed beef burgers (or Chipotle Black Bean for vegetarians) snacks, sodas, juices, Rx masks, snorkel gear, snorkeling instruction, 2.5 hours water time, flotation & water toys, 20' water slide, fresh water shower, no host premium bar, his and hers restrooms and plenty of shade.

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Snorkel, Kayak and Dolphin Experience in the Big Island's Kealakekua Bay
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Location: Honalo, Hawaii
Duration:
Varies
Price:
Starting from $124.45 per person

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Surround yourself with beautiful scenery, dolphins and the occasional humpback whale as you paddle a kayak in picturesque Kealakekua Bay! This narrated Big Island tour will take you through a marine life conservation district on your way to the Captain Cook Monument at Kaawaloa Point. Along the way, your guide will highlight Hawaiian temples, burial caves, sea cliffs and much more. When you reach the monument, go for a hike, enjoy lunch or a snack and dive into the clear blue waters for an unforgettable snorkeling experience.

Experience Kealakekua Bay’s beauty and wildlife on either a 6-hour or 3.5-hour kayaking and snorkeling tour. Your guided Big Island adventure starts at Napoopoo Landing, where you’ll hop in your kayak and paddle through the bay toward Captain Cook Monument at Kaawaloa Point. Along the way, catch glimpses of playful Hawaiian spinner dolphins while you soak up the tropical atmosphere. Keep your eyes out for the occasional humpback whale, too!

As you paddle, your guide will tell you the historical background of the island and point out natural features like the Pali o Kapu o Keoua (towering sea cliffs), Napoopoo Beach and the remains of the village of Kaawaloa.

When you reach Captain Cook Monument, leave your kayak on the shore and spend time exploring the great Hawaiian outdoors! On the 6-hour tour, you’ll have two hours of snorkeling time (one hour each in two separate locations) and one hour of hiking before refueling with lunch at the monument. The 3.5-hour abbreviated tour includes the same, but with only one hour of snorkeling and a quick snack instead of a lunch break.

Both options end with you and your guide kayaking back to Napoopoo Landing.

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Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure
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Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration:
3 hours
Price:
Starting from $74.00 per person

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The experience of watching 40 foot (12 meter) whales from a 24 foot (7 meter) Zodiac raft is something you'll never forget! Following Hawaiian Marine Park laws of stopping at least 100 yards (90 meters) away from these magnificent animals, you get a close up look at the migrating humpback whales. It is not uncommon for them to be curious about the raft and come right under the boat!

Departing from Honokohau Marina located 3 miles (4.8km) north of Kailua-Kona, your captain will entertain you with Hawaiian folklore and Kona history as you travel along the scenic Kona coast. Every winter, the humpback whales migrate to Hawaii to mate and give birth in the warm waters. Your naturalist captain will provide narration on the whale's behavior and the hydrophones onboard allow you to listen for the whale song. There are also frequent sightings of dolphins, manta rays, turtles and other marine life during the expedition.

Time allowing, you'll get close to many lava tubes, sea caves, sea grottos and wave powered blow holes. Learn how the island of Hawaii was formed as your captain shares their knowledge about the geology of the island's lava flows.

The Rigid Hull Inflatable Zodiac vessels used are 24 feet (7 meters) in length, powered by twin outboard motors to produce a quick moving and highly maneuverable ride. The rafts are perfect for exploring the shallow coves, sea caves and lava tubes located along this coastline. Each boat can hold up to 16 passengers.

Due to the bouncy nature of the ride, the Zodiac Raft Whale Watching Adventure is not recommended for those with back or neck problems, or pregnant women. The Kona Coast has the calmest water and the fast moving Zodiac is the least likely vessel to cause seasickness.

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Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui
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Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration:
4 hours
Price:
Starting from $89.90 per person

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Leave Maui behind on a four-hour trip to the quieter island of Lanai, where you’ll have a snorkeling adventure at the calm and beautiful East Lanai Landing. The 45-minute cruise from Maui’s Lahaina Harbor takes you into another world. The coastal waters of Lanai have vibrant Hawaiian marine life just waiting to be explored – keep your eye out for dolphins! At East Lanai Landing, you'll spend more than an hour snorkeling, swimming and enjoying the boat's waterslide . Then, enjoy a BBQ lunch on the cruise back to Maui.

From Maui, venture to the coast of Lanai for a snorkeling adventure! The Hawaiian island of Lanai is virtually untouched, often called 'Pineapple Island' for the abundance of pineapple groves. Much like the island, the waters surrounding it are untouched by humans and teeming with colorful and vibrant sea life.

Your morning begins at Maui’s Lahaina Harbor, where you will board your boat and set out to neighboring Lanai. During the 45-minute trip, enjoy a continental breakfast with coffee and juices. As you approach East Lanai Landing, keep your eyes out for dolphins, as these waters are home to a few pods!

For the next 1 to 1.5 hours, spend your time snorkeling, swimming and using the attached waterslide.

On your way back to Lahaina Harbor, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the boat, admiring the beautiful views of Maui in the foreground and Lanai in the background.

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Leeward Coast Dolphin and Snorkel Half-Day Cruise
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Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration:
Varies
Price:
Starting from $114.13 per person

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Go sailing, snorkeling and dolphin-watching on a fun-filled morning cruise along the Leeward Coast! Cruise along the southwestern coast of Oahu and admire the beautiful shoreline and turquoise waters. This five-hour adventure, combining a mix of sightseeing and water activity, is perfect for the whole family! Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Your Oahu sailing adventure begins at the Waianae Harbor, where you will board a sleek catamaran and set sail along the Leeward Coast. See the playful dolphins jump, spin and splash in the water, and keep your eyes peeled for turtles and other marine life. During whale season (November through April), you might even spot a humpback! Enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as you sit back, relax and admire the idyllic scenery.

Next, your captain will stop at a calm snorkeling spot. If you’re a beginner, you’ll easily learn how to use the snorkeling equipment, how to breathe through the snorkel and what safety measures to remember. The use of mask and fins is included, and you’ll receive a snorkel to borrow. Jump into the water with your professionally trained guide, and spend 30 to 45 minutes discovering the magical underwater world of Hawaiian marine life. You will see everything from brightly colored coral to schools of tropical fish.

After working up an appetite from snorkeling, sail back to Waianae Harbor as you feast on a buffet lunch, including hot dishes, salads, a gourmet sandwich bar, side dishes and desserts. Enjoy unlimited nonalcoholic drinks and two free alcoholic beverages (for those 21 and up).

Dolphin sightings are guaranteed on this Oahu cruise! In the rare event you do not see dolphins, you will be offered a sunset cocktail cruise or snorkeling adventure for free!

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Oahu Dolphin-Watching Cruise with Lunch
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Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration:
2 hours
Price:
Starting from $79.00 per person

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The perfect Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages! Take this rare opportunity to observe Hawaiian spinner, bottlenose & spotted dolphins as well as other marine life in their natural habitat. Dolphin sightings guaranteed! Create-your-own-gourmet-burger lunch is included.

Leave the waters of Waikiki behind for an exciting eco-adventure in Waianae! West Oahu provides the rare opportunity to observe spinner dolphins and other marine life in their natural habitat.

Enjoy more dolphin activities, with certified naturalists, dolphin narration, video presentation, Keiki (children) program & a dolphin guarantee year-round!

Dine on a create-your-own-gourmet-burger lunch, freshly grilled onboard with all the fixings plus one non-alcoholic beverage before returning to shore.

Select our transportation option for a tour of West Oahu and an original video on points of interest, history, culture & native marine life.

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Swim with the Dolphins at Sea Life Park in Oahu
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Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration:
Varies
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Starting from $109.93 per person

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Don’t miss a chance to swim with some of Hawaii’s most beautiful creatures and everyone’s favorite ocean mammal – dolphins! Experience a thrilling belly ride, an unforgettable dolphin kiss and free time to play with the dolphins. Full-day admission to Oahu’s Sea Life Park is included.

Meet our Hawaiian dolphins at Oahu's Sea Life Park for a once in a lifetime chance to participate in a very special program. After a short orientation, you’ll enjoy 30 minutes of dolphin interaction, where you can pet a dolphin and pose for a big kiss. As you watch them perform close-contact actions, you may have the chance to see them underwater while a trainer educates you about these amazing mammals.

Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapuu Beach. Dolphins dance, sea lions sing and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea.


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Waianae Coast Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin and Seasonal Whale Watching from Oahu
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Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration:
6 hours 30 minutes
Price:
Starting from $129.25 per person

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Head to the west shore of Oahu to swim and snorkel with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins! Cruise along the Waianae Coast and snorkel with tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles. During the winter months (January to March), the Waianae Coast has more visitors -- humpback whales! Round-trip Waikiki hotel transportation, lunch and snorkel gear are all included on this tour.

On this excursion along Oahu’s Waianae Coast, enjoy a swim and snorkel adventure, spot dolphins and view humpback whales (winter months only)! Start your day with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Waikiki and meet your group at the Waianae Harbor.

Spend a relaxing three hours off shore and have fun swimming and snorkeling in the pristine waters. Admire the picturesque scenery as you soak in the tropical atmosphere. A complimentary lunch will be provided once you return to shore. Choose from hot dishes, sandwiches and vegetarian meals. All items come with a choice of beverage.

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