WHALE SEASON IS ALMOST OVER | VIEW DOLPHIN & WHALE TOUR AVAILABILITY.

YES, YOU CAN STILL EXPERIENCE

AN OAHU DOLPHIN SWIM

In their natural habitat,
where the wonder of the ocean meets the warmth of Aloha...

Experience an underwater encounter...

UNLIKE ANY OTHER

Aloha Ocean invites you to embark on a journey like no other along the picturesque Waianae coast of West Oahu. 

Led by our passionate local guide, Shanti, whose roots run deep in the ocean, we offer a rare opportunity to swim with wild dolphin species like Bottlenose, Rough-tooth, and Spotted dolphins. 

Small Groups..

BIG THRILLS

Unlike other tour operators, we offer intimate encounters with pelagic dolphins in small groups of up to 6 guests, ensuring a personal connection with both wildlife and our knowledgeable crew. Book now for a journey filled with breathtaking marine life and the spirit of aloha.

Meet Hawaii's...

PELAGIC DOLPHINS

Regulations prohibit swimming with resting Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in the shallow bays of Hawaii, but we head out to deeper waters to swim with pelagic species such as Bottlenose, Rough-tooth, and Spotted dolphins. West Oahu is one of the only remaining places in Hawaii where you can snorkel alongside dolphins in the wild. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is paramount, and all our tours adhere to eco-friendly practices.

TOUR DETAILS

What's included?

Rates

*Minimum of 2 passengers required per tour.

REVIEWS

Heather C
01-09-24
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You can stop searching and book this tour- it’s perfect. Exceeded our expectations in every way. Good communication, easy to book, and location was easy to find plus free parking. Lauren and Shanti met us with great vibes & energy. The boat is beautiful and clean. We prefer a small group— having no more than 6 people on the tour was fantastic.
Adounay Dabo
12-19-23
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One of my favorite experiences EVER hands down!! Do yourself the favor of truly experiencing Hawaii like the locals do, skip the big touristy boats and book yourself an experience with Aloha Ocean Tours!
Stacia Thompson
12-09-23
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We took our 4 kiddos to Hawaii and wanted a more private experience out on the water with them so we picked aloha ocean tours. We had such a fun experience with Shanti & Lauren! They made all of us feel safe and comfortable! We got to see spinner dolphins and we got to go snorkeling in a beautiful spot. Thank you Shanti for the unforgettable experience we had with you!
Rachel Fried
10-08-23
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This was a magical experience! Captain Shanti and the crew are very knowledgeable. We got to see pilot whales!! The boat is really nice and there were lots of pretty views for photos. Would recommend this to anyone on Oahu!
Melanie Stevens
09-08-23
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This was one of the best tours I’ve done!! The boat is absolutely beautiful, and the captain shanti and Lauren are amazing!! We saw dolphins, fish, turtles, and even a reef shark!! Had the best day out on the water. This tour is second to none!!
Ray F
08-17-23
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Being a local, Shanti is very familiar with wildlife in the area and ensures that you can witness these beautiful creatures while maintaining a respectful distance. I highly recommend his tour for anyone that is looking for a more personal experience on the water away from more crowded tour boats.
Ezra Heleski
07-12-23
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Had an epic day on the water with Captain Shanti and crew. Everyone was super knowledgeable and friendly. Between that, the wildlife encounters, and the beauty of the west side of O’ahu, it was an experience I won’t forget. Looking forward to getting out there again soon.
Miranda Coombs
06-12-23
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Aloha Ocean Tours is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure! Between the amazing service and a knowledgeable captain, I had an incredible experience! I can’t wait to book again!
Miranda Coombs
06-12-23
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Aloha Ocean Tours is the perfect combination of luxury and adventure! Between the amazing service and a knowledgeable captain, I had an incredible experience! I can’t wait to book again!
yuji harada
07-12-23
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One of the best tours I’ve joined here on Oahu. Got a amazing encounter with the Pilot whales thanks to Capt Shanti. Definitely an experience I will never forget! I would recommend this to anyone 10 out of 10 :))
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WHALE SEASON HAS ARRIVED

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Not only can you swim with dolphins in their natural habitat, but you may also see majestic humpback whales on your tour!

Whale season runs from November through about March each year. 

Dolphin Swim & Snorkeling Tour SCHEDULE

All Aboard!

Come aboard our Robalo powerboat and settle in as we prepare for our ocean adventure. To begin, our captains and crew will cover safety information and a quick overview of the day’s plan.

Departure

We will depart from the harbor and head north along the coast. Take in views of the Waianae mountain range, the first mountain range formed when the volcano that created Oahu erupted.

Get Geared Up

We’ll provide you with everything you need for a comfortable underwater experience, including fins, a mask and snorkel. We’ll also give snorkeling instruction for first-timers.

Find the Dolphins

The search for dolphins begins as we scan the water for fins or splashing. We keep detailed logs of all our Dolphin sightings and work with other boats to cover the entire coastline.

Swim with Dolphins!

Once we spot the dolphins, it’s time to jump in! Our ocean guide will position us for the best dolphin encounter. Watch as they glide through the water. 

Snorkel with Turtles and Fish

Next, we’ll head to our snorkeling location to swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles and tropical reef fish. You’ll have 45 minutes of free time to snorkel or relax on the boat.

Relax Down the Coast

After snorkeling, unwind with a BYOB beverage as we make our way back down the coastline. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for other wildlife along the way. 

Mahalo

After returning to the harbor, we will dock the boat and help you gather your things.

A Hui Ho! Until we meet again.

Location & Check-In Information

85-491 Farrington hwy, Waianae, Hawaii 96792

THE BEST WAY TO SWIM WITH DOLPHINS IN OAHU

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Safe, Experienced, & Friendly Crew

With over a decade of experience our captain & crew are seasoned mariners of the Waianae coastline. They are excited to share their passion for the ocean with each guest and to help you create unforgettable memories.

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Comfortable Boat

Our brand new Robal powerboat provides top tier comfort as it glides effortlessly through the water. This boat can easily cover ground giving you the best chances of finding wildlife and the smoothest ride.

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Guided Dolphin Swim & Ocean Safety

Our ocean guide will personally lead you through the water and point out wildlife along the way. All of our guides are lifeguard certified.

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Amazing Marine Life

Hawaii’s coastline is home to many types of marine life. Aside from swimming with different dolphin species, we often encounter whales, eagle rays, octopus, starfish, and more!