This adventure was everything we expected and more! The crew was very friendly and entertaining. We even got to see some dolphins while we were in the water which is what my daughter wanted most of all. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing event while visiting Honolulu Hawaii.
After bus trip, take boat ride into a bay you can still see the shore. Crew is interested in helping people see Dolphins. Dolphins are in the bay and will swim by but do not always cooperate they zig and zag, so sometimes the folks in the front get a great view and sometimes those in the back get a great view. Be sure to take sea sickness pills because the boat will gently rock. If the weather is nice, they have other activities to enjoy besides snorkleing e.g., kayaks, paddle boards, slide, trampoline. Was not a lot to see on the bay bottom. If you are just there to snorkel, other options are less expensive.
The crew were incredibly attentive and helpful. You can tell that they really enjoy their jobs and they are genuinely nice people who are fun to be around. The snorkel gear was excellent and probably the highest quality that we have ever used on a snorkel tour and we were able to see dolphins and a sea turtle in the wild! Highly recommend booking with this group and we had an experience of a lifetime thanks to them!
The only reason I am rating this a 4 is that the inclement weather prevented us from anchering in the area where the turtles were so swimming with turtles did not happen. My daughter and I took the early cruise that allowed our groupto find the dolphins first and be able to be the only group around to swim with them. The crew were a pleasure to be with. They were caring, polite, professinal and well trained especially when help was needed. They were also pretty entertaing and enjoyed what they were doing. I would sugest that warm clothing be brought with you that can be removed. Also bring your own towel.
Can anything be better than swimming with Dolphins and Turtles? YES - swimming with a group who respect that WE'RE in THEIR environment. We really appreciated the honour of swimming in the dolphins environment, and the respect the crew have for this. As the sun broke over the horizon we sang a beautiful song to ask for a good trip and we definitely got it. Plenty of dolphins and several turtles came to show off. I would recommend going on the earlier tour just to experience the sun-rise. It was magnificent.
Great entertainment on the boat my 4 teenage daughters particularly enjoyed Captain Kitani's HULA.... And to top it off we had a delicious burger for lunch - wish we could find those purple buns back in OZ.
Thanks Dolphins and You - I will wear my wrist band as long as I can because this is such an amazing memory.