Besides having beautiful weather almost all year round, the Leeward Coastline where the Ko Olina Resort & Marina is located is the last undeveloped area of Oahu and home to a refuge for albatross, the Hawaiian Monk Seal and other endangered species. From Ko Olina Marina to Makaha, the waters are filled with sea life from spinner dolphins to the spotted eagle rays and everything in between.
The view from your boat is, like so many things in Hawaii, absolutely stunning. There are the Waianae Mountains in the background, the white sand beaches and the bluest crystal clear water you might ever see. There is nothing quite as exhilarating as cruising in the Hawaiian waters, experiencing the wonder of the varied sea life, the salty smell of the ocean and the sun on your face and the wind in your hair – just totally unforgettable.
If you've ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins, Hawaii is the ideal place to do so, especially along the Leeward Coastline and Ko Olina Ocean Adventures and Ocean Joy are the ideal companies to make those dreams come true.
After an exciting ride up the coast (about 20 miles), you'll enjoy an hour of snorkeling at a site of the Captains choosing in the sparkling blue water along the Wai'anae Coast.
Enjoy one hour of exceptional snorkeling among the untouched coral and a reef that teems with beautifully colored tropical fish.
Set sail from the beautiful Ko Olina Marina on the Holole'a kai, on this swift and comfortable 53 foot Gold Coast Catamaran along the Leeward Coastline. You will be equipped with high quality snorkeling gear for any of the above tours. This includes a face mask, snorkel, fins and a life vest
You'll enjoy three incredible snorkeling sites on this fantastic ocean adventure. Start your day with complimentary hot drinks and pastry for the early morning tour and a choice of hot and cold drinks and snacks for the mid-day tour, with lunch served at the Ko Olina Marina where the tour ends.
Not only are they playful, but they are extremely acrobatic, leaping out of the water with enough force to lift about two-thirds of their body. Called breaching, it may also include a twisting motion and slapping of their tails on the surface of the water. No one is truly sure why they do this, but it's suspected it may be related to play activity or courtship.
What more could one want? After a day of snorkeling among turtles, coral gardens and spinning dolphins you end the day with a magnificent sunset while enjoying friends and buffet.
A shorter trip, great for the whole family! Some of your family can stay onboard in the shade and investigate beautiful reefs through the glass bottom while others hop in the water with a marine biologist guide. Includes healthy, delicious, fresh food and beverages.
The amazing Hawaiian Sunset, illuminated nighttime viewing, and stunning bioluminescence make this one of our most popular tours. Enjoy a late afternoon snorkel and then toast another beautiful day in Paradise while savoring delicious pupus and Hawaiian music.
Join marine mammal experts on the only boat that can let you watch whales under the water, as well as at the surface. Listen to them "talking" through the hydrophone (underwater microphone) while viewing these majestic creatures. The tour also includes glass-bottom reef viewing and time for snorkeling if desired.
This one-of-a-kind adventure departs before dawn so we can show you the glowing bioluminescent creatures that are not visible during the daytime. As the sun rises, spy on the rarely observed activities of a waking ocean through the glass bottom illuminated by the boat's underwater lights.