In the past 15 years, Captains Todd Pickering and Mike Riegel have taken their love of the ocean and their skills, along with the discovery of new and dramatic underwater vistas off of Ko Olina Marina and along the Leeward Coastline to create new snorkeling tours and adventures for visitors and friends. Besides their snorkel tours, they also have charters available for those special occasions in life when you just want to splurge a little on something so important
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 is the ideal company to make those dreams come true. Their speed boats will zip you to three unforgettable sites, including the first stop where you can enjoy a passive and non intrusive encounter with wild spinner dolphins in the Hawaii tradition of respect for these beautiful animals.
Your second site will offer you the rare opportunity of an encounter with the green sea turtles at “Turtle Town”, a natural turtle cleaning station. The very friendly turtles gather there to get their shells and skin cleaned by algae-eating reef fish – rather like a car wash, but it’s free and quite amazing to watch.
The final site you’ll be snorkeling among coral gardens and schools of brilliantly colored reef fish, and frequent visits from friendly green sea turtles and even a spotted eagle ray. And finally as a very special bonus included in your Hawaii snorkeling adventure, from December through March Humpback Whale Watching will be included in all Dolphin Snorkel Sails. And they are something truly magnificent to see.
Both tours offer an Aloha Check-In service with complimentary hot drinks and pastry for the 7 to 10:30 am tour and a choice of hot and cold drinks and snacks for the mid-day tour from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Lunch is served at the Ko Olina Marina following each tour featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, Teriyaki chicken or veggie burgers. Also included are various condiments, French fries and hot and cold drinks. Bottled water is provided on board the boat. You can request in advance if you would prefer a vegetarian option. Feel free to bring additional beverages, alcohol or snacks on board to stow in the boat’s ice chest.
All snorkel gear is provided (prescription lens masks available and dry snorkel), fins and “super soft” life vest. Please bring a swimsuit, towels, sunscreen and hat. Wetsuit top rentals, cameras and fish food are available for purchase at their red carpet service.