2 Hours
Duration
Waianae
Location
Lunch
Meal
Available
Pick Up
9:30AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Add a BBQ lunch to your dolphin tour! Watch the dolphins frolic as you enjoy premium hamburgers that are freshly barbecued onboard. Build your own burger with your choice of gourmet fixings, plus snack on our homemade chocolate brownies. Soak up the sun or relax in our shaded cabin as the picturesque Wai‘anae coast provides the perfect island setting.

  • All amenities of Wild Dolphin Watch®
  • BBQ lunch with premium hamburgers grilled on board
  • Choice of gourmet fixings, homemade chocolate brownies and more

2-Hour Morning Cruise: 9:30AM – 11:30AM

Journey to a dolphin paradise along Wai’anae Coast on O’ahu’s largest dolphin vessel! Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of the panoramic multi-level decks for clear, picturesque views. Expert narration by certified Naturalists and Captain will create an unforgettable dolphin cruise experience. Kids will also enjoy a new educational and interactive keiki (child) program, plus Dolphin Guarantee year-round! BBQ Buffet Lunch option features premium hamburgers straight from our onboard grill. All aboard the Dolphin Star®, an eco-friendly catamaran custom built in 2007. Add the deluxe Royal Star motorcoach tour of West O’ahu for a comfortable ride and the viewing pleasure of an original video on passing points of interest, history, culture and marine life to enhance your experience.

Dolphin Guarantee

Recieve a free return “Dolphin Check” until a dolphin is sighted (meal and transportation optional).

Dolphin Star® Pledge

We comply with all government guidelines for protection of marine mammals since our debut of Wild Dolphin Watch® cruise in 2007.

Cruise Time: 9:30 – 11:30AM. All cruises closed on New Year’s Day (1/1), Thanksgiving Day, Honolulu Marathon and Christmas Day (12/25). Snorkel cruise closed Father’s Day.

Location / Check-In: Departs from Wai’anae Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy Wai’anae, HI 96792. For those arriving via own transportation, please check in 15 minutes prior to departure at the Dolphin Star.

Round-trip motorcoach transportation: Round-trip motorcoach transportation via deluxe Royal Star features a comfortable ride, onboard restroom, video presentation. $23.00 per person from the Waikiki area, $15.00 per person from Ko Olina. Tour from Waikiki is 5½ hours (7:35AM – 1:00PM); tour from Ko Olina is 3½ hours (8:45AM – 12:15PM).

Vessel Info: Eco-friendly, 149-passenger, 2-deck Dolphin Star catamaran was custom built for wild dolphin watching and snorkeling in paradise! The 65’ vessel minimizes emissions with EPA compliant main engines, hybrid power generator, GPS, autopilot, radar and operates at the cruising speed shown by recent NOAA studies to be safe for marine mammals. It also has a 360° observation deck, wrap-around deck, dining area, bar, restrooms and BBQ facility.

Route: Dolphin Star cruises from Wai’anae Boat Harbor toward Ka’ena Point or Ko Olina, depending on the best possible route for wild dolphin watching and location for snorkeling. The Captain may alter the route or cancel the cruise depending on weather conditions.

Freshly Grilled Onboard
Premium Hamburgers

Selection of Buns
Freshly Baked Taro or Kaiser Buns

With all the Gourmet Fixings
Grilled Pineapple*, Avocado*,
Kamuela Vine Ripened Tomato*,
Purple Onion*, Kula Lettuce*, Cheeses

Selection of Sauces
Teriyaki, Spicy BBQ, Tomato

Trio of Potato Chips
Taro, Maui Style, Sweet Potato

Dessert
Homemade Chocolate Brownies

Special Vegan Selections are marked with *.

Grilled Vegan Garden Burger also available with 24 hours notice.

Additional beverages available for purchase.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
February 2, 2018

Seeing dolphins frolicking in the wild is one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. We didn’t have to worry about a thing with this cruise. The barbecue was spectacular and the crew helped with our every need.

March 5, 2019

I can’t swim so many of the boat tours that include snorkeling make me feel like a waste of my money. I always end up paying for an extra service that I won’t take. What I loved about Dolphin Watch, is that they allow you to pick your own package- whether you will do snorkeling or not, whether you want food or not. Now, about the tour: it was good, family friendly, lots of kids. The food was wonderful, the service as well!

March 5, 2019

If you want to see dolphins but you don’t want to swim – this is the tour for you. We were on a family trip and there were more kids than adults, which makes it hard to keep control of all of them while in the water. This was the perfect fit. We got to enjoy the animals and the views, our children were entertained the whole time, and the burgers were sooo good!

March 5, 2019

We are a family of 5 and believe me it gets hard to please everybody. But these guys get the award! Definitely one of the nicest experience while we were visiting Hawaii. Beyond our expectations! They gave us tons of opportunity to see dolphins, they had knowledgeable staff aboard ready to answer all sorts of questions. Lunch was delicious. Definitely worth it.

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