2 Hours
Oahu, Waianae
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Cruise in comfort aboard the 149-passenger Dolphin Star, Oahu’s largest dolphin vessel. Watch from our multi-level, open-air viewing decks as wild dolphins jump, play, and socialize in their family pods. Learn about Hawaii’s beautiful marine animals from our onboard certified Naturalists. For children, a fun souvenir activity book is included!

Journey to a dolphin paradise along Waianae Coast on Oahu’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! All aboard the Dolphin Star, an eco-friendly catamaran custom built in 2007.

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 Waianae Boat Harbor toward Kaena 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.

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

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


  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour Times: 9:30 AM
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Location: Departs from Wai’anae Boat Harbor
Address: 85-491 Farrington Hwy Wai’anae, HI 96792
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Y4HvMELCcr3pJtZq6
GPS Users: Latitude 21.450236, Longitude -158.196883

Round-trip motorcoach transportation is offered from the Waikiki area. Please see the Transportation tab for pick-up locations and schedule.

Check-in: For Drive-Out Guests, check-in at the Dolphin Star, docked next to the weight station (there is a big yellow poll next to it).

Special Notes:

  • Please check in 15 minutes prior to departure at the Dolphin Star.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Activity Company: Dolphin Star

Round-trip motorcoach transportation from the Waikiki area is available at $24.00 per person. (prices subject to change by year)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to pick-up time.

Pick Up Schedule:

  • 7:15 AM – Prince Waikiki (Main Entrance)
  • 7:20 AM – Hilton Hawaiian Village (at Grand Islander Bus Depot (in house guests only))
  • 7:30 AM – Ambassador (Namahana Street)
  • 7:35 AM – Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing Bus Depot)
  • 7:45 AM – Hyatt Regency (Koa Avenue under green awning)
  • 7:50 AM – Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach (Front Entrance)
  • 7:55 AM – Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Avenue Bus Loading Zone)

Pick Up Schedule: (Starting 1/01/2022)

  • 7:25 AM – Hyatt Regency (Koa Avenue under green awning)
  • 7:30 AM – Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach (Front Entrance)
  • 7:35 AM – Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Avenue Bus Loading Zone)
  • 7:40 AM – Island Colony (Seaside Ave. Entrance)
  • 7:45 AM – Ambassador (Namahana Street)
  • 7:50 AM – Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing Bus Depot)
  • 7:55 AM – Hilton Hawaiian Village (at Grand Islander Bus Depot – in house guests only)
  • 8:00 AM – Prince Waikiki (Main Entrance)

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