1.5 -Hour Guided Whale and Marine Life Tour

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Marine Life Tour in Oahu
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Most boat tours on Oahu focus on Waikiki but this is a tour with a difference. Aboard a fast-moving and agile vessel that can access places bigger boats can't reach, this tour takes you out onto the waters off the North Shore in search of marine wildlife including dolphins, shark, rays, sea turtles and (during migration season) humpback whales.
  • North Shore, Oahu marine wildlife-focused boat tour
  • Agile boat allows access to remote areas that bigger boats can't reach
  • Fast-moving boat that can get to wildlife hotspots quickly
  • With only 18 passenger seats on board, there's no worries about crowding

What's Included

  • Bathroom Onboard

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 66-96 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

      CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES EARLY This trip leaves from Haleiwa - on the North Shore of Oahu, about a 1-hour drive from Waikiki. Enter Harbor and park in the nearest available public parking stalls. The Ocean Outfitters Hawaii boat, the Rambo II, will be docked at Slip 19 look for the YELLOW boat & sign

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Great experience. Got to see dolphins and swim with sharks. Would definitely book with them again. Was not able to see whales unfortunately, but still had a great time. Firmly believe it’s all about luck, being able to see the different sea life. Overall great crew, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.


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    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Wild ride - but no wildlife
    Jeanne_W, May 2024
    The description on Viator really needs to be updated. By stating there are bathrooms on board, I was lead to believe this was a bigger boat that would have normal seating (not straddling like riding a horse) and a shaded area for my 80 year old mother. The trip out was extremely rough, like a roller coaster ride, and we got pretty wet. There was also a suggestion on the Viator site that we would be going into coves in search of wildlife. I don’t think any place we went was considered a cove. We parked in front of Waimea bay for a bit, and drove by what was called bird sh rock, and then out to a place to bait sharks. The sharks, and a bird that flew by were the only wildlife we saw. If my mother weren’t with us, I prob’ly would have enjoyed the boat ride… and if the description was more accurate I would have chosen another tour for her.
    Horrible experience!!!!!!!!!!
    Tad_C, May 2024
    We booked a whale watching tour that was canceled and turned into a shark diving tour then canceled all together. Rebooked as a shark tour thinking we still had a whale watching tour. No communication reached out via text and phone with no response. Still charged full price and never went on tour.
    Great experience
    JOANNA_R, Apr 2024
    We saw some sharks but no whales. Fun and intense experience on a fast boat. Well organized, very friendly staff. Overall great experience
    Priscila_P, Mar 2024
    Our crew was a group of very attentive young adults. The day was cloudy and love ocean a little agitated. The whales were shy, but they diligently searched until they found it. They also took us to see the sharks. The boat is very comfortable and I felt safe, even with the rough seas. Amazing experience. I recommend.
    Amazing experience 😃
    Dolly_O, Feb 2024
    We had an amazing time looking for whales, we saw a few. We also loved seeing the spinning Dolphins and sharks
    Tony_M, Dec 2023
    Great experience. Got to see dolphins and swim with sharks. Would definitely book with them again. Was not able to see whales unfortunately, but still had a great time. Firmly believe it’s all about luck, being able to see the different sea life. Overall great crew, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable.
    Great Experience
    Matt_C, Dec 2023
    Crew were extremely friendly and accommodating- easily altered my original reservation after I couldn't make it. Was able to get good/closeup experience with sharks and plenty of dolphins while a few whales were further out and only got to see them spout. Would go on another tour in the future.
    Very memorable and lots of sea life
    Amber_N, Nov 2023
    Loved the set up of the boat. It was fun, interactive, easy to see sea life, and helped minimize sea sickness. Our tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. We saw tons of dolphins, several sea turtles, and even sharks. Great experience.
    Great Tour! See Sharks!
    Amara_S, Oct 2023
    Tour guides were great. We really wanted to see the sharks and so they made an extra effort to find them for us. Overall great experience and would recommend
    Amazing Experience
    Stan_Z, Oct 2023
    Wow. What an amazing, friendly, and knowledgeable staff! We’ve a blast and were able to see turtles, dolphins and Galapagos Sharks! Next time we visit the island, without a doubt we’d do this tour again. Highly recommend!
    4.5 Stars
    Wendy_H, Aug 2023
    4.5 stars! Great host, great pontoon boat, awesome time on the water. It would have been an easy 5-star if we saw more dolphin, sharks, and turtles. We did see some marine life, just not as much as expected. And a few of us got to swim in the ocean and dive from the rocks, which was unexpected and super cool. Would recommend!
    Wave hopping
    Robert_H, Jun 2023
    Great experience and great information!! I would recommend this activity to anyone. The crew was very helpful and personable.
    Great fun
    Cynthia_F, May 2023
    Amazing experience. It was super fun and our crew were knowledgeable. We were able to see turtles, sharks, and dolphins. Definitely worth the money.
    Fun fun fun
    JAMIL_L, Apr 2023
    This was a super cool experience. My family enjoyed it. The whale watching experience was a plus. Highly recommend.
    It’s not just a speed...
    Moe_E, Feb 2023
    It’s not just a speed boat ride it’s a wale watching seeing sharks learning about marine life in this area and Kevin is very knowledgeable and such a cool guy
    How a wonderful ocean tour you definitely don’t want to miss!
    Jack_L, Dec 2022
    Chasing wave, racing dolphins, fishing shark 😱 … haha 😆. It’s a wonderful tour you don’t want to miss in your vacation especially this Ocean outfitters in north shore of Oahu!
    What a time
    Sylvia_B, Aug 2022
    Such an amazing experience and a fun ride! Wow! We saw dolphins, sharks, and a turtle. The crew was so lovely and personable. 10/10 would recommend.
    Turtles, sharks and whales, oh my!
    Heather_H, Mar 2022
    We had a great time! We saw turtles, whales and sharks. The crew is knowledgeable and is eager to answer any questions you may have. This day was very windy and choppy and the Captain did a great job of making sure everyone was ok despite the rough waters and very high waves.
    Excellent Tour!
    Nicole_R, Jan 2022
    My family had so much fun! The captain and his crew did a great job of making sure everyone was comfortable and having fun. Great for adults or families. The boat was comfortable and goes fast!
    The boat ride was so much...
    Pauline_K, Dec 2021
    The boat ride was so much fun! Definitely not recommended for anyone with any back issues. The sharks were beautiful.
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