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Pilot Whales!

Aloha! Yesterday we had a mellow pod of Pilot Whales on our tour. Very tranquil and beautiful. Captain Jenna took this video from the side of boat, dipping the Go Pro… our usual move. The boat was in deep waters off of Makua on the Waianae Coast of Oahu. Remember to always adventure safely, friendly…

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April 17, 2021

Whale Shark!

Mahalo crew member and marine biologist, Veronica for taking this video and allowing me to share it with the world… or at least our website visitors. Veronica (pictured below on the left) took this footage of the Whale Shark on our early morning tour yesterday.  You just never know what we are going to run…

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April 11, 2021

Afternoon Snorkel Safari now open per phone request!

MAKE SURE TO TURN THE VOLUME UP SO YOU CAN HEAR THEM CLICK AND SQEAK.  Oh wow, what a day.  This video was taken by Captain Jenna and her Go Pro from the side of the boat.  This was a privately chartered 2 pm Afternoon Snorkel Safari tour… we still find them at this later…

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April 10, 2021

We are open… again!

Need to socially distance from social distancing?  We got a place for you.  I mean, we practice social distancing on the boat of course, but once you cannon ball into the water and take a peek below… pure liberation.  So come on out before we get busy again.  For a limited time you can even…

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October 3, 2020

Another two weeks.

Aloha, We are to continue our shut down for another two weeks per the state.  Everyone stay healthy and safe.  Keep your mind on the up and up!  Meditate, puzzle, coloring books, crosswords, drawing pictures of lizards and unicorns… whatever it takes!  We will be back, hopefully on the 24th of September.  Let’s get those numbers down so we can get our booties out on that water.  Keep checking our website for closure updates and definitely check in with us on the 24th.  You can always book in advance for tours on and after that date.  If closures continue, we will let you know and give refunds accordingly. We miss you all and the sea. 🙂 Lisa.

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September 11, 2020

Tours closed for a bit, hope to commence on 9/10/20

Aloha everyone, We are not running tours due to the current stay at home order.  DLNR sent us word on Wednesday 9/2 to close operations.  We hope to resume our adventures on Thursday, September 10th.  Once the state of our community health improves, we can all once again enjoy the sunshine. I will continue to update our website as we get more info on what is to come. Mahalo and stay safe out there 🙂 Lisa.

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September 5, 2020

We are still able to run as of 8/29/20!

Outside isolation just outside Yokohama Bay with Dolphin Excursions. Aloha out there. First off, Mahalo to Roy Estorpe for his drone footage and video used in this blog post.  He and his crew came out with us on August 15th, 2020. DLNR has not shut our operation down… yet… and we are pleased to…

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August 29, 2020

We are open! Smaller tours, bigger fun.

Aloha.  We are back and operating out here in the open ocean on the West Side of Oahu.  Fresh air and healthy sunshine… while wearing 50+pdf reef safe sunscreen and eye protection of course.  Not many boats are out here with us, so quite a site to see.  Reminds me of the early 2000’s, quite…

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July 25, 2020


This is certainly an uncomfortable time for everyone. We are, as compassionate human beings, obviously worried about the physical and mental health of the world. At the same time, as operators of a small business in tourism, we are trying to survive this economic impact for our employees and their families. In addition, as a…

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March 16, 2020

Hawaii Weather?

You might think my most asked question would be about dolphins. However, more than anything I get asked about the weather.  Personally, I think Hawaii has the best weather in the world. I moved to Hawaii from Texas 16 years ago, and reading the forecast was a major adjustment. When you’re in Texas and it…

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January 13, 2020

Responsible Wildlife Viewing

Swimming with dolphins. An activity most people want to experience at least once in their lifetime. I’ve made my career out of helping people achieve this goal, but admittedly, it’s not always easy. It’s SO important to view wildlife responsibly even when that means sacrificing the experience you’ve always dreamed about.  We sometimes come across…

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December 2, 2019

First blog post… and so it begins.

Aloha and welcome to our world.  We promise to keep it real and informative.  No Trapper Keeper fantasies or excessive glitter in your glue.  We are the crew of Dolphin Excursions and ready to expose our antics whether professional or not.  Stay tuned for updated out-of -your-ordinary “tails” of adventure.

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November 19, 2019