View Private Tours

Private Oahu Tours

From swimming with wild dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles in Waianae to snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding with marine life in Waikiki, there's always an exciting ocean experience on Oahu.

Book a Private Charter!

Special Offers
Oahu Private Charter Tours

Enjoy your OWN private charter tour! Choose from swimming with dolphins, turtles, sunset cruises, ocean activities and more!

Oahu Tours

More About Our Boats

ECO Catamaran
ECO Catamaran (Waianae)

The two-story ECO Catamaran is the perfect place to observe dolphins and even whales during the winter season. Take in the beautiful views from the 360-degree ocean view deck. Showers and bathrooms available on board.

Island Princess
Island Princess (Waianae)

Take in the natural beauty of West Oahu from the Island Princess's 360-degree panoramic ocean view. Shade and bathrooms are available on board.

MIRAI
MIRAI (Waikiki)

Get a sweeping view of Diamond Head and the Waikiki coastline from the deck of the MIRAI, our newest boat. Comfortable seats and bathrooms are available on board.

Hawaii Experiences
Hawaii Experiences (Waikiki)

Ride in comfort with an intimate party and get a sweeping view of Diamond Head and the Waikiki coastline from the Hawaii Experiences boat.

Locations

Waikiki

Waikiki is home to the world-famous Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. It's also the perfect spot to go snorkeling with wild dolphins and sea turtles as well as other fun ocean activities. Cruise the Waikiki coastline and take in the beautiful sunset. Then end the night with a spectacular fireworks show.

Waianae

Waianae on the west coast of Oahu is known for its marine life. Snorkel with wild dolphins in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding while taking in the breathtaking views of West Oahu.

Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off services can be arranged for the following hotels. Service from the Ko Olina area is currently not available. Please note that pick-up locations and times may be subject to change. Please verify on your reservation confirmation.
  • Ala Moana Hotel
  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
  • Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
  • Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
  • Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
  • Aqua Ilikai Hotel and Suites
  • Aqua Oasis
  • Aqua Ohia Waikiki
  • Aqua Pacific Monarch
  • Aqua Palms Waikiki
  • Aqua Skyline at Island Colony
  • Aston at the Waikiki Banyan
  • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
  • Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel
  • Aston Waikiki Sunset
  • Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
  • Beach Villas at Ko Olina
  • Coconut Waikiki Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
  • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach
  • Discovery Bay Condominiums
  • Doubletree by Hilton - Alana Waikiki Hotel
  • Embassy Suites - Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Ewa Hotel Waikiki
  • Four Paddle Condominiums
  • Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
  • Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Hale Koa Hotel
  • Halekulani Hotel
  • Halepuna Waikiki Hotel
  • Hawaiian Monarch Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • Hilton Waikiki Beach
  • Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Holiday Inn Express Waikiki
  • Hotel Renew by Aston
  • Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
  • Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
  • Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
  • Ilima Hotel
  • Imperial Hawaii Resort of Waikiki
  • King's Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
  • Ko Olina Beach Club by Marriott Vacation Club
  • Luana Waikiki
  • Maile Sky Court Hotel
  • Marine Surf Waikiki
  • Ohana Waikiki East
  • Ohana Waikiki Malia
  • Outrigger Reef on the Beach
  • Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk
  • Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
  • Outrigger Waikiki Shore
  • Pagoda Hotel
  • Park Shore Waikiki Hotel
  • Pearl Hotel Waikiki
  • Prince Waikiki
  • Queen Kapiolani Hotel
  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Waikiki
  • Royal Hawaiin Hotel
  • Royal Kuhio
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel
  • Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
  • Shoreline Hotel by Joie de Vivre
  • Stay Hotel Waikiki
  • Surfjack Hotel & Beach Club
  • The Aston Honolulu Prince Hotel
  • The Breakers at Waikiki
  • The Equus Hotel
  • The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • The Laylow, Autograph Collection
  • The Modern Honolulu
  • The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
  • The Polynesian Residences, Waikiki Beach
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences
  • Trump Hotel Waikiki
  • Vive Hotel Waikiki
  • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Waikiki Beachside Hotel
  • Waikiki Beach Tower
  • Waikiki Central
  • Waikiki Gateway
  • Waikiki Park Heights
  • Waikiki Resort Hotel
  • Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
  • Waikiki Shore by Castle Resorts
  • Westin Resort & Spa - Moana Surfrider
  • White Sands Hotel
  • Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Wyndham Vacation Resorts Royal Garden at Waikiki
TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Customer Reviews

mustafaN3168NZ says... 5 stars

The staff in West Oahu were amazing, they went over and beyond to make sure we got the full experience. I had my daughter with me who was the only child on board and they made sure she was able to see the dolphins and experience them up close. I’m grateful I got to experience this with my child, will never forget this! Will do it again in a heartbeat!

ssC6926IM says... 5 stars

One of the best tours I have ever done on my life. The owner was in the boat with us & got us to swim the dolphins twice. The water was gorgeous! The staff is fantastic. I consider this a MUST DO on Oahu.

caitlinbreuer says... 5 stars

I was luck enough to experience this with my boyfriend and little sister. (We are 20 and she's 14) We all agreed this was the best part of our trip to Oahu! The people were amazing and this experience of snorkeling was well worth the money! I would highly suggest Iruka to anybody looking for things to do in Oahu!

Alohayenny says... 5 stars

It was very good experiences that we did every other activities such as doing a sliding, paddleboard, climbing, and so on on the boat and enjoyed to snorkeling with turtles. I highly recommend this activity when you come in Waikiki.

LisaS0531 says... 5 stars

Loved LOVED the water adventure sports! With a family of boys, everyone enjoyed getting in the water with turtles and then playing on the trampoline, slide, and rock climbing wall. Crew was super friendly and made sure we enjoyed our time on the water. As a local, we’re bringing all of our house guests on this excursion when they visit! Thanks Captain Mike!

DCCollaroy says... 5 stars

From pick up to drop off the experience was first class. Easy drive out to the marina (about 50 minutes from Waikiki). Crew were all fantastic, everything explained and snorkel gear arranged without fuss. On our day the water was crystal clear and we got to swim with 100+ dolphins - a wonderful experience. My daughters go pro film has to be seen to be seen to be believed! Second part of the trip involved swimming with turtles, which we did, up close and in beautiful waters - lots of fun jumping off the boat, using SUP or just floating about. A burger and cold drink to wrap things up hit the spot before the journey back to Waikiki!

Oliver670 says... 5 stars

I had a really nice time with Iruka. So much so I went twice in one visit! The first time was just off Waikiki beach to swim with he turtles and the second was to swim with the dolphins and turtles. The captain and crew of both the were really fun but I had a better time seeing and swimming with the dolphins. The dolphin tour was amazing and the crew extended our day because we couldnt find the pod because a baby dolphin was just born and the dolphins were being protective. We ended up finding the dolphins and then we went snorkeling with the turtles. So much fun! I will be going back on that tour when I return! Such a fun day and thank you to everyone who made my day on and in the water safe and enjoyable!

michaelsH4340UB says... 5 stars

Went on the morning dolphin excursion and was a bit sleepy until we met the Iruka crew, who immediately injected energy into the group. It didnt end til we stepped off the bus at our hotel in Waikiki. The most fun you can have packed into a few hours in the prestine waters off the West side. Special thanks to Michael and Maxim our English speaking guides. Well done!

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are included:
  • Drinks (juice, water, or tea)
  • Snorkeling gear (fin, mask, life vest)
  • Stand-up paddle board, sea kayak (depends on the tour)
  • Lunch or snack (depends on the tour)
Food and drinks are provided on board the boat and not on the shuttle bus.
Temperature-protected wetsuits are not included. Wetsuits may be available for rent. A rental fee may apply: $10 (adult), $5 (child).

Pick-up from your hotel to the harbor may be arranged with a service charge of $30 per person.
Touching and feeding is strictly prohibited. Dolphins and manta rays living in the ocean have their own territories. We must keep in mind that as visitors to their home, we must be careful not to disturb their environment.
For photos taken on Oahu tours, please call us at +1 (888) 543-4449.

For photos take on Big Island tours, please visit this website. Click on "Buy Photos" located in the top right menu.
  1. After you click on "Buy Photos", there will be a calendar selection box. Click on it to select your tour date.
  2. When photos are available, there will be a list of tours from the date you selected. Find your tour and click the blue "View Album" button to view all the photos from your tour.
  3. Select the photos you'd like to buy. Once selected, green check marks should appear over your selected photos.
  4. Click on the yellow "Checkout" button to purchase your photos.
  5. The next screen will display your selected photos and the total cost. Click on the yellow "Checkout" button to continue your order.
  6. Enter your credit card details and click the yellow "Submit Order" button to complete your order transaction.
Our photo sales are outsourced to our photo distributor, Pic Thrive. By purchasing a photo, you acknowledge that your transaction is a contract between you, the customer, and Pic Thrive.

For all questions about your order, please inquire with Pic Thrive Support. Their website offers frequently asked questions and answers as well as a support ticket system for any other questions that are not answered.
The wild dolphins you will see show up at various spots and times and cannot be controlled. They usually appear around 30 minutes to one hour from shore. Be sure to check out our social media for the latest photos and to get a feel of how close you can get to the dolphins.
Experienced guides and crew will be there swimming alongside you. We will take into account that day's weather, the dolphins' and manta rays' condition and offer guidance and support accordingly. Your tour guide will also provide a pre-snorkel briefing and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Depending on your tour, drinks (water, tea, or juice), snacks, and lunch is provided. You may also prepare and bring your own food. However, please refrain from bringing alcohol.
For those who are prone to motion sickness, we recommend you to take over-the-counter motion sickness medications before your tour. Please have cash or credit card on hand as we offer wetsuit rentals ($10 rental fee), tour photos and other merchandise. Each guest will be reponsible for looking after their own belongings — we don't recommend bringing any expensive jewelry and/or belongings. Please refer to your tour confirmation email for more information about meeting place and time as well as things to bring with you.
Tipping is not mandatory but if you want to tip for the service you received, we will greatly appreciate it.
Smoking in public places (with a few exceptions) is prohibited by law. You will be sharing the same area with other guests for the duration of the tour. Please respect everyone's space by not smoking during the tour.
Snorkeling gear such as snorkel, mask, life jacket, and fin are included with your tour. If you have your own snorkeling gear, we don't mind if you bring it. Guests bringing their own gear are responsible for their own belongings. We are not responsible in the case of theft or damage to your personal gear.
Please bring a hat/cap, sunglasses and a jacket. The boat has toilets and shade from the sun/rain for an enjoyable ride.

Still have questions? Let us know and we'll get back to you shortly.

Contact Us

Page Top