Blue Dolphin Tours offers this one of a kind tour comprising a full 7 hour exploration day that we are sure will leave you breathless. Travel up the ‘Na Pali’ coast where you will get the chance to snorkel or scuba amongst the turtles and amazing tropical fish. As an added bonus you will have the chance to swim in the tropical water close to ‘Ni’ihau’ the forbidden island of the Hawaiian chain.
Ni’ihau – the Forbidden Island is one of the most interesting islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. Under private ownership, the island is only open to invited guests of the family which both own and reside there. The people of Ni’ihau are known for their unique craftsmanship and their primary use of the Hawaiian language. On this tour, you will get about as close as anyone can get to this very unique island.
Snorkeling vs. Scuba Diving. For those of you who like the water but prefer to see the sights, the snorkeling opportunities already available on this tour will be the perfect choice for you. It will allow you to have a feel of the rich and wild waters of the Na Pali Coastline, and will be a safe and exciting experience for those starting out. For those of you however, who would prefer the depth and immersion of the wild and untamed ocean, or who would simply love to have the experience of scuba diving, there is an option to scuba dive, instead of snorkel. This option will be an additional cost. For beginning scuba divers, be sure to choose the beginning scuba option and for those who are certified divers, you will definitely want to make sure to bring your scuba certification card (PADI) at the time of check in, for verification. Either way, Snorkel or SCUBA, this tour is a great fit for people of varying comfort levels with the amazing ocean waters.
The thought of 7 and a half hours of amazing sightseeing and water adventuring is making me hungry! Well, on this tour we haven’t forgotten about that. This tour includes a continental breakfast and a full deli-style lunch. Phew! Have we forgotten anything? I think not. So sit back, relax, and don’t forget your sun tan lotion, your sunglasses, and your camera!
Scuba diving is available for both certified and non-certified divers.
What to Know
Tours Offered: Tuesdays and Fridays Only
Check in: at 6:15am at the Port Allen office, Port Allen Marina Center, 4353 Waialo Rd., Ele’ele, HI, 96705
Tour duration: 7 Hours and 30 minutes
Continental Breakfast, a Buffet Deli Lunch, Water, Juice, Soda, and unlimited Beer, Wine & MaiTais(21yrs+) with Lunch.
Snorkel equipment and scuba gear (for those diving) are included in this tour.
Swimwear, Reef-Safe Sunscreen, towel, light jacket, PADI card or other dive certification cards (for certified divers).
You may bring your own waterproof cameras.
Must have a valid government-issued Photo ID (21yr+) for alcoholic beverages.
If anyone is prone to seasickness or motion sickness we advise taking preventatives beforehand to more fully enjoy your tour.
Vessels: 65′ Deluxe Catamaran Blue Dolphin or Blue Dolphin ll.
They have fresh water showers onboard, spacious bathrooms men & women.
Easy access swim step at the back of the boat for getting in & out of the water.
A Waterslide, nets at the front of the boat, covered and open air seating.
No Pregnant participants.
Must be a minimum of 5yrs Old for tour, (8yrs if on Raft).
Scuba Divers must be 12 years or older and sign a medical and liability waiver.
Certified Divers must bring Certification Card.
No Smoking on tour.
All participants must sign a waiver before boarding.
This is a Barefoot Tour, we remove footwear before boarding.
Must be able to walk across boarding ramp without assistance.
No recent injuries or surgeries to the Neck, Back, or Knees.
No participants with Neck or Back problems.
For assistance due to a disability please book a minimum of 72hrs in advance.
All Tours are weather permitting.
*Prices include Harbor Fees & Fuel Surcharges
Not recommended for young children under the age of 5.
Scuba divers must be 12 years or older and sign a medical and liability waiver.