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Wild Side Specialty Tours

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#1 Best whale watching, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling tour on Oahu, and deemed one of the top 5 whale-watching tours in America! Bucket-list marine wildlife encounters since 1996. More than just seeing amazing and indigenous creatures, deep...more
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Waianae Boat Harbor, 85-371 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
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Reviewed today

The trip that Elizabeth and Melissa took us on was definitely the highlight of our trip to Oahu. We did the best of west tour, and it was great that there were only 6 people which made the experience even better. We were very lucky...More

Thank lamentingotter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the best time! Captain Lexi was the best. We saw a huge pod of bottle nose dolphins 🐬 then humpbacks 🐋 lots of fish 🐠 and then got to swim with spinner dolphins 🐬... our crew Karina and Noel was the best. Karina...More

1  Thank Q8224RAlorim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lexi, Noal and karina took us out. Absolutely fabulous morning spent with them. We swam with fish and spinner dolphins along with bottle nose dolphins surrounding the boat and a whale breaching next to us. We felt safe and totally welcome. I would return to...More

1  Thank albUsa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour description said that there’s a possibility to see whales, dolphins, and seat turtles. With Elizabeth’s amazing navigation skills, we were able to see all 3! I have mostly videos, so only posting one picture. April was amazing and very knowledgeable on marine life...More

1  Thank mphillips243
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we didn't get to swim with dolphins, the crew really tried hard. We couldn't find any Hawaiian spinner dolphins that day, but we did located some bottlenose dolphins. They swam in front of our boat for quite awhile. We even sped ahead of...More

1  Thank 4Diver4Ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot stress how awesome this excursion was for my friends and I. We wanted an excursion we never thought we would do. Captain Jack (Jed) Morgan and Melissa helped us do just that! They were both very knowledgeable of the dolphins, turtles and whales....More

2  Thank Anthonysma
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha! Your review means so much to us! That's amazing that Melissa was able to help make you feel comfortable and safe in the water. What a way to celebrate turning 50...woo hoo! :) Those memories will last a lifetime. Hope you're able to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very great trip. We really wanted to see Humpbacks Wales and we did. We felt taken care of and safe during the whole trip. Thank you so much for this life experience! You guys are a great crew with a relaxed but...More

1  Thank 423henrikh
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha Henrik! Mahalo for your time in leaving this very thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to have you all on board with us! The humpbacks were amazing and I'm sure those memories will last a lifetime. :) Please do come visit again....cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not put in words the incredible experience we had with Noel our dive leader and the ship captains Elizabeth and Alexa. After a quick but complete safety overview we traveled north along the coast and were quickly snorkeling with what seemed like pods numbering...More

2  Thank Razorbacklouisiana
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Aloha!! Your review made us smile! :) So happy to hear what a fantastic time you had with Wild Side! And awesome to hear that you want to come out with us again!! You all were a pleasure to have on board and we will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this tour. I’ve traveled a lot and experienced a lot of things. I felt that this tour was a once in a lifetime experience. It was amazing to snorkel with the wild dolphins! We also saw a turtle but our...More

1  Thank Sierra R
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Sierra! Thank you so much for your time in leaving us a review! We're so happy that you had a once in a lifetime experience with Wild Side. :) We sure did have a fantastic day too - Mother Nature was so good to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, Melissa & Elizabeth took us to a "turtle hole" with three sea turtles. Afterwards, some of the other boats had left the area where the dolphins were hanging out so we headed there. We saw dozens of dolphins swimming below, incl. some...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Wild_Side_Hawaii, Manager at Wild Side Specialty Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Lisa! Aw, it was our pleasure to give you great service! It truly was wonderful to have you on board with us to experience nature! Your memories with the dolphins, turtles, and beautiful Hawaiian scenery will last a lifetime. :) Again, thank you so...More

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beets15
1 July 2018|
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Response from Wild_Side_Hawaii | Property representative |
Aloha! Thanks for your interest. Great question. As we interact with the marine mammals in their wild state, encounters are not 100% certain. We do have dolphin sighting rates of 95% of the time. :) Humpback whale season... More
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Camilo C
17 May 2018|
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Response from Wild_Side_Hawaii | Property representative |
Aloha Camilo! The fastest way to inquire about reservations would be via email. Or you can give us a call at 808.306.7273. All details, including our email address and contact info are on our website...link to our website... More
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AnnL3146
30 March 2018|
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Response from tsmith1 | Reviewed this property |
Our 8 year old loved it. He’s a strong swimmer though. I would ask the tour company rep.
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