Honolulu Activities | Swim with Dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins is a fun Oahu Activity that visitors of all ages can enjoy!
Searching for Oahu Activities that will be a highlight of your visit? Consider taking part in a dolphin encounter. You’ll have the chance to Swim with Dolphins and learn about these fascinating creatures.
About Swimming with Dolphins:
Enjoying time on the water and spotting dolphins swimming in the ocean off of Oahu is a hugely popular Oahu Activity. Another is getting up close with these creatures at one of the local Attractions that offer the chance to Swim with Dolphins. A number of different experiences are available, and there is something to suit all ages.
Being able to get in the water and Swim with Dolphins is a dream come true for many visitors to Oahu. Two of the Attractions that offer this experience are Sea Life Park (808.259.2500), and Dolphin Quest (808.739.8918.) Both offer several options for this Honolulu Activity.
At Dolphin Quest, most of the experiences require that guests are at least 5 years of age, but there is one option for younger visitors: the Wee Family, Fins and Fun Experience. Those under 5 can join their parents for a dockside dolphin encounter. Participants will feed a dolphin, have some playtime, and get a photo of this exciting experience.
Older visitors have many more options that include actually getting into the pool with the dolphins. Encounters swimming with dolphins last from 15 minutes to an hour, and prices range from $125 to $310. Private experiences are also available. These premier dolphin encounters are more expensive, but many visitors feel the personalized experience is well worth it.
Another popular option at Dolphin Quest is the Trainer programs. They offer 1-day and 5-day programs that allow the participant to shadow a trainer, interact with the dolphins, and spend several hours caring for and learning about them. The cost for the trainer programs are $700 for the 1 day and $3250 for the 5 day. These programs are for ages 12 and up.
Sea Life Park also offers a number of different dolphin encounter programs. They also offer encounters with sea lions, sharks, and sting rays. Children ages 8 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when Swimming with Dolphins. Ages 13 and up can swim on their own. Cost for these Oahu Activities at Sea Life Park is $185 to $250.
Making reservations in advance is a good idea as some of the encounters will fill up, and you might not be able to book a spot at the last minute. Add this memorable Honolulu Activity to your itinerary during your next visit to Oahu.