Preparation for Your Tour
We hope that the following tips help you plan and maximize your wild dolphin experience!
Responsible Marine Wildlife Conduct:
Dolphin Star operates at the cruising speed shown by recent NOAA studies to be safe for marine mammals. We also do our best not to disrupt the normal activities of wildlife and coral reefs by adhering to the guidelines set by NOAA and others. For more information, you may visit the links below:
Protecting Wild Spinner Dolphins and Their Habitat (NOAA)
Hawaii Viewing Guidelines (NOAA)
Responsible Marine Wildlife Viewing (NOAA)
Dolphin Watch Cruise:
- What to wear and bring: Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes, and don’t forget to bring your camera! Sunscreen, cover-up, polarized sunglasses and binoculars recommended.
Dolphin Watch Snorkel:
- What to wear and bring: Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen, and don’t forget your camera! Sunscreen, cover-up, polarized sunglasses and binoculars recommended.
- What Dolphin Star provides: Snorkel equipment (sanitized gear including mask and fins) with instructions by our crew. Of course, you can also bring your own equipment (i.e. prescription goggles) if you prefer.
- Special facilities: Fresh water shower, easy step stairs into the water and onboard restroom.
- What to expect: After leisurely dolphin watching and a delicious lunch, we’ll get you ready to snorkel! While Dolphin Watch guests disembark, our crew will brief you on how to use the snorkel gear, what spot we are planning to take you to, responsible ocean etiquette and safety instructions. After snorkeling, enjoy some refreshments onboard.