Thanks to the scenic seaside pathways and the incredible ocean views from all of the luxury rentals we offer, the ocean is proudly on display at Ko Olina Resort. Indeed, for centuries the Hawaiian royalty would visit here to relax in the calm, sheltered waters of this bay, fishing, bathing, and enjoying the commune with nature. Today you can follow in their footsteps thanks to the myriad of ocean adventures offered by Ko Olina Ocean Adventures at the Ko Olina Marina. Featuring boat ramps, 330 slips, and all the services and amenities you need for a day on the water, the marina was the first in Hawai`i designed to accommodate luxury mega-yachts. Voted “Marina of the Year” in 2008, you don’t need your own boat to appreciate all the facilities they have to offer. Conveniently adjacent to your luxury vacation rental from Beach Villas Hawai‘i, the marina offers catamaran cruises, whale watching tours, dinner voyages, and snorkeling adventures.
Into the Blue
The deep blue waters of the Waianae coast are rich with incredible snorkeling sites, and Ko Olina Ocean Adventures knows them all. Their most popular excursion is the Dolphin Snorkeling Adventure, and for good reason. Hop aboard the intimate charter and make new friends as you flit across the waves to your first stop, a meet and greet with the resident pods of spinner dolphins that inhabit these waters. You will float in the blue void as the dolphins relax and swim around you, their quirky antics and playful clicks filling the ocean with a sense of joy and awe. Afterwards you will go for an underwater walk in a coral garden where you can swim with tropical reef fish and observe green sea turtles at cleaning stations (sites where they come to rest and have small fish eat the algae and parasites from their shells).
Swim With Dolphins Oahu
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures offers a variety of cruises, for everyone from early birds to those seeking a romantic sunset. The unspoiled Leeward Coast is relatively undeveloped and is a haven for nesting seabirds like albatross, as well as the native Hawaiian monk seal, and is best seen from the sea. Waters of the deepest blue teem with spinner dolphins and humpback whales, and green sea turtles are commonly see logging in the waves and sipping the cool Hawaiian air before diving to the reef in search of food – or a nap. Take in a dazzling sunset, or pair a snorkel excursion with a delicious dinner cruise. The options are endless, and the memories are sure to last a lifetime.