About Us

Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii’s largest ocean-activity providers.

We have a fleet of vessels islandwide serving many harbors across Oahu and the Big Island. We believe in delivering service, safety and the spirit of Aloha.
We respect the ocean and the ecosystem, and we follow strict guidelines so that all marine wildlife is protected. Additionally, we honor the host culture and support the local communities in which we operate.
We want the natural environment you enjoy today to be here tomorrow and for every tomorrow after.
That’s why we are Hawaii’s first Dolphin SMART-recognized operator. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Dolphin SMART program educates guests about dolphin conservation and advises not to seek activities that pursue close interactions like swimming with dolphins in Hawaii in the wild.
We also follow the guidelines of the Coral Reef Alliance, to establish lasting change and promote coral reef health around the world. That includes sustainable practices — such as not feeding fish. Coral conservation aims to save these valuable ecosystems, unite communities and preserve cultural identity.
For decades, we’ve been wowing guests of all ages in Hawaii. And while provide exciting experiences for our guests, we practice the highest level of safety in everything we do. We treat guests like ohana, the Hawaiian word for “family,” which permeates everything we do.

Our Fleet

Spirit of Aloha

Ko Nau Lani

Honi Olani

Honu Lani

No Wiki

Amore

Sea Dreams II

Makai

Kohola

Holona

Hawaii Nautical Marine Life Foundation

We want the natural environment you enjoy today to be here tomorrow, and for every tomorrow after.
   That’s why we are Hawaii’s first Dolphin Smart-recognized operator. NOAA’s Dolphin Smart educates guests about dolphin conservation and harassment and advises not to seek activities that pursue close interactions like swimming with dolphins in Hawaii in the wild.

  We also follow the guidelines of the Coral Reef Alliance, to establish lasting change and promote coral reef health around the world. That includes sustainable practices — such as no fish-feeding. Coral conservation aims to save these valuable ecosystems, unite communities and preserve cultural identity.

E Ala — “The Awakening”

This authentic Hawaiian voyaging canoe is making its return to Waianae Harbor as a floating classroom to promote Hawaiian culture for area students and residents. 

Students learn Hawaiian wayfinding, an ancient Polynesian method of navigation where a captain reads the positions and paths of stars, the sun, clouds, winds, ocean swells and the flights of land-based birds, to find his or her way across the ocean. E Ala was built inspired by the historic voyages of the Hokule’a. E Ala also teaches canoe maintenance and sailing.

E Ala is a project of the Wai’anae Hawaiian Civic Club, which sponsors Native Hawaiian projects and provides student grants. Visit www.waianaehcc.org to learn more.

All You Need to Enjoy the Water

Hawaii Nautical also sells top-of-the-line snorkel gear, as well as everything you need to make your day at the beach or pool the best each and every time. Our affiliate Marina Pool, Spa & Patio carries everything from floats, toys, inflatables & snorkel gear, to pool and spa supplies, outdoor furnishings and grills. Whether you’re taking care of your home pool & patio, or maintaining a large aquatic complex at a park, resort or school, Marina can supply the best prices and personal service. Check out the latest items here (shipping within the contiguous U.S. or freight to Hawaii additional).

Who We Work With.

Working with the most premiere brands to provide the most premiere experience on the islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Own food or drinks may only be brought on board for private charters.  If interested in a private charter, please call Hawaii Nautical 808.234.7245

Please look for tours that have the guarantee to see wildlife.  Note that the guarantee is if you do not see wildlife, you are invited to come again one time on another tour of equal or lesser value (No refunds and only for one time return trip).

All ages are invited to enjoy the tours

Whale watch tours are offered December thru March

Cancel 24 hours prior to tour to avoid a full charge

For snorkel tours, bring a towel and on all tours we will recommend rub in reef safe sunscreen if wishing to reapply on the vessel.  Spray reef safe sunscreen may be applied prior to boarding and not again till returned to shore.

This will vary depending on the tour and location that you depart from.  In general, for snorkel tours, wear swimwear / cover up and for non-snorkel tours, wear comfortable clothing.  On all tours, wear easy to remove footwear for the barefoot vessels.

Depending on the tour and season there are various marine life that may be seen such as turtles, dolphins and whales (seasonal).

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the tour start time

Contact Us

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    Business office:
    808-234-7245
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hawaii Time

    Questions?  Contact Us

    Reservations office:
    87-1988 Pakeke Street, Unit 4, Waianae, HI 96792

    Corporate mailing office:
    46-471 Hololio Street, Kaneohe, HI 96744