Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii's largest ocean-activity providers, with 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 follow strict guidelines so that all marine mammals and wildlife are protected. And 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. 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.
We've been wowing guests of all ages for decades in Hawaii. While there's lots of excitement around our activities, we practice the highest level of safety in everything we do. We treat guests like ohana, the Hawaiian word for family that permeates everything we do.
(Mon/Weds only from September through mid-November). Join an exclusive group of Aulani Guests and an Adventure Guide for this 4-hour ocean adventure. After just a short drive from Aulani, you will board the 65-foot Gold Coast Catamaran "Ko Nau Lani" and cruise out along the shoreline of Oahu’s sun-kissed leeward coast. Following a hearty lunch prepared by your crew, you will be greeted by local marine life. You may see playful Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles). Kohola (humpback whale) watching is also a highlight during the months of December – April.
The marine life will continue to awe you as you enjoy a guided snorkeling excursion. Then, catch some rays on the deck while a local ‘ukulele player entertains. This Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday excursion is exclusive to guests of Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. (Mon/Weds only from September through mid-November)
Each passenger also
gets an exclusive deluxe
collector pin gift, a
pin that features the
vessel image and
the "Catamaran Experience" title.
Snorkel fins and vest, and in-water assistance from expert crew are included. Buy or bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup.
$154 adult/$124 child only available to guests of Aulani. See the "Catamaran Experience" link in the frame at-right, click here or visit the Aulani Holoholo Desk to reserve; To reach the Holoholo Desk call 808-674-6200. Cancellation policy: 24-hour advance notice required for refund.