$69 for a Captain’s Paradise BBQ Cruise from Dolphins and You (Up to $139 Value)


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In a Nutshell

  • Snorkel, kayak & paddleboard
  • Onboard barbecue buffet
  • Crafts & games until sundown
  • Hotel pickup, drop-off included

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Must book 72hrs in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Because schools no longer teach the difference between a dolphin's fin and a shark's fin, most people can't tell when they need to evacuate their bathtub. Boost your marine intelligence with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get one adult pass to a Captain’s Paradise BBQ Cruise from Dolphins and You (up to a $139 value). Dolphins and You provides transportation from hotels in Waikiki to the harbor and back, and all gear is included. Admission is $109 for children ages 3–12 and free to children 2 and under.

Dolphins and You's wave-wrangling staff acquaints seafarers with Honolulu’s resplendent scenery, rich culture, and flippered fauna on tours aboard its Mele Kai catamaran. The Captain’s Paradise BBQ Cruise departs from Waianae Harbor at 4 p.m., hugging the island’s verdant west coast until it plunks anchor near Makua Valley. There, the crew outfits wannabe amphibians with snorkeling gear in lieu of giant airtight hamster balls, priming them for a one-hour subaquatic jaunt past flourishing reefs and their tropical fish tenants. Turtles, dolphins, and other slippery wildlife frequent Makua’s coastline. Otherwise, bulk up whittling muscles by piloting a kayak or paddleboard, which grants oar-operators a surface view of the underwater landscape and mermaid bald spots. Please check Dolphins and You's list of required and recommended items before arrival.

Upon their return to the Mele Kai, retiring aquanauts find that the captain has personally prepared a buffet of Hawaiian seasoned steak, grilled local fresh fish, and kalua pig wontons according to chef Elmer Guzman's recommendations. Helpings of Okinawan yams, salad, homemade taro chips, and seasonal fruit ride the throat's water-slide in the company of two complimentary drinks, beer, or wine. As the sun sets and the boat steers back to the harbor around 7:30 p.m., the Mele Kai crew exhibits its myriad talents against a star-freckled backdrop, etching temporary Polynesian–style tattoos and performing hula dances, ukulele songs, and Tahitian drumming.

Dolphins and You

Since 1989, Dolphins and You has worked to foster interspecies understanding in the open seas. The staff members all carry a deep respect and reverence for dolphins, which they impart on visitors who witness these intelligent creatures firsthand on the popular dolphin swim tour. Tours include everything from a traditional Hawaiian ceremony and song to swimming with sea turtles and learning the hula.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience, and the entire crew was such a blast to be around. From start to finish, the day was well planned and very entertaining. I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Shelby B. · August 3, 2017
My whole family will agree with me that the experience with Dolphins and You was our favorite...we stayed in Oahu for 2 weeks. We did everything under the sun. Swimming with the dolphins was amazing, and the crew are real pros. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Megan T. · July 25, 2017
Great staff they were very knowledgable so sweet and super fun. I would definitely do it again. And veggie burger was delicious.. So much fun must experience.
Tina A. · July 22, 2017

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