I did this many years ago while on a voyage from Molokai to Lanai. As we sailed, we happened into a school of dolphins and so the skipper, Rob Barrel, dumped the sails. When I saw the dolphins, I jumped overboard. Rob tossed me my snorkel mask and when I looked into the water, I saw that I was surrounded by dolphins that looked like they were in a ballet. It was a magical moment in my life.
This experience can still be had. I highly recommend Wild Side Tours out in east Oahu.
For conscientious adventure seekers who want to explore Hawaii’s amazing marine heritage with an eco-sensitive, respectful marine biologist guide choose Wild Side Tours. (We do not support industries that profit by keeping wild animals in captivity.)
In addition to swimming with wild dolphins, you may find yourself snorkeling alongside native Hawaiian sea turtles (“honu”) on coral reefs and encountering whales (year-round). Wonderful staff. Tip: their “Best of the West” tour rocks!
Hale ‘Nalo is a one-minute walk to this beach, rated the #1 beach in the world by ISLANDS magazine (June 2011)
This beach is close enough to hear the waves lull you to sleep (but far enough away to not disturb your sleep)…
A full 3.5 miles long, this white sandy beach is fantastic for taking long walks, work on your tan, swimming, shelling, watching the sun come up, people watching, having a picnic, reading a book, napping… and it is not at all unusual to have the beach to yourself.
We offer beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, swim fins, coolers and cold drinks, all complimentary and for your enjoyment.