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.
A portion of proceeds from your trip with Hawaii Nautical helps many worthy causes, including:
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.
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.
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).
Cruise & Snorkel in the “Ocean Playground” of Waianae Harbor.
Set sail on West Oahu coast’s newest sailing catamaran to view dolphins, turtles, and other marine life including whales in-season (December through April). Snorkel at a calm & vibrant anchorage.