Led by marine naturalists and wildlife biologists, the Deluxe Wildlife Charter is a thrilling surf-ari off Oahu’s leeward coast.
Guides use books; photos; and replicas of turtles, whales, baleen and dolphin teeth to introduce guests to the intriguing ocean creatures.
A hydrophone broadcasts whale songs and the clicks and squeaks of dolphins from underwater.
Keeping the experience intimate, there’s a maximum of 10 people per tour even though the 42-foot catamaran Island Spirit is certified to carry 40.
Part of the proceeds benefits the nonprofit 501(c)(3)Wild Dolphin Foundation.