Swimming with Dolphins at Makua Beach | Best Beaches on Oahu, Hawaii

Want to swim with wild spinner dolphins? Makua Beach is one of best beaches on Oahu to swim with dolphins. Dolphin pods swim past this beach pretty regularly (although not every day). They can usually be spotted in the mornings. The beach itself is big and get’s relatively low traffic. Although there isn’t much coral here and the water gets deep pretty fast, I was still able to see lots of fish, turtles, dolphins, and a Hawaiian Monk seal.

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Gear used for this video:
📸: GoPro HERO8 – get it at
📸: Foretoo selfi stick (waterproof) – get it at
🤿: Mask/Snorkel – get it at

Other gear:
🤿: Toddler/Kids Mask – get it at
👟: Gerald’s Trail Runners – Saucony Peregrine –
🎒: Hiking Backpack: Osprey Talon 22 –
👟: Gerald’s Hiking sandals – Keen Newport –
👟: Hailey’s Hiking sandals – Chaco –
🧢: Kids Sun Hat –
🏕️: Madera Hammock/Rain Fly/Camping Gear –

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  1. Awesome underwater footage! I'm hoping to visit Makua beach before I leave Hawaii. What time in the morning did you see the dolphins? And how far off shore were they?

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