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Dolphin Discovery Adventure

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    What to Expect

    Swim with Wild Dolphins. We are Kona’s first and original “Swim with Dolphins” Adventure the whole family will enjoy and talk about for years to come. Including getting some great photo opportunities both above and below the surface..

    This adventure is focused on locating and spending quality time with the Hawaiian Spinner and Spotted Dolphins. Depending on their desire to interact with us; you may have an opportunity one or more times to view them from the boat and in the water. Depending on where and when we locate the dolphins there may also be time for a quick snorkel at one of the many beautiful reef areas along the windward coast line.

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    • Dolphin Discoveries, 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Naturalist guides
    • Snacks, beverages and bottled water
    • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
    • Gratuities
    • Please bring your own towel, reef safe sunscreen and cover-up
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child under 8
    • Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews captain keith wild dolphins pod of dolphins boat ride captain cook monument dolphin swim and snorkel bottle nose dolphins open sea pilot whales these beautiful creatures pineapple saw dolphins marine life great morning great captain well worth the cost once in a lifetime
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    First let me say, that I loved my trip to Hawaii, however, I was tired of paying $100-$200 for excursions that ended up being just so-so and disappointing on some level. This is an excellent excursion. Our Captain (not sure of her name, but it...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Aloha Scott! Mahalo nui for such a detailed review of your experience with us! We are so, so glad that your party of 15 entrusted us to help make your vacation memorable! Erika and Liz are top-notch and their love of the ocean and its...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Captain Erica and Liz were great. They gave us great information and were genuinely concerned about the dolphins, unlike some other companies who's boats were in the area. We found wild dolphins right away and they swam all around us. Amazing! We then made our...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank joannek531
    Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Joanne, Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to post a review for us! It sounds like you had a fun and exciting day with Dolphin Discoveries! Mahalo for the shout outs to Captain Erika and first mate Liz! We will be sure to pass...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We got to swim with the dolphins and see them up close (with quite a few other people) but the bonus was the snorkeling in the Captain Black Bay. Our Captain and her assistant were wonderful and made the trip fun! Thank you!More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Aloha JJordan! Mahalo nui loa for your review! We're super stoked you got to swim with dolphins and make it out to Kealakekua Bay! If you're still in town, be sure to check your email for a discount code to come out with us on...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    What a glorious, fabulous morning!! With the aide of our captain acting as our spotter, we were in exactly the right place when the dolphins chose to swim by. We had 2 times when 4 & 6 dolphins swam within 10 ft of us. But...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KonaRita
    Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Aloha Rita! We are so, so glad that you had a chance to finally get out on the water with us! We are even more stoked to hear about your experience with the beautiful Hawaiian spinners! Mahalo nui for taking the time to share your...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    First of all: We found wild dolphins in their natural habitat. We got in the water and saw them up close and personal. Boats didn't chase them and we got good instructions not to touch them. Yes, we got that close, so this was actually...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank EmNaMi
    Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

    Aloha EmNaMi, Mahalo for taking the time to provide a thorough review on your experience out with us. Safety is our number one priority when you are out on our boats with us, and we would never intentionally do anything to put our guests in...More

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    3 March 2019|
    Response from Tourist816875 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. The tour leaves at 7:30 am
    3 March 2019|
    Response from swj1051 | Reviewed this property |
    Check in at 730, sails at 8. The harbor is a 10-15 minute drive from Kailua and that’s with good traffic. Depends on when you get on the dock at kailua. If you got at the dock by 7 then yes. If the ship pulls into harbor at... More
    15 January 2019|
    Response from srsshaw | Reviewed this property |
    I do recommend going to a beach first to get used to the water. The captain provides you flippers so you can swim better but as long as you know how to swim the snorkel and dolphin swim is pretty easy to pick up on. And no... More
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    • Dolphin Discoveries
    • Duration: 4h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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