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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING) provided by Dolphin Discoveries

Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING)

Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING)
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Drawing on years of experience, our captains and crew will take you up close and personal with the dolphin. As we search for these beautiful creatures in the warm tropical waters off the coast, our crew will share their knowledge about these fascinating creatures, how they live and their role in the ocean’s ecosystem. Nearly every day, year-round we are able to encounter these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. We have 98% success rate of locating the dolphins and letting them "choose" whether to swim with us or not. However the utmost respect and care are given to our aquatic friends to assure that we do not disrupt their rest, nursing and breeding behaviors. When they do choose to swim with us, it is truly magical and can be a life changing experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Choose a tour that provides a respectful and sustainable experience
  • Learn about the dolphins in their natural habitat from a naturalist guide
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included
  • The utmost respect and care are given to our aquatic friends to assure that we do not disrupt their rest, nursing and breeding behaviors that is why Snorkeling is not a guarantee.
What to expect
  • IMPORTANT INFO: Starting 10/28/21, NOAA is imposing regulations that no persons may come within 50 yards of Spinner Dolphins. Therefore, we will no longer allow guests to swim with Spinner Dolphins after 10/28/21. Our new trip will focus on observing Spinner Dolphins, providing educational information, Hawaiian history, view sea caves/lava tubes & a high-quality snorkeling experience at Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook Monument. IF YOU BOOK A TOUR ON A DATE AFTER 10/28, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Until 10/27, our Dolphin Discovery Adventure is as follows: 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. You'll get some great photo opportunities while viewing dolphins in their natural environment. This adventure is focused on locating and spending quality time observing Spinner Dolphin. 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 Kona coast line.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Choose a tour that provides a respectful and sustainable experience
  • Learn about the dolphins in their natural habitat from a naturalist guide
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included
  • The utmost respect and care are given to our aquatic friends to assure that we do not disrupt their rest, nursing and breeding behaviors that is why Snorkeling is not a guarantee.
What to expect
  • IMPORTANT INFO: Starting 10/28/21, NOAA is imposing regulations that no persons may come within 50 yards of Spinner Dolphins. Therefore, we will no longer allow guests to swim with Spinner Dolphins after 10/28/21. Our new trip will focus on observing Spinner Dolphins, providing educational information, Hawaiian history, view sea caves/lava tubes & a high-quality snorkeling experience at Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook Monument. IF YOU BOOK A TOUR ON A DATE AFTER 10/28, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. Until 10/27, our Dolphin Discovery Adventure is as follows: 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. You'll get some great photo opportunities while viewing dolphins in their natural environment. This adventure is focused on locating and spending quality time observing Spinner Dolphin. 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 Kona coast line.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 89864P4
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
  • Naturalist guides
  • Snacks, fruit, juice and bottled water
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for your crew always appreciated
  • Please bring towel, cover-up & easy to remove shoes
  • Use reef safe sunscreen only (zinc based recommended-no oxybenzone or octinoxate, lotion, NO spray)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA We launch from the boat ramp dock at KEAUHOU BAY, Kailua-Kona. Parking is on the street. Walk past boat trailer parking to boat ramp. Look to your right for our crew checking in guests at picnic table next to restrooms. Always allow 20-30 minutes’ drive time from airport or downtown Kailua- Kona.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age requirement is 8yrs old
  • Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Electronic Waiver required to be signed prior to tour
  • We do not offer refunds in the event we do not see dolphin as they are wild animals.
  • Must be under 285lbs
  • Must be able to climb up a metal ladder to get back in the boat
  • Our vessels are RHIBS (seating is on a pontoon).
  • We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Please contact us for a refund if cancelling more than 48 hour prior to scheduled tour.
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Naturalist guides
  • Snacks, fruit, juice and bottled water
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for your crew always appreciated
  • Please bring towel, cover-up & easy to remove shoes
  • Use reef safe sunscreen only (zinc based recommended-no oxybenzone or octinoxate, lotion, NO spray)
Departure details
  • 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA We launch from the boat ramp dock at KEAUHOU BAY, Kailua-Kona. Parking is on the street. Walk past boat trailer parking to boat ramp. Look to your right for our crew checking in guests at picnic table next to restrooms. Always allow 20-30 minutes’ drive time from airport or downtown Kailua- Kona.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age requirement is 8yrs old
  • Must be comfortable swimming in the ocean
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Electronic Waiver required to be signed prior to tour
  • We do not offer refunds in the event we do not see dolphin as they are wild animals.
  • Must be under 285lbs
  • Must be able to climb up a metal ladder to get back in the boat
  • Our vessels are RHIBS (seating is on a pontoon).
  • We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Please contact us for a refund if cancelling more than 48 hour prior to scheduled tour.
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
A note from Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii (READ FULL DESC BEFORE BOOKING)
Follow the State's testing requirements. All gear is cleaned and disinfected after each use. All disinfectant products used are EPA approved. Each boat is sanitized after each trip.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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DENColorado
Castle Rock, CO21 contributions
Awesome day!
Oct 2021 • Family
Chad and Jenn were fantastic hosts. Our family was able to see a couple pods of dolphins, a couple Swam up right near us to be able to see them quite well. Good instructions to respect distance and just watch - the kids and adults loved it. Carried on down the coast and saw quite a few fish as well. Fun day and great experience. Also really enjoyed Chad sharing his knowledge of the area and history.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teri T
Cambridge, MA15 contributions
Amazing Experience Snorkeling With Dolphins
Oct 2021
It took us awhile to find the dolphins, but once we did there was a huge pod. They swam right by us and a few were even curious and checked us out in the water. I love watching them flip and jump and that is better viewed in the boat. It's sad they're stopping the swim, but this boat has an excellent crew and will allow everyone to have a good time.
Written 18 October 2021
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Mark B
Santa Clarita, CA4 contributions
Two great Swims
Sep 2021
My friends and I used Dolphin Discoveries twice on our trip to the Big Island last month for two different tours. We loved both of them. The wild sea life we got to see was amazing, and the crew was friendly, sharing information to help us understand the behaviors we were seeing. If we’d been there longer, we might have booked even more. Definitely consider them during your trip.
Written 18 October 2021
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Matthew L
1 contribution
Awesome tour Capt Shelly was the best.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Captain Shelly was awesome. While we were in kona we went of a couple different tours on the water. This was by the best. It is very sad people will no longer be able to have the amazing experience of swimming with hawaiian spinner dolphins. But this tour brings you to a beautiful place to snorkel.
Written 10 October 2021
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Witmer
Atlanta, GA71 contributions
Amazing Dolphin Experience
Sep 2021
This experience was incredible. Three different times we were able to exit the boat and have the entire pod swim by us. The last time the spinner dolphins circled us in curiosity. We then got to snorkel at Captain Cook Bay and that was like swimming in an aquarium.
Written 27 September 2021
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Deven K
2 contributions
10/10 hands down
Most amazing experience of my life. The dolphins are absolutely incredible to swim with, the snorkeling at captain cook Bay Area was beautiful. Shellie and Bethany are wonderful people/guides, highly recommend. If you don’t do anything else while on the big island let it be this.
Written 20 September 2021
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Chris
2 contributions
Swim with the dolphins
Sep 2021
My favorite tour during our trip. Shelly was great. He put our group right in the water to be able to see the dolphins swim all around us 3 times. Then took us along the coast to see sea caves and lava tubes. After that we went to the most amazing snorkeling spot where we saw all kinds of fish. If you only get to go on 1 tour I would definitely make it this one.
Written 19 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

need4sand
Fresno136 contributions
Don’t miss this.
This was the highlight of our trip. If you enjoy the water, please put this on your list. They dropped us in front of the dolphin pod three times. Lots of dolphins with babies. Wow
Written 14 September 2021
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ZippinAround
Auburn, CA46 contributions
A Must for a Big Island experience
This 4-hour tour is a must for anyone wanting to experience the marine life of the Big Island. Plenty of opportunities to see dolphins up close and be in the water with them. Includes some phenomenal snorkeling as well as tour of important Big Island historical landmarks.

Shelly & Jeret were awesome and knowledgeable guides.
Written 10 September 2021
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froggygrleb
Columbus, OH12 contributions
Dolphins and Manta rays!
We had an amazing time on the dolphin tour! They were super knowledgeable and amazingly nice. I can’t rent the captains name but Bethany was amazing abs so was the captain! we liked it so much we booked another tour to see the manta rays at night and Bethany was our guide again with captain ki! These were both amazing experiences and I highly recommend them!
Written 8 September 2021
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Swimming with Manta's
What a fantastic way to spend an hour in the evening. We had 5 or 6 Manta's swimming within inches of us. The gui
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Beautiful Manta Ray experience
The captain and crew/guides were great. At one point had 6 Manta Rays gliding under us. We had plenty of time to e
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Fun snorkeling trip!
This was a fun tour to a great snorkeling spot! We got to see dolphins on both the front and back ends of the tour
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Best Snorkeling Tour Ever!
My family and I had a great time snorkeling with Dolphin Discoveries. They took us to the Captain Cook Monument to
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Delightful
The snorkeling was the best I have ever experienced. I am timid in water so requested extra help (life preserver an
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I love manta rays!
This was by far the best ocean experience I have had on my trip. Captain Shelly and Conner were so knowledgeable an
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Beautiful reef snorkel
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Rainy day but a great experience.
My captain is Jan, she is so nice and knowledgeable, we enjoyed our trip and highly recommend this tour.
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Must-do while on the Big Island
You cannot miss this opportunity if you are on the Big Island! It was truly one of the most amazing experiences my
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Great Experience
It was such a wonderful experience! We saw so many manta rays! The guides were super helpful and kept us entertaine
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Nick F
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Incredible encounter with beautiful animals
Manta Rays were doing barrel rolls inches away from me. It was stunning! This is a must-do while you're in Kona.
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Amazing Manta Ray experience
This was a fantastic experience. We saw so many manta rays during this trip! Those 45min in the water flew by as we
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Wonderful ocean creature viewing
I am not a Swimmer and I am scared to death if I can’t see the bottom of the water, now imagine if I still enjoyed
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