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Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Reef Snorkel

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    Meet in front the ‘Bite Me’ sport fishing store at the Big Island’s Honokohau Harbor. You’ll continue by 46-foot (14-meter) boat to the marine life sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, also home to the historic marker for seafarer Captain Cook. During the ride make to watch for views of the Big Island’s sea caves and volcanic lava flows.
    Spend the next 45 minutes of your trip enjoying snorkeling amidst the area’s mix of vibrant reefs. Depending on where you go you might see creatures like sea turtles, coral, tropical fish, and much more. During the winter, Humpback whales have been known to frequent the area as well. Once you’re back up on deck, you’ll also learn about the historical significance of the area, known for its connection to British explorer Captain Cook.
    Continue your trip by heading out to find the pod of wild spinner dolphins that frequents the bay. Those who selected the dolphin swimming package will then have the opportunity to jump in the water with these wild fish, a magical experience that is sure to delight. You’ll return back to the harbor at the conclusion of your trip.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Captains Taylor and Mollie went out of their way to deliver our just-right-sized group of passengers an exceptional trip. We had just wanted to see and snorkel with colorful reef fish at Kealakekua Bay. We spent lots of time there, with Mollie pointing out and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    First of all, you DON’T want to take a boat to captain cook monument for snorkeling. Go rent a kayak at the nearby bay and spend as much time as you wish there. What you want from these folks is to take you where the...More

    1  Thank Pidanzi
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    We went out with Tyler, Brian and Vic for the dolphin and snorkeling experience, and what a treat it was. Those 3 guys, plus Terri, who was also extremely helpful, made this experience well worth the money. They all were so kind and patient, and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Washoeteacher
    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    This was the best event of our Hawaii vacation and we did many things. It was incredible to see and swim with these beautiful animals. Captain Taylor and our water guide Brian did an amazing job getting us to the best spots for dolphin swimming...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank JoeRig123
    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    One of the best experiences of my life! The captain and his helpers knew exactly where to go with perfect timing for all to swim with a large dolphin pod all around you. Great guides!

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Happiness680011
    15 July 2019|
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    Response from Deann A | Reviewed this property |
    The crew provided some people on our trip with pool noodles, but I believe that they also provide life jackets. Personally, I would be afraid in the ocean if I couldn't swim.
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    Hong N
    9 May 2019|
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    Response from Sharyn T | Reviewed this property |
    The boat stopped at a beach for about an hour, but the rest of the dolphin encounter was on the boat.
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    mfarley3596
    17 February 2019|
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    Response from Sharyn T | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. That is the address. You meet at Bite Me Sportsfishing which is next to/behind the marina.
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