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Wild Dolphin Swims with Roberta Goodman

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Address: Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-345-3120
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08:30 - 12:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 12:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Friendly Family Pricing! Personally guided by Roberta and the Wild Dolphins...

Friendly Family Pricing! Personally guided by Roberta and the Wild Dolphins Team into the blue Hawaiian waters,you are supported with attention and experience as you encounter the lovely Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. Nothing else you do in Hawaii compares to the natural beauty and joy of connecting with dolphins in the wild! A very personal and respectful encounter with dolphins. Traveling right along the coast, often seeing the coral or sandy bottom. Roberta is sought after by first time snorkelers, those afraid of the ocean, and mermaids waiting to be born! Share this lasting memory and story with your friends back home, perhaps with photos taken by Roberta.

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Amazing Experience with an Expert and Her Amazing Crew

Our trip with Roberta and her crew was quite amazing. Our swimming experience was like nothing I've ever done... magical. What I would say (as it seems there are many folks to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KiraLira
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California

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our trip with Roberta and her crew was quite amazing. Our swimming experience was like nothing I've ever done... magical. What I would say (as it seems there are many folks to choose from on the Big Island) is that she has the most experience with and extensive knowledge of these wonderful dolphins (and amazing stories to share). She has... More 

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Thank KiraLira
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read several reviews of this dolphin swim and were hooked in. Roberta and Jan did a good job of explaining what was going on and leading the excursion. They were down to earth and made our experience memorable. Oh yeah, we swam with wild dolphins!

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Thank jillemmert
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 took this trip and said the experience was great. Roberta and the crew made them feel comfortable and confident as first timers. They swam with numerous dolphins and the trip included a dolphin who jumped and spun halfway around the boat. They all said it was a definite highlight of our trip to the island.

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Thank Gil R
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roberta, Captain Kitt, and Shelley took us out on a morning run which we will never forget. We spent the entire morning observing spinner dolphins both above and below the surface. No chasing, just love of the dolphins and an awareness of surroundings. Capt Kitt knew where to go and we would look for the dolphins and Kitt would protect... More 

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Thank doylekj
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roberta is not only very authentic, warm hearted but a total joy to be around. Twice I went on a boat she is crew member of and she opened the way for a most memorable experience for all who were lucky enough to be on her boat. While I went solo on those trips, there were families with young children... More 

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RobertaHawaii, Owner at Wild Dolphin Swims with Roberta Goodman, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Those kids were such a joy! It was a pleasure to meet you and take you out twice! Looking forward to next time! Aloha! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with Roberta and she made our experience amazing! She made us feel comfortable and she is so knowledgeable about all things dolphin! Our kids (6, 8) were snorkeling for the first time and she and Jan held their hands throughout and led them through pods of dolphins. It was a phenomenal trip filled with... More 

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Thank Tanya P
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a phenomenal experience with Roberta and dolphins. I swam with dolphins in the ocean with other guides in the world. Roberta will teach you the do and don'ts of dolphin encounter with her immense experience and take you by the hand in the water if you needed. You will be glad you choose this trip.

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Thank Alice T
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This was such an incredible experience! Roberta is fantastic and knows so much about dolphins, whales and pretty much all things in the ocean in general. All the other dolphin tours were packed with 15 or more people. This tour maxes out at 6 people which makes a huge difference when getting in and out of the water. On the... More 

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Thank Kristialana
Wollongong
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I had the most wonderful morning with Roberta and the dolphins. We were visiting from Australia and had never been up close with dolphins before, although we had both done quite a bit of snorkelling. I really appreciated having the opportunity to talk to someone who had such a deep and clear understanding of these wild... More 

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Thank Freya66216
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Swimming with the wild dolphins with Roberta was absolutely one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I was so nervous at first as I had never done anything like this and she made us all feel so comfortable, safe and at ease and did everything she could dot make sure we were having as much fun as possible... More 

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