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Dolphin Discoveries

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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Unforgettable!

What a wonderful moment with Kim and the « Parisienne » Captain ;-)! We found very quickly some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jerome B
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Montreal, Canada
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My wife and I went on a dolphin swim hosted by Captain Mike with one other couple. It was amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joshua B
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Dolphin Discoveries offers unique ocean experiences that will touch your heart and live in your memory for a lifetime!
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Kaleiopapa Street, Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful moment with Kim and the « Parisienne » Captain ;-)! We found very quickly some dolphins (20-30) and dived several times with them surrounding us, beside and below. The crew was very professional and friendly, with a strong respect of the hawaiian nature and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went on a dolphin swim hosted by Captain Mike with one other couple. It was amazing, there were more than 50 dolphin swimming around us, they were very friendly and would swim close to check us out. After that Captain Mike...More

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is our 5th trip with you guys and it was amazing again! We didn't get to see as much of the dolphins as our last trip, but we definitely got to see them. It was awesome!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I booked the dolphin encounter tour. There were only 6 people total on Alexia's boat. She took great care of us. Not only did we get to swim with the spinner dolphins, she also took us offshore where we encountered a pod...More

Thank Angela O
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome experience, we were even able to swim with pilot whales. Thanks for an amazing informative tour Alexia!

Thank Huub W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was amazing! Dolphins, wheels! Alexia is the best! 5/5! Evereything was incredible, super tour! 🌴🐳🐬🐟🐠

Thank agnesmeupap
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Alexia and First Mate Kim were awesome, and I don't use that word lightly! Both quite knowledgable and informative about the sea and historical life of Kona's coast. And they took us to spots where we could see and swim with dolphins and pilot...More

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 3rd trip to the Big Island. This is, by far, the best thing we've ever done on our vacation! We took the early morning tour with Captain Alexia and marine biologist Kim. They are very knowledgeable and most accommodating. Not only did...More

Thank SteeevW
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our captain was Alexia and she was incredibly friendly and knowledgable throughout our tour, not only about the history of the island but about how we should (and should not) interact with the dolphins and the reef. She did not allow us to just jump...More

Thank Caitlin J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Discoveries was our favorite thing we did on the island! We booked our experience the night before and I was excited just talking to the friendly staff (Kim) on the phone! Captain Mike was very knowledgeable,friendly and funny. He made sure our whole group...More

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PRI002
26 March 2018|
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Response from sonyabussell | Reviewed this property |
The boat came equipped with life jackets and pool noodles for snorkeling so you didn’t have to worry about swimming. You could focus on the dolphins while the jacket or noodle kept you afloat. You could stay in or get back... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
28 July 2017|
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Response from Rob G | Reviewed this property |
definitely! there were a few other companies on the water at the same time as us as we were in the water with the dolphins just as often if not more! not sure how they guarantee a more personalised service with wild animals... More
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A_NIELSEN_987
16 July 2017|
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Response from stik6 | Reviewed this property |
We were very conscious of that and we found that their treatment was outstanding. First off the dolphins are born there...the staff is great and very caring. If the dolphins don't feel like participating they aren't forced... More
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