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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii provided by Dolphin Discoveries

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Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
*Negative COVID test required to waive quarantine req. *All gear is cleaned and disinfected after each use. All disinfectant products used are EPA approved. *Face masks required at check-in *Each boat is sanitized after each trip. *Guests may not congregate in groups of >5 in public areas.
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Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Observe dolphins in their natural habitat on this snorkeling tour off the coast of Kailua-Kona. Going with a naturalist guide not only means you get to learn about the Spinner and Spotted dolphins, but ensures your experience is sustainable and respectful of the wild animals and their environment. Snorkeling gear, lunch, snacks, and bottled water are provided for your comfort and convenience.
Highlights
  • Choose a tour that provides a respectful and sustainable experience
  • Learn about the dolphins in their natural habitat from a naturalist guide
  • Snorkel in coral reefs and locations far from crowded beaches
  • Lunch, snacks, and bottled water included
Important Information
Departure Point
78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Naturalist guides
  • Snacks, fruit, juice and bottled water
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Please bring towel and cover-up
  • Use reef safe sunscreen only (zinc based recommended-no oxybenzone or octinoxate, lotion, NO spray)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers 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
  • 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. However, we do offer a re-ride on a space available basis.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must be under 285lbs
  • Must be able to climb up a latter to get back in the boat
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tamara S wrote a review 11 Jan
Manvel ND11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had the best trip. Alan and Amber were great. Very knowledgeable about the area and the sea life we saw. We have never been on a trip where we saw so many dolphins and whales. It was amazing seeing the dolphins swim under us. The snorkeling was great too. So many kinds
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Alex wrote a review 8 Jan
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This trip was an awesome experience I would highly recommend. Went out with a group of friends. The crew mates and captain did a great job of explaining how to interact with the dolphins appropriately and were great at manoeuvring the boat to ensure we could get in and out at
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Dolphin D, General Manager at Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo for such a nice review!!! Dolphins and Whales.....can't ask for better than that ;) Mahalo for joining us!!
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sarah m wrote a review 2 Jan
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Amazing Time with captain Keith. We saw plenty of Dolphins, and snorkelled in a paradisiac place ! I recommend !
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Dolphin D, General Manager at Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Responded 1 week ago
Mahalo nui for the 5 star review and recommendation! We hope that we can see you again the next time you visit the Big Island.
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Fawn A wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Captain Keith and deckhand Amber were fabulous! The trip was a 10+. We swam quite some time with the dolphins, their knowledge of the island history was quite interesting. This was an experience of a lifetime. I work and reside in Kona, but my family members visiting were
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Dolphin D, General Manager at Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Fawzia. We are so thrilled that you had such an amazing experience. Thank you for bringing your family out with us! Mahalo for the shout out to Keith and Amber!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!!
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Alli S wrote a review Dec 2020
Berkeley, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing time. Capt Shelley and Capt Jennifer were warm, welcoming, engaging and knowledgeable. We felt safe and supported and encouraged on this trip. We got to the dolphins right away and had time for a snorkel after! I highly recommend! Thank you!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from JennCarey, Owner at Swim with Dolphins Big Island Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much Alli. Mahalo nui for the shout out to your Captains :) We are so happy that you were able to join us and such a fantastic time! A hui hou (until we meet again)!
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Paradise284702
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Best Big Island snorkel adventure
We have snorkeled all over the Big Island and this adventure is by far the best. Keith was the perfect guide and c
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Michaelinbrainerd1
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Excellent experience - fantastic crew!
The Captain and Tour Guide make the trip for me - they took the time to point out points of interest on the way to
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109skylerm
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Night manta ray snorkel
Definitely the coolest experience I’ve ever had here in Hawaii! I loved it so much that I went back a second time a
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Demigod_IT
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Must experience this!!
This was easily the highlight of my entire trip to Hawaii. I've been snorkeling all throughout the Carribean, Asia
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sandeepk421
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Manta Ray Snorkel
This tour is absolutely amazing. It is unbelievable how close you get see these magnificent giants. We had a chance
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DJPisal
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Best ocean experience!
We did the Manta Ray discovery with Jess and Captain Alan. We had booked for 6:30 pm. It was dark but well lit so i
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Genevieve T
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Dolphin Discovery
This tour was amazing. We saw so many dolphins, and got to observe them in their natural habitat. Then we went to
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irit r
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Fun morning with captain Kieth.
We spent half a day on a zodiac boat going to Kealakekua bay. Snorkeled with beautiful underwater marine-many diffe
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jobil236
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Dolphin Discovery Manta Ray Snorkel
It’s hard to fully describe the amazingness of the experience we had with Captain Keith and our guide Connor tonigh
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ADevaraj
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Awesome trip, value for the money!
We went on the dolphin discovery tour with Kona Captain (Keith) of Dolphin Discovery company yesterday Dec 18th 202
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925wheatonw
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Awesome Experience
This was hands down the coolest thing I’ve ever done in the water. Saw tons of mantas and they were beautiful. Shel
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nathanandrachelw
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Fantastic snorkel experience!!
This was a fantastic experience!! The crew was amazing! Would highly recommend and we will use them again next time
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Daryan V
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Once in a lifetime experience!
If your trying to decide if this is for you, the answer is yes! This company is amazing and it was our third trip o
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Y1453LGandrewp
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Great day at Capt. Cook!
My wife and I went on the morning Captain Cook snorkel trip we had an excellent time. The booking and meeting instr
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stevej1969
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Amazing experience
Everything about this tour was professional, friendly and good value. From the check in process, safety briefs, boa
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  • Duration: 4h
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