Dolphin & whale watching in Island of Hawaii

THE 10 BEST Dolphin & Whale Watching in Island of Hawaii, HI

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Island of Hawaii

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€89.79
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4 hours
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€134.15
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4–5 hours
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€171.58
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3 hours
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€144.82
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4 hours
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€110.87
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3 hours
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€129.99
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3 hours
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€113.35
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1–2 hours
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€135.19
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5 hours
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€146.10
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2 hours
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€86.89
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4 hours
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€154.95
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4 hours
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€115.86
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1–2 hours
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  • Tom R
    1 contribution
    This excursion got the job done. If you want to see manta, this is the most simplistic way to go. All equipment is included. Just do it!
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Louise J
    Norfolk, MA9 contributions
    Great snorkeling, so many different fish, we also saw an octopus and an eel. It was really nice to snorkel both areas away from most of the crowds. Great local knowledge and recommendations from captain Chad. Very good comfortable equipment. Very enjoyable, exactly what we were looking for.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Allison E
    Santa Rosa, CA18 contributions
    The staff was engaging, knowledgeable and fun. I really appreciated the extra time they took instructing the group on how things worked. The food was very good. I also appreciated the extra attention to detail while we were in the water.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • patrickmZ8722ZV
    Decatur, GA7 contributions
    Marco and Ryan are top notch customer service! We saw dolphins and whales. Go see this tour definitely worth the money!
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Susan F
    4 contributions
    We had an amazing zodiac snorkeling tour with Captain Charlie and Maya! They were both so friendly and accommodating. They made sure we were comfortable and had plenty of snacks. The boat ride was a fun adventure as we sped across the water to Honaunau Bay, and the snorkeling was absolutely incredible. We saw so many different species of fish and coral, it was like swimming in an aquarium. On the way back Captain Charlie took us close to the shoreline to show us caves, and parrots, and teach us about the Hawaiian history and sites to see on the island. We even saw a pod of spinner dolphins on our way out of the marina and a sea turtle on our way back in. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Christina
    3 contributions
    My husband and I enjoyed a relaxing and social afternoon on a great boat and crew! The snorkeling was a highlight!
    Thanks Alex, Ellie, Danielle!
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Climber41685116475
    9 contributions
    Had a very nice trip with Body Glove. The crew and naturalist guide were friendly, knowledgeable and good at their jobs. They pretty quickly located three whales which we trailed at the appropriate distance for a couple of hours. One male, one female adult and a baby.

    You are kept at quite a distance, maybe 100yards?, as required. You can see just enough detail of the whales to make it interesting. We saw the adults surface and dive, sending their tail fins up out of the water several times.

    The two of us really enjoyed it and would recommend it. If you’re taking young kids just be aware that there is a lot of waiting time in between very short sightings. That’s just the way it is with whales, who dive and stay under the surface for at least 15 minutes each time.
    Written 26 January 2022
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  • TravelA1215
    La Jolla, CA15 contributions
    Staff was amazing! Everyone was attentive, accommodating and very friendly!

    Captain Mike is also a great DJ!

    Thanks for a great day!
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Michele M
    Hilo, HI3 contributions
    There are so many companies that take you to this monument to snorkel, however, dolphin discoveries inflatable boats have some advantages over other companies. 1. Intimate experience (only 6 people on our boat) 2. The small motor boat allows the company to drive extremely close to lava tubes and caves along the coastline. 3. Our operator was very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and geology. Thank you! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Thomas S
    Indianapolis, IN9 contributions
    I felt safe. The Captain and Crew had total control and a good watch on the ocean and guests. Allowed us to relax, follow their instructions and get the best out of the experience. This is also about marine conservation, learning a lot while interacting with the environment. I'd go again and again.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • alpw
    Placitas, NM2,127 contributions
    My husband and I were in Hawaii over the Christmas and New Years holdiays. Our last island was the Big Island and one of the things we want to do was a whale watching tour. We really enjoyed this one (we've done others) because the boat was smaller and therefore not alot of people. The seating was situated so that everybody had a view. The boat was pretty much full, but not like those bigger boats. Really enjoyable.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Riley
    Saint Paul, MN6 contributions
    Captain Ash was great! The boat was really cool, not very crowded and you could sit on nets at the front so you were suspended right over the ocean. Normally this trip doesn’t include drinks but Captain Ash had the crew take care of us. We cruised at a low speed on the ocean and the breeze made the temperature perfect.

    We didn’t end up seeing any whales (they are still wild animals so there’s not a guarantee) but we got a free voucher for another ride in return. Honestly, it was such a nice way to end our trip, it didn’t really matter that we didn’t see whales.

    Would recommend booking in the first couple days of your trip in case this happens so you can boom your re-ride. Only took one star off for the non-whale seeing part (which is not the crews fault) otherwise the boat ride was 5/5 stars!
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Mark R
    Vancouver, WA4 contributions
    It was a beautiful Hawai'i morning and we did see whales. A lovely way to start the day. The whales are majestic
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • Voyager524004
    4 contributions
    Tour was great! Loved having a smaller group on board. We were lucky enough to see a group of male whales showing off for a single female. Lots of breaching and slapping.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Kevin S
    3 contributions
    We saw a lot of Manta Rays! They swam right up to us! All the employees were very professional. I would do it again! Highly recommended!
    Written 4 December 2022
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