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Dolphin Discovery Adventure

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    What to Expect

    Swim with Wild Dolphins. We are Kona’s first and original “Swim with Dolphins” Adventure the whole family will enjoy and talk about for years to come. Including getting some great photo opportunities both above and below the surface..

    This adventure is focused on locating and spending quality time with the Hawaiian Spinner and Spotted Dolphins. Depending on their desire to interact with us; you may have an opportunity one or more times to view them from the boat and in the water. Depending on where and when we locate the dolphins there may also be time for a quick snorkel at one of the many beautiful reef areas along the windward coast line.

    Stop At:

    • Dolphin Discoveries, 78-7138 Kaleiopapa St Keauhou Bay, Boat Launch Ramp, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    78-7138 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Naturalist guides
    • Snacks, beverages and bottled water
    • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Flotation Aids included
    • Gratuities
    • Please bring your own towel, reef safe sunscreen and cover-up
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers 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
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We did this 2 years ago and had the same guide - best guide on the island I am sure! We got super lucky and saw 3 pods of dolphins, and the dolphins were very social and playful on our tour
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    Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discovery Adventure
    Responded 6 days ago
    Aloha 842tifft! We are beyond stoked that you chose to come out with us again during your time in Kona, and you’re absolutely right about our crew: best in the business! Next tome you join us, we may have to put you to work! ;) In all seriousness, we truly appreciate your business and taking the time to write up a review! Enjoy the rest of your vacation, and hopefully we’ll see you on our manta snorkel one evening! Mahalo nui loa!
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    As with any wild animal you can not predict where they will be or if they will be interested in you. With that being said be ready to swim. The captain did his best to get us into their path and knew what he was doing, but you still have to put some work in too. They are
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    Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discovery Adventure
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Mahalo tnemeth282 for posting some real-ness! Our Dolphin Discovery Adventure is all about the unpredictability of wildlife in their natural habitat--the way it's meant to be! We are definitely out in the ocean, so some swimming will almost always be involved! We are so stoked that you had a great time, and appreciate the 5-star review! Come back out and see us again soon! Aloha and mahalo for choosing Dolphin Discoveries!
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    The night manta adventure is beyond amazing. There are very few places on Earth that allow you the opportunity to have a close up view of these beautiful animals. You must remember that this activity takes place in nature with wild animals and sometimes the water might be choppy
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    Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discovery Adventure
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Aloha Cynthia! Mahalo nui loa for such an awesome review of our Manta Snorkel Adventure! You hit the nail on the head to every single point you made, sister! We appreciate you choosing Dolphin Discoveries to take you into the night to experience these beautiful creatures, and hope that you take advantage of your return guest coupon found in your email! Your next trip out will be discounted! If you happened to take any pictures of your manta trip, we'd love to see them and share them! Please tag us on either Facebook or Instagram using our handle @DolphinDiscoveriesHI, and don't forget to give us a like! Mahalo again for choosing Dolphin Discoveries! We hope to see you again!
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    Had a wonderful time. Weather was perfect. We saw dolphins quickly in the excursion which allowed us time to go snorkel at a beautiful reef where the movie Nemo was inspired. Our guides were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We weren’t rushed. Our group was small and it
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    Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discovery Adventure
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Aloha Joy! Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for taking the time to write a review and recommend Dolphin Discoveries! We are so happy to hear that you and your 'ohana had a great time! Your description truly sounds like the perfect day! We will be sure to pass along the accolades to our amazing crew! If you happened to take any pictures of your adventure out with us, we'd love to see them! You can share them on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @DolphinDiscoveriesHI We are looking forward to your next adventure out with us! A hui hou! Until next time!
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    We had a blast on our Dolphin Discovery. We had to go very far north to find the dolphins but got to jump in the water 3 times and have them swim past. I wish there was a bit more explanation to the group ahead of time explaining that as soon as the dolphins were past everyone
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    Response from Dolphin D, Public Relations Manager at Dolphin Discovery Adventure
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Aloha Surudos! Super stoked to hear you had a blast on our Dolphin Discovery Adventure! We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and leave us some feedback! You are absolutely right, though, this trip is for the more experienced swimmer, so mahalo for pointing that out for others who may be perusing the reviews! We will be looking forward to your next visit! In the meantime, fill free to stop by our Facebook and Instagram pages @DolphinDiscoveriesHI to check out fun pictures to keep your vacation going! A hui hou! Until next time!
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    Key Details
    • Dolphin Discoveries
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Languages Offered: English
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